by Brenda Chroniak
It's hard to believe tomorrow is December 1 with the glorious weather we've been having! I hope everyone has been taking advantage of it and getting out to run and ride. Have either of our Golden Speedo recipients thawed it out and donned it at Walden yet?
As is tradition for many of us, 16 BTTers (who posted race results) got up and out Thanksgiving morning to run a turkey trot before feasting. Of note, Audrey Perlow took first in her Age Group in the Toys for Tots 5K, and Jeff Aronis dominated the "Dad Pushing Two Kids" division at the Gobble x3.
Further south, this past weekend Jamie Strain and Brett Johnston both had phenomenal days at Ironman Cozumel in spite of the heat, humidity, stinging jellyfish, strong winds, and a tropical downpour (read all about it in Brett's race report here). Jamie went 9:40, finishing 7th in his AG and getting a Kona slot (WooHoo!!), and Brett finished in 10:40 with an amazing 1:34 PR! Way to make us proud, guys! I hope you're both reading this poolside, with a cocktail in hand.
And speaking of Ironmen, Matt Mead has written a great play-by-play from his time at Ironman Arizona on 11/20. Congrats again on a great race, Matt.
Coming up this weekend, Maggie O'Toole will be taking on the North Face Endurance Challenge Marathon Relay and Tim Daley, Laurie Damianos, Trish Kelly, and Katie O'Dair are headed to Florida for the Key West Triathlon and Key West Sprint. And it appears these are the last races for 2011, so if you have anything planned over the next few weeks (Jingle Bell run?) please post it to your race goals and be sure to post your results, too!