I had one of those days today. Just didn't have the "goods". Has been a few years since I had a day like this in Ironman. Yeah, I am disappointed, but happy I stuck it out. I wanted to pull the plug a few times, but knowing I have the HPR gang behind me kept me moving foward.
For those wondering, Jasper's stomach just shut down at about 140km. He couldn't keep anything down. He will get another crack at Xterra Worlds in a couple weeks.