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2012-05-22 9:12 AM

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Subject: Patriots Sprint : Official Thread

Hi...I live in the Williamsburg area and I've finally made the commitment to complete my first triathlete event...the Patriots Sprint on Sept 9th. I'm very excited! 


I'm basically a 'total beginner' at this point. While I've loved cross country running for years and done a few 5 and 10Ks, plus I trained and worked as a life guard for 15 years, it has been at least 3 years since I've been consistent with workouts...so I would love a training buddy!!!


I currently belong to the Longhill Rec center, but I also live close to the Colonial Parkway and river so I have easy access to practice all 3 sports indoors or outdoors...I just feel like I could use a partner for any one or all 3 of the activities to push and guide me.  


So please let me know if you might be interested in coaching me as someone already in the 'groove' or if you are a beginner like me and also need someone to help train... THANKS!!!


~From Sharron~  



2012-05-22 10:42 AM
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Sharron -

 

WELCOME!  Patriots will be my first triathlon in 2 years.  It is a very fun, easy race.  I would be glad to help you out with training if you are slow and not very dedicated, I am very much a casual athelete.

As for rides, Bike Beat (on Monticello by Target) has several women's only and mixed rides a week.  Tuesday is a Womens "hammerfest" at 6 pm and Thursday is a more comfortable ride (20ish miles, 16-18ish pace) at 6.  The shop has rides on Wed evening and Sat AM as well.  The weather is already nice enough to practice swimming...the currents are brutal!

Congrats on your first tri!  Feel free to PM me, as I don't often check this race board.

2012-05-22 2:00 PM
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I have done this sprint the last two years and love it.

The only negative to the whole race (and it is a small negative) is the run from the swim to T1. depending on where the start is you eitehr have a long run or a really long run through the woods.

The race is very well run and very organized.

there is a woman named Miriam Trujillo (Sp?) that will be about 90 years old. she has done this race for years. she is like an eel through the water but slow on the run.

The last two years the crowd has gone absolutely bat poop crazy when she comes in to the finish.

I jokes with a friend of mine last year that she found the secret to getting tot he podium every time "she out lived all her competition.

I will be doing either this or the HIM the day before. good luck with your training and race. 

2012-05-22 4:15 PM
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I have done this course several times. It's a great event for a first time tri.  Swim is generally minimal current, the bike course is pretty flat and the run course is nice with the use of the trail now (used to be a death march on the parkway an unshaded mess)

I live about 45 minutes from Williamsburg so I  don't go down there to train much but if a group is getting together I could possibly try to make it.

Welcome to BT!!

2012-05-23 7:34 AM
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QueenZipp - 2012-05-22 5:15 PM

I have done this course several times. It's a great event for a first time tri.  Swim is generally minimal current, the bike course is pretty flat and the run course is nice with the use of the trail now (used to be a death march on the parkway an unshaded mess)

I live about 45 minutes from Williamsburg so I  don't go down there to train much but if a group is getting together I could possibly try to make it.

Welcome to BT!!

judi is LYING. 

2012-05-23 10:32 AM
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mehaner - 2012-05-23 8:34 AM
QueenZipp - 2012-05-22 5:15 PM

I have done this course several times. It's a great event for a first time tri.  Swim is generally minimal current, the bike course is pretty flat and the run course is nice with the use of the trail now (used to be a death march on the parkway an unshaded mess)

I live about 45 minutes from Williamsburg so I  don't go down there to train much but if a group is getting together I could possibly try to make it.

Welcome to BT!!

judi is LYING. 

No, the every time I have done this race it's been pretty smooth with little current.  Not like the year we did Tavewrn Sprint here in Richmond and it was horrible current with flooding and all....


2012-05-23 2:43 PM
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I would never say Judi is lying (Mainly because I am terrified of her).

2 years ago it worked in my favor, last year it worked against me.

2012-05-23 4:14 PM
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verga - 2012-05-23 3:43 PM

I would never say Judi is lying (Mainly because I am terrified of her).

2 years ago it worked in my favor, last year it worked against me.

LMAO!!  why am I so terrifying? 
2012-05-23 9:14 PM
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QueenZipp - 2012-05-23 5:14 PM
verga - 2012-05-23 3:43 PM

I would never say Judi is lying (Mainly because I am terrified of her).

2 years ago it worked in my favor, last year it worked against me.

LMAO!!  why am I so terrifying? 

Lets me count the ways: You out swam me, biked me and out ran me. I got triple chicked before I got out of the blocks. BTW your e-mail got bounced back my wife is going to try sending the pics through the BT

2012-05-26 8:45 AM
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Britishnut - 2012-05-22 10:12 AM

Hi...I live in the Williamsburg area and I've finally made the commitment to complete my first triathlete event...the Patriots Sprint on Sept 9th. I'm very excited! 

I'm basically a 'total beginner' at this point. While I've loved cross country running for years and done a few 5 and 10Ks, plus I trained and worked as a life guard for 15 years, it has been at least 3 years since I've been consistent with workouts...so I would love a training buddy!!!

I currently belong to the Longhill Rec center, but I also live close to the Colonial Parkway and river so I have easy access to practice all 3 sports indoors or outdoors...I just feel like I could use a partner for any one or all 3 of the activities to push and guide me.  

So please let me know if you might be interested in coaching me as someone already in the 'groove' or if you are a beginner like me and also need someone to help train... THANKS!!!

~From Sharron~  

Sharron,Hi, my name is Susan and I live in the Burg as well. Welcome to BT and the sport of triathlons! I started about 7 years ago and love them. Trust me it is very addicting! I swim at the y so I would not be able to swim with ya but def willing to ride sometime with ya. I am going to be training for another HIM the end of the summer so I will have plenty of miles to do. You may be a faster runner than me but I love running on the trail behind JHS and war hill so anytime you need a running buddy let me know. You can pm me on here. I check in every day.The Patriot Sprint is a fantastic first time race! Swim isn't bad at all, ESP with your swim back ground! Ride is flat and the run is to!you will do terrific!
2012-09-08 5:02 PM
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#227 checking in, should be a great morning for a race tomorrow!


2012-09-08 6:34 PM
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I'll be there...hopefully the t-storms will have passed through

222 checking in!
2012-09-09 2:11 PM
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I was #398 if you saw me out there.

That swim course change completely sucked.

2012-09-09 2:11 PM
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I was #398 if you saw me out there.

That swim course change completely sucked.

2012-09-09 2:37 PM
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QueenZipp - 2012-09-09 3:11 PM

I was #398 if you saw me out there.

That swim course change completely sucked.

What did they do to the swim?

2012-09-09 2:45 PM
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HillSlugger - 2012-09-09 3:37 PM
QueenZipp - 2012-09-09 3:11 PM

I was #398 if you saw me out there.

That swim course change completely sucked.

What did they do to the swim?

Instead of the advertised WITH the current swim (the usual rectangular course we have here) they made it a triangular one that was cross current both ways.  The race started about 45 minutes AFTER high tide this morning.  Can we say sucked in the worst way

 

Saw someone on the course that looked like you, Nicole!  She had a hot chili pepper visor on for the run and her body size / what I saw of her face looked a lot like you.



2012-09-10 7:18 AM
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Great to see you racing again. We have two more sprints in Richmond. You ought to come up here and race with us before the season is over. Hope you had a great race.
2012-09-10 7:44 AM
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i wrote up my whole race report with my rankings and everything and BT swallowed it whole ugh
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