My knee did not feel ready on Friday for New York City Triathlon competition. I took advantage of the “deferral program”, gave race officials notice of inability to race and got a guarantied spot for next year. I regret not racing in this hometown event where the run can be seen from my apartment. But I have learned over the 28 years of doing triathlon that I have to take good care of my body. I have only missed a couple of events over the years, so I feel quite blessed to have successfully completing over 100 events including 3 Ironmans, some 10 Half Ironmans and over 10 marathons. I look forward to my 28th consecutive Mighty Hamptons Triathlon in September.
I am pleased to have inspired one of my property managers, Ari Schertz of Aras Properties to race his first Olympic distance Triathlon today in the NYC Triathlon. He did very well and I am very pleased. He is in his late 40’s finished in the excellent time of 2 Hours 36 Minutes.