What I have learned (and am still learning) in my continuing quest after completing my 100th triathlon in 2010.
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
I had not intended to write anything about today's long run with Bernadette and Rick but the amazing appearance of a fogbow at the end of the first loop at mile 11 prompted this. The temps were a warm 60' at the 5:45 start and it was quite foggy all through the park. The sky was clear though and as the sun rose it created a fogbow of water droplets in the sky near the horse corral. Just amazing!
The run was hard as the temps rose from 60' to 80' and sunny by the noon finish. We ran the 26.2 miles in 5:29:09, averaging 12:42 mile splits. Total time was 6:15 with bathroom and photo breaks.
I live in Orlando, Florida, having moved here from Chicago in January, 1994. I've been married for more than 35 years to Sandy, who is a wonderful wife, chef, and singer. We had 2 rabbits, Fawn and Sarah, who roamed around the house for over 12 and brought us great joy. I raced cars in the 1970s, we toured on motorcycles in the 1980s, and sailed boats in the 1990s. I was a professional photographer for 25 years in the corporate world in Chicago. I now work at Ernst & Young as the office "jack-of-all-trades" in downtown Orlando. We have a great home close to Wekiwa Springs State Park, which is an exceptional training ground.