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2007-12-31 8:05 AM

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Subject: Long Island Gold Coast Triathlon

oh cool there are other BTers already signed up - this will be my first OFFICIAL race of the season....doing the florida one in March just to get the first time tri thing done with....and see just how bad I am!

 

will have to meet up with the rest of you! 



2008-01-07 9:25 AM
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I've been toying with the idea of doing this race.. I really want to do it.. but may have a schedule issue ..
2008-01-09 8:45 PM
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I'm in! Looking forward to this one--it's sort of my warm up for NYC and he first chance my inlaws have had to see me race.

Looking forward to meeting you!
2008-01-10 2:49 PM
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I'm signed up as well. It will be the third event in my first season in the sport, so maybe I won't look completely lost in transition.

I'll be the slow guy with the slightly glazed look in his eyes...
2008-01-11 10:08 AM
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jmk-brooklyn - 2008-01-09 9:45 PM I'm in! Looking forward to this one--it's sort of my warm up for NYC and he first chance my inlaws have had to see me race. Looking forward to meeting you!

Jonah:

This is a very spectator friendly course.  The bike and run are both 2 loops and if you get there early enough you can get a picnic table in the shade right on the run course. (If I remember correctly, there is even a playground for TWCH). The beach is nothing spectacular, sort of gross actually as it appears to be a large stagnant body of water, so I wouldn't plan a day at the beach, but rather a day at the park may be better. Parking is a bit far from transition and the run course (Last years anyway) was short.  I probably won't do this race this year, but may come spectate/jockstrap.  If you, or anyone else, has any other questions please feel free to ask here or PM me.

Tim

2008-01-11 10:10 AM
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thelunchbox - 2008-01-10 3:49 PM I'm signed up as well. It will be the third event in my first season in the sport, so maybe I won't look completely lost in transition. I'll be the slow guy with the slightly glazed look in his eyes...

What are your 1st 2 events??  Last year was my first year and I basically signed up for everything on Long Island so I wouldn't back out.  I can probably give you a little background on the other 2 events, in case you were wondering what they are like.

 

Tim



2008-01-11 7:12 PM
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First is the mighty mini man, a super short course in April that I thought would make a good initial foray into the sport. It'll probably be over before I can even think about what I am doing.

Second is the Ironclad tri, which just seems like a great event.
2008-01-12 5:47 PM
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I did the Gold Coast tri last year for the first time. It was a really fun coarse. No hills, just a fast race. because it loops through you are always surrounded by people. Therfore you always feel like you are in the middle of the race. no matter if you are in the front or the Back.

It also seems to be a race with alot of first timers. So you should do OK. Have fun
2008-01-13 11:09 AM
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thelunchbox - 2008-01-11 8:12 PM First is the mighty mini man, a super short course in April that I thought would make a good initial foray into the sport. It'll probably be over before I can even think about what I am doing. Second is the Ironclad tri, which just seems like a great event.

This is the exact schedule I did last year.  The pool at Eisenhower Aquatic Center is incredible, and intimidating at first.  I trained in a 50 FOOT pool, so to see 50m Lanes was a bit scary! I'd say seed yourself a little faster than you really are.  even though it's not the right way, last year I seeded myself in the 7:30-8:00 group and I swam 8:01, so I was pretty spot on.  Problem was that I had to pass about a dozen swimmers, who obviously weren't as fast as they thought they were.  I might actually volunteer for this race, since it was my first and I'd like to give back to the sport.

As for Ironclad, I'm not really sure why I haven't signed up for this yet, probably just the uncertainty of a new baby.  But I loved this race last year.  The water was about 54-56 degrees, so a full wetsuit is recommended.  Even with it, be sure to swim around a bit before the start so you don't hyperventilate the first half of the swim like I did.  The bike had some short climbs and a few fast downhills! The run was the biggest surprise, as it started out on the road and quickly became a trail run, complete with forging creeks and hopping over/under a downed tree.  Transitions were right near the timing mats, so expect fast T1 and T2 times, last years winner had like a 17 second T2.  The after race spread was awesome too! Check out my Race Reports for other information I may have forgotten. 

Tim

2008-01-16 5:24 PM
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Here's my 2 cents....

I raced the Gold Coast tri last year, and in all honesty I didn't find it to be all that impressive. As previously mentioned the bike and run are both multiple loops, which normally I wouldn't think twice about. However, with the large field in this race (I consider it to be too large of a field) the loops create problems, especially on the bike.

As I was coming around to start my second loop, the later waves and slower riders were just getting into their first. This causes a problem because of the narrow road and the speed I was carrying coming through. The same type of thing happened on the run as well. It really became a safety issue at times, and something that made people pretty uncomfortable.

