First triathlon of 2014 and first races are always interesting. You see what training needs were met or ignored in the off season and see what you forgot in your transition bag in the closet all winter. Today was the 10th Annual Orlando Triathlon at Baldwin Park. I'm happy to say I have done them all. I saw several old friends, Arnie Einhorn, Bill Floyd, and Bob Weller and made some new ones, Nurse Kim and her friend Christine. A late spring cool spell resulted in air temps in the low 60s at dawn with Lake Baldwin being 75 degrees. The organizers decided to have a water start this year rather than the race through the shoreline weeds.
All males started first and I had a good swim, a great bike, averaging 19.7 mph, and a fair run for a 1:14:14 finishing time. It was actually pleasant on the run in the cool air. I almost caught Bill Floyd at the finish, leading his age group, but crossed the line behind to win my own. Bob was second and Arnie third. Another great day!