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