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2007-02-09 8:31 PM

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Subject: Lone Star Triathlon Festival - Sprint

This is coming up people real fast.  Somebody should have started this already for the training logs!

I feel like I'm 'just' getting into the lower threshold of sprint training.  Ohio weather is beat'in me up.  How is everyone else training?

I also have to ask about accomadations...campgrounds...hotels?  If not I will probably stay further away where the hotels are not expensive or booked.

*I'm bringing the whole family - wife and the boys....look forward to seeing everyone.



2007-02-09 9:35 PM
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2007-02-10 3:10 AM
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Subject: RE: Lone Star Triathlon Festival - Sprint
Hey. I live on Galveston during the week (not doing the tri festival because of Big D Marathon). My suggestion is to cruise down 61st street to look for a hotel. The closer you get to Seawall, the more expensive they get, so your better off with the cheaper hotels further inland (which'll be closer to Moody Gardens anyway)

PS Courtney, youre better off staying on the island. Never underestimate the backup on 45 headed south, even on the weekend early in the morning. Its hit and miss. (I've missed more than hit)
2007-02-10 5:40 AM
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Subject: RE: Lone Star Triathlon Festival - Sprint

We're just waiting on my schedule for next month to be set in stone, but we should both be in for the sprint also.

My training's hit or miss right now with work being a bear and getting sick on top of that.  I won't be breaking any landspeed records at the race.

I will have fun though.

2007-02-10 7:30 AM
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Steve is in for the sprint, and I am doing the quarter.  I can't believe it's almost here!
2007-02-10 10:18 AM
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Subject: RE: Lone Star Triathlon Festival - Sprint
Mrs fish & I will be doing the quarter.


2007-02-10 2:51 PM
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i'm in for the sprint and have a room for the whole weekend at the Ramada.  this is gonna be a really good time and i am looking forward to meeting with the huge number of BT'ers that are scheduled for this event. 
2007-02-10 4:15 PM
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I am in for the sprint and am booked at Motel 8 on 61st street.  I believe it was around $79/night. The state park is about 10 miles west and they have shelters for $20/night.  they are screened with power and water just outside.  There's a decent shower facility in the middle of the shelter area.  The shelters have a picnic table inside.  Not bad, it's one of my regular haunts.

2007-02-10 8:01 PM
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Subject: RE: Lone Star Triathlon Festival - Sprint
I'm in for the Sprint.  Last year, this was me and Nette's first triathlon.  We are returning to the scene of the crime this year...BUT with awesome race directors this year...woohoo!
2007-02-11 8:28 AM
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I'll be there for the sprint.  Will be staying at LaQuinta in Texas City about 15 miles away.  I have some free night certificates with LaQuinta, but not allowed to use them in the Galveston LaQuintas that weekend...
2007-02-15 4:21 PM
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Subject: RE: Lone Star Triathlon Festival - Sprint

I'm staying at the Ramada, also. I'm bringing the wife and son, and my Aunt and Uncle from Tulsa are coming down.  My parents live in Galveston part of the year, so they'll be there too.

Looking forward to meeting everyone!  I assumed that my first chance to meet BT-ers at a tri would be closer to home, but I'm really excited about this race. 

I've done a pretty good job keeping up my base all winter, so I'm sure I'll be ready. 

Ron, last time I checked, the rates at the Holiday Inn Sunspree (on the seawall) were kinda high, but if you can swing it, I'd reccomend that as a place to stay with the kids.  We were there last Spring and it's really kid-friendly. 

 



2007-02-19 3:10 PM
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Other than the fact a few cracked ribs set me back about a month and a half (a time that has now passed).  I hope to be on track real soon.  My swimming seems to be just abou where it was before and my running has just gotten a little slower since the injury.  I'll be there though, whether I'm as fast as I wished I was or not, being there is something.  I could be worse.
2007-02-23 11:40 PM
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Anyone know if this race is going to be wetsuit legal?  I should probably find this out before it gets too close.  Thanks.
2007-03-01 2:18 PM
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Subject: RE: Lone Star Triathlon Festival - Sprint
I also have a room at the Remada and will be in for the sprint on saturday...then maybe a little strand shopping in the afternoon and a day at moody gardens on Sunday
2007-03-06 5:45 PM
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C-Ray, from the race FAQs:
Water temperatures average about 68-70 degrees F. Wetsuits are highly recommended.


