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2015-05-25 5:42 PM
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BTW, I'll believe it when I see it, and way too soon to be accurate, but accuweather forecasting an 82 degree day

I did a 50 min run in 77 degrees today - that was warm enough.



2015-05-26 8:44 AM
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No booties here.
I've made the swim a couple of times in the past... cold feet were never an issue for me.
2015-05-26 8:54 AM
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I think you all have convinced me to bypass the booties. I've done a few cold swims before (not this cold) and apart from numbness in T1, it's not been a problem.

How about the run to T1? What's your gameplan there?
2015-05-27 10:15 AM
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Originally posted by dprocketI think you all have convinced me to bypass the booties. I've done a few cold swims before (not this cold) and apart from numbness in T1, it's not been a problem. How about the run to T1? What's your gameplan there?
I put a small water bottle and a pair of shoes (zoot slip on) for the run in the bag they'll provide. Take off the wetsuit,stuff it in the bag and go
2015-05-27 12:03 PM
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Chris,
How hard is it to find your bag for the run to the transition area? I've read a few reviews where people had a hard time finding their bags. I would prefer to run in shoes, but I don't want to spend 10 minutes finding my bag.

Thanks for any advice.
2015-05-28 4:40 PM
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Originally posted by catincolorado Chris, How hard is it to find your bag for the run to the transition area? I've read a few reviews where people had a hard time finding their bags. I would prefer to run in shoes, but I don't want to spend 10 minutes finding my bag. Thanks for any advice.

I don't recall any issues, other  than being wobbly from coming out of the bay, LOL.   If you've done an ironman with gear bags, it's like that.  If not, they're lined up in rows, volunteers telling you which row to go down, then it's just a matter of finding your bag.  I don't recall it taking more than a few seconds once I was directed to where my number would be.  One idea may be to get some colored tape and wrap it around the drawstring, or some other identifying mark to make it stand out from all the other identical bags.



2015-05-29 9:25 AM
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Thanks. I luckily had a number close to the end of the row at CDA so it was pretty easy. As I'm not going to be fighting for a podium spot I think I'll find my bag.

Thanks again.
2015-05-30 5:04 PM
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Subject: RE: Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon : Official Thread

Originally posted by axteraa

Originally posted by ChrisM

BTW, I'll believe it when I see it, and way too soon to be accurate, but accuweather forecasting an 82 degree day

I did a 50 min run in 77 degrees today - that was warm enough.

Currently partly sunny, hi of 69,... (almost) perfect

2015-05-31 1:19 PM
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Subject: RE: Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon : Official Thread

Originally posted by ChrisM

Originally posted by axteraa

Originally posted by ChrisM

BTW, I'll believe it when I see it, and way too soon to be accurate, but accuweather forecasting an 82 degree day

I did a 50 min run in 77 degrees today - that was warm enough.

Currently partly sunny, hi of 69,... (almost) perfect

Yeah, I'm liking that forecast a lot!

2015-06-05 6:35 PM
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Subject: RE: Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon : Official Thread

Picked up my bike this afternoon from Sports Basement and rode the first half of the course.  I didn't appreciate how much fun it  would be to ride with carrying  my 20# tri bag - tends to affect handling and balance a bit.  Its going to be a fun race.  My evaluation so far - flat for the first mile and a half and then you get out of the water.

Going to swim the course tomorrow morning and then off to packet pickup.  I hope everyone has a great race!

 

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