Personally I'll be leaving Gold Coast off of my schedule this year, but will certainly be returning to Ironclad.
2008-01-17 10:42 AM
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Ill be there.....my first tri. cant say im easy about it being my first and all. See you all there.


2008-02-12 3:16 PM
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Just be careful coming out of the water, cut my foot on some glass and after race drove myself to local hosp. to get stitched up. When I came back was good to see that I placed.
2008-03-16 7:33 AM
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Hi all. To those that have done this race, how was the swim??

I did my first tri yesterday (did well . Found the swim HARD - but apparently so did everyone else as out of the 86 in my wave (myfirst tri men and women) I was 16th out of the water....and it was supposedly only 400 meters....so I am now terrified of swimming twice the distance and in the ocean instead of a lake.....

A friend lives down the street from this tri and she talked me into signing up (instead of Hyannis up by me) since I am trying to get her to do it too!

 What hotels are nearby? she has cats and I am deathly allergic so cannot stay with her....

 

thanks!

 

cat 

2008-03-16 11:20 AM
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The swim is in the LI Sound not the ocean so it is calm. You swim out to a buoy make a left to another buoy and bake into shore. They had a bunch of support in the water. I don't know about hotels close by maybe something by the LIE.
2008-03-16 6:55 PM
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drchaya - 2008-03-16 7:33 AM

Hi all. To those that have done this race, how was the swim??

I did my first tri yesterday (did well . Found the swim HARD - but apparently so did everyone else as out of the 86 in my wave (myfirst tri men and women) I was 16th out of the water....and it was supposedly only 400 meters....so I am now terrified of swimming twice the distance and in the ocean instead of a lake.....

A friend lives down the street from this tri and she talked me into signing up (instead of Hyannis up by me) since I am trying to get her to do it too!

 What hotels are nearby? she has cats and I am deathly allergic so cannot stay with her....

 

thanks!

 

cat 



I'm sure there are plenty of hotels in the Hampton Inn, Holiday Inn genre in the area. If you're looking for something a little nicer, I think the Hilton in Huntington, which isn't too far away, is probably one of the better things you'll find nearby. It's very popular with weddings, so it might not be the quietest place to sleep the night before a race, though.

Also, from the event website: "Nearest lodging is at the Gold Coast Inn -
516-627-2460".
2008-03-17 4:03 PM
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drchaya - 2008-03-16 8:33 AM

Hi all. To those that have done this race, how was the swim??

thanks!

cat 

The swim is in more like a bay/cove off the Long Island Sound.  The water was totally calm, perhaps a little too calm as I'm sure some movement would have washed away all the dead fish .  I didn't have any issues with bumping into people and it was a rather uneventful swim for me.



2008-06-05 7:47 AM
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It's a week from Sunday! Everybody ready? I've been dealing with a calf strain that's kept me from running for about a week. I'm looking forward to it--it'll be the first time my in-laws get to see me race. They think I'm crazy, so it'll be nice for them to see all the hundreds of other crazy people on the course with me.
2008-06-05 9:01 AM
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I'm as ready as I'm gonna be. I don't plan on being fast, just faster than I was two weeks ago at the Ironclad.

Looking to push myself more on the swim and smooth the transitions. This time I'll remember the Garmin for the run so I'll be more confident upping the pace.
2008-06-05 1:10 PM
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Boy am I ready.  I've got the Montauk tri this Saturday, but I'm pretty confident I'll be ready 8 days later.

Running this race is a Father's Day present to myself. 

2008-06-05 6:32 PM
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Just like you, Dream Chaser - I'm doing both the Montauk & Gold Coast.

 

I'm not a father however. Laughing

2008-06-10 10:13 AM
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Anybody in to meet up pre raace since there seems to be alot of us signed up??


2008-06-10 10:59 AM
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I'm definitely up for that.  I'm pretty sure Charlie (lunchbox) is too.
2008-06-10 8:16 PM
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I am up for meeting - staying at an Inn 1.8 miles from the park....

I plan to bike and run the course friday (at least one loop) and swim in the park saturday if anyone is interested....

I ended up running my first half mary on sunday at Mooseman as part of a HIM relay (unplanned and untrained - I was up there volunteering) farthest run previously was 6 miles...so am a bit sore and tired coming into this one but plan to have fun!

 

2008-06-10 9:39 PM
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Definitely!  I'm bib# 824.  I've never done the race before--can someone who has suggest a meeting place?  
2008-06-10 11:23 PM
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Sounds good to me. I'm not real familiar with the area, so i have nothing as far as a meeting place. I was planning on scouting it out Friday night.
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