enjoyable lake swims. The bike ride through this gated community is comprised of two loops, and spectators can see the racers 3 times on the run. The Fawn Lake Sprint Triathlon is an excellent race for folks in the Fredericksburg, Stafford and Spotsylvania areas.
Today Herndon lawyer Landau had a good swim, emerging in the top 10, and was passing cyclists at a steady clip, until it was realized that the top bikers had not made a turn and had gone extra distance. They made U-turns and Landau resumed passing racers with no idea as to his place. After going by a half dozen cyclists, he was told that he was in first, stayed there for 25 minutes and when he entered the second transition area, he took off in order to ensure the win. Imagine his surprise when he saw two young runners heading in the opposite direction at the half mile marker !
Apparently he was not in the lead, but 3 minutes or more behind the lead due. Landau “got busy” and was within seconds of second place, running under 7 minutes per mile. Mrs. Landau won a silver medal for her efforts in her age group and her husband got another age group first and third overall. Perhaps next year lawyer Landau will win this race. He is 9 weeks out from the USAT DUathlon National Championships and will begin focusing his training on the “Run-Bike-Run” format, honing his running speed and endurance for the second run. Next week the Landaus take part in the Rock’n’Roll Marathon races, with Mrs. Landau taking on the half marathon and Doug looking for a top-10 finish in the 5 km.