Sunday, June 2, 2013

Put it in the Books

If today wasn't a day to remember I don't know what qualifies!  Where this crazy two races + training ride idea came from I don't know, but it was as fun as expected, and will be a day to remember. 

The day started with the Great South Bay sprint triathlon in Islip, NY.  It was the first time I was able to race with my NY training buddies and the race was a blast.  The NY Tri Locos all put down great performances including a podium (2nd place) finish for the Pink Panther (Dru).  I had a successful first race of the year and put up a Sprint Tri PR with a time of 1:06:48, good for 7/21 in my age group.  Looking at the race results it's clear that I'm really going to have to improve my swim times if I plan on moving any further up the leaderboard.   

The second stage of the day was an hour-long training ride.  The ride wasn't particularly long, fast, nor steep, but the combination of having throwing down in the morning and heading out during the hottest part of the day made for a good workout.  Thanks to Vinny and Jay for the good company and frosty cold ones at the finish!

As if that isn't enough exercise to deserve a good night's sleep, Act Three featured the Greater Long Island Running Club (GLIRC) Belmont Stakes Blue Ribbon Run for Prostate Cancer.  Jonah and I ran in honor of my father - a thriving prostate cancer survivor - who joined us at the track.  On tired legs we each put up 5K PRs and placed respectably in our age group: 4/25 for me and 6/25 for Jonah.

In an effort to keep this short and sweet I'm going to cut this post off and plan to post separate race reports for today's events.  

Now it's time for some well deserved rest; tomorrow will be an off day and I plan to enjoy it (I usually have a hard time accepting off days, but I don't think that will be the case with this one).  Tuesday I will be right back to the grind with a hard track workout and then I'll continue with training as usual.

p.s. Thanks for the tagline Howie Rose


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