100 Triathlons...my next will be # 153!
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"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 20, 2018

# 153 Cape Coral Sprint Triathlon

Got down to Cape Coral for my "vacation" triathlon; first race in 65-69!  Low-key event with a salt water swim on a flat bike/run course.  First race with the aero wheels so I'll see how they handle.

Mass start swim of 500 yards went well though my transition was a bit slow.  Fast bike, averaging 18.8 mph.  I caught third place riding into transition but he got out ahead of me.  He ran hard for 500 yards and then slowed dramatically and I shot past him.  Pushed hard to stay ahead of him and had the fastest run in my age group; 8:36 splits.  Didn't catch second though so I finished third; Glen Fritz won with Lawrence Tomsic second.  Overcast throughout the race so it was comfortable.  Always happy with a podium!

Racked with the big wheels!

Dawn over transition

Finish with the Hammermobile

Larry, Glen and I

Happy with third place!

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Dawn till Dusk 12 Hour Endurance Run

Saturday was a "leap of faith" race. I did the Dawn2Dusk 12 Hour Endurance Run put on by Seminole County Triathletes in Sanford, Florida. With a great venue along Lake Monroe, the 1 mile loop allows the competitors to rest/refresh whenever they like. While there were many teams with 2 or more members, I raced as an individual. My goal was 50 miles as I had done two 50K runs (31 Miles) before. The day started in the 60s with heavy fog but the sun came out at 10:00 AM and it quickly got into the 80s. I took breaks at 10, 20 and 30 miles. At this point, I had risen in the standings so I began pushing myself. By the 6:30 finish, I had completed 45 miles with plenty of race walking to keep going. Finished 4th out of 14 men overall; oldest by far. Top man Sean Baum did 57 and the top woman, Jennifer Jordan, got 66 miles in her first Ultra. Feeling good this morning with a little soreness and a bit of sunburn despite precautions. Used a lot of Hammer nutrition and a slice of pizza at mile 32 and again at 36 while running helped a lot. Very enjoyable event with lots of support each lap as you passed the tent village by the finish line.  Pictures of friends and the race below.
Setting up

6:00 AM, foggy and cool


Early in the fog

Heading west

Getting hot!

Nice view!

Out in the heat

Fourth place OA!

Carrie and David

Jennifer Jordan


Alan the mailman


East line

North line


Prelim results