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2010-05-21 12:50 PM
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I am getting related to water temp from www.fishingnotes.com/lakeinfo.php?id=3350 and can not coment to validity.    

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2010-05-22 9:56 AM
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Did not mean to be critical - sorry.  I do very much appreciate that you are posting info for the race.  However, I think maybe the fisher-dudes are taking the temp at a slightly deeper part of the lake than we will swim! 



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2010-05-23 10:27 AM
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I swam in Lake Welch yesterday, upstate NY - Harriman State Park - and the temp (as per the USAT Official) was 56 degrees, and it was absolutely fine.  The temp actually felt really good after a few practice laps.  A bunch of us even thought about ditching our neoprene caps.   

2010-05-24 8:01 PM
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I have raced alot at Quassy. No need to worry about the water temp. I will be warm for the race. DC let me know your thougts on Harriman vs Rev 3. which is more difficult. I might do this race next year..
2010-05-25 9:26 AM
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davetri1 - 2010-05-24 9:01 PM I have raced alot at Quassy. No need to worry about the water temp. I will be warm for the race. DC let me know your thougts on Harriman vs Rev 3. which is more difficult. I might do this race next year..

I'll let you know which one kicked my butt more in just 12 days.

2010-05-25 10:23 AM
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Did anyone do the group ride of the course last weekend?  I would love to hear your impressions of the course. 


2010-05-27 8:53 PM
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Anybody starting to get nervous?  I know I am.  This is my first half and I continually question my training.  So much so that I am having a hard time decreasing volume during "taper" weeks.  I have slowed things down a bit, but have not really decreased volume yet.  Plan on doing more swimming next week than anything else and legs are looking forward to a break.

Anybody want to meet prior/during bike check-in?  
2010-05-27 10:45 PM
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Well, I did the course last week and it is... challenging... lets say. I will be in a world of pain next sunday.
2010-05-28 5:13 AM
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entchepl - 2010-05-27 11:45 PM Well, I did the course last week and it is... challenging... lets say. I will be in a world of pain next sunday.


From the bike course map - looks like two significant climbs (besides all the rollers!) - mile 7-14 and 21 - 28.   Did you find these the most challenging? How were the road conditions?  Any insights appreciated...
2010-05-28 5:16 AM
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Donzy - 2010-05-27 9:53 PM Anybody starting to get nervous?  I know I am.  This is my first half and I continually question my training.  So much so that I am having a hard time decreasing volume during "taper" weeks.  I have slowed things down a bit, but have not really decreased volume yet.  Plan on doing more swimming next week than anything else and legs are looking forward to a break.

Anybody want to meet prior/during bike check-in?  


Yea, sure, definitely nervous.  My body is sore and tired so the taper is *welcome*.  don't neglect it. decrease volume/duration but keep some intensity in short workouts .... follow your plan.

I will be in town Sat staying @ host hotel.  Maybe if they post bib #'s we can exchange; PM for email/cell phones ???

2010-05-28 7:27 AM
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I did the Harryman Half last Saturday, which is also a very hilly Bike and Run (combined Bike & Run Elevation gain of approx 8800 feet.).  I was not prepared for all the climbing, and I didn't take in enough nutrition on the Bike (only avg'd around 175 calories per hour).  As a result I ended up BONKING on the second loop of the Run.  Make sure you know your nutrition going into the race, and if we get a hot humid day, make some adjustments by increasing your electrolyte intake.  I saw someone post that the Rev3 Bike & Run course combined total elevation gain is 5,007 feet, which is also A LOT of climbing!   



2010-05-28 7:27 AM
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2010-05-28 3:19 PM
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I did the race last year and the bike is hilly but not too outragous. Nothing too steep, but alot of rollers and a couple long climbs particularly the one around mile 26. The run had some good hills on it too, including the K-Swiss mile (an uphill mile at about mile 4 on a dirt trail, but it was shaded). The had a timing mat at the bottom and top and gave prizes for the fastest split. The modified the run so you go all the way around the lake instead of having to head back down the K-Swiss mile so I haven't run the new segment.

I can't compare it to the Harriman but for anyone who did the Black Bear HIM that bike course was alot harder than Quazzy. Quazzy is a good challenge but it was fair and well run and supported last year. See you all in a few days.
2010-05-28 8:48 PM
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They get rid of the downhill portion! That's their adjustment after last years comments. The uphills on that dirt road were crazy. Every time you went around a corner there was another hill to climb. It never seemed to end. And they left that part in. Oh fun.


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2010-05-31 12:04 PM
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T-Minus 6 days till Quassy!!  Mmmm... mmmm... mmmmm, those hills are going to be tasty. 

2010-06-02 7:49 AM
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Only 4 days left!  Weather is looking pretty decent.  Nice to see the Race Guide in my email yesterday. 



2010-06-02 8:16 AM
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Just want to be sure about this: For the HIM we drop our Bikes off between 2 & 7 PM on Saturday?  Thinking maybe I'm going to cover my baby out there all alone over night.



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2010-06-02 9:07 AM
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Yes, bike check-in is between 2-7pm on Sat.  I will definately be covering the bike.  Couple of plastic bags strategically placed should suffice.

2010-06-03 1:54 PM
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same here, dropping off bike saturday.  hope the weather holds out ...
2010-06-03 4:11 PM
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Is there Live Athelete tracker for friends and family to track us from home?  Does anyone know...

2010-06-03 8:51 PM
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It was posted on the other site that there would be live coverage on the website.  However, they may have had issues with the Knoxville coverage so cross your fingers it is fixed...they contend it is.


2010-06-03 10:37 PM
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Hey - is anyone staying at the Crown Plaza? My mrs is coming with me, but she would prefer to come to the race at a civilised hour (say 8 - 9 am). Is anyone else in a similar situation? We can drive together to the site in the morning, and then our better halves can come later.
2010-06-04 2:37 PM
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I just arrived in Connecticut at the Howard Johnsons hotel in Bethel. Checked in and about to do a 20 min tune up run

2010-06-04 3:25 PM
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Did anyone else notice - the Race Guide says transition opens at 5:30am.  Web site says 4:30am.  Not that I planned to be there at 4:30am, but I wonder when it opens for real.  Anyone know for sure?

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2010-06-04 8:37 PM
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Subject: RE: Revolution3 HIM Middlebury, Connecticut: Official Thread

FYI  I didn't get my Amusement park passes in my race packet.  I don't need them but I figured I'd mention it in case any of you intended to have your families go in during the race.

So make sure you check!



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