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2008-09-05 12:40 PM
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I agree to some extent, but the James can get pretty messy when we get big storms. I would rather swim over a log then have to run twice though


2008-09-05 1:02 PM
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sk2a2005 - 2008-09-05 1:40 PM I agree to some extent, but the James can get pretty messy when we get big storms. I would rather swim over a log then have to run twice though

 

Agreed, but there is enough time on Sunday morning to make that call not on a Friday before a storm that nobody knows what it is going to do hits us.

2008-09-05 2:02 PM
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Although it wasn't quite the same, I'm glad I did a full practice on Monday.  What a bummer.  I guess I'll be checking setupevents.com to look for the next one.  See you all on Sunday for those that are still competing...probably bright, but not early.

 -Alan

2008-09-05 2:23 PM
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So I just found out from my key employee, whose husband is one of the fire chiefs that make safety calls concerning local major events:  The reason the swim is cancelled is not just because of storm surge, but logs, branches....feces, and other nasty contaminants that end up in the James after major storms.  Gross.  Probably healthier to not swim.  Heck, probably a few dead bodies floating down from Richmond.Smile

2008-09-05 4:11 PM
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mattajw - 2008-09-05 1:38 PM I think cancelling the swim was  a premature call.   2-5 inches is what they are calling for if the area were to get hit directly

 

It is not the 2-5 inches in Williamsburg, It's the 2-5 inches upstream that is going to swell the river.

2008-09-05 5:02 PM
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I don't really want to do a du.  Not sure what to do now.


2008-09-05 6:15 PM
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I'm also very disappointed. I think Setup made the right call by cancelling the swim, though I hate to admit it. The water is nasty on a good day... on a bad... well... Safety first. So I'm not mad, just sad. This was going to be my first Oly, and probably the only one I can possibly do until late next season. As a teacher, it's hard to find the time to do the necessary training during the year. And now it's a du, or whatever. Only the second time this has happened to me. I can think longlingly about another race, but it probably just won't be reality for me.

Since I'm local, I'm doing the race anyway. But it won't be the same. And I won't feel as good about it because it isn't the Oly distance I've trained for, the race I really wanted to do.

-Carrie
2008-09-05 7:02 PM
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CrazyAuntCarrie - 2008-09-05 6:15 PM I'm also very disappointed. I think Setup made the right call by cancelling the swim, though I hate to admit it. The water is nasty on a good day... on a bad... well... Safety first. So I'm not mad, just sad. This was going to be my first Oly, and probably the only one I can possibly do until late next season. As a teacher, it's hard to find the time to do the necessary training during the year. And now it's a du, or whatever. Only the second time this has happened to me. I can think longlingly about another race, but it probably just won't be reality for me. Since I'm local, I'm doing the race anyway. But it won't be the same. And I won't feel as good about it because it isn't the Oly distance I've trained for, the race I really wanted to do. -Carrie
I'm with you.  I'm disappointed and frustrated. I totally agree with and understand safety first but I have worked my tail off following an OLY training plan and was looking forward to this.  I have attempted a du in training once, about a year ago, and it sucked.  I would prefer a tri, but since I ponied up for the race and they won't refund/reapply our fees to next year I'm going to do it.
2008-09-05 7:20 PM
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zipp1 - 2008-09-05 8:02 PM

CrazyAuntCarrie - 2008-09-05 6:15 PM I'm also very disappointed. I think Setup made the right call by cancelling the swim, though I hate to admit it. The water is nasty on a good day... on a bad... well... Safety first. So I'm not mad, just sad. This was going to be my first Oly, and probably the only one I can possibly do until late next season. As a teacher, it's hard to find the time to do the necessary training during the year. And now it's a du, or whatever. Only the second time this has happened to me. I can think longlingly about another race, but it probably just won't be reality for me. Since I'm local, I'm doing the race anyway. But it won't be the same. And I won't feel as good about it because it isn't the Oly distance I've trained for, the race I really wanted to do. -Carrie
I'm with you.  I'm disappointed and frustrated. I totally agree with and understand safety first but I have worked my tail off following an OLY training plan and was looking forward to this.  I have attempted a du in training once, about a year ago, and it sucked.  I would prefer a tri, but since I ponied up for the race and they won't refund/reapply our fees to next year I'm going to do it.


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2008-09-06 9:49 AM
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less rain than I expected down here on the peninsula...looks like you guys in Richmond are getting it worse than us down here.

