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2009-04-21 3:47 PM
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i'd really like to meet up Saturday since this is the first race with BT'ers i'll be at.   i really would like to get a swim in sometime Saturday as well to check out the water temp.   i'm coming down early Saturday to watch the MnM kids race and plan to hang on the beach with the family until i can get in my room in the afternoon.    i'm willing to give my cell out if anyone is
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i was hoping my 2009 BT top would be here before the weekend so i could wear it too.....not here yet though.

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2009-04-21 3:48 PM
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At this point it's not a huge deal, however wetsuits are faster and I'm trying to beat my time from last year (wetsuit there as well)
2009-04-22 2:04 PM
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got my 2009 BT Tri top today...looks awesome!!!   got extra tattos if anyone needs any
2009-04-22 3:29 PM
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Xmann...sent you a private message about meeting up for a swim saturday. 

Does anyone have suggestions about parking?  Any secret garages that are near the transition area we should know about?  My swim start is 8:30 am.  I guess that the parking garages are too far to walk back to once you have gotten your body markings at 6:30 am??

I also have been told that you need throw away shoes to use to walk to the swim start from the trans area and that anything you shed at the start of the swim, you won't get back?  So question is WHEN does the wetsuit rule offically start?  I don't want to bring my suit and then at 8 am as I am standing a mile from my car have it announced its no longer wetsuit legal...
2009-04-22 4:40 PM
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They will announce weather or not it is wetsuit legal very early when transition opens so if it is not you should be able to leave the suit in transition.  Go to walmart or target and buy some $1 flip flops to leave on the beach unless you have someone withyou who can hold your stuff. 

I am going to Meek and mighty and will swim saturday probably after that or whenever.  SOme of us are going to get dinner t Carrabas 1951 4th st north in St. Pete.  No formal arrangements/reservations have been made.  We will probab;y go early so usually its not that big a deal. 

2009-04-22 6:07 PM
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Socks - 2009-04-22 5:40 PM

They will announce weather or not it is wetsuit legal very early when transition opens so if it is not you should be able to leave the suit in transition.  Go to walmart or target and buy some $1 flip flops to leave on the beach unless you have someone withyou who can hold your stuff. 

I am going to Meek and mighty and will swim saturday probably after that or whenever.  SOme of us are going to get dinner t Carrabas 1951 4th st north in St. Pete.  No formal arrangements/reservations have been made.  We will probab;y go early so usually its not that big a deal. 

What time will you guys meet for dinner? 

The funny thing is it's supposed to be in the 80s in NY over the weekend.  It figures I'm going to Florida when that happens.



2009-04-22 8:30 PM
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NYtrigal - 2009-04-22 7:07 PM

Socks - 2009-04-22 5:40 PM

They will announce weather or not it is wetsuit legal very early when transition opens so if it is not you should be able to leave the suit in transition.  Go to walmart or target and buy some $1 flip flops to leave on the beach unless you have someone withyou who can hold your stuff. 

I am going to Meek and mighty and will swim saturday probably after that or whenever.  SOme of us are going to get dinner t Carrabas 1951 4th st north in St. Pete.  No formal arrangements/reservations have been made.  We will probab;y go early so usually its not that big a deal. 

What time will you guys meet for dinner? 

The funny thing is it's supposed to be in the 80s in NY over the weekend.  It figures I'm going to Florida when that happens.

 

lets say 5:30....I'll start a list

Socks = 3
KathyG = 5
Linus = 2
NYtrigal = 1? 

 

add on I'll call for a reservation if it gets high

2009-04-22 8:33 PM
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My husband is doing Meek and Mighty as his first tri and our 14 year old daughter Emily but she has been doing sprints since she was 11. After that I have swim and then short bike/run planned. I'll probably just bike the run course to make sure bike is okay and race wheels are working fine then run.

I'd love to swim with others guessing maybe around 10ish...but totally dependant on Meek and Mighty. Probably ride/run later in afternoon.

Both Kevin and Emily will be going off in the 15 and over group. Emily is 14 (15 USAT rules) and they are starting with the youngest to oldest in that group and she is nervous she'll be one of the first racers.

