I wanted to do this race as I needed a short race before nationals and it was close to my area. It is a Georgia Multisports race and has a good course. The swim was fine in a small lake, then I got onto the rolling bike course and about halfway through the 13 mile bike course, I got a flat. I could not believe it, this was the first time I had ever had a flat in a race in 20 years! I guess my time was due. I got out all my gear to fix it and it turned out that I did not have the inner tube with a long stem, thus I could not fix the flat. What a bummer! I got a ride back to the start from my good friend, Brian Duffy, who was in the support truck, and I completed the cross country 5K run.