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
"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 26, 2019

# 162 Tomoka Triathlon in Ormond Beach

Triathlon #162 today: Third time's the ...err, fourth times the charm, First place at the Tomoka Triathlon. 

Funny thing, the previous races, there were up to 7 guys in my age group; today I was the only one in 65-69. However, I did beat all six in the 60-64 age group by 8 minutes so I was happy. Good swim, fast bike, smooth run; 1:31:51 finish. Swim was in the Halifax River (salt) and I cut my foot on an oyster at the start but didn't notice it until after the race. Bike leg starts with a climb over the bridge and finishes with a climb over the bridge. After the first 5 miles on US 1, the roads back were all new pavement, so it was very quick, averaging 18mph for the 15.29 miles. Lots of friends from Seminole County Triathletes there too.
Hammermobile in the first spot

Transition and swim start

Carrie Campbell

David & Carrie

Moulton SST in waiting

Seminole County Triathletes' founder Billy Price

Heading out on the bike
Mile 1 on the run
Strong finish!
Proud winner!

First place award!
Carrie, Geri and I

Race venue is the site of the Ormond Hotel, built in 1894. The cupola in the park is a replica of the one at the top of the hotel.

# 161 Cape Coral Sprint Triathlon

Excellent race today with a solid third place in my age group. First triathlon of 2019; #161 in my life. 

My bike ride on the Moulton was the second fastest bike split, averaging 18.9 mph over the flat course. New aero wheels working well. Run was hot in the downwind sections at an 8:35 pace. The run course is spread out with several switchbacks so I could see the people ahead of me and the ones behind.  Fourth place was running at the same pace as me but I had him on the bike.  Course change from previous years; no more beach finish.
Always the early bird

Happy with third!

First thru third and Grandmaster