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2012-03-22 10:39 AM
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mdfahy - 2012-03-22 9:56 AM I think you would be fine with either for this race.  Based on our temps so far, it will probably be on the warmer side this year and I think they promote that it is on the "warm" side of the lake due to the power plant pushing warm water into the lake.  Also, it's OK to pee your pants, a common technique for warming up your wetsuit in cold conditions. ;~)

Warmer than normal air temps will help, but the power plant has been off line since the earthquake (IIRC) so no help there.

The reactors have been back online since 12/1.  Fully operational.



2012-03-22 11:31 AM
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dck4shrt - 2012-03-22 11:39 AM
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mdfahy - 2012-03-22 9:56 AM I think you would be fine with either for this race.  Based on our temps so far, it will probably be on the warmer side this year and I think they promote that it is on the "warm" side of the lake due to the power plant pushing warm water into the lake.  Also, it's OK to pee your pants, a common technique for warming up your wetsuit in cold conditions. ;~)

Warmer than normal air temps will help, but the power plant has been off line since the earthquake (IIRC) so no help there.

The reactors have been back online since 12/1.  Fully operational.

Ah good to know!

2012-03-22 2:33 PM
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One of the 2 units, North Anna Unit 1, shut down last week for a scheduled outage.  Outages usually last about a month, give or take.

???http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/event-status/reactor-status/ps.html#r2

2012-03-28 7:17 AM
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18 days folks!
2012-03-28 1:56 PM
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I'm getting excited.  Will be my first tri of the season.  Going to try and get some really good training sessions in over the next two weeks.

Today was a swim, bike, and run day back-to-back.  Was a bit tuckered out by the end.

Just ordered some gear, too!

2012-04-01 2:58 PM
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Would anyone be interested in splitting lodging?  A friend was supposed to be competing with me but she chickened out . . .  I'm a newbie so I'll probably get a bit nervous if left to my own devices!


2012-04-02 8:47 AM
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I just looked at the race course.  1st race I've been in where the swim buoys will be on my right!  This is my breathing side!  I've tried bi-lateral breathing and just doesn't really work for me.  Will make sighting much easier I hope.
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hoffsquared - 2012-04-02 8:47 AM I just looked at the race course.  1st race I've been in where the swim buoys will be on my right!  This is my breathing side!  I've tried bi-lateral breathing and just doesn't really work for me.  Will make sighting much easier I hope.

That's a good point, hadn't thought about that.  I always seem to swim to my right, so maybe that will help me out a bit! 

Should we talk about the weather? (Hi, hi, hi)

2012-04-03 4:22 PM
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I just tried on my wetsuit for the first time. Got it from another BT member. Took me about 10 minutes! Fits nice. If you see a 50+ female in a pretzel trying to get her suit on - that would be me.
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wetsuits are cool...there ought to be more opportunity to wear them around town!
2012-04-04 5:50 AM
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Curious to know what folks do for chilly mornings in race day. My only race experiences have been when it is already above 80F when I come out of the water.Do folks add an extra layer for the bike? How do you keep from getting cold wearing a wet trisuit?


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hoffsquared - 2012-04-04 6:50 AM Curious to know what folks do for chilly mornings in race day. My only race experiences have been when it is already above 80F when I come out of the water.Do folks add an extra layer for the bike? How do you keep from getting cold wearing a wet trisuit?

Depends on how chilly.  Don't think I'd mess with putting anything else on unless it was under 50-55 and overcast.  You'll dry off pretty quickly on the bike.  At Acorn last fall it was 52 on race morning, sunny and breezy.  Felt fine with just a trisuit. 

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hoffsquared - 2012-04-04 5:50 AM Curious to know what folks do for chilly mornings in race day. My only race experiences have been when it is already above 80F when I come out of the water.Do folks add an extra layer for the bike? How do you keep from getting cold wearing a wet trisuit?

