General Discussion Triathlon Talk » Lifetime Fitness Triathlon : Official Thread Rss Feed  
Moderators: k9car363, alicefoeller Reply
Show Per page
 
 
of 2
 
 
2010-04-19 11:00 PM

New user
3

Subject: Lifetime Fitness Triathlon : Official Thread

Super excited for this tri!  I watched last year and it looked like a lot of fun, hopefully the weather will be as nice as it was last year.  Does anyone go on the 8am Sunday bike rides with that group that runs the course every Sunday?  I was thinking of going this Sunday.  Sounds like fun.  If so, do you have an idea that pace that these people ride at?

 -Chrissi



2010-04-24 4:03 PM
in reply to: #2803260

User image

blaine
Subject: RE: Lifetime Fitness Triathlon : Official Thread
This is my first time doing the Tri and have heard wonders about it and it is run very smoothly...What course are you doing? I am signed up for the Sprint course.
2010-05-11 12:14 PM
in reply to: #2803260


2

Subject: RE: Lifetime Fitness Triathlon : Official Thread
I need to sign up but i'm planning on doing the sprint.  I did it in '07 and had a blast but haven't done a tri since.

I'm looking forward to it and hope that my swim doesn't go as poorly this time!
2010-05-12 11:19 AM
in reply to: #2851460

User image

Master
2800
2000500100100100
Minnetonka, Minnesota
Subject: RE: Lifetime Fitness Triathlon : Official Thread
I had this race on my list for 2010 and had planned on it being my first Oly, but turns out it is the same day as my daughter's state fastptich tournament.  Don't know where the tourney is yet.  If it is local, then I might still do the race and just miss the first game or so, depending on how the two schedules line up.  If the tournament is outsate, then will have to pass on the race....  I wonder when reg closes?
2010-06-30 9:05 PM
in reply to: #2803260

User image

Veteran
271
1001002525
St. Paul, MN
Subject: RE: Lifetime Fitness Triathlon : Official Thread

Rode the bike course last weekend with a couple guys that did this race last year.  They both said the roads are in worse condition this year.  Will they try and fix them for us at all?
Minnehaha, from west of Cedar to the round-a-bout (you ride most of this section twice), and the west side of Harriet are especially bad.  I think we saw 6 or 7 ejected water bottles on Minnehaha by where the bike path crosses on the north of the lake, and I think I saw one of those Smart Cars in a pothole on Harriet.

I am getting very excited though.  Really hoping to beat my buddy and his new 808's.

2010-07-01 9:05 AM
in reply to: #2954750

User image

Champion
9999
500020002000500100100100100252525
, Minnesota
Gold member
Subject: RE: Lifetime Fitness Triathlon : Official Thread

Dude, I almost spit my oatmeal through my nose!  Lol.

DTraitor - 2010-06-30 9:05 PM

... and I think I saw one of those Smart Cars in a pothole on Harriet....



2010-07-01 10:10 PM
in reply to: #2954750

Veteran
249
10010025
Subject: RE: Lifetime Fitness Triathlon : Official Thread
DTraitor - 2010-06-30 9:05 PM

Rode the bike course last weekend with a couple guys that did this race last year.  They both said the roads are in worse condition this year.  Will they try and fix them for us at all?
Minnehaha, from west of Cedar to the round-a-bout (you ride most of this section twice), and the west side of Harriet are especially bad.  I think we saw 6 or 7 ejected water bottles on Minnehaha by where the bike path crosses on the north of the lake, and I think I saw one of those Smart Cars in a pothole on Harriet.

I am getting very excited though.  Really hoping to beat my buddy and his new 808's.



The roads are absolutely terrible. I will not do this race again until the roads are fixed. I have done this race 3 times with the most recent last year. Last year the roads were really bad.....they are worse this year.
2010-07-02 8:50 AM
in reply to: #2803260

User image

Member
291
100100252525
Hugo, MN
Subject: RE: Lifetime Fitness Triathlon : Official Thread
A bit off-topic, but in terms of roads...square lake is going to be mostly awesome this year with 95 having been repaved. 
2010-07-03 3:29 PM
in reply to: #2803260

User image

Veteran
271
1001002525
St. Paul, MN
Subject: RE: Lifetime Fitness Triathlon : Official Thread
Tons of tri people out swimming, riding and running around Nokomis this morning.
2010-07-09 8:08 AM
in reply to: #2803260

User image

Extreme Veteran
552
5002525
Minnetonka Beach, MN
Subject: RE: Lifetime Fitness Triathlon : Official Thread
Nokomis Water Data

DateE. coliWater Temp (°F)Beach Status
6/7/10671.3Open
6/14/10268.5Open
6/21/10375.3Open
6/28/102475.0Open
7/06/10778.4Open

will they find a way to make it 77.9°???  Looks like it could be a wetsuitless swim this year!
2010-07-09 8:11 AM
in reply to: #2970272

User image

Champion
9999
500020002000500100100100100252525
, Minnesota
Gold member
Subject: RE: Lifetime Fitness Triathlon : Official Thread

I swam out there last night and wore my wetsuit and it was VERY warm.  I've swam in races where the temp has been just wet suitable, and it's not felt as warm as it did last night.  Of course, that was at 5:15 pm on a sunny day.  I would be surprised if you could wear it.

