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2017-04-10 1:10 PM


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Subject: Cedar Hill - Open Water Swim Challenge and Aquathlon
Has anyone participated in the Cedar Hill Open Water Swim Challenge and Aquathlon? I have never done any sort of race before and am thinking of entering into the sprint distance Aquathlon before completing a sprint distance Tri. I thought this may help me get some open water swim practice.

I looked in the races section of the site under 'all' and 'aquathlon' and couldn't find this years page.

Here is the race site:
http://tri-now.com/races/open-water-swim-challenge-aquathlon-2/


2017-04-19 2:17 PM
in reply to: sail

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Subject: RE: Cedar Hill - Open Water Swim Challenge and Aquathlon
That was my first race! The race is small and so not intimidating which is why I picked it. Also, I didn't have a bike yet and it was a wonderful way to see if I liked racing or just the training I would wholeheartedly recommend the race as a first time foray into this sport.

Just before the race they have a kids race. Those kids stick around and I had a great moment that I carry with me forever. I'm a swimmer and when I finished the swim portion I just kind of stopped on the exit ramp. I mean the swim is over right? lol this little kid yelled at me "you can rest in transition! go go!" and after that I was hooked.
2017-04-23 6:40 PM
in reply to: Sillygal


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Subject: RE: Cedar Hill - Open Water Swim Challenge and Aquathlon
Oh awesome! That is exactly what I wanted to know!

I'm excited for this race now! Did you practice transitioning between swimming and running before the race?

I'm still working on being able to run a 5k, but I can swim the sprint distance amount without a problem in a pool. I've also open water swam in an ocean multiple times, though I know in the lake I won't be able to see the bottom.
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