The swim in Ottawa is always
The lead bike pack ended up being pretty large. Probably around 20-25 guys. I knew my biking had improved so I wasn't afraid to take pulls at the front. I was pretty comfortable throughout the bike and I was confident I could respond to any attacks.
I came off the bike near the front of the lead pack and I had a pretty quick transition. Going out on the run a bunch of people from the lead pack passed me early on. Throughout the first half of the run I slowly reeled people in one by one. On the second half of the run my pace slowed a bit and a few people passed me back but I still finished with a respectable 5th place.
I can only be happy with how races are going this year and I am looking forward to my next elite race in Buffalo.