100 Triathlons
Go to the early blogs to read how I got into triathlons. Click on any picture to enlarge it. I'm now in USA Triathlon's Century Club; go to
https://www.teamusa.org/USA-Triathlon/Membership-Services/Member-Recognition/Deca-and-Century-Club/Century-Club
"It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood...who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly." Theodore Roosevelt 1910

Saturday, July 13, 2019

# 165 Clermont Sprint Triathlon in July

Triathlon # 165 today; great results but not what I was expecting. Moulton SST performed great after the new shifter was added by Diane on Friday. 
Average speed over the very hilly course was 17.4 mph. I was in 7th off the bike but passed 2 guys on the run. Finished 5th out of 13 with surprises as 2 more fast old guys showed up. James Mayer, who won here in June, ended up 4th today; first and second were 3 seconds apart and were 48th and 49th overall out of 308 triathletes! 
Friends Kerry Librada Girona won Female OA and Heather Schulz won Masters Female in her first triathlon in 25 years! Lots of Seminole County Triathletes here today too; hats off to Alma Ortiz for setting up the club tent today. Got to meet Clermont Police Chief Chuck Broadway during the bike leg too. This is a tough race!
Moulton SST all ready

Big field, over 300!

Out of the water

Finishing the run!

James Mayer

Police Chief Chuck Broadway

Dave and Carrie

Heather Schulz and Kerry Librada Girona

Carrie and Joe Rodriguez

Alma Ortiz and friends 


Kenyon with Heather and her daughter Amber


Sunday, June 23, 2019

# 164 Ormond Beach Tri-Y Triathlon

This was my third time doing the Ormond Beach Triathlon and I really enjoyed myself! Got there at 5:45 to see the sky lightening over the Atlantic Ocean followed by a lovely sunrise.  Got racked and set up and began the stroll down the beach to the start. Atlantic Ocean swim was nice and flat with shallow sandbars by the shore. Over the flat and fast bike course the Moulton SST and I did well and I averaged 18.3 mph.  I had the fastest swim but John Anderson passed me on the bike at mile 4; I tried to hang with it but he pulled away slowly. Biking along A1A is great alongside the ocean.  Hot 3 mile out and headwind back run on the beach at a 9:10 split. Finished at 1:15:40, a minute faster than last year but 3 minutes behind John for 2ndplace out of 4 in Male 65-69.

Several humorous comments when I passed people on the bike too. Lots of Seminole County Triathlete friends there too. Last 3 photos show the racing museum from 1909 when they raced cars on the beach here. NASCAR raced on the beach here too. Friends Kerry Librada Girona and Andreas Moraitis both won overall(last photo)!
Racked and Ready!

Sunrise! You can see the Moulton between the 2 women.

Seminole County Triathletes on the beach 

Swim start

Out of the water

Speeding on the bike

Head down and happy

Starting the run
 
Heading back
Big finish
SCT Team!

2nd & 3rd
Kerry and Andreas

Saturday, June 1, 2019

# 163 Clermont Sprint Triathlon in June

Tri #163 this morning in Clermont! The best thing about this Sprint Series is seeing all my old friends and making some new ones. My two old nemeis' were here, James Mayer and Will Hathaway. Good crowd also, with the triathlon, duathlon, and 5k races. Swim was the usual confusion and fun followed by the very hilly bike ride. I passed many people climbing in totally the wrong gears which at that point is a moot point since you can't shift under load. Averaged 17.6 mph for the bike course; hitting 37.5 coming down the big hill. My run was great with 9:05 mile splits and I passed 2 guys in my age group to finish 4th out of 10, 88th out of 237 overall. Great fun meeting everyone after the race with lots of pizza for breakfast! My friend Kerry Librada Girona won Female Overall; very fast!
Moulton in waiting



James Mayer, age group winner!

Will Hathaway, 2nd place in my age group


Close to the finish!

Enrique Mercado and Rob Marens

Kenyon Congdon, Enrique, and Kerry Libroda Girona

Amy and Rob

Reeli Reinu



Beautiful day!

Sunday, May 26, 2019

# 162 Tomoka Triathlon in Ormond Beach

Triathlon #162 today: Third time's the ...err, fourth times the charm, First place at the Tomoka Triathlon. 

Funny thing, the previous races, there were up to 7 guys in my age group; today I was the only one in 65-69. However, I did beat all six in the 60-64 age group by 8 minutes so I was happy. Good swim, fast bike, smooth run; 1:31:51 finish. Swim was in the Halifax River (salt) and I cut my foot on an oyster at the start but didn't notice it until after the race. Bike leg starts with a climb over the bridge and finishes with a climb over the bridge. After the first 5 miles on US 1, the roads back were all new pavement, so it was very quick, averaging 18mph for the 15.29 miles. Lots of friends from Seminole County Triathletes there too.
Hammermobile in the first spot

Transition and swim start

Carrie Campbell

David & Carrie

Moulton SST in waiting

Seminole County Triathletes' founder Billy Price


Heading out on the bike
Mile 1 on the run
Strong finish!
Proud winner!

First place award!
Carrie, Geri and I

Race venue is the site of the Ormond Hotel, built in 1894. The cupola in the park is a replica of the one at the top of the hotel.