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Name: Veronica Crandall
Nickname: V, Quad Girl V, Ursula (spoken with German accent)
Location: Reston, VA
Age Group: Female 55 - 59
About Me: I brake for turtles, rabbits, cats, dogs, squirrels, chipmunks, and snakes, etc!
What I do to pay the bills: real estate appraiser
Who defends the ranch when I'm out training: Married to the Tominator, Power Crank Boy, Tom Crandall. And we have 7 children - 3 of the canine persuasion: Misha - American Eskimo, 2 Pugs named Olaf & Willie, and 4 of the feline persuasion: Gracie, Spock, Maui, & Inky Dinky.
Short term triathlon goals: To PR at Roth (to come within 30 minutes of Tommy)
Long term triathlon goals: To be able to train/ride with the Tominator, and not get dropped. Do Hawaii someday, by qualifying, not lottery!
Fantasy triathlon goals: To finish an IM within 10 minutes of my Tominator (and not because he's hurt)!
Three favorite albums: Enya - Let it Rain (our wedding album)
Best of the 70's (my generation is showing)
All my Ipod music - Eminem, Destiny's Child, Black-Eyed Peas, Aerosmith, Usher
Favorite book: anything by John Grisham
Everyone Poops!
Favorite movie: that's a toughie - I like everything! I especially like movies that make me feel good (no - not porn!)
Chocolate: Yes, please
Garlic: Yes, please
Blue Cheese: Yes, please
For breakfast, I usually have: cup of black tea with cream & sugar
either Milton's toast with preserves or creamed honey OR oatmeal with apples OR cream of wheat
After a long day of training, my favorite meal is: Emilio's pizza
My best triathlon advice is: Don't worry, be happy, and swim, ride, & run fast! Don't start your watch and throw away your bike computer!
My best non-triathlon advice is: Don't worry, be happy, and take naps!
What was I thinking when I signed up for my first race: I don't remember - I'm old & it was too long ago!
Everything I need to know I learned from: Tom, my coach (Olaf Sabatschus), the internet, & my mistakes
My deepest, darkest secret is: Now it wouldn't be a secret if I told, would it?

Race Summary

Race Type # Done PR Race PR
Bike - Century 2
Triathlon - International Distance 3
Triathlon - Half Ironman 1
Triathlon - Ironman 3

Race Schedule

Date Name Type Results
Time O.A. A.G.
Jul 10, 2004 Diamond In The Rough Triathlon - International Distance None
Aug 29, 2004 Reston Century Bike - Century None
Sep 12, 2004 Reston Triathlon Triathlon - International Distance None
Nov 6, 2004 Ironman Florida Triathlon - Ironman None
Aug 28, 2005 Reston Century Bike - Century None
Sep 11, 2005 Reston Triathlon Triathlon - International Distance None
Nov 5, 2005 Ironman Florida Triathlon - Ironman None
Jun 11, 2006 Eagleman Triathlon - Half Ironman None
Jul 2, 2006 Quelle Challenge Roth Triathlon - Ironman None