Just a quick update for now. It is very tough to post a DNF result, but I knew starting this race that it was a possibility. I suffered a calf strain in the week leading up to the race and I had hoped that the week off of running would have it healed up and ready to go by race day. Unfortunately, I knew running the 500m stretch from the swim to the bike transition that there would be no running for me on this day (I put in an effort on the bike to salvage a work out from the day). I simply couldn't risk doing serious damage to the calf in the early stages of the season.
On a positive note, the team was awesome!