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2008-03-15 2:18 PM
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What happened I never found anyone at the stairs?


2008-03-15 3:33 PM
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Results are posted. 

 

Smeador, sorry you missed us...Aaron was probably the easiest to spot.. green shirt and jeans, HUGE beard, camera and sitting 15 yards from the swim exit...

2008-03-15 3:42 PM
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smeador - 2008-03-15 2:18 PM What happened I never found anyone at the stairs?

I was wondering around inside for a bit, but I have a face made for radio so you might have adverted your eyes.. I ended up finding people outside..

 

2008-03-15 4:14 PM
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Ok, the results show me 27/28 in the 0-39 Clydesdale division. However there are 8 people that do not show a T2 or run time. Are these timing chips errors or DNFs? Would be nice to move up a little bit.
2008-03-15 4:21 PM
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smeador - 2008-03-15 4:14 PM Ok, the results show me 27/28 in the 0-39 Clydesdale division. However there are 8 people that do not show a T2 or run time. Are these timing chips errors or DNFs? Would be nice to move up a little bit.

You showed up, raced and finished.  I think that is great!  Uhhh...some of the times were a little skewed, but it's more a problem with them posting the results as fast as they do to appease the masses.  One guy showed 33mph on the bike.  That would be a neat trick and 10mph faster than the guy who won it all.  He may have accidentally only done one loop, or he may just have a knack for cycling.  Give it some time and see if the results for you don't change.  Either way, that was a fun race!

2008-03-15 5:15 PM
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Yes, it was very fun!!!


2008-03-15 6:07 PM
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First - and in my opinion - most important - THANK YOU TEXAS BTer's!   You really made me feel welcome, and I really appreciated all of the jockstrapping for me going on!  It was GREAT. 

Jeepfleeb -- was great to meet you and hearing you cheer me on as I was coming into T1!  That toothy smile and enthusiasm was GREAT!!   You're clearly a legend on BT, and it's great to at least be able to say I've met you

Andy (AKA Mr. Todd!  -- THANK YOU -- I was in a lot of pain coming into that last tenth of a mile on the run -- seeing you there (and a couple other places along the way) was GREAT!  Thanks!

Doughboy, Dodgersmom -- What awesome folks.   Karhooligan and BKarhol - Was great to meet you at dinner -- Sorry I didn't get to see you during the event today!

And there are several others -- sorry I can't remember your names, but you've all made me feel very welcome in the Triathlon circle here in TX!  THANKS!!

Now for my race -- well, I've definately had better, but I'm not complaing at all -- 16 months since my last race and well, I knew it wasn't going to be pretty. (was hoping it would have been a bit prettier -- but I'm not complaining!  It was good to get back into racing again, and not have to worry about little details like finiding 60 volunteers, accurately register 300 plus athletes, etc.  

Looking forward to my next race.  Seriously considering the PlayTRI in Las Colinas next month.  Want to do Lonestar, but think I'll probably wait for Longhorn in October.  We'll see.

Now for your purusal, my race report is up!

Thanks again!!  What a great day!

2008-03-15 6:41 PM
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Good to see a few of you again. My race went pretty well. 1:15:53 total. Over 9 minutes faster than last year so I'm happy. PR'd my 5k so I was happy with that too. Wind sucked on the bike and I dropped my chain shifting to the small ring on the back straight on the first loop. Killed a good minute fixing that. Might have broke 40 minutes on the bike if it weren't for that.


2008-03-15 7:06 PM
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Beat my dad by 2 minutes!! 292nd overall and 34th out of 49 in my age group. This is my first race as a non-clydesdale, so I am rather proud of myself. I wish I would have gotten a chance to meet you all. Maybe next race, or at a group ride sometime.

Edit: I just realized I did better than I thought... my sprint last year was on a shorter course!

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2008-03-15 8:06 PM
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Oh yeah... whoever said the course was flat must have not seen the hills on the back side of the loop I was totally unprepared for those and they ended up killing me. Oh well, my fault for not driving the course before the race.
2008-03-15 8:53 PM
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Carb-Load dinner pic at Joes Pasta and Pizza join in Keller, Texas.

Twas a pleasure to meet all of you...sorry I wasn't my usual talkative self.  I had a bit of a bug in me (yech!)





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2008-03-16 8:40 AM
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What a great event. Even though my shorts got hung up on my bike seat running full speed at the bike mount and wiping out it was great hehe. I beat my percieved time I wanted to finish by 5 minutes even with the ego/knee bruising fiasco just under 1:20.
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2008-03-16 1:26 PM
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Aaron, thanks for taking pics!  if possible, I'd like to get copies.  I'll PM you my email addy for you to send them (if you don't mind). 
2008-03-18 3:13 PM
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This was my first race and what an experience it was! I did not make it out Friday night to Joe's (decided to spend extra time resting and prepping). Thoughts from a first time triathlete:

Swim: About what I expected. The swim is what I spent most of my time training for. When I started swimming on Jan. 1, 2008, I couldn't go 25m w/o wanting to die and this past weekend's 300m was a blur. Literally. I remember getting in the water, the guy telling me to go, stopping at the last 50m to let a couple people pass me, then getting out of the water. As for in between, I have no recollection. I ended up finishing the swim in 6:44 which was about as good as I had been doing in practice.

Bike: This was actually the hardest part for me. I honestly did not work on my cycling (apart from 1 brick workout and a half dozen spin classes). This will be my concentration going into my next race in April. The course was more hilly than I expected plus I was cursing the wind the entire time. I also don't exactly have what you call a competition worthy bike. It's a 15 year old Cannondale that I fixed up just enough for it to be rideable. I think clipless pedals and shoes will be my next investment. Overall though, I enjoyed the experience of racing and being passed by more worthy racers who offered encouragement as they blazed ahead.

Run: Apart from the jelly-leg feeling that I knew I was going to have, this was my best segment. Nothing spectacular I guess. Nice little run through the park. Did anyone else notice the lady with the dog stroller? Sorry if I'm stepping on anyone's toes but, for goodness sakes, a stroller for your dog?!?

Finish: Honestly, kind of chaotic as there were many people hanging out around the finish area but still felt good to cross that line. My fiance and family were there to greet me and that added to the elation.

Thank you to all the seasoned triathletes who offered encouragement as well as allowing me to participate with them. I can't wait till my next race and am also glad to be apart of this group.

Best race memory: When they finally opened up the transition area, many people were unracking their bikes and trying to head out. Just as that happened, one of the last racers came in from the bike course. I remember hearing his little girl say "Go daddy, we love you." Then someone who was waiting to get out said "Way to go 941. Good job." And many people clapped for him. I loved it.
2008-03-19 9:20 PM
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