I hate it. And I was annoyed that they started the waves early. My wave was listed to start at 8.28, I was at the start area, but just having a bit of a chat to someone from work, with my back to the starting pens. Looked around at approx 8.22 to see my pink caps filing into the water, some already well into the swim leg. Crap. As a FOP racer, I like to start near the front to know where I am in the field. But ended up being right towards the back. I knew who my main competition was, so I had no idea when she started. Ended up 2nd by 45sec. She was faster in the long beach run to T1 by about 45sec. Not saying the result would've been different, but I did find it hard to know what pace to run that at. But anyway, I'm still happy. I've been feeling really flat for about a month or so and was surprised that I felt pretty good.