Comments: I found this a tough race. It’s my very first Youth Elite race, which is a draft legal race, ages 12 to 15. In other words I was racing Brock. It was a new course and had a few things I didn’t expect. This was also a pool swim but indoors. Two age groups of boys swam at the same time so I was second out of the water to Brock (who is in the next age group up). I had a lot of trouble in the transition area because of an instant hill out of transition. I couldn’t get my cycling shoes onto my pedals and start going because of the hill. I realize that is something I really will need to practice. Several kids passed me while I was having trouble and three of them I was never able to catch before the end of the race. The run was also hard for me today because I made the mistake of not drinking eload on the bike causing me to cramp badly and slow my run down.