Dear PPD Beach2Battleship

Dated:  June 6th, 2015                (6 Days after I broke my collarbone in a cycling accident)

You probably haven’t heard but in case you do, I was thrown a curve ball recently in the form of a broken collarbone in a cycling accident. Don’t worry. There will be no deferral. I’ll still be meeting you on October 17th. The date I’ve set for completing my 1st Full Iron distance event has not changed. My goal time has not increased….only my determination. It’s been 3 days since the surgery to install a plate & 9 screws and my body is doing well. I had no pain during my 2 hour stationary bike ride today. My training and race plans between now and then may have changed a little but don’t you worry, the end goal is still the same. Looking forward to our epic meeting on a Saturday in October in 133 days.

Rookie Full Iron Distance Triathlete,
Tom Lehr

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Tom Lehr

About Tom Lehr

I grew up in Ohio & went to THE Ohio State University (Go Bucks!) but I was smart enough to move south where it's warmer. My brother, an experienced triathlete, planned on doing Granite Falls so I figured I'd have to "tri" one since it was close by. 1 Tri turned into 11 my 1st year and then 18 2nd year. I've done over 60 triathlons now & love every one of them. My favorite race last year was Ironman Louisville, my 2nd full Ironman event. Lots' to learn! (like proper nutrition & hydration!). I love the bike, am improving my run and have a lot to learn on the swim! :)