Ball - can you remind me where to find that lake temp information?  I always lose the link over the winter...



2010-07-09 8:30 AM
in reply to: #2970281

User image

Extreme Veteran
552
5002525
Minnetonka Beach, MN
Subject: RE: Lifetime Fitness Triathlon : Official Thread
BikerGrrrl - 2010-07-09 8:11 AM

...

Ball - can you remind me where to find that lake temp information?  I always lose the link over the winter...



http://www.minneapolisparks.org/default.asp?PageID=65&termSearchVal=Beach_Status

you have to scroll down to the bottom of the page for Nokomis...
2010-07-09 8:42 AM
in reply to: #2803260

User image

Member
127
10025
Subject: RE: Lifetime Fitness Triathlon : Official Thread
I swam there this morning at about 5:15 a.m. and it was very warm. Lovely and calm, but very warm... I would guess wetsuits will not be allowed. Good luck to all of you racing this weekend.
2010-07-09 8:48 AM
in reply to: #2970343

User image

Champion
9999
500020002000500100100100100252525
, Minnesota
Gold member
Subject: RE: Lifetime Fitness Triathlon : Official Thread

Thanks!

ball6135 - 2010-07-09 8:30 AM
BikerGrrrl - 2010-07-09 8:11 AM

...

Ball - can you remind me where to find that lake temp information?  I always lose the link over the winter...



http://www.minneapolisparks.org/default.asp?PageID=65&termSearchVal=Beach_Status

you have to scroll down to the bottom of the page for Nokomis...

2010-07-09 8:52 AM
in reply to: #2970417

User image

Champion
9999
500020002000500100100100100252525
, Minnesota
Gold member
Subject: RE: Lifetime Fitness Triathlon : Official Thread

I'll be volunteering in the morning, I believe in the transition area. 

I wanted to remind everyone that 94 East between 280 and 35E will be closed all weekend.   If you were planning to take 94, better plan a different route to the race...

Good luck everyone!

2010-07-09 9:31 AM
in reply to: #2803260

User image

Pro
4541
2000200050025
A farming town in MN
Subject: RE: Lifetime Fitness Triathlon : Official Thread
Thanks for volunteering Emily!  We'll look for you.  I'll be doing the sprint relay with my family.
Swim - me
Bike - my wife
Run - my daughter

Was expecting a non-wetsuit swim, but haven't done anything but wetsuit swims in open water.  I'll be at Nokomis later this afternoon doing about 1000 meters, just for the confidence boost.  


2010-07-09 9:32 AM
in reply to: #2803260

User image

Expert
1027
100025
Subject: RE: Lifetime Fitness Triathlon : Official Thread
I could see them allowing wetsuits for most people, doesn't the USAT guide say above x temp its up to the RD but it will not be eligible for awards if they choose to wear one?

That being said, I saw something on the news last night indicating they outlined potholes with orange paint, and were hoping to get them filled today. 

Rode the course Monday and it was rough, but I was expecting worse, only a few big potholes I saw were on the West side of the river, the east side was just rough in general.
2010-07-09 9:43 AM
in reply to: #2803260

User image

Veteran
271
1001002525
St. Paul, MN
Subject: RE: Lifetime Fitness Triathlon : Official Thread
Via twitter
LTFTriathlon Morning Triathletes. Water temp this morning was 79.7 degrees. USAT will make the final call at 6am tomorrow...
2010-07-09 9:48 AM
in reply to: #2970548

User image

Pro
4541
2000200050025
A farming town in MN
Subject: RE: Lifetime Fitness Triathlon : Official Thread
jvanis - 2010-07-09 9:32 AM I could see them allowing wetsuits for most people, doesn't the USAT guide say above x temp its up to the RD but it will not be eligible for awards if they choose to wear one?

That being said, I saw something on the news last night indicating they outlined potholes with orange paint, and were hoping to get them filled today. 

Rode the course Monday and it was rough, but I was expecting worse, only a few big potholes I saw were on the West side of the river, the east side was just rough in general.


You're right.  Here's the USAT rule:

4.4 Wet suits.

Each age group participant shall be permitted to wear a wet suit without penalty in any event sanctioned by USA Triathlon up to and including a water temperature of 78 degrees Fahrenheit. When the water temperature is greater than 78 degrees, but less than 84 degrees Fahrenheit, age group participants may wear a wetsuit at their own discretion, provided however that participants who wear a wet suit within this temperature range shall not be eligible for prizes or awards. Age group participants shall not wear wet suits in water temperatures equal to or greater than 84 degrees Fahrenheit. The wetsuit policy for elite athletes shall be determined by the USAT Athletes Advisory Council.

The AAC has set the wetsuit maximum temperature for elite/pros at 68 degrees for swim distances less than 3000 meters and 71.6 degrees for distances of 3000 meters or greater.

