in 53:32, good enough for 6th overall. When asked about his goals and strategy, lawyer Landau noted he wanted to break 58:00 and finish in the top 10. As for strategy, when he got up at 5AM, Landau realized that the rain would be unrelenting and it would be cold. In order to keep things dry, he put his running shoes with plastic bags to keep them dry, putting an extra swim cap on the bike seat until the last minute and a mylar silver wrap over his bicycle. “By previewing the bike and run courses the day before the race, I was able to anticipate tough turns and hills so as to avoid unsafe decisions and surprises. Engaging in ‘defensive biking’ and really pushing hard on the 1st 4 miles enable me to set a very strong rhythm despite my difficulty giving full effort in less than 80 degree weather. Under the circumstances, I think I did my best and I look forward to ramping up my training for the USAT National Duathlon Championships at the end of October in Oro Valley, Arizona. No question but that I will have to bring my running speed back to well below my current 7 minutes per mile pace in order to be competitive at the Nationals. To qualify for the World Championships, I will also have to put together a sub 40-minute 10km. with a 24-26 mph bike split in the middle.” With 10 weeks to peak for Oro Valley, Landau hopes that this year’s winning season of triathlons and trials will continue. Stay tuned !