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2007-06-08 10:39 AM

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So the race is this weekend and we don't have a race thread going yet. Who's ready? I took a couple weeks off but I think it is going to be a good time. I wish the bike was a little longer. I have never been to this race before. Kylie was signed up last year, we got up and loaded the car, started heading down there and she turned to me and said "ya know, I am always excited about a race but I don't really feel like racing today" so we got off the freeway and went home and back to sleep.

Any goals?

 



2007-06-08 10:46 AM
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Luke,

This is a fun and very well-organized race.  A few pointers:

1) The lake has alligators, but you don't find that out until the end of the run.  As you come back in the back side of the park towards the finish, there is a sign that says "do not disturb the alligators."  It was funny to me when I saw it, considering we didn't find out about the sign until near the end of the race....and we never saw a single alligator so don't worry.

2) The water was very warm...lukewarm bath kinda warm, in 2005.  It is shallow on the sides near the shore and there were actually a few people running in the water instead of swimming....heh.

3) The bike course was great, but if it hasn't changed, be VERY careful near the Mason Road turnaround as there are expansion joints there and several people got their wheels caught in the expansion joints and ended up going over the handlebars.  

You will like the race...it was a great time, and the park there is pretty and great for spectators.

 Have fun this weekend! 

 

 



Edited by OldAg92 2007-06-08 10:48 AM
2007-06-08 10:49 AM
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Alligators? Are you kidding me Brandt!!! I think they have changed the bike course for this year and it is supposed to be better. It is a little short though at only 10.65 miles.
2007-06-08 11:07 AM
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Not kidding at all.  It was a hilarious thing to get to the very end of the tri, be running back into the park that we started in, and see a sign asking that the alligators in the lake not be disturbed...I was cracking up at the irony that we got to see the alligtor crossing sign at the end instead of before the swim.  But like I said, no one I talked to ever saw an alligator.
2007-06-08 11:12 AM
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great, alligators... i gotta find that sign and take a picture by it. Is the run 3 miles or 3.1?
2007-06-08 11:19 AM
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triwebb82 - 2007-06-08 11:12 AM great, alligators... i gotta find that sign and take a picture by it. Is the run 3 miles or 3.1?

I wondered that last night and according to the t-shirt it is 3.  



2007-06-08 11:24 AM
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tshirt? so i guess you have already picked up your packet? anything cool in the packet? Do you know if there are any spots available. Last I heard they were going to have 20 available at packet pickup. My sister is wanting to race.
2007-06-08 12:07 PM
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triwebb82 - 2007-06-08 11:24 AM tshirt? so i guess you have already picked up your packet? anything cool in the packet? Do you know if there are any spots available. Last I heard they were going to have 20 available at packet pickup. My sister is wanting to race.

Yeah I picked it up. Nothing good. A box of rice, t shirt and a hammer gel. I have heard about the 20 extra spots but I think they will be selling the spots of people who did not pick up their packets. There is at least one BT'er who I know is going to try to get one. 

2007-06-08 1:54 PM
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yeah so the goals part... im looking to finishing just under 1 hr 10 min. I would really like to avg around 21MPH on the bike and run a 7:25 pace..hopefully everything goes well. What are you looking at
2007-06-09 8:28 AM
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I'm predicting 1:08.

Contingent, of course, upon all the unknown variables.
2007-06-09 10:25 AM
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Looks like they just changed the bike course. Some kind of issue with the traffic going under 59.


2007-06-09 1:29 PM
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Yes, they changed the bike course. When I drove it on Friday it was closed down to one lane in each direction for construction.

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2007-06-12 9:59 AM
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of those who raced, do you know the swim distance?
It was stated at 600yards but I am hearing others that say it was Longer, some say 700-800 meters.... humm...

thanks..

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2007-06-12 2:57 PM
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huzkers - 2007-06-12 9:59 AM of those who raced, do you know the swim distance? It was stated at 600yards but I am hearing others that say it was Longer, some say 700-800 meters.... humm... thanks.. jv

That is a good question. Personally I think it was a little long, I don't think it was 7-800 meters though. I was thinking something more like 675 yds, maybe 650. Who knows.  

2007-06-12 3:15 PM
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I also think it was long... I had a good swim but my time was in the 13's...I was expecting in the high 11's and I felt pretty good in the water.
2007-06-12 4:15 PM
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The swim definately felt longer than 600 yards. Did any of you notice that the bike was short? My bike computer says 10.32 miles (including transition).

Cheri


2007-06-12 9:48 PM
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cllewis - 2007-06-12 4:15 PM

The swim definately felt longer than 600 yards. Did any of you notice that the bike was short? My bike computer says 10.32 miles (including transition).

Cheri


My bike had 10.65 miles....
2007-06-13 12:04 PM
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Did any of you guys take a picture of the alligator sign? 
2007-06-14 7:53 AM
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OldAg92 - 2007-06-13 12:04 PM Did any of you guys take a picture of the alligator sign?

I never saw the sign. I was a little disappointed! 

2007-06-14 10:51 AM
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I didnt see the sign either....I hyped it up for my sister but we never found it.... But I wasnt looking around a whole lot on the stretch for the finish. at that time I was running barefoot because of blisters on my feet caused from new insoles
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