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2013-10-31 2:10 PM

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Subject: Battle of Waterloo 2014...It's Back!!!

Just a quick FYI, the super early bird rate for BOW goes up after today (Oct 31) from $180 to $195 til Dec 31.

A similar race "The Survival of the Shawangunks" in New York sells out in hour or so and now has a lottery.

42 miles in 10 stages and just an overall great event run by great organizers.

http://epicraces.com/?event=battle-of-waterloo-coming-back-in-2014

 

Guess I have to get back to training more regularly.



2013-10-31 3:17 PM
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Registered today myself!!!! For those on the fence, this is as much of a must do/bucket list type event you can have in my opinion. I've done 2 and they have both been some of my favorite days racing. Its surreal to be swimming across your 3rd lake, hours in to an event with your shoes tucked up in your suit. Others may have a different opinion, but I'd say being trained a bit more than for an Oly is enough to get through this. Sure there are elites up front, but even a mid pack age grouper like me had a few racers around me throughout. I hope like crazy they get to the minimum field limit to make this happen.

Steve, did you see the option on IM Athlete to see who registered and how many?
2013-10-31 6:25 PM
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I was glad to see your name on there as it's always nice to see a familiar face.  The site had only 30 people registered as of this evening.

On Epics site, the female athlete sitting on the dock putting her shoes on, actually works for me and I noticed it this morning when I received the email.  I was texting her today telling her she has to sign up since she's on the site.

Either way it is as you stated a Must Do!  Knowing I'm off that weekend from work and in town makes it a no brainer to sign up early, now I have to train at some point as I've done minimal work since Caseville HIM in July.

If I only do one Tri all of 2014, BOW would be my pick without a doubt!

Looking at the SOS site, between being a lottery and it's $425 entry fee for Shawangunks, compared to $180 for BOW or even the next step of $195 it's a good deal for a very comparable race.



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2013-11-01 2:45 PM
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I'm registered for 2014 and really looking forward to it - keep signing up, people!

I did BOW in 2012 with very little run training - I had never run farther than a 10k when I did this race. My legs took a beating but it was still totally worth it. An awesome experience!
2013-11-02 12:52 PM
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I need to ignore this thread.
2013-11-05 7:40 AM
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This is the race I wanted to do the first year, but frankly I was not that good at swimming. Then I got better and did other races. Then it was gone. I guess I had better jump on it in 2014 in case it's gone again in 2015. I am aging up one group in 2014.

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2014-03-05 9:58 AM
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I'm scratching Steelhead 70.3 off my calendar this year and heading back to Michigan early so I can do BOW. Looks like an absolute blast! What's everyone's strategies with wetsuits and such? Given the summer time date I can't imagine running with a wetsuit, ala Otilla, but I wonder about something like roka sims? 

2014-03-05 12:12 PM
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Originally posted by thebigb

I'm scratching Steelhead 70.3 off my calendar this year and heading back to Michigan early so I can do BOW. Looks like an absolute blast! What's everyone's strategies with wetsuits and such? Given the summer time date I can't imagine running with a wetsuit, ala Otilla, but I wonder about something like roka sims? 




The two of these I've done have been two of my favorite days racing. As for wetsuits or even skins, I wanted as little on my body as possible and think even the skins would have drove me nuts. I am a mediocre swimmer (heck, I am am less than average triathlete) but found that the combo of tri shorts and a tri top was just right. There are lots of ways to get your shoes across the water; from leaving them on, to towing a dry bag. I found that putting them in a large zippered zip-lock bag a tucking them in the back of my tri top worked best (and could not be accomplished with any sort of wetsuit/skin suit). If you are worried about warmth, after this winter, who the heck knows what temps will be like. But, the last two years this was held, the lake temps were probably high 70s and the gooky shallow second lake may have even been in the 80s.

