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2009-09-11 5:19 PM
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For those of you doing the practice swim on Saturday, will you be wearing your wetsuits? 


2009-09-11 5:24 PM
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I'm 4290.  I went at 230 and the room was pretty full.

Got to meet another fellow academy grad/submariner, so that was cool.

if you are in an a/b group, your swim wave time is printed on your envelope label.  I'll be with the Fluorescent Green Capped Semi-Old Guys starting at 8:09.

2009-09-11 5:26 PM
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trakie - 2009-09-11 9:20 AM a note for people with spectators, my folks came and watched me last year and were famished by the end of the race (and almost as tired as i was).  id suggest to any spectators to bring some food and water because its a long time to be sitting around. 

 

Are there any vendors in the area near transition and the finish festival for spectators to buy food/drinks?

2009-09-11 5:54 PM
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I was at the 1:00 briefing, not the 12:30.  I was near the front, so he picked me out since I was close, probably.
2009-09-11 5:55 PM
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brownnugen - 2009-09-11 5:19 PM For those of you doing the practice swim on Saturday, will you be wearing your wetsuits? 


I am lazy...so I probably won't.  It isn't that cold.
2009-09-11 9:53 PM
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Daremo - 2009-09-11 5:54 PM I was at the 1:00 briefing, not the 12:30.  I was near the front, so he picked me out since I was close, probably.


Later on they were doing "first hand up" but didn't say that until after they asked the question....


2009-09-12 9:08 AM
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Looking at the map of the bike course...

Are we riding on the right side of the roads or the left?  From the course map, looks left to me.

2009-09-12 9:30 AM
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I'm bib 3584.  I will also have some BT tattoo's on.  Say hi if you see me tomorrow!
2009-09-12 3:49 PM
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I'm BIB# 1331..............see you all tomorrow!

2009-09-12 5:21 PM
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Bib # 3721

I totally left my bike # at my cousins home in Arlington!  I had to make a makeshift # to get my bike into transition!  Um. can you say !!! 
2009-09-12 7:41 PM
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WOW! I know now I can spot your bike outCool. Speaking of racking...I'm on ROW#15....parking was crazy as well.


2009-09-12 9:14 PM
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Quick questions:

1) I was reading the Athlete Guide and it said "If you want to stow a clean shirt or other gear for after the race, drop your white CitySports bag off at gear check, located on the right side of the transition area"  

If I finish at a certain time, will I be able to get into the transition area after I am finished to put my race belt away, call my wife, change shoes, etc??  I'm asking because I was at a race that wouldn't let anyone back into the transition area until (I think) everyone was done with the bike portion. 

2) Will the transition area be closed off to everybody during the race until a certain time?   What time does the transition area re-open?  I'm trying to figure out what time I can leave....

3) Also, the little race number sticker goes on the front of the helmet, right?



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2009-09-13 6:55 PM
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wasnt nearly as crowded as i thought it would be.  i ran into a few people on the swim, and when the bike course went to 1 lane in each direction it got a little tight - but i think i was overly worried and that worked out because it was a lot better than i was preparing for.  hope everyone had a good race and didnt have to wait too long in line to get back into transition to pick up their bikes.
2009-09-13 7:34 PM
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Yeah, that line going back to pick up your stuff in transition was ridiculous.  The food afterwards was plentiful and I got to chat with a lot of Coast Guard folks. 

All in all, I would not say that the race felt like there were 4500 participants.  The only time I realized how big it was was when I was stuck in line to get back into transition and looked at how many bikes there were.  If you averaged that each bike cost $2,000, that comes out to like $9 million worth of bikes in that area.
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2009-09-13 7:42 PM
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Congrats to everyone who raced today.  They must have had a ton of no shows, as the numbers were not anywhere near 6000.  There were a few times on the bike that it got a little tough to pass, but for the most part it was a great event.

Thanks to the volunteers who made it so!

They dont have the link up on the Nation's website yet but here is a link to the results http://bit.ly/358sLc

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2009-09-13 7:42 PM
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Wasn't as crowded as I thought either. The swim wasn't too bad, had my goggles knocked and the poor guy who did it stopped to apologize, but other then that just normal bumping around. Was a few spots on the bike route that bottlenecked. I felt sorry for the super fast guys who started behind us gals, they'd come tearing through shouting on your left. Most of the time people moved for them, but I bet that was frustrating.  I am pretty sure I finished about 45 minutes faster then I thought I would (pretty sure because I forgot to start my watch and was basing it on the time of day). I feel good about that! I think I may try this race again next year .

Edited to add: CONGRATULATIONS EVERYONE!

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I agree, it wasn't that crowded.  I was surprised to see the officials hanging near the narrow parts of the roads.

All in all, a fun race.
2009-09-13 9:07 PM
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brownnugen - 2009-09-13 7:34 PM

Yeah, that line going back to pick up your stuff in transition was ridiculous.  The food afterwards was plentiful and I got to chat with a lot of Coast Guard folks. 

All in all, I would not say that the race felt like there were 4500 participants.  The only time I realized how big it was was when I was stuck in line to get back into transition and looked at how many bikes there were.  If you averaged that each bike cost $2,000, that comes out to like $9 million worth of bikes in that area.
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What food? All I saw was PBJ/s and some fruit. Was there another tent or did it all run out by the time us old people finished?
2009-09-14 5:01 AM
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brownnugen - 2009-09-13 7:34 PM Yeah, that line going back to pick up your stuff in transition was ridiculous.  The food afterwards was plentiful and I got to chat with a lot of Coast Guard folks. 

What food? All I saw was PBJ/s and some fruit. Was there another tent or did it all run out by the time us old people finished?

Bummer I missed PBJs!  I was too busy standing in line to get back into transition!  Oh well maybe next time

2009-09-14 5:29 AM
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Yea, well, I started in wave 28, and the swim was god-awful crowded for me! I was running into people up to 3 waves ahead of me, and getting pummeled by people behind me, especially around the turn bouys. It was one of the worst swims I've had in a LONG time! There were definitely points on the bike course (for me) where there was no way NOT to block or draft, and I had to slow down because there was just no place to go... But overall, it went off more smoothly than I thought it would. I can't imagine what it might have been like if all 6000 people had turned up, though!
2009-09-15 7:45 AM
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Jumping into the discussion a little late.  This was my first Olympic length so I was nervous, but I was in wave 15 and found plenty of clear swimming space.  Got disoriented coming into T2 and had a terrible T2 split; encountered crowding during cycling course and observed disturbing amounts of bad behavior -- passing on the right, blocking -- but also lots of good behavior and friendly folks zooming past me.  I was extremely pleased with my overall race.


2010-01-14 5:59 AM
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Hey all,

In case you are on Facebook, there is a Nation's Facebook page that has lots of info about course changes, contests, opportunities to win tri gear and more.  Fan it here:

http://www.facebook.com/TheNationsTriathlon?ref=ts

I'm signed up for 2010.  Hope to see you there!
2010-01-14 7:39 PM
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The race was too crowded for me, especially when we were herded into the waiting area and on the bike course. The post race refreshments were pretty slim unless I missed something. I would rather spend my money elsewhere.
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Where did you stay in Washington? I am looking for economic place not far from race place. I am driving there from NYC. How about parking a car there? Thank you!
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