Yesterday I joined Lurch, Christy, and Candie to cheer on Rianman and Bob (we need to get him a nickname like Crazy Bob) as they raced the Long Course Jackson County Triathlon. The Long Course is just a hair shorter than an Olympic with each event being a bit off from a regular Olympic distance. It was a hot day for a race despite starting out foggy.
This was Bob's first Long Course and he did great even though he said it kicked his butt. Next time, he'll be the one kicking butts. Photo: Bob is in the middle and Lurch is on the left and Rianman is on the right.
Rianman had a goal to PR his 2008 showing by improving on the bike and maintaining the run pace. Well he did set his Personal Record (PR) on the course by just under 6 minutes--yeehaw!! When I searched the results (which took a painfully long time to appear online--c'mon people it's all computers) and saw he finished 51 out of 201 Age Groupers, I said, "That can't be right." But indeed, I underestimated my man. He was 8th in his age group and rocked the bike with a 21.5 mph pace besting his previous race by 3 mph. That of course took its toll on the run where he ran about a minute per mile slower but he still had a great run with an 8:16 pace.
I think this has been a great season so far with three for three PRs. (CORRECTION: 2 for 3 PRs.) See turning 40 isn't that bad.
Wonder what Madison will hold. Bring it on.