The guy who won the age group division (35-39) killed it with a 1.58. I managed a 2.06 Oly distance race, and in so doing crushed all my previous records. Fastest swim (21.59), fastest bike (1.07.06), fastest run (37.10). And I got 2nd place on the podium. 3rd place was a minute behind me.
The cool thing about the picture at the top was that most of the team had left and Jake was the only one around who could take a picture from my phone's camera. Of the 20 or so snapshots he took (good numbers for a 4-year old), this one was the only one with me in it. Just barely. I was glad that I high-fived Jake & Natalie on each of the 4 x 2.5k run loops. Free speed.
Here are some of the other pics that a friend sent through:
The swim stretch is very important if you didn't get time to warm up in the water. It gets the creaks out of the shoulder blade. Note the old school wetsuit. they don't make them like they used to.
I overtook the group of swimmers behind me in the last hundred metres or so (from the red swim buoy you see behind me) by gunning it around the bull rushes. I had been nerdy and scoped out the pathway of least resistance prior to the event start.
This is the first picture of me post-race looking for Jake and Natalie. Note the John Wayne swagger. All I am missing are the six guns on my hips.
My first podium ever. I'd like to thank my wife and kids for tolerating the training, I'd like to thank Keeto for making me train harder than I ever thought possible, I'd like to thank my training buddies, especially sibling Alberto who keeps me honest (he crushed his former PB by 8 minutes with a new time of 2.21, and sub 40 10k run!) , I'd like to thank the Academy.........Happy as Larry,