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, July 28, 2019

# 166 Port Orange Tri-Y Triathlon

Great time today at the Port Orange Triathlon on the Halifax River! You know it's going to be special when you see dolphins in the swim course before the race and on the run along the Halifax river.  Fourth time doing this race
Managed a First today as I didn't recognize any of my competitors so I just pushed as hard as I could throughout. Averaged 18.1 mph on the bike with 2 climbs over the flyover bridge (18.5 at the start of the second climb) and 8:42 mile splits for the flat 4 mile run; total 1:28:21.  1:31 slower than my fastest time at this event.  One comment during the cycling leg; "Wow, that bike is so cool!"
Lots of Seminole County Triathletes here today and 3 co-workers from EY, Brian Cash, Chris Hyma, and Jason Seifert. Brian got a second and Chris a fourth with a running injury. Hot and sunny too.  John and Dana Dambrauskas both had great days; Dana won Female OA and John won his age group.
First in transition, swim course on left, Ormond Beach in background.

Team EY: myself, Jason, Brian, and Chris

Transition filling up!

Off on the bike!

Coming through!

First mile on the run.

Great finish!
With Brian and Jason

First Place!

John and Dana D.

Saturday, July 13, 2019

# 165 Clermont Sprint Triathlon in July

Triathlon # 165 today; great results but not what I was expecting. Moulton SST performed great after the new shifter was added by Diane on Friday. 
Average speed over the very hilly course was 17.4 mph. I was in 7th off the bike but passed 2 guys on the run. Finished 5th out of 13 with surprises as 2 more fast old guys showed up. James Mayer, who won here in June, ended up 4th today; first and second were 3 seconds apart and were 48th and 49th overall out of 308 triathletes! 
Friends Kerry Librada Girona won Female OA and Heather Schulz won Masters Female in her first triathlon in 25 years! Lots of Seminole County Triathletes here today too; hats off to Alma Ortiz for setting up the club tent today. Got to meet Clermont Police Chief Chuck Broadway during the bike leg too. This is a tough race!
Moulton SST all ready

Big field, over 300!

Out of the water

Finishing the run!

James Mayer

Police Chief Chuck Broadway

Dave and Carrie

Heather Schulz and Kerry Librada Girona

Carrie and Joe Rodriguez

Alma Ortiz and friends 

Kenyon with Heather and her daughter Amber