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    Triathlon tomorrow

    Tomorrow I'm doing my second sprint triathlon. It's an hour away (why? don't we have enough perfectly good triathlons right here in Boulder and Longmont?) so up by 4:30, breakfast, in the truck by 5:00, rack the handcycle and racing chair by 6:15, get body marked, at the pool by 6:30, get my timing chip, swim at 7:00, out on the bike course by 7:20 (the transition area is what seems like MILES away from the pool), out on the run course by 8:40, done by 9:10. At least that's the plan.

    Wish me luck!

  2. #2
    Good luck, have fun! What are the distances for each. I did one that was 800m swim, 13.1 bike, and 5k push. I enjoyed it. Not sure if I'll do many more yet.

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    It's a little shorter: 500 yd swim, 11 mile bike, 5k push. About 600 people total, 2 wheelchair competitors.

  4. #4
    You go! Have fun and crush the other wheelchair competitor.

  5. #5
    How did your race go?

  6. #6
    Hope you had a great time. Look forward to hearing all about it!!!!

    GJ

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    It was good! The race director let the two of us start in the first heat and have our own lane (this was a pool swim). I'm a faster swimmer than the other wheelchair competitor, so I was out and on the bike course ahead of him. He's a much faster biker than I am, but his transition must have taken him a while, because he didn't catch me until mile 9.

    He was only a few yards ahead of me on the run, which was out-and-back on a paved bike path. I caught him at the turn around but wasn't able to pass him on the narrow path what with runners coming in the other direction. I bumped the back of his race chair about 5 times, though.

    He beat me by only 25 seconds - I think he's starting to get worried about me :-). We had a fun time, and it was great to have someone to race against.

    Oh, the times:
    Me: 1:53.46
    The other guy: 1:53.21

  8. #8
    Nice one!

  9. #9
    Congrats on a great race!

  10. #10
    hell yah, awesome
    Bike-on.com rep
    John@bike-on.com
    c4/5 inc funtioning c6. 28 yrs post.
    sponsored handcycle racer

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