Thinking he had ripped a new PR at today’s Sprint Triathlon, Broadlands bike injury lawyer Doug Landau went through the first loop in 15 minutes and cruised into the transition area at almost exactly 30 minutes. However, the course was slightly shorter than the advertised 12 miles, so instead of 24 MPH average bike speed, the Herndon and Loudoun lawyer cycled 22.8 MPH. Nevertheless, the Loudoun, Prince William and Fairfax bike crash injury lawyer finished in the top 10 out of some 270 multipart racers. Starting in the 60th position, Landau’s goggles failed immediately during the well run 400 Meter outdoor pool swim. The triathletes divided into “odds” and “evens” and started every 15 seconds according to their swim seed time. Landau predicted 7:40 and managed 8:08. The distance was a 400 meter “snake swim.” In other words, swimmers moved into the next lane after each lap. So, for those who swim in 25 yard pools, this was akin to almost 19 lengths.
The Infinitive Broadlands Sprint Triathlon ends with a 5k run. In the August running of the “Dog Days of Summer” triathlon along the same course, no one broke 20 minutes. The run is an out & back through Broadlands trails, tunnels and sidewalks. There were water aid stations that caused Landau’s Newton racing flats to lose their sockliner ! The thin “floor” of the shoes quickly turned into “sponges,’ soaking up sweat and water thrown on his head. But, using clear iodine and running barefoot helped the hardened triathlete – trial lawyer so that he had no blisters after the race. In fact, Landau went for a swim to “cool down” after the race and cheering on other finishers, including Alexandria General District Court Judge ! “Oyez, Oyez, Order on the Course !”