I'm a bit late to the game for this race, but I'm thinking I might do it. I have a 2/3-mile bike race the next day (long story...) but I'd like to do it anyway. My last tri race was in August and I can't wait to get this race season started. The course looks fast, and hopefully the weather will cooperate.

Mathiews, thanks for the tip about staying on the island. I live in Houston, and was already not relishing the idea of a 5:30am departure. Pushing it up to 4:30 or 5am to allow for traffic is even less appealing.
2007-03-06 5:51 PM
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Subject: RE: Lone Star Triathlon Festival - Sprint

Oh yeah, I forgot to post this.  I'm in for the Sprint.

I hope I don't need a swim angel.



2007-03-07 9:15 AM
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DerekL - 2007-03-06 5:51 PM

Oh yeah, I forgot to post this.  I'm in for the Sprint.

I hope I don't need a swim angel.

If you do, I'll be there for you! 

 

2007-03-26 8:04 AM
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Subject: RE: Lone Star Triathlon Festival - Sprint
Not sure if anyone here did the ride or OWS at Moody yesterday, if so hopefully I spoke with you! I met tons of great people who had excellent tips for a rookie like me!

Wanted to pass on some guidance... BRING BUG SPRAY!

The masquitos are viscous in the morning hours. My wife will be volunteering, she is body marking and will have a LARGE bottle if someone needs some.

Her name is Rainy, so feel free to introduce yourself. She hears about the sight all the time!

It's race week!
2007-03-26 8:25 AM
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Good tip on the bug spray!  Thanks!
2007-03-26 8:40 AM
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Mountain View, CA
Subject: RE: Lone Star Triathlon Festival - Sprint
Thanks for the tip, jkvandy! Did the ride (sort of...) and the swim as well. I didn't notice the mosquitoes at the time, but it certainly doesn't hurt to bring some bug spray just in case.
2007-03-26 9:34 AM
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Subject: RE: Lone Star Triathlon Festival - Sprint
I think I am just one of those poeple that always gets bitten... everyone else could be fine and I get attacked! For people like me, Mosquitos can make me miserable without spray, I hate htose little things!

I "sort-of" did the ride also, got a flat from a beer bottle and took the sag vehicle.

I was the tall lanky guy in the Darkside of the Moon jersey..... there were a few of us who had bike issues!


2007-03-26 9:43 AM
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jkvandy - 2007-03-26 9:34 AM I think I am just one of those poeple that always gets bitten... everyone else could be fine and I get attacked! For people like me, Mosquitos can make me miserable without spray, I hate htose little things! I "sort-of" did the ride also, got a flat from a beer bottle and took the sag vehicle. I was the tall lanky guy in the Darkside of the Moon jersey..... there were a few of us who had bike issues!

I hear if you get smaller bottle cages the beers will stay put...

2007-03-26 9:45 AM
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Subject: RE: Lone Star Triathlon Festival - Sprint
Bill - 2007-03-26 9:43 AM

jkvandy - 2007-03-26 9:34 AM I think I am just one of those poeple that always gets bitten... everyone else could be fine and I get attacked! For people like me, Mosquitos can make me miserable without spray, I hate htose little things! I "sort-of" did the ride also, got a flat from a beer bottle and took the sag vehicle. I was the tall lanky guy in the Darkside of the Moon jersey..... there were a few of us who had bike issues!

I hear if you get smaller bottle cages the beers will stay put...



No kidding! I had just opened it too! Hilarious!
2007-03-26 10:29 AM
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Subject: RE: Lone Star Triathlon Festival - Sprint
I "sort-of" did the ride also, got a flat from a beer bottle and took the sag vehicle.

I was the tall lanky guy in the Darkside of the Moon jersey..... there were a few of us who had bike issues!


Hello fellow sag rider! I was the one with the rusty nail flat on the bike and no wetsuit on the swim.

It's odd, I don't react to the bites of the mosquitoes where I grew up, but I do to the ones here. Clearly my immune system thinks I should live in California.
2007-03-26 10:57 AM
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puellasolis - 2007-03-26 10:29 AM I was the one with the rusty nail flat on the bike and no wetsuit on the swim.

Im curious about the swimming.  I don't plan on wearing a wetsuit this weekend.  Seems too short, and well....I don't own one.  72 isn't terribly cold, just cold enough to be glad when you get out....right?

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