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2007-08-12 12:25 PM

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Subject: Tri the Parks -- High Falls State Park
Lot's Of BT'ers signed up for this race. I would like to make more of an effort to find all of you. I do not know the park very well. Maybe we can rally up at the All3Sports mechanical tent after the race???? I am going to wear my free BT t-shirt to make it obvious. If you see me, I encourage you to introduce yourself.

I would like to see if any one wants to put out their goals for the race???? Get a little motivation going for everyone. Something about putting a time goal out there for everyone to see make me work harder for it.

My goal is under 1:20. I jump for joy at the finish line if I get under 1:15!


2007-08-12 2:36 PM
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I'll be there, it will be my first.

My goal is to finish without leaving in a ambulance....

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2007-08-14 10:01 PM
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44 views and only one person has thoughts on the race???? Oh well.
2007-08-15 8:26 AM
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I will be there and probably sporting my jolly green giant (javelin) tri suit.  I am game for catching up with some people.  My goals will be posted later in my blog

I haven't raced a sprint in over a year so I am excited about just having some fun.

2007-08-15 8:32 AM
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Ok, I'll play, too. .

I did Indian Springs - similar distances - and put myself in a world o' pain by trying to swim with the leaders in my wave. Recovered somewhat and finished in 1:15 but feel like I could have done better. Re. High Falls, tough to predict a time w/out knowing what the transition area looks like but if everything were equal, I would be going for sub 1:14.

I know these sprints are supposed to be fun but man, Indian Springs, like, really hurt. Goal on Saturday: Race faster/Hurt less.

Good luck to all and I will try and put some faces to the names after the race if I see any folks in BT gear near the all3sports tent.

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2007-08-15 9:25 AM
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Not sure if "playing" is what I'll call it, but here's a shot.  First, this is my first season of "tri'ing."  Swimming is tough for me - more mental than anything else.  John Tanner was my first race - I came in at 1:21:15 and was very happy with how things turned out.  Swimming with a wetsuit definitely helped in this race. 

Indian Springs was race number two and I came in at 1:29:19.  I had a terrible swim and let the resulting "neg" attitude filter into the rest of the race.  I was in a daze in both T's and when I felt my left ham tweak - ever so slightly - on the run, I slowed to a jog.  After the fact, the only glimmer was a decent bike, but this race was full of "teachable moments" for the newbie.

Two races, two contrasting experiences = lots of lessons learned.  This one, I plan to have a good time and take each segment of the race as its own mini-race.

With a longer bike segment for this race, I'll throw out 1:27:00.  Anything better would be great.



2007-08-15 7:36 PM
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you guys are all studs!!! i'll be (hopefully) in under 1:30, and will be thrilled with that time. its also my first and last short distance this year...onto SC Half and IMFL.

See you guys Sat! by the way...i'll have my North Atlanta Multisport Club jersey on.
2007-08-15 8:17 PM
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I'll be there wearing my orange StayPut team jersey... it's kind of hard to miss - just look for me running away from the bees.
I've had no training for the last three weeks so I have no goal other than to race as hard as I can and finish the race without saying, "I shoulda tried harder."
2007-08-16 5:47 AM
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I'm the "Snickers Girl" and will be handing out free Marathon bars after the race. So, come find me afterwards if you want any.
My goal is to beat my time from last year, but since they changed the bike course, I'm not sure whether the course is easier or harder. I'd be very happy finishing around 1:14. I'm also battling it out for 3rd overall in the series standings, so as long as I'm within a minute of Elaine, then I should snag it.
Good luck to all and I hope to meet some of you there!
2007-08-18 1:36 PM
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What a great day for racing! I thought it was a terrific little course and the Tri the Parks folks really do things to a quite high standard. Kind of sad the series is done for the year and plan to do more than just two races in '08. .

Hope everyone had a great day.

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2007-08-18 2:55 PM
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I made it !

First race. I found out theres no way to plan for the compitition during training.

I think I ran around the bike - run transition area three times trying to get out on the run course. But I looked cool doing it... No one could tell I was lost.

If it wasn't for that I would have probably won the race !


2007-08-18 3:32 PM
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I really enjoyed the day. I totally missed the bike and swim were longer than Indian Springs. So, my 1:20 goal was out the door. My race report will have more.

I enjoyed the two tri the park races that I did and plan on doing more next year.

On to Tugaloo!
2007-08-18 3:36 PM
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bwaha, what a loser...oh wait, I did that too. I was pretty happy with a quick change to the running shoes then headed back to the front to exit, doh! Saw the snickers girl, but it was during the race, and she had her race face on so I didn't say hi, so as not to mess with her focus. Looking forward to seeing results, as I took off early. Not sure how this this course compares with last year's. The bike felt both harder over more sections, but faster over others.
2007-08-18 4:00 PM
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Fun race! The bike had more hills than last year's course. But overall, I'm happy with my times. I was a minute off my goal time, but I'm blaming it on the different bike course.
Oh, and don't let my 'race face' fool you. I always love cheering for people on the course and vice versa. It won't wreck my focus, it will actually help give me a boost!
Congrats to all on a great race!
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