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2010-06-01 8:21 PM
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Doin' the sprint, 3rd tri ever-(indoor at grady doesn't count), feel like I may puke.......nerves are setting in.....Last year at toyoda challange the swim was not kind to me, although I do have a wetsuit now. It will be good to see some fellow BT'ers down there!!


2010-06-01 8:40 PM
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k_watzek - 2010-06-01 8:27 PM Diamond you'll do just fine. Anyone going down on sat for packet pickup?Oh man I'm so excited for this season opener!


Thanks Kate! I will be glad to finally meet you - I was bummed to miss the BT training day a couple of weeks ago in Columbus but it's nice that I will finally get to meet all of you.
2010-06-02 6:01 AM
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k_watzek - 2010-06-01 8:27 PM

Anyone going down on sat for packet pickup?


I'll be there early. I know a couple of the ladies doing the Girls Tri Too race on that day that I'm going to go watch. Then plain on a quick workout after the race while waiting for them to start w/ the packet pickup. David's Tri was down there on Sat. last year, I'm sure he & Alice will be there early again this year.

2010-06-02 6:22 AM
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I thought the swim was the same for both the sprint and oly - like Toyota - but I now see that's wrong. Will the double lap for the oly be the same distance as the double lap for the Toyota HIM?
2010-06-02 10:06 AM
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What they have done in the past was "widen" the swim course for Toyota. They make one lap 0.6 mile long instead of 0.46 mile (750 meters).
2010-06-02 11:58 PM
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chadconley - 2010-06-02 11:06 AM What they have done in the past was "widen" the swim course for Toyota. They make one lap 0.6 mile long instead of 0.46 mile (750 meters).


A ha. So you don't go out from the beach as far.


2010-06-03 7:06 AM
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We'll be around at the beach on Sat. Running and swimming and biking and such.
2010-06-05 9:11 AM
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Good luck you guys!  Hope the weather cooperates for you!
2010-06-05 9:26 AM
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Whats the weather calling for tomorrow morning?
2010-06-05 9:38 AM
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From NBC 4 for the columbus area

SATURDAY: scattered thunderstorms, some severe cells, high 84.
SATURDAY NIGHT: scattered showers and thunderstorms, low 70.
SUNDAY: showers and storms in the morning, some clearing in the afternoon, much cooler, high 76.
2010-06-05 2:05 PM
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I hope the weather man is as wrong as he was last weekend! I just got back from Deer Creek. A little windy, but not too bad. I swam 1 lap of the swim course - a little choppy, but again, not too bad. Hopefully things calm down a bit tomorrow, but it's not looking like it.



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Just got back from Deer Creek as well, it was definitely windy on top of the dam.  I ran ~ 1.5 miles, the grass is about medium height, not too bad.  I drove the bike course, and there are several hazards well marked with red paint, like slightly sunken smaller metal plates (covering utilities I guess), and some breakup of the roadway on the right, but they're marked so be aware.  Also about 1/4 mile in on Dick road, there is some standing water to the right, I seem to remember it there in the past.  It came about 3 feet into the right lane, and could be a lot worse with more rain over night. 

Beyond that, maybe another 1/4 mile or more- don't remember exactly, is a gravel filled section someone mentioned above that was dug across the road, it is a decent dip in one part of it so be careful.  Be careful on the sharp 90 degree turns at intersections, there's some loose gravel depending on the line you take.

Hope the weather cooperates, everyone have a great race!


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To all going- Have a great race!
2010-06-05 4:36 PM
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So, I ended up needing to be out of town, but I just wanted to send everyone racing tomorrow my best!
2010-06-06 3:32 PM
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Can't wait to see some race reports from the scantily clad pink men.  Hope no preparation h was needed after the bike.
2010-06-06 5:23 PM
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So I had my first and hopefully last DNF.  6 minutes into the swim I could catch my breath, I guess that old wetsuit couldn't hold out one more race.  It's sad too because i was passing many in the swim and my bike and run improved, but that darn wetsuit was too constricting on my chest.  When I swam over o the boat they weren't sure what I wanted.  I should of asked if I could just strip off the wetsuit and return but was too upset.  Wasn't even tired, just couldn't breath, maybe paniced a little.  The current was rough though.  Hope all others did well.

Anyone know where I can shop and try on a variety of suits?  Bike authority has some but small selection.

PS:  Nice pink speedos!


2010-06-06 8:03 PM
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I am sorry to hear about your difficulty.  It was a rough chop out there today.  I wonder if you were the one that was yelling "help, help"  I hope that guy was okay. You can go to Tri-Tech on Huntley to shop for wetsuits, they have a good variety there and that is where I got mine.
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2010-06-06 8:19 PM
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No, no yel from me, got about a third of the way and just couldn't get any good breathes in.  Unzipped the wetsuit and was perfectly fine.  Guy on the boat, there were three other athletes on the boat, said we had to DNF because we got out of the water.  I just wanted the wetsuit off so I could breath.  Was very, very upset, ... Still am.
2010-06-06 8:20 PM
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Those of you wearing the Xterra suits, any thoughts.  Still trying to drop more weight, so don't want to spend too much at this point.
2010-06-07 7:04 AM
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I'M INTERESTED WHAT WAS SOME OF THE BIKE TIMES .  I DID THE SPRINT DU., THOUGHT IS WAS REAL WINDY . DID 17.4
2010-06-07 8:51 AM
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I normally AVG around 22.5-23 for the olympic tri at Deer Creek but was humbled to a 21.5 yesterday.


2010-06-07 9:42 AM
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abrezo - 2010-06-06 9:20 PM Those of you wearing the Xterra suits, any thoughts.  Still trying to drop more weight, so don't want to spend too much at this point.


Ugh! So sorry to hear about your DNF. I've got an Xterra. Only raced in it once and that was at Toyota last year. Very happy with the lift and tad of extra speed it gave me. I freeze easily and that baby kept me warm.
2010-06-07 11:28 AM
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very sorry to hear about your issues.

If you want an xterra let me know, i can get you a very nice discount on one through my coaching sponsorship.


good luck next time!
2010-06-07 11:33 AM
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Thanks to all, next race will be in 2 weeks at maumee bay.

Looks like I'll have to return to Deer Creek again to try and defeat these newly added demondsSmile
2010-06-07 8:42 PM
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Results are posted, but the run times appear to be off. I had my gps on and I had myself completing 6.15 miles in 53:49. Official race results have me finishing the run in 1:00:32. T2 times are missing (for some), but there's no way T2 times are included in the run times. I know I wasn't in T2 for 7 minutes. Hmmmmm.

I thought this race was a blast. The wind was quite interesting too. I don't remember ever having a tough headwind - it was a pretty even mixture of tail and cross.

abrezo,

  Sorry to hear about your wetsuit issues and not being able to finish the swim. I had a similar experience at GBC last year (panicing on the swim) I was able to get through it, but it was super rough.

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