Articles on Brian's Hope & Westerly Tri

The Shoreline Times just published another article on Brian's Hope, Hammerfest, and the fundraiser: check it out by clicking here.

This article was a follow-up to an article earlier this month on the "bet" between David Ellis and myself.

This past weekend, David Ellis and I traveled to Rhode Island to race the OCY Tri in Westerly. The conditions were wet and ugly, and the water was "angry", as Dave put it. Despite this, I had my best swim of the year, emerging from the waves with over a minute lead. I held this lead on the bike, and extended it on the run to win, with Dave posting a strong run to come in second. Fantastic race to get a feel for wet weather.

The Westerly Sun carried a good article on the event here.

This concludes my three-week racing spree (with three encouraging wins) as the season winds down. It was a fun block of taper-recover-taper-recover-etc. that left me feeling fast, but sore and out of shape. A month ago I wasn't quite sure I could get here, having come out of 7 weeks in a cast. Though injuries can quickly halt a racing season, the last few weeks give me confidence that it can be re-started nearly as fast with determination.

Now I look forward to getting back into a more normal training routine until hitting the fall road races!

Nice looking plaque!

Nice looking plaque!

Hiding out from the rain before the race. We had an absolutely ideal spot right next to the race course thanks to Dave's dad. 

Hiding out from the rain before the race. We had an absolutely ideal spot right next to the race course thanks to Dave's dad. 

Post-race refueling with frosties... 

Post-race refueling with frosties... 

...and a giant double bacon burger. 

...and a giant double bacon burger.