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
Today was # 2 in the 4 race series in Clemont. This always presents an interesting training review as all 4 races are the same distance and the same course. All four of my nemesis' (nemesi?) were there, Ken Junkins, James Mayer, Will Hathaway, and Charles Best. I finished 4th last month to them (Will had a flat) so I was able to approach this event with a goal of improving my time. Kevin Casey was there too. The race went according to plan, with me taking a little time off each of the three legs and even both transitions. My final time was 1:14:14 which was more than 2 minutes faster than last month. I rode the Moulton SPEED again, going from an average of 17.7 mph to 18.3 over the same course. I maxed out at 39 mph coming down the big hill! Oddly enough, I ended up with 6th out of 19; last month I was 4th out of 17. The fast guys finished 1-2-3-4 and a guy from Sebring was 5th. I would have caught him if the run was longer so I'll be watching for him next month.
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.