It was great seeing Alan finally race again.
When you have run 3:46 before there are such expectations placed on him.
This was a very good baseline performance. Conditions did not look great on the wet track. Since I have no idea what sort of training he has been doing I would assume for the time being that at best he is in an early season transition stage.
This race will help give him the stimulus needed to improve to the next race(s).
I for one believe that the talent is still there.