100 Triathlons...my next will be # 152!
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

Sunday, June 26, 2016

# 140 Tri-Y Triathlon in Ormond Beach

My 140th triathlon today at Ormond Beach, Florida. Race director gave me #140 too! 

Overcast sky over the Atlantic for the start of what looked like a calm ocean swim. Getting past the first break, the waves got bigger and after diving through two, the next one smacked so hard it knocked my goggles loose.  Then the chop picked up and about 100 yards out a jellyfish wrapped around my arm which made it more challenging. Never been stung before but pinpricks pain is a good description. Swim time was slow at 24:27 and everyone thought it was long.  

My bike leg on the Moulton was great; 19.8 mph average in a flat rectangle course down Granada to John Anderson Dr. and over to A1A along the shoreline. The run was an out and back on the beach for 3.1 miles.  I caught 2nd place on the run at the mid-point and poured it on to pull away. First place finish with a nice hat trophy! Sandy joined me too but our beach day ended when the storm pushed ashore as the last racers were finishing. Jellyfish sting subsided and just looked ugly. Great race and my first win in a while.
Facing the Atlantic


Ready to go!

Moulton SST among the big wheels.

On the left, walking down to start.

Here we go!


Sandy & Jack


Nice award!

Jellyfish rash


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