PM me to exchange cell phone numbers if interested in meeting up to swim or bike/run.

2009-04-22 8:45 PM
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Socks - 2009-04-22 9:30 PM

NYtrigal - 2009-04-22 7:07 PM

Socks - 2009-04-22 5:40 PM

They will announce weather or not it is wetsuit legal very early when transition opens so if it is not you should be able to leave the suit in transition.  Go to walmart or target and buy some $1 flip flops to leave on the beach unless you have someone withyou who can hold your stuff. 

I am going to Meek and mighty and will swim saturday probably after that or whenever.  SOme of us are going to get dinner t Carrabas 1951 4th st north in St. Pete.  No formal arrangements/reservations have been made.  We will probab;y go early so usually its not that big a deal. 

What time will you guys meet for dinner? 

The funny thing is it's supposed to be in the 80s in NY over the weekend.  It figures I'm going to Florida when that happens.

 

lets say 5:30....I'll start a list

Socks = 3
KathyG = 5
Linus = 2
NYtrigal = 1? 

 

add on I'll call for a reservation if it gets high



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2009-04-22 9:02 PM
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afrutoz - 2009-04-22 4:29 PM Xmann...sent you a private message about meeting up for a swim saturday. 

Does anyone have suggestions about parking?  Any secret garages that are near the transition area we should know about?  My swim start is 8:30 am.  I guess that the parking garages are too far to walk back to once you have gotten your body markings at 6:30 am??

I also have been told that you need throw away shoes to use to walk to the swim start from the trans area and that anything you shed at the start of the swim, you won't get back?  So question is WHEN does the wetsuit rule offically start?  I don't want to bring my suit and then at 8 am as I am standing a mile from my car have it announced its no longer wetsuit legal...


The best parking spot on race morning is actually on 2nd avenue near the pier.  If you plan to get to Transition early, head down 2nd ave towards the pier and park in the Dolphin (I think it's called) lot right before you reach Spa Beach.  That way, your car is actually right there at the swim start.  Downside is that you have to walk over to transition and then all the way back to your car before and after the race but the upside is that you can wait in/around your car until your wave is set to go off and deal with your wetsuit then.
2009-04-23 6:36 AM
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i will give a definite answer about dinner with you guys tonight, but i'm a 100% sure of a swim sometime.


2009-04-23 6:38 AM
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From the email this AM...sounds like a bit of off road running...

RUN COURSE - CHANGE
First .4 miles of run course is different than in previous years.  In order to enhance to overall flow of both spectators and athletes, we have made a change to the start of the run course.  When athletes exit the north end of transition to start the run course, they will make a hard right (rather than left as in years past) and they will then head to the paved trail that runs along the seawall.  Athletes will run on the paved trail North until they pass the North Shore Pool parking lot (.3 miles into run).  The athletes will make a left across the field North of the North Shore Pool and will reach North Shore Drive shortly there after.  The runners will now run as traffic would flow rather than opposite traffic as in years past.  New run start will be marked by tomorrow afternoon with orange chalk paint. 


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2009-04-23 6:43 AM
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KathyG - 2009-04-22 8:33 PM My husband is doing Meek and Mighty as his first tri and our 14 year old daughter Emily but she has been doing sprints since she was 11. After that I have swim and then short bike/run planned. I'll probably just bike the run course to make sure bike is okay and race wheels are working fine then run.

I'd love to swim with others guessing maybe around 10ish...but totally dependant on Meek and Mighty. Probably ride/run later in afternoon.

Both Kevin and Emily will be going off in the 15 and over group. Emily is 14 (15 USAT rules) and they are starting with the youngest to oldest in that group and she is nervous she'll be one of the first racers.

PM me to exchange cell phone numbers if interested in meeting up to swim or bike/run.



I'm in for the bike and swim.  You have my info.  I'm totally flexible.  Good luck to Kevin and Emily!

