The 2009 FAU Wellness Sprint Triathlon in Boca Raton, FL was a good time for all on Sunday morning, April 19, even for the few people I saw barfing up their GU at the finish line.

If you saw a giant man with a green speedo and "freybird.blogspot.com" written across his chest in sharpie, that was me!

The Palm Beach Post has a good photo slideshow online: http://www.palmbeachpost.com/sports/content/sports/slideshows/2009/04/0419fau_tri/

The complete results can be found at altavistasport's website:

As always, it's just a blessing to hang out with such fit people on a sunny, blue Sunday morning. The waves were rough, the bike wasn't too windy, and the run was flat and fast. The women's 20-40 wave started 2 mins back from me, so I was getting passed by a few fast and hot women during the run.

My swimming buddy, Gregg Blow, took a solid 3rd. Too bad Gregg can't swim, or else he would have cruised to a comfortable win.

I didn't win the swim. Damnit! Better luck next year on winning that swim, Frey.

There were some funny stories from the day:

1) I managed to write "freybird.blogspot.com" across my chest with a sharpie so that I could get some advertising in while I raced (my 6'7" body is some quality billboard space). A guy came up to me after the race and said, "Hey, I was just reading that website last night to find out about today's race... Are you Frey?" That was INCREDIBLE to me, and probably the biggest moment in my race. I thought it was just me and my mom (not that I don't love ya, mom) reading this blog, but it turns out I have a third reader!

2) I didn't get past by one person during the bike leg. All I did was pass people - an awesome feeling considering I was riding the Cannondale Commuter, with the mismatched wheels, the clunking shifting, the turtle bike bell, and I was wearing a pink helmet and a green, tropical, speedo brief. As a side note, the unpadded speedo is not recommended for bike rides. To a couple bums, I said, "nice aero wheels" as I blew by them. Punks.

3) A cute girl came up to me after the race and laughed (hopefully with me) about my green suit. She told me that a friend of hers managed to snap a picture of my butt, and that she'd email it to me. I haven't got the picture yet.

That's it from me. Pictures will be up in a few days!


Libby Maxim said... @ April 20, 2009 at 12:29 PM

agree Frey, a priviledge to be able to do what you do and to do it with other such fit folks, nice to see in today's age of overweight kids and adults, Frey, ya got to get a kids' mini Triathlon going at your school, swim in the ocean across the street from your school, bike on the AIA and run around your school, that would be fun

LibsM (twitter username)

Kathy said... @ April 21, 2009 at 8:05 AM

Loved the pictures from the race. Makes me want to move to FL. Good race Frey. Can't wait to see your pictures.


darcykaat said... @ April 21, 2009 at 10:50 AM

Frey, you did great. And at your age, winning next year is a sure thing. Great ride and I love teh turtle. Some of your comments are not as bad as what was said to me at Y Nationals over the weekend. I did not swim well Sunday (did ok Thursday) and a woman said "you would be ok if you had a decent bathing suit." Gee, sorry I cannot afford a Blue70, some of us have been hit hard by the recession (I wore a Nike regular suit).

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