Effective January 1, 2013, any swimmer wearing a wetsuit with a thickness measured in any part greater than 5 millimeters shall be disqualified.

2010-07-09 9:51 AM
in reply to: #2970607

User image

Expert
1027
100025
Subject: RE: Lifetime Fitness Triathlon : Official Thread
sparco - 2010-07-09 9:48 AM
jvanis - 2010-07-09 9:32 AM I could see them allowing wetsuits for most people, doesn't the USAT guide say above x temp its up to the RD but it will not be eligible for awards if they choose to wear one?

That being said, I saw something on the news last night indicating they outlined potholes with orange paint, and were hoping to get them filled today. 

Rode the course Monday and it was rough, but I was expecting worse, only a few big potholes I saw were on the West side of the river, the east side was just rough in general.


You're right.  Here's the USAT rule:

4.4 Wet suits.

Each age group participant shall be permitted to wear a wet suit without penalty in any event sanctioned by USA Triathlon up to and including a water temperature of 78 degrees Fahrenheit. When the water temperature is greater than 78 degrees, but less than 84 degrees Fahrenheit, age group participants may wear a wetsuit at their own discretion, provided however that participants who wear a wet suit within this temperature range shall not be eligible for prizes or awards. Age group participants shall not wear wet suits in water temperatures equal to or greater than 84 degrees Fahrenheit. The wetsuit policy for elite athletes shall be determined by the USAT Athletes Advisory Council.

The AAC has set the wetsuit maximum temperature for elite/pros at 68 degrees for swim distances less than 3000 meters and 71.6 degrees for distances of 3000 meters or greater.

Effective January 1, 2013, any swimmer wearing a wetsuit with a thickness measured in any part greater than 5 millimeters shall be disqualified.



So I assume that means top 3 overall, top 3 age groupers, and top 3 teams.
2010-07-09 9:56 AM
in reply to: #2970612

User image

Champion
9999
500020002000500100100100100252525
, Minnesota
Gold member
Subject: RE: Lifetime Fitness Triathlon : Official Thread

Sometimes the 78-84 range means you don't even get a chip - untimed, not just no awards.  You are totally out of the AG from the start.

I asked about this for my first race and that was the gist of what that particular RD said.   I think you'd have a hill of trouble if you showed up at Lifetime with a wet suit.   It would be annoying to try to explain to folks, at the very least. 

That's just my opinion...

(Sal - I've never swam in a race - or a lake for any reason - without a wetsuit so I did about 5 mins in Nokomis last night, for a confidence builder.  I don't think it will be a problem with my race in Door County, but I wanted to see what it felt like.  It was so much fun I am going to try it again this weekend!  There's hope for me yet. )



2010-07-09 10:06 AM
in reply to: #2970626

User image

Pro
4541
2000200050025
A farming town in MN
Subject: RE: Lifetime Fitness Triathlon : Official Thread
BikerGrrrl - 2010-07-09 9:56 AM

Sometimes the 78-84 range means you don't even get a chip - untimed, not just no awards.  You are totally out of the AG from the start.

I asked about this for my first race and that was the gist of what that particular RD said.   I think you'd have a hill of trouble if you showed up at Lifetime with a wet suit.   It would be annoying to try to explain to folks, at the very least. 

That's just my opinion...

(Sal - I've never swam in a race - or a lake for any reason - without a wetsuit so I did about 5 mins in Nokomis last night, for a confidence builder.  I don't think it will be a problem with my race in Door County, but I wanted to see what it felt like.  It was so much fun I am going to try it again this weekend!  There's hope for me yet. )



Well, I need to rephrase.  I've swum several races in open water without a wetsuit, just not THIS SEASON.  This would be my first non-wetsuit OWS.  Chalk it up to my poor training this year.

Emily, glad you had fun last night.  Practice builds confidence.  I'll look for you tomorrow!
2010-07-09 10:49 AM
in reply to: #2803260

User image

Elite
3687
20001000500100252525
Subject: RE: Lifetime Fitness Triathlon : Official Thread

I swam at Lake Marion this morning and wore my wetsuit.  Water temp was 79 degrees.  I would NOT reccomend doing this.  I felt like I was boiling.

2010-07-09 11:52 AM
in reply to: #2970794

User image

Veteran
271
1001002525
St. Paul, MN
Subject: RE: Lifetime Fitness Triathlon : Official Thread
I used a sleevless wetsuit in Nokomis this morning, and I was okay with the temps.  I did only do about ten laps of the bouys though, so maybe going the Oly distance would make a negative difference.
2010-07-09 1:46 PM
in reply to: #2803260

User image

Extreme Veteran
552
5002525
Minnetonka Beach, MN
Subject: RE: Lifetime Fitness Triathlon : Official Thread
They were saying 79° at the expo... I'm with Brian, for the oly especially, too warm for my blood, I would have a major fever getting out of the water!   Looks like no wetsuit for me tomorrow!  Laughing
New Thread
General Discussion Triathlon Talk » Lifetime Fitness Triathlon : Official Thread Rss Feed  
Show Per page
 
 
of 2