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2006-04-29 8:37 PM

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Hey everyone as Billy mentioned at the last race (Lake Anna) we should try to meet before the race. Without holding a banner "Beginner Triathlete" what could we do? I really think we should get together for a group photo.

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Arpad


2006-06-04 12:59 PM
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I think this is a great idea!

Maybe we can all arrange a meeting time/place and take the photo then? I know race morning is usually crazy but I'm sure we can think of something. anyone else have ideas?

~ Annette
2006-06-08 7:53 PM
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I would be interested in what ever you set up.  I grew up down there but it's changed so much I can't recommend anyplace to meet. 

Ernie

2006-06-11 11:45 AM
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Has anyone ridden the race course yet or done the run course. They say theres a 1-mile uphill on the ride and that the run course is pretty hilly -- have you checked it out yet??? Just looking for input.

I will probably try to get in a ride there next weekend and some of the run. I'll post what I find if I make it over there.

Happy Training--
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2006-06-12 6:03 PM
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I'm in for this as well; would anybody be interested in a group ride of the bike course the weekend before? I can't remember if it is one or two loops, but if we're looking at a one mile climb, I'd sure like to see and ride it before hand. Just let me know; my schedule is pretty open.
2006-06-13 7:29 AM
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I would love to go on a pre-race ride, but unfortunately I live in Pittsburgh and thats a bit far to drive for a bike ride.

If you do go I'd love to know how the course is. According to the e-mail they sent out its 4 6-mile loops and the big hill is only at the beginning and end. I plan on at least driving the course before race day to get an idea of what to expect.


2006-06-18 3:09 PM
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Do we have a meeting point yet?
2006-06-22 5:35 PM
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OK, does anyone want to start any wild guesses as to what the water temps are going to be on Sunday?  I get the feeling they must be creeping up with the reiteration of the wetsuit rules in the latest email...
2006-06-23 10:50 AM
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Is anybody else wondering whether on not to wear a wetsuit if the lake temp drops below 78 and we can wear wetsuits??

I rode the loop on Wednesday and the hill right next to the transition area is going to be fun! I hope I can clip-in in time!
2006-06-23 12:10 PM
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shelly123 - 2006-06-23 11:50 AM Is anybody else wondering whether on not to wear a wetsuit if the lake temp drops below 78 and we can wear wetsuits?? I rode the loop on Wednesday and the hill right next to the transition area is going to be fun! I hope I can clip-in in time!

Not a question for me - I need all the help with bouyancy I can get.

2006-06-23 4:18 PM
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I plan to wear my wetsuit if it is under 78 degrees.  If it's over, I'll go without but I would like the extra buoyance. 

I picked up my number this afternoon.  I'm number 152, in the second swim wave.  I asked the RD how many people signed up and she said 560. So, it should be a good size race.

Ernie



2006-06-23 4:20 PM
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I too plan on wearing my wet suit if the temps are cool enough.

Out of curiousity, what did you put as your predicted swim time? I'm just wondering what wave I may be in...

~ Annette
2006-06-23 5:22 PM
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I picked up my number today too... I am number 32. I am in the first wave with a light blue cap, but I don't remember my time....

Check your bag before you leave, my friend and I got the wrong size tee-shirts.... I am not sure what we are going to do with XLs....

2006-06-23 7:46 PM
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I think I put 30 minutes for my time which put me in the second wave.  I'm happy it's a clockwise course, as I breath to the right and have a tendancy to curve to the right.  At least I'll be on the inside of the course.

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2006-06-24 2:31 PM
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Just got back from packet pickup & the pre-race meeting.  Couple of things:

Participant #100 is a blonde female who is deaf - something to keep in mind if you come across her on the course.

Last water temp was 78 degrees, but they think it will be cooler tomorrow.  Water quality is still A rated despite the recent storms.

Bike course will close at 10:30, that seems to be the only hard time limit.  LJ said though they would have a sweeper, they just really want everyone to finish.

