Team Tri Performance put on another wonderful race this summer, and credit goes to Coach Brian Crow and his volunteers. Doug Landau had a “hot date” later that day, so he was putting the “pedal to the metal” at the South Riding sprint triathlon.
The race started with a 400 meter snake swim. The competitors next had to bike 12 miles in and around South Riding. The run was a fast out and back course through the streets and trails in South Riding. The Loudoun and Prince William injury lawyer had a good day. After a 7:42 swim & run to the bike (38th out of 300), Landau had a 33 second transition, the second fastest of the day ! The TriathlonTrialLawyer’s 32:20 bike split was good enough for 11th at 22.3 MPH. Another speedy transition in under a minute (43 seconds to get off the bike and into his running shoes, the 9th fastest of the day) put Landau into position to run down the swimmers who had 2 minutes or more on him out of the pool. Averaging 6:37 per mile, Landau ran a 20:31 5km., the 7th fastest overall, and was only passed by one person once on “dry land,” a relay competitor whom the South Riding injury lawyer had trained with several years ago. Final time was 1:01:47, good enough for 8th overall, and first of the 19 finishers in his age group. Full results can be found at the Team TPR Shutterfly site.