Jan. 4, 2016

In 2004 (at age 36) I started feeling chest pains after a big steak dinner. I weighed ~ 190, was getting no exercise, and sat @ a computer all day. A very good friend of mine had just died of a heart attack (age 29), the year previous. That was a wake up call. I started running. I completed my first marathon (Marine Corps Marathon in Washington DC) in the fall of 2004, and then completed the Myrtle Beach Marathon in Spring 2005. However, I was constantly battling injury from all the running. My next door neighbor was big into triathlons and suggested I give it a shot. I figured I could already run, I could use my almost new Trek Madone for the bike, and, since almost 25 years previous I had swum a mile in boy scouts, triathlon should not be a problem (see almost drowned comment in first tri question below)...

1- Your first tri
Cheraw, SC sprint distance (April 2005). Thought for sure I was going to drown in the swim. Setup Events covered the "Don't feed the alligators" sign with the "SWIM START" sign. 

2- Your next event (race or event)
Stumpy Creek (early in the morning, hot, humid, big hill on the run that you get to do 2x, what's not to like...)

3- A bucket list race
Assault on Mt. Mitchell (in under 6 hours, hah). Something about riding up 3+ mile hills is exciting to me. My wife thinks I am crazy.

4- Bike you race
Felt B2 (Shimano DA electronic shifters). Absolutely love the electronic shifters, and would never go back.

5- Favorite shoes
Mmmm... Asics DS Trainer...

6- Favorite post race meal
A coke, and then whatever they are serving at the free food trailer... Sigh, I'm a computer programmer...

7- Favorite event of the 3 (swim, bike, or run)
Probably the bike, but I have become much stronger on the run as of late (and consequently enjoy it more).

8- Why you tri
I cannot afford a corvette.

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Apr 6th

Team Event (April) - HIT Cycling & Bradshaw's Social House

6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Team ride at HIT Cycling and social at Bradshaw's

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