I'm not to proud to beg, PLEASE sign up and do so soon. There is a minimum field limit for this and I an dying to do it again and registrations are currently around 60.
2014-03-05 12:42 PM
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Originally posted by AeroBaldness
Originally posted by thebigb

I'm scratching Steelhead 70.3 off my calendar this year and heading back to Michigan early so I can do BOW. Looks like an absolute blast! What's everyone's strategies with wetsuits and such? Given the summer time date I can't imagine running with a wetsuit, ala Otilla, but I wonder about something like roka sims? 

The two of these I've done have been two of my favorite days racing. As for wetsuits or even skins, I wanted as little on my body as possible and think even the skins would have drove me nuts. I am a mediocre swimmer (heck, I am am less than average triathlete) but found that the combo of tri shorts and a tri top was just right. There are lots of ways to get your shoes across the water; from leaving them on, to towing a dry bag. I found that putting them in a large zippered zip-lock bag a tucking them in the back of my tri top worked best (and could not be accomplished with any sort of wetsuit/skin suit). If you are worried about warmth, after this winter, who the heck knows what temps will be like. But, the last two years this was held, the lake temps were probably high 70s and the gooky shallow second lake may have even been in the 80s. I'm not to proud to beg, PLEASE sign up and do so soon. There is a minimum field limit for this and I an dying to do it again and registrations are currently around 60.

Cool, thanks. So no wetsuit at all? Guess that makes sense unless the polar freeze never lifts. If that happens I'm staying in Arizona According to the kids over at ST this is going forward this year regardless. I need to wait until Boston is over before I'm going to pull the trigger but provided no issues at Boston, I'll see you at Waterloo come July. 

2014-03-06 9:19 AM
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Originally posted by AeroBaldness

Originally posted by thebigb

I'm scratching Steelhead 70.3 off my calendar this year and heading back to Michigan early so I can do BOW. Looks like an absolute blast! What's everyone's strategies with wetsuits and such? Given the summer time date I can't imagine running with a wetsuit, ala Otilla, but I wonder about something like roka sims? 




The two of these I've done have been two of my favorite days racing. As for wetsuits or even skins, I wanted as little on my body as possible and think even the skins would have drove me nuts. I am a mediocre swimmer (heck, I am am less than average triathlete) but found that the combo of tri shorts and a tri top was just right. There are lots of ways to get your shoes across the water; from leaving them on, to towing a dry bag. I found that putting them in a large zippered zip-lock bag a tucking them in the back of my tri top worked best (and could not be accomplished with any sort of wetsuit/skin suit). If you are worried about warmth, after this winter, who the heck knows what temps will be like. But, the last two years this was held, the lake temps were probably high 70s and the gooky shallow second lake may have even been in the 80s.

I'm not to proud to beg, PLEASE sign up and do so soon. There is a minimum field limit for this and I an dying to do it again and registrations are currently around 60.


How do you see the number of registrations?
2014-03-06 10:58 AM
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Originally posted by Puppetmaster

Originally posted by AeroBaldness

Originally posted by thebigb

I'm scratching Steelhead 70.3 off my calendar this year and heading back to Michigan early so I can do BOW. Looks like an absolute blast! What's everyone's strategies with wetsuits and such? Given the summer time date I can't imagine running with a wetsuit, ala Otilla, but I wonder about something like roka sims? 




The two of these I've done have been two of my favorite days racing. As for wetsuits or even skins, I wanted as little on my body as possible and think even the skins would have drove me nuts. I am a mediocre swimmer (heck, I am am less than average triathlete) but found that the combo of tri shorts and a tri top was just right. There are lots of ways to get your shoes across the water; from leaving them on, to towing a dry bag. I found that putting them in a large zippered zip-lock bag a tucking them in the back of my tri top worked best (and could not be accomplished with any sort of wetsuit/skin suit). If you are worried about warmth, after this winter, who the heck knows what temps will be like. But, the last two years this was held, the lake temps were probably high 70s and the gooky shallow second lake may have even been in the 80s.

I'm not to proud to beg, PLEASE sign up and do so soon. There is a minimum field limit for this and I an dying to do it again and registrations are currently around 60.


How do you see the number of registrations?



Here: https://www.imathlete.com/events/EventParticipantsList.aspx?fEID=174... It popped up when I registered.


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