There will be the opportunity for swim warm up between 6:20 and 6:35.
 
If there are thunderstorms the go/no go decision will be made by 7:20, and if they have to cancel the swim, it will be a bike/run with a time trial start.

I also drove Waterway (bike course) - some gradual rolling hills, but nothing really painful looking that I could see - I think it definitely will be a fast course.

2006-06-24 3:09 PM
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thanks for posting this info--I missed the meeting since I was still driving in.

I'm #297 in wave 3 of the swim. I'll admit I'm really nervous about this race--its my first of the season and I'm really not prepared for it (I had to miss a month of training due to being hit by a car) but I'm starting to look forward to this race despite my nerves.

Good Luck all! See you Tomorrow!


2006-06-24 3:26 PM
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Thanks, BodyCheck, for the info. I didn't make the meeting either.

I'm #487 and in the last wave...story of my life.

Martini, you'll be fine tomorrow. Unlike BodyCheck, I think it will be a slow bike course just because there will be an average of 100 cyclists per mile on the course. That just sounds really crowded to me. I'm sure it will all be fine and lets hope the rain holds off until after the bike leg.

I'd really have to think hard about riding my bike in the rain. I don't have a problem slowing down, I'm pretty slow as it is, I just don't want somebody else to take me down.

Anyway, I'll get a BT put on the back of my calf during body marking. Yell something encouraging when you all blow by me! Good luck and have fun everybody.
2006-06-24 3:29 PM
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Anyway, I'll get a BT put on the back of my calf during body marking. Yell something encouraging when you all blow by me!


What a great idea! I'll do the same! we can be the caboose together!!
2006-06-24 4:43 PM
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The BT idea is good - will do the same. I am number 102 and have a friend with me 77.

Happy racing! packed my bag - ready to go - have to go to work tonight for a while what a bummer!!!!!.

See you all there!! Stay safe

2006-06-25 6:11 PM
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Did anyone have a good swim? I think I swam twice the distance.
2006-06-25 7:39 PM
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I felt I did a pretty good swim at 33min and change. I managed to stay pretty straight, don't know how. Ran into some traffic as I was starting to pass people (I started in the 4th wave with the green caps), ended up in the middle of the yellow caps by the time I was done. Felt pretty good about that.

I was worried about the traffic & too many cyclists clustering on the corner for the bike ride, but it ended up ok I thought. The run was what killed me, too many hills (or maybe I should say not enough training for hills).

Anyway, hope you enjoyed it. Surprisingly the weather cooperated, I thought we were going to have to cancel with all of the storms in the area!

wishing you good recovery--



2006-06-25 7:51 PM
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The swim was definitely more then 1500M, more like 2000M spoke to the race organizers afterwards and they said it was over 1500M. I did 34 mins for the swim and normally do 1500M in around 28. Water was great almost though I should have gone without a wetsuit. After that it was horror! Two flats so did not finish, bummer. Anyway have signed up for the Colonial Tri now in two weeks. Hope you all had fun, I think the weather was just fine, especially with the cooler temp for the run.
2006-06-26 8:28 AM
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Subject: RE: Lake Montclair Triathlon
Just wanted to say great job to everyone who raced at Montclair this weekend! I came down as a spectator, mostly just to check it out because I'm brand new to this and training to do my first Tri in August (Culpeper Sprint). I was glad the weather held for you guys, too.

I didn't find this thread until after the race, or I would have figured out which BTers were racing and cheered you guys on. Anyway, great job!
2006-06-26 9:21 AM
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I went without a wetsuit and I am kind of glad because I was hot even without one on. I wish I knew better how much it slowed me down though.

The swim was definately long. I swam it in 29 minutes. My sighting was pretty bad, which probably also added to the swim distance
2006-06-27 6:13 PM
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Did you guys see the video on the triathlon?

Its really nice!

I saw myself for a millisecond!
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