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, May 21, 2017

# 147 Tomoka Triathlon

Today's Tomoka Tri in Ormond Beach was a pure delight!  Big turnout for my club, Seminole County Triathletes.
In my third time at this event, I felt great throughout all three disciplines.  Even the swim was fun in spite of the strong current in the Halifax River.  I got off course twice when the current pushed me sideways.  I took off on the bike leg and wisely took it easy going over the big bridge at the start.  With almost no wind, I was blasting along at 20+ mph for a long time.  I averaged 19.9 mph for many miles and even the climb back over the bridge only dropped me to 19.6 in total.  I was passed once during the bike however, dropping me to 6th place.  My run was great, with 8:16 mile splits and I caught 5th place and then 4th place before the finish.  My final placing of 4th out of 9 was buoyed by the fact that 7 of my competitors all turned 60 this year, joining the 60-64 age group.  The 9th place guy was 61 and I'll be 64 in a week, moving up to 65-69 next year.  Final time was 1:27:21.
Little Moulton gets lost in the crowd

Friends in the club

Swim course on Halifax River

Exiting the swim
Heading out
On the move


31 mph off the bridge then a hard right
Slowing for transition
Starting run

Big finish!
Great time!









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