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2008-08-26 6:57 PM

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OK I'm in! Who else is up for this end of season fun?


2008-08-27 6:42 AM
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This will be my very first triatholon. Wish me luck!
2008-08-27 7:22 AM
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my first too!  (unless i can get a waitlist spot in wilmington in sept)

 

2008-08-27 7:28 AM
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I am planning to do this race again this year.  Loved it last year. It is a great first time race. OW was nice and smooth.
2008-08-27 8:40 AM
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This will be my first tri as well. I have been wanting to do this for a few years so I gave up the cigarettes, got the diabetes under control, started jogging, and here we are a little over a month away. I am nervous and excited at the same time.
2008-08-27 9:18 AM
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phouse23 - 2008-08-27 9:40 AM This will be my first tri as well. I have been wanting to do this for a few years so I gave up the cigarettes, got the diabetes under control, started jogging, and here we are a little over a month away. I am nervous and excited at the same time.

 

congrats on the great life changes and journey to get here.  i started bodybuilding almost 3 years ago and it helped me quit smoking, the ridiculous partying, and become closer to God and my family.  it's amazing what getting physically healthy does for your life!



2008-08-27 10:05 AM
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phouse23 - 2008-08-27 9:40 AM

This will be my first tri as well. I have been wanting to do this for a few years so I gave up the cigarettes, got the diabetes under control, started jogging, and here we are a little over a month away. I am nervous and excited at the same time.


Congratulations! Sounds like you have been through a lot to make it to your first tri.

I have not done this race but have heard it is a pretty course and setup does a solid job with their races.

Looking forward to hopefully meeting some of you at the race.
2008-08-27 1:10 PM
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It's a fun race - did last year. Swim is fine, bike is rolling hills, nothing too scary and the run is flat. Wish I were doing it this year, though it's only 3 weeks away from my first marathon, so probably a bad idea
2008-08-27 1:16 PM
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wurkit_gurl - 2008-08-27 2:10 PM

It's a fun race - did last year. Swim is fine, bike is rolling hills, nothing too scary and the run is flat. Wish I were doing it this year, though it's only 3 weeks away from my first marathon, so probably a bad idea


It is going to be fun...besides you get to hang out with us!
Just messing - get back to your marathon training.
2008-08-27 1:17 PM
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docswim24 - 2008-08-27 2:16 PM
wurkit_gurl - 2008-08-27 2:10 PM It's a fun race - did last year. Swim is fine, bike is rolling hills, nothing too scary and the run is flat. Wish I were doing it this year, though it's only 3 weeks away from my first marathon, so probably a bad idea
It is going to be fun...besides you get to hang out with us! Just messing - get back to your marathon training.

I can always come jockstrap or volunteer.

2008-08-28 4:14 AM
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I'm a-gonna be there

First year for me too.  I've done a few this year and this one looked like fun. 



2008-08-28 11:45 AM
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Hey to all...

 

I'm very new to Tri.  I will be doing my first Sept 20.  I have heard several people speak highly of this one.  

Complete newb question here... but is there enough time between the two Sept 20 and Oct 4 for me to do both?

 Thanks,

 

Mark

2008-08-28 1:24 PM
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mrmcmasty - 2008-08-28 12:45 PM

Hey to all...

 

I'm very new to Tri.  I will be doing my first Sept 20.  I have heard several people speak highly of this one.  

Complete newb question here... but is there enough time between the two Sept 20 and Oct 4 for me to do both?

 Thanks,

 

Mark



2 weeks is enough time to recover between sprint triathlons even if you are new to the sport.

Good luck at your races!
2008-08-28 6:34 PM
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Heck, I am planning on racing again the next weekend in Richmond. Uhh hubby does not know this yet ... heh heh .... better talk with him first.

Good luck all. We could try to meet up, especially you first-timers.

Sure hope the water is not too warm as I am planning on wearing my full sleeve wetsuit.
2008-08-28 6:54 PM
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BabsVa - 2008-08-28 7:34 PM Heck, I am planning on racing again the next weekend in Richmond. Uhh hubby does not know this yet ... heh heh .... better talk with him first. Good luck all. We could try to meet up, especially you first-timers. Sure hope the water is not too warm as I am planning on wearing my full sleeve wetsuit.

By October, you should be fine with a full-sleeve. Last year the water was 76, but I think the year before it was only 72. I wore a full-sleeve suit last year, and I wasn't too warm. Plus, if the weather stays like it has been with the cooler nights, the water temp should drop.

2008-08-29 7:50 AM
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This will be my second tri.

I'm planning on renting a wetsuit from Bonzai.  Should I get full sleeve or will a sleeveless be fine?



2008-08-29 8:18 AM
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A full sleeve is little faster but if you have not swam in a wetsuit a lot, a sleeveless could be a little more comfortable.
2008-08-29 8:51 AM
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Thanks, doc, I think I'll go for the sleeveless.

BTW, any advice on what to wear for the cycling (full sleeve cycling jersey)?  I figure it will be a little chilly, and I don't want to be wearing just a wet tri top.

2008-08-29 9:31 AM
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windandsurf - 2008-08-29 9:51 AM

Thanks, doc, I think I'll go for the sleeveless.

BTW, any advice on what to wear for the cycling (full sleeve cycling jersey)?  I figure it will be a little chilly, and I don't want to be wearing just a wet tri top.



I am going to go with just a tri top and bottom as the bike is 12 miles and my tri top usually dries off within the first 2 miles. I will probably bring arm warmers with me just in case it is really cold (in the 50s or below).
2008-08-29 10:04 AM
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docswim24 - 2008-08-29 10:31 AM
windandsurf - 2008-08-29 9:51 AM

Thanks, doc, I think I'll go for the sleeveless.

BTW, any advice on what to wear for the cycling (full sleeve cycling jersey)?  I figure it will be a little chilly, and I don't want to be wearing just a wet tri top.

I am going to go with just a tri top and bottom as the bike is 12 miles and my tri top usually dries off within the first 2 miles. I will probably bring arm warmers with me just in case it is really cold (in the 50s or below).

Totally depends on the weather. Last year it was in the mid-70s and overcast. I wore a trisuit. I get cold easily. I was fine. Dan's suggestion of arm warmers is good - if it ends up being cool. You don't want to struggle with putting on a top while you are wet.

2008-08-30 7:34 AM
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Only 38 spots left---better register if you want to do it....I finally did after much putting it off.


2008-09-02 2:45 PM
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For you veterans, how critical is a wet suit for this race? I signed up for it without thinking about needing one. I know it October can really range, but I do not own one and am not so sure I want to bother with renting one? Should I reconsider?
2008-09-02 2:59 PM
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krulak15 - 2008-09-02 3:45 PM

For you veterans, how critical is a wet suit for this race? I signed up for it without thinking about needing one. I know it October can really range, but I do not own one and am not so sure I want to bother with renting one? Should I reconsider?


The water is usually in the 70's so you will not need a wetsuit to keep you warm. As long as you are comfortable swimming the distance without a wetsuit you will be fine. Speed wise it is probably around 45 seconds to 1:30 faster with a wetsuit than without one.
2008-09-07 11:09 PM
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If there are spots my wife and I will be there this will be our 4th and final race this year.

2008-09-07 11:47 PM
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Now I am officially bummed. The event is sold out. I am not having any luck finding another race any closer than 4 hours away.
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