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2008-12-31 10:35 AM

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Is anyone from the Cols area planning on doing this one? I'm considering adding it to my schedule but want to keep costs down. I was wondering if anyone is driving down that morning and wants to carpool and split gas costs. If we get a large group from Cols who all want to travel together I can drive my RV. I can take about 6-8 people and bikes in that. A smaller group and maybe we can just car it. Post here or send me a PM if anyone wants to carpool.


2009-01-01 8:18 AM
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I plan on participating. This race has a special meaning as it was my first tri. I am looking forward to it being my first repeat so I can compare times.

I plan on going down on Friday to visit with my daughter who is a sophomore. See ya there!
2009-01-01 11:09 AM
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david,

I am planning on making this my first race, and i am pretty sure justin is going as well. my dad might be going as well (will know closer to then).

i'll know a bit closer whether i am riding down with friends from denison or not. when we get a bit closer let me know what you are thinking plan wise and we'll figure something out.


on a side note, this was my first triathlon as well, did it that first year it was a race and man has it grown since then!
2009-01-01 3:39 PM
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This will be my first tri and I am from Columbus, but I think i'm going down the night before.
2009-01-01 3:43 PM
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k_watzek - 2009-01-01 4:39 PM This will be my first tri and I am from Columbus, but I think i'm going down the night before.

Hey!  Big congrats on picking your first tri.  You must be so excited!  It'll be my third tri but my first indoor pool tri.

2009-01-01 4:52 PM
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you picked a great first one!

David, here is how i think things will work on my end, either i am riding down with the denison team (if they get a trailer we can throw you and up to 3 others in there. if not i will head with you if i can.

looking oforward to racing again, winter is not a fun time for me!



k_watzek - 2009-01-01 3:39 PM

This will be my first tri and I am from Columbus, but I think i'm going down the night before.


2009-01-02 8:02 AM
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It is a great race. It was my "first" and I had a great time. The students do a great job. Have fun and enjoy!
2009-01-02 1:49 PM
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k_watzek - 2009-01-01 4:39 PM This will be my first tri and I am from Columbus, but I think i'm going down the night before.

It's a good one. Looks like we'll have a nice BT showing there. The race keeps geting bigger and bigger every year.

Newbz, I'll take you up on that offer. I'll register and either way we'll hook up the morning of.

2009-01-02 3:26 PM
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Sounds good
2009-01-17 4:51 PM
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I'm in for this race again.  I live about 10 miles from Oxford, Ohio.  :-)
2009-02-07 5:23 AM
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I thinking about trying this race as my fist since I live just about 30 minutes away.


2009-02-07 7:37 AM
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executivelewis - 2009-02-07 6:23 AM

I thinking about trying this race as my fist since I live just about 30 minutes away.


This was my "first" race last year. It is a great one to do. Very well organized and lots of people there to cheer you on! Just pray for decent weather.
2009-02-07 9:28 AM
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this was also my first race three years ago, great race, very well run, awesome course.
2009-02-10 6:56 PM
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I just booked my hotel room!  I'm getting excited!
2009-02-13 8:08 AM
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I am going to be racing and I am super excited because it is my first Tri.  I have 2 of my best buddies racing at Miami in their first tri as well.   I just have a few things I was wondering about.  Is the bike section flat or does it have hills? Also, I am really confused on how the swim works.  I saw on the HFP page that it was a 750M swim, but they only have an 8 lane pool.  Another question I have is how to you swim a serpentine? I believe I understand the concept, but do you make your turns and then go under the lane lines or what?  Last question, I have never done any swimming in a competitive capacity, but I timed myself in our pool at school last night and I swam a 6:10 400M in a 25M pool.  Is that fast or slow?  Any help you could give me is greatly appreciated.
2009-02-13 8:41 AM
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you sure it was a 25m or yard pool?

that would be agood time either way.


2009-02-13 11:55 AM
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It's a 400 meter swim. You enter the pool, swim 1 length, make your turn and then as you push off you go under the lane line. Repeat 7 more times.

The bike course is rolling. There will be enough hills to keep you busy and keep things intresting.

A 6:10 400M is a pretty fast time. I'd make sure you have the distance of the pool correct. See you in April!

2009-02-13 9:00 PM
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i checked with the guy who runs the university pool and he said it was a 25M pool.  Thanks for the info on the turns, I will practice those from now on.  I will need the good swim time just to not get destroyed on the bike and run.
2009-02-13 10:16 PM
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nice swim times.
2009-02-14 9:36 AM
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bjsoccer8 - 2009-02-13 10:00 PM i checked with the guy who runs the university pool and he said it was a 25M pool.  Thanks for the info on the turns, I will practice those from now on.  I will need the good swim time just to not get destroyed on the bike and run.

BJ, you've definitely got a killer time on the swim. 

That is great info on the turns.  I'll start practicing them, too, when the other lane is open.

I have a hard time disagreeing with the guy who actually runs the pool, but MU's Web site says it's a 50 meter, 8 lane pool.
http://www.units.muohio.edu/rsp/recsports/aquatics/index.html

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2009-02-14 10:11 AM
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David tri's - 2009-02-13 12:55 PM

It's a 400 meter swim. You enter the pool, swim 1 length, make your turn and then as you push off you go under the lane line. Repeat 7 more times.

The bike course is rolling. There will be enough hills to keep you busy and keep things intresting.

A 6:10 400M is a pretty fast time. I'd make sure you have the distance of the pool correct. See you in April!



There is a hill about mile 2 that is a killer. I would say 80% ended up walking their bike up. The bike course is very nice. Let's just hope for good weather.


2009-02-14 2:39 PM
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On the steep hill I saw a couple people losing thier breakfast.  I MU pool is a 50 meter pool with 8 lanes. The turns can get a little congested. The race is really nice venue. Hopefully it won't rain again this year.
2009-02-14 4:02 PM
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lkagop - 2009-02-14 10:36 AM

bjsoccer8 - 2009-02-13 10:00 PM i checked with the guy who runs the university pool and he said it was a 25M pool.  Thanks for the info on the turns, I will practice those from now on.  I will need the good swim time just to not get destroyed on the bike and run.

BJ, you've definitely got a killer time on the swim. 

That is great info on the turns.  I'll start practicing them, too, when the other lane is open.

I have a hard time disagreeing with the guy who actually runs the pool, but MU's Web site says it's a 50 meter, 8 lane pool.
http://www.units.muohio.edu/rsp/recsports/aquatics/index.html

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I suspect he means his "home" pool, not the MU pool.

2009-02-14 8:01 PM
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the course is great, bike course is for the most part gentle rolling hills, no where near as bad as the first year. two mid sized hills on the bike, but neither are very long, run is DEAD FLAT through campus.
2009-02-16 4:07 PM
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time for another one of my newbie questions.  Do they provide a swim cap that I would have to wear or can I use my own?
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