Although they just reported windspeed is supposed to double by noon -- and we are supposed to get gusts over 50. yikes.

2008-09-06 10:01 AM
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Yeah, I don't think we've seen the worst of what we're going to get here on the Peninsula yet. Judging by the radar map, we're on the edge at the moment. Williamsburg is getting more rain than I am in Newport News. In fact, at the moment I'm not getting anything (almost saw the sun when I got up about 2 hours ago). Kind of disappointed about that, too. SInce things got all messed up, I really wanted to see some storm action.

-Carrie


2008-09-06 10:03 AM
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Pouring pouring pouring in Richmond - although we don't have much wind right now.

Anyone hear the distances for the revised race?
2008-09-06 10:08 AM
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They still haven't posted anything on the website about the revised race. 
2008-09-06 12:36 PM
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Didnt I read in one of the letters / emails that we are supposed to bring a medical form with us to speed up registration? I can't find it on the site -- or in any of the emails setup events sent us.

Helps?

edit: P.S. - wind has died down here in Hampton.

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2008-09-06 12:41 PM
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On their web site the medical form was for the HIM. Here in Williamsburg the rain has stopped and there is no wind. Should be a great hot day for a race tomorrow!!
2008-09-06 2:34 PM
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I think I may be driving down for the race. I'm in a crappy mood since everything I've wanted to do in lieu of the race has also been cancelled.  Why not drive 6 hours in one day!

 I guess if it takes me 3 hours to drive, if I leave at 4 I should be ok?  Am I stoooopid?



2008-09-06 4:06 PM
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While I have no official word on the distance, the estimate I keep hearing for run 1 is 5K.  It's gonna hurt.
2008-09-06 4:46 PM
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I am signed up for the Sprint. I have been reading you alls info for anything on our race. Still nothing. We are here just waiting. I didn't really want to show up tomorrow morning and find out then what the race will be. I really hope there is some run before the bike. I don't want to start off with 60-80 people on the bike.
2008-09-06 5:14 PM
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robertp1024 - 2008-09-06 4:46 PM I am signed up for the Sprint. I have been reading you alls info for anything on our race. Still nothing. We are here just waiting. I didn't really want to show up tomorrow morning and find out then what the race will be. I really hope there is some run before the bike. I don't want to start off with 60-80 people on the bike.

 

Any race I've done that has become a du runs the first run in Waves.  Its the only safe way to do that to sort people out.   

2008-09-06 5:16 PM
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robertp1024 - 2008-09-06 5:46 PM I am signed up for the Sprint. I have been reading you alls info for anything on our race. Still nothing. We are here just waiting. I didn't really want to show up tomorrow morning and find out then what the race will be. I really hope there is some run before the bike. I don't want to start off with 60-80 people on the bike.

I don't think that there's a way to have the race start with the bike.  It's too big of a logistical hassle and not really safe. 

2008-09-06 5:31 PM
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Must know distance of run #1. Making me nuts!



2008-09-06 6:12 PM
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I drove by the staging area about an hour ago...looks like they are getting ready.  We only got 1.5 inches of rain at Jamestown (I live 1.5 miles away from the start).  The roads are already drying up. 
2008-09-06 7:04 PM
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that's good news. Just went up to Newport News to get the kids out of the house....same there....interstate completely dry.

Wouldnt surprise me if it is a 5 k -- bike -- 10 k. I can almost swim a 1500 about the same it takes me to run a 5k (a 5 k pace when I know I still have a bike and another 10 k to go) So I bet my overall finish would probably be the same.

Too bad. was going to be my first tri....but then again, like all my firsts, I got sick this week and have been hacking all over the place. Was a little worried about swimming and coughing. Exact same thing last year with my first hal f marathon....a bit of robitussin before the start, and I made it though the whole race. Crossed the finish line, stretched, and then started coughing my lungs out again. Whopefully next year when I finally do get to get a tri in, I wont be sick again.

Bad year for my first year in tri....wife's sked changed and we have a shift our vacation, so I missed my sprint in early summer, now this.... maybe its an omen in my first year of nothing but base training.

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2008-09-06 7:30 PM
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Good luck to all you guys tomorrow - hope it goes well for you.  I was supposed to do the HIM today, but no such luck with Hanna. 
2008-09-07 1:40 PM
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Congrats to everyone!

If you saw someone on the side fixing a flat.....that was me.

Oh well -- maybe I got that out of my system for a while (getting a flat).
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