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2011-06-22 10:00 PM
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Subject: RE: MedExpress Mountaineer Triathlon - Olympic Distance

Thanks. We will be there Saturday night and Sunday night, so we'll be able to try a couple.  Not sure I can agree on the best crabcake...I'm from Baltimore. 

No crab cake you get in Morgantown will beat Faidley's at Lexington Market or the Olive Grove in Linthicum. I'll second the Wings Ole recommendation. Two tacos and a half dozen wings from there will probably sit heavy on my belly on my way back to Maryland on Sunday. 



2011-06-28 11:11 AM
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Well, what'd everyone think about the race?  The bike course was far tougher than I thought it would be, which is saying a lot because I thought it would be pretty hard.  Thank goodness for the flat run course!
2011-06-28 11:48 AM
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I did the half but I thought I'd chime in.  It was brutal!!!  I drove the course the night before and really got freaked out.  I did my first loop and thought it was ok.  REALLY REALLY hard, but do-able.  The second loop was horrible.  At mile 44 I was done.  I just wanted to get off my bike.  I stayed on and made it through.  I was happy for the flat run course.  Although I didn't run as much as I would have liked.

All in all, a great race and a great day.   I ended up eating at the hotel Saturday night and went to the Brewery for some Pizza Sunday night.

Christy

 

2011-06-28 12:30 PM
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cbrookhart - 2011-06-29 12:48 AM

I did the half but I thought I'd chime in.  It was brutal!!!  I drove the course the night before and really got freaked out.  I did my first loop and thought it was ok.  REALLY REALLY hard, but do-able.  The second loop was horrible.  At mile 44 I was done.  I just wanted to get off my bike.  I stayed on and made it through.  I was happy for the flat run course.  Although I didn't run as much as I would have liked.

All in all, a great race and a great day.   I ended up eating at the hotel Saturday night and went to the Brewery for some Pizza Sunday night.

Christy

 

Well done Christy.  I specifically remember thinking to myself near the end of my bike course how glad I was that I didn't have a second loop.  Good for you for sticking with it! 

My family and I grabbed pizza at the Brewery afterward as well.  Yum!

2012-03-20 8:03 AM
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2012

Who's in?

Course updated as of March 19

No swim course noted

Mapmyride.com from Shannon Kreuk "HFP Man" shows "same" bike course as last year. (18.48miles?)

No run course noted

2012-03-20 8:47 AM
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Wouldn't let me edit-sorry.

Olympic Distance

 

Swim :: 0.93 Miles / 1500 Meters
Participants will be treated to a unique 2-lap 1500 meter swim in the Monongahela River, known locally as the Mon River. All participants will start IN the water. Swim exit is next to the transition area.Laps in the river

Bike :: 24.85 Miles / 40 Kilometers
This 40 km bike will feature 2 laps along the Mon River giving participants a great view of the river and university. 39 x 23 gearing is recommend for this course.Same easy course

Run :: 6.2 Miles / 10 Kilometers
A beautiful out and back run course on the Deckers Creek paved bike path. Water, INFINIT fluid replacement, Infinit Napalm Gel, Ice, and various foods will be available approximately every mile.



2012-03-20 8:49 AM
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Once (well, twice) around that bike course was enough for me.  Plus I moved across the country.  So, I'm out. 

Good luck to everyone doing it!

Christy

2012-03-28 12:51 PM
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What hotels are closest to the start/finish? I did this a few years ago and I recall that the Waterfront Place? was the host hotel and close to transition. However, I believe that the course has changed. Does anyone know?
2012-03-28 5:14 PM
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I stayed at the Waterfront last year.  It was a quick walk to the start and a nice hotel.

 

Good luck!

2012-05-01 7:12 AM
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I can't get the mapmyride link to work on my work PC. Is the bike course on the rail trial this year? I really "enjoyed" the climbs on last year's course. Any chance we can arrange another landslide?
2012-05-01 9:01 AM
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Glad you "enjoyed" the hills-long story short- No we dont ride the trail.

They folded the bike course in half again. Same route, shortened.

Half-4 Loops

OLY-2 Loops

Sprint- 1 Loop

 



2012-06-22 9:01 PM
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What a joke! Laps in a riverLaps on the bikeAnd now...Due to weather conditions (88 / 60)We're doing...Wait for it......1.5 mile laps on the run!!!!!Never thought this race could get smaller, I stand corrected!Numbers are down too, (4years in a row) thank God,cause the course is going to get crowded!!!!!
2012-06-23 8:41 AM
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I am coming in from Ohio, is this the same bike course as last year? I am expecting hills, I noticed last years times were 2:40 for Olympic seems slow, but I am assuming due to the hilly bike yea?
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