In 2002 I stood on the shore for my first ever triathlon in Dorr, MI at Johanâ€™s Trifest. It is an Olympic Distance Triathlon with .93 miles of swimming, 24.8 miles of biking and 6.2 miles of running. Last weekend I stood on the shore once again and in by far the best shape of my life. The swim went very well and I finished in 30th place with a time of 25 minutes for a supposedly 2 minutes extra long swim. Nice to know that all of the swimming is paying dividends. On the bike I had a little big of a struggle getting things going as well as I was in a few of my training tests but still the pace was pretty good until 15 miles into the ride I heard the loud BANG as my rear tire flatted. The change went pretty well and in 4:45 I was off an rolling again. Finished the ride feeling ready to run. Bike computer said 1:09:30 nearly a best for the distance. Official time was 1:14.15 still not bad and over 20 mph avg! I hit the run and was cruising along pretty well. Caught a few people that passed me and finished in 2:26.34 only 1:30 away from a PR and less than 3 minutes from first place in my AG! Not bad and a HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!