Take an old pair of shoes that you can wear up until the start and just kick them off before getting into water.  I do this at B2B and it works great for keeping warm.  Otherwise, pee your pants, it'll wash off during the swim. ;-)

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hoffsquared - 2012-04-04 6:50 AMCurious to know what folks do for chilly mornings in race day. My only race experiences have been when it is already above 80F when I come out of the water.Do folks add an extra layer for the bike? How do you keep from getting cold wearing a wet trisuit?
It was pretty cool at race time last year; I wore tri capris and a long sleeve base layer under a tri top, all went under my wetsuit. Didn't towel off or anything. I warmed up pretty quickly on the bike but I remember losing feeling in my toes (sockless rider).
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hoffsquared - 2012-04-04 6:50 AMCurious to know what folks do for chilly mornings in race day. My only race experiences have been when it is already above 80F when I come out of the water.Do folks add an extra layer for the bike? How do you keep from getting cold wearing a wet trisuit?
It was pretty cool at race time last year; I wore tri capris and a long sleeve base layer under a tri top, all went under my wetsuit. Didn't towel off or anything. I warmed up pretty quickly on the bike but I remember losing feeling in my toes (sockless rider).

 

I keep a pair of neoprene toe covers on my bike shoes for this race.  Makes for happy toes Smile

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Thanks for all the weather advice. Will be watching temps closely!


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April 14 Forecast for
Bumpass, VA 

 I know it's early and will change, but let's hope this forecast is accurate!
DayNight


Sunny
High
70°F

Precip
0%

Wind:From N at 7 mph
Humidity:54%
UV Index:7 High
 
Sunrise:6:36 AM ET
Avg. High:71°F
Record High:89°F (1960)


Clear
Overnight Low
50°F

Precip
0%

Wind:From NNE at 3 mph Humidity:62%  
 
Sunset:7:47 PM ET
Avg. Low:42°F
Record Low:23°F (1950)
 
2012-04-06 1:51 PM
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That looks SUPER!
2012-04-09 9:18 AM
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Today's weather update for this weekend is now showing 76* and 40% chance of rain for the Olympic. 83* and sunny for the Sprint.

Better than low 50's and rain.
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This still looks good to me!

 

Daily Details for
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DayNight


Mostly Cloudy
High
78°F

Precip
10%

Wind: From SSW at 9 mph
Humidity:52%
UV Index:7 High
 
Sunrise:6:36 AM ET
Avg. High:71°F
Record High:89°F (1960)


Mostly Cloudy
Overnight Low
54°F

Precip
10%

Wind: From SW at 5 mph
Humidity:65%
  
 
Sunset:7:47 PM ET
Avg. Low:42°F
Record Low:23°F (1950)
Last Updated Monday, Apr 9, 7:18 PM Eastern Daylight Time

 

2012-04-10 3:43 PM
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Does anyone know how many aid stations there will be on the run?



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Chucifer - 2012-04-10 4:43 PMDoes anyone know how many aid stations there will be on the run?
I think there were two last year so you pass aid four discrete times on the two loop course.
2012-04-11 8:56 AM
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Thanks for the tip!
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Rumpus In Bumpus Race in NEW location


http://www.setupevents.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=event_detail&eventID=1959#news-text

 From the coach of my colleague who is also racing:

The new race venue is only 4 miles from the original race site on a massive farm. Greg says the water will be warmer in this spot, and expects it to be upper 60's. The run will have some cross country aspects to it (think grass field, trail, gravel roads). The bike course is the same - just a different start and end point. So the bike course remains fast. The swim and transition areas are now more sheltered from the wind

 

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Rumpus In Bumpus Race in NEW location


http://www.setupevents.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=event_detail&eventID=1959#news-text

 From the coach of my colleague who is also racing:

The new race venue is only 4 miles from the original race site on a massive farm. Greg says the water will be warmer in this spot, and expects it to be upper 60's. The run will have some cross country aspects to it (think grass field, trail, gravel roads). The bike course is the same - just a different start and end point. So the bike course remains fast. The swim and transition areas are now more sheltered from the wind

 

So are trail shoes in order?

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