The last 2 years for Labor Day I've been in Ankeny and also went to watch the Hy-Vee Triathlon, so this year I figured I could join a team and run. I signed up online and a guy that won last year emailed me and we agreed to team up. I was supposed to have a 10k, but flooding on the bike course led to cutting everything in half.
Rough summary of non-race running:
1mi from car to swim start 2 hours to race
1mi from swim start to bike/run transitions and back looking for people 1.5 hours to race
1mi warmup 30min to race
4 miles with Drew and Kevin 30min after finishing
1mile after awards with too much food in my stomach back to my car ~ 2 hours after race