2. 1500 meters today in the 25m pool with open turns, sharing a lane, stopping at least 4 times, going along at an easy, comfortable pace, and I clocked in at 43:36. I know, not a dazzling time for most folks, but for me it is - my 1500-meter wetsuit-aided swim at the Columbia Triathlon last year was 48:15.
3. Today's swim brings me up to 18,362 meters for the month, my biggest swimming month ever so far, reaching my Tier 2 Goal for March of over 4000 meters per week.
Optional credit: 5 points for naming the lady in the photo and the trophy she is receiving. 5 points more for naming the short guy and 5 additional extra credit points for naming the guy holding the trophy. No looking it up.
Update: No guesses yet on the guy on the left in the photo! Here's another famous shot of him:
Ding Ding Ding! We have some winners!
Laura correctly guessed it was the Triple Crown trophy (in recognition for my day of 3 rewards!), presented for Secretariat's 1973 victory in the Triple Crown Races. (Danny guessed Secretariat from reading the photo file name.) His owner, Penny Chenery (whom I met once), is receiving the trophy, and next to her is jockey Ronnie Turcotte (whose career was cut short in 1978 by a riding accident which left him a paraplegic). Nelson Rockefeller, former NY governor, Vice President, and loose cannon, is presenting the trophy. He met his own ignominious end in 1979 in the arms of his mistress.