I got back into Boulder last Sunday and decided to go back out and race this past weekend (Saturday) in Loveland, Colorado. I did this race (Loveland Lake to Lake) in its inaugural year in 2002, but have not returned since. It has the standard distances of an Olympic distance race (1.5/40K/10K), except the bike is about 5 miles longer (30 total). I managed to feel much better than last weekend in Boise. I spent much of the day in 2nd place, but in the last mile of the run I took the lead and won the race by a small margin.
There was an article in the Loveland paper that gave us some nice local press. You can check it out here.