"Hey JM, I just started riding the RCV on the CT and I was wondering how close to the real world the time would be. I noticed that I can't get over 38 MPH on the big downhills out of town and I've heard people hit 50 easy. Good to know…"
After running 1 marathon and several shorter road races, I bought my first road bike and "attempted" to swim a few laps at the local gym in late 2007 - the swim was more of an exercise in organized drowning which left me with a sore neck for a week thanks to keeping my head above the water the entire time. I raced my first few sprint triathlons while living in TX in the spring of 2008 and one Olympic distance event after moving up to NH - barely making it through the swim in all of them and surviving the bike / run. I put in my time at the pool late 2008 through winter 2009 and made large strides in my swim which led to my completion of Rhode Island 70.3.
Just wrapped up the 2010 Season:
-Timberman 70.3 - 5:04:34
-Pumpkinman Half - 4:49:35
-BayState Marathon - 3:08:56
Looking forward to 2011 - Boston Marathon and Ironman Lake Placid.
My Tri Story:
2010 was a year of big improvements and big lifestyle changes. I became Dad to a healthy baby boy in July, just weeks before the first of my 3 "A" races. In my sleep deprived state, I also signed up for Ironman Lake Placid.