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2009-08-26 10:29 AM
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Yep, lots of sharp jagged pointy rocks near the shore.  You cannot see in the water far enough to make out your hand in front of your face.  Sighting is supremely important so you don't waste precious energy moving off course.  Unless there is a storm, the current should be very very light and the water will be still...except for the 500+ kicking athletes surrounding you.

I will join you guys this weekend for the practice and I'll probably just ride the oly course real quick after the swim. 


2009-08-26 2:07 PM
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No, as a "vertical swimmer" I have very poor form and do the opposite of what you're supposed to.  My hips drag down and my upper body is always too high.  I'm working on it!

Is it safe to swim in the river on the weekends?  No boats or anything I should worry about knocking me out in the water?  I may try to make it down there Saturday, if that's the case.  It's a bit of a hike for me (Washington, DC), but may be worth it.

2009-08-26 7:07 PM
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Thinking about riding the patriot half bike course for practice. Can you bike across the John Tyler bridge on a non race day? anything else that might be in the way of a practice ride?

2009-08-26 7:53 PM
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smirgle - 2009-08-26 2:07 PM

No, as a "vertical swimmer" I have very poor form and do the opposite of what you're supposed to.  My hips drag down and my upper body is always too high.  I'm working on it!

Is it safe to swim in the river on the weekends?  No boats or anything I should worry about knocking me out in the water?  I may try to make it down there Saturday, if that's the case.  It's a bit of a hike for me (Washington, DC), but may be worth it.

I think set up will have a practice on the Friday evening before the race.  I'll be driving down from Richmond then so my swim will not be on site.  Last time I swam there the current wasn't too bad but with the rain issues this year I can't say that's not a factor.

2009-08-27 7:15 AM
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burkesj - 2009-08-26 8:07 PM Thinking about riding the patriot half bike course for practice. Can you bike across the John Tyler bridge on a non race day? anything else that might be in the way of a practice ride?



nope.  just jerky drivers, but you'll have that everywhere.  the bridge has an enourmous shoulder but it's usually pretty dirty...but not very heavily traveled.
2009-08-27 8:16 AM
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i may go up there with a broom during the week before the race and sweep off the wide shoulders on the bridge.  i doubt setup will do that, but it would help a lot of people.  it's only like 5 minutes from my house so no biggie...just wonder how long it might take me.  hmmm...i'll bring the blower just in case.


2009-08-27 11:05 AM
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Anyone know what to expect for water temperature? Wetsuit legal?
2009-08-27 11:09 AM
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i seriously doubt it will be wetsuit legal...unless some cold water shows up in richmond and travels down our way.  i'll bring a thermometer this weekend when i practice and let you know.
2009-09-07 3:48 PM
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For race day does anyone know what the typical schedule is for TA opening, TA closing, and the Oly waves going off?
2009-09-12 6:37 PM
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Race #  920...wave 9

2009-09-12 6:45 PM
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Hope you all have a great race tomorrow!!


2009-09-12 9:05 PM
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2009-09-13 7:35 PM
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Check out your official results.  They deducted 7 years for my actual age, and added 9 minutes on my swim time.  I am OK with that

2009-09-14 7:34 AM
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KFranke - 2009-09-13 8:35 PM

Check out your official results.  They deducted 7 years for my actual age, and added 9 minutes on my swim time.  I am OK with that



ha, they made me 21, and i turn 27 on wednesday.  the times all match what i have on my watch though.  weird.  i'm debating correcting them - either i'm like 12/14 (21yr old meh) or 17/20 (27yr old meh)  both kinda suck?
2009-09-14 1:22 PM
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My times match but the age was off also. I finished in the middle of either ag so it doesnt matter that much.
2009-09-14 2:43 PM
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they fixed the scores!  and 27 year old meh is a way better athlete than at 21


2009-09-14 2:56 PM
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they fixed the scores!  and 27 year old meh is a way better athlete than at 21
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Wait till your 40 something, you'll be even betterWink

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2009-09-15 10:16 AM
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RecTri - 2009-09-14 3:56 PM

they fixed the scores!  and 27 year old meh is a way better athlete than at 21
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2009-09-15 2:33 PM
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Verga,

Sounds like I will see you in Midlothian in Oct. I signed up yesterday.

2009-09-15 7:48 PM
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My computer had the ride at just under 24 miles; is that what you had?
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