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2012-06-06 4:39 PM
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kr140.6 - 2012-06-06 12:07 PM

Excited! Andi thanks for the above post.  I had no goals really for this race but of course we all have an idea of what we're hoping to see and now I will definitely downgrade time (impressive that your friend's run time is almost a minute per mile slower! yowza!).  Surprised I am already a slow biker so sounds like this course will be very humbling for me!! Kate

I was surprised to see her run was 1 minute per mile slower.  Thinking back, my run was about 45 seconds/mile slower than my oly.

For the bike, I'm guessing you can take your flat course oly time (if you've done one) and subtract 2-3 mph... mine was about a little more than 2.75 mph slower.

 



2012-06-06 8:25 PM
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Is anyone here going to get in the water on Friday? I read today that we can swim somewhere called the Aquatic club or something like that?
2012-06-06 8:58 PM
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Google Aquatic Park.  It's pretty safe to swim there on your own - it's a protected cove with little current or chop and there are usually other swimmers there.  I'll be swimming friday a.m. but out in the bay with Water World Swim.

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2012-06-06 9:08 PM
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Our flight gets in Friday afternoon but I'm wondering if it will be a benefit to feel the cold water. I've been swimming here, but the coldest I was in was maybe 60.
2012-06-07 5:11 AM
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Climbinggonzo - 2012-06-06 10:08 PM Our flight gets in Friday afternoon but I'm wondering if it will be a benefit to feel the cold water. I've been swimming here, but the coldest I was in was maybe 60.

If you have a chance to get in the water do it.  Aquatic Park (google it).

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2012-06-07 7:34 PM
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I'm packing!  Yell

I wonder what I'll forget that I'll have to buy at the expo.  So far I've at least remembered my Garmin 500 and mount, Forerunner, charger, both pairs of running shoes, tri top and bottom.  I need to get my pedals off my bike for the rental.



2012-06-09 6:21 PM
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Last minute transition area question for those still tuned in!

I saw the assigned spots on the bike racks, what are the rules about your actual area?  Do you set up a small patch on the ground like at most races, where you lay your stuff out?  Or is it like an Ironman event where we have to keep all our stuff off the ground?

2012-06-12 12:41 PM
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What a great race.  Based on last years swim results, I was expected a faster swim split but it turns out it took 10-15 minutes longer than I had planned.  I really didn't feel any current at all out there and pretty much followed the herd, which aimed straight for the Palace of Fine Arts building.  Anyone else feel that way?
2012-06-13 8:54 PM
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Rooney - 2012-06-12 12:41 PM What a great race.  Based on last years swim results, I was expected a faster swim split but it turns out it took 10-15 minutes longer than I had planned.  I really didn't feel any current at all out there and pretty much followed the herd, which aimed straight for the Palace of Fine Arts building.  Anyone else feel that way?

Yes me too! Actually have never had such a slow swim time but I think it was partly because I went off course somewhat.  I think too I got in some kinda current because at one point I got turned around almost 180 degrees! and also felt like I was swimming in place at one point.  Weird.

Loved the race and am really happy I got to do it! Spectacular sunshine was icing on the cake Smile

2012-06-14 2:33 AM
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2.54 - very happy, but really surprised how hard/ slower the run and bike were - tougher than expected. Next time I'll focus more on these. Great race, great day. Thanks everyone for adviceSwimming in aquatic park before hand really heped settle nerves.CheersPete
2012-06-14 4:28 PM
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pbooth2912 - 2012-06-14 2:33 AM 2.54 - very happy, but really surprised how hard/ slower the run and bike were - tougher than expected. Next time I'll focus more on these. Great race, great day. Thanks everyone for adviceSwimming in aquatic park before hand really heped settle nerves.CheersPete

 

Nice job and nice time.  I really couldn't get any momentum going at this race.  I had a slow swim and then upon swim exit, the volunteers lost my bag, so I ended up with an 11 minute transition and the soles of my feet hated the barefoot run to T1.  I picked off nearly everyone in sight during the bike and wherever I could on the run but the bottle necks made it difficult to really race this event.  Kudos to the fishies who did not have to deal with the crowd.



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2012-06-14 11:55 PM
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From what I've heard, the swim was longer for everyone this year.  Based on last year's results, I expected to be at 30 minutes exactly, and this year NO ONE in my age group broke that time.  Last year there was something like at least 50 that did.

Having a fast swim also makes a huge difference in avoiding the bottlenecks and crowds on the run course.  I'm slow on the bike, and generally even slower on the run, but getting out of the water and onto the course before everyone else made it so I was able to keep at a my race pace almost the entire time.

I loved the race though and if time and funds allow will be all about coming back next year.

2012-08-17 9:50 AM
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Whats the deal with the qualify portion? Do I have to qualify for this event or Can I get lucky with the lottery and not have qualify?

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