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Name: Diana Laird
Location: McLean, VA
Age Group: Female 50 - 54
About Me: 2003 was my first year of attempting races of any kind. I did three triathlons (two sprint, one olympic) and two biathlons.

I'm looking forward to another season and I've ambitiously (for me) signed up for two international distance races so far.

I am (perhaps unusually in triathlons) a swimmer from childhood, but running is by far my weakness (also perhaps unusual in triathlons). Especially because every time I seem to feel better about running I injure my hip flexor and have to start all over.
What I do to pay the bills: Programmer
Who defends the ranch when I'm out training: Husband
Short term triathlon goals: Finish!
Long term triathlon goals: Get faster every year.
Fantasy triathlon goals: Place in my age group.
Three favorite albums: Red Hot Chili Peppers - By the Way (or Californication)
Abba - Thank You for the Music
Can't narrow it down to three...
Favorite book: One? Wow.
Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner
Favorite movie: One again?
Can't do it.
Chocolate: Adore it.
Garlic: Love it.
Blue Cheese: Yuck
For breakfast, I usually have: Cereal with milk.
After a long day of training, my favorite meal is: Pasta.
My best triathlon advice is: Have fun.
My best non-triathlon advice is: Have fun.
What was I thinking when I signed up for my first race: What am I doing???
My deepest, darkest secret is: Still a secret!



Race Summary

Race Type # Done PR Race PR
Duathlon - Sprint 4
Triathlon - Sprint 3
Triathlon - International Distance 4



Race Schedule

Date Name Type Results
Time O.A. A.G.
Jun 15, 2003 Flannery Duathlon at Sugarloaf Duathlon - Sprint None
Jul 27, 2003 Riverwatch Triathlon Triathlon - Sprint None
Aug 3, 2003 Son of Spud Triathlon Triathlon - International Distance None
Sep 28, 2003 Lums Pond Triathlon Triathlon - Sprint None
Oct 26, 2003 Greeting of the Geese Duathlon - Sprint None
May 23, 2004 Columbia Triathlon Triathlon - International Distance None
Jun 20, 2004 Flannery Duathlon at Sugarloaf Duathlon - Sprint None
Jul 25, 2004 Riverwatch Triathlon Triathlon - Sprint None
Aug 15, 2004 Son of Spud Triathlon Triathlon - International Distance None
Sep 12, 2004 Reston Triathlon Triathlon - International Distance None
Oct 24, 2004 Greeting of the Geese Duathlon - Sprint None