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TriToy - 2009-04-22 8:45 PM
Socks - 2009-04-22 9:30 PM

NYtrigal - 2009-04-22 7:07 PM

Socks - 2009-04-22 5:40 PM

They will announce weather or not it is wetsuit legal very early when transition opens so if it is not you should be able to leave the suit in transition.  Go to walmart or target and buy some $1 flip flops to leave on the beach unless you have someone withyou who can hold your stuff. 

I am going to Meek and mighty and will swim saturday probably after that or whenever.  SOme of us are going to get dinner t Carrabas 1951 4th st north in St. Pete.  No formal arrangements/reservations have been made.  We will probab;y go early so usually its not that big a deal. 

What time will you guys meet for dinner? 

The funny thing is it's supposed to be in the 80s in NY over the weekend.  It figures I'm going to Florida when that happens.

 

lets say 5:30....I'll start a list

Socks = 3
KathyG = 5
Linus = 2
NYtrigal = 1? 

 

add on I'll call for a reservation if it gets high



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I'm in too (with the BF)

Socks = 3
KathyG = 5
Linus = 2
NYtrigal = 1?
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2009-04-23 7:44 AM
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OK what is the official schedule for swimming.  I like to swim in a group when I can and I need to get a swim in on Saturday.  I prefer after noon as I will be getting to St. P later then I would like.

Anyone up for a 2:00 PM swim?  it will help cool you down as it will be HOT!!!

Also, as we are talking about schedules, I see that some people are going to Carrabba's for dinner on Sat.  Is this the official BT hang out this year?

Thanks

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2009-04-23 8:37 AM
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i'm definitely in for a swim and would prefer a group swim as well.   there's a few that have shown interest in a swim and i'd be up for anytime that accommodates most.    i've already given my cell out to one person via pm and i have no trouble giving it out to others if that helps coordinates things.


2009-04-23 10:30 AM
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I plan to swim both friday and saturday - short and easy both times.

Friday I plan to do packet pickup, get CO2 cartridges at the expo and likely ez brick.  I want to get a feel for the midday heat running since I have a late swim wave.  My schedule both friday and saturday is totally flexible .

PM me mobile and I will PM mine back!  I am staying at the hilton that is 20 mins from course...

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2009-04-23 10:48 AM
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ok, i sent out a few pm's to those who messaged me about swimming.   since there are several of us who want to swim Saturday, maybe one of us can coordinate a time and meeting place by tonight or tomorrow.
2009-04-23 10:59 AM
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I will be swimming at some point in the morning. After M&M, then doing a short bike, probaby bike the run course. I'll probably be wearing something TriGators and drive a white Xterra, so if you see me hanging around my truck feel free to come say hi.
2009-04-23 2:50 PM
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I'm amazed at how many athletes do substantial swims the day before a serious tri such as SA.  I try to do almost nothing the two days before to get completly recovered. Am I missing something in my taper ? Thanks, DBL TAP
2009-04-23 3:30 PM
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well i personally take it easy on my legs mid-week of a race.   but swimming is minor impact for me that it doesn't bother me to swim right before an event.   plus, i really like to swim the course before race morning.


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Dbl Tap - 2009-04-23 3:50 PM I'm amazed at how many athletes do substantial swims the day before a serious tri such as SA.  I try to do almost nothing the two days before to get completly recovered. Am I missing something in my taper ? Thanks, DBL TAP


"Substantial" I'm going to swim like 800m EZ. Then bike the run course EZ. Take an active person and have them do nothing, there legs will feel more fatigued then doing something. And if you are traveling for any length of time you want to get the legs moving and blood flow going again.
2009-04-23 6:24 PM
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We are staying at the Courtyard downtown st pete. I am up for a s/b/r on Friday and Saturday as wella s dinner on Sat night. I prefer to do an early s/b/r on Friday - any joiners?

2009-04-23 7:02 PM
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I'm with Dbl Tap, hate to burn too much energy the day before the race although it will be hot during the expo and I might need to cool off.

Current water temp 79.9 deg F from the St Pete Pier

http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/station_page.php?station=sapf1

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2009-04-23 8:21 PM
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Count me in for a swim also.

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