Not done yet …

July 5th, 2009

Tri- and duathlete Nicholas Sterghos (West Point, '09) has been traveling across the U.S. for training and competitions. He soon reports to Oklahoma to begin his Army career ... but will squeeze one more race into the summer season.

I am not done yet, with still one more race left in me for the summer — Amica Rhode Island 70.3.

I thought I was done racing (I soon report to Officer Basic Course in Oklahoma), but I got a little bored training here in New York, and decided to do another race.  While in New Yor, I have gotten the chance to train with my swim coach Louis Tharp (also the West Point Triathlon swim coach and author of Overachievers Diary: How the West Point Triathlon Team Became World Contenders).  I have also had a little fun in the Big Apple — seeing some Broadway shows and laughing it up at several comedy clubs.

Leading up to the race, I will have the opportunity to train and swim under one of the greatest long distance and open water swimmers, Terry Laughlin — Total Immersion swimming creator, coach, and athlete.

Our training will take place in beautiful upstate New York at Lake Placid, the site of one of the U.S. National Training Centers.  I will be accompanied by former West Point Triathlon teammember, Randall Wintermantel.  One of my best friends — as well as a great athlete — Randy placed first in her age-group in Richmond, VA at the Duathlon National Championship and just recently qualified for the Ironman 70.3 World Championships in Clearwater, FL at Kansas 70.3 in late June.