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2013-08-07 9:23 AM
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Originally posted by TriMyBest

Have any of you pre-rode the course, or done Steelman in the past that you have a Garmin file you'd be willing to share?

One of the other Associate Coaches with Steel City Endurance has an athlete who is nervous about the ride, so she'd like to show her a Garmin file from the bike course compared to training rides she's done to reassure her that she's prepared.

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Nervous about what exactly? It's a decent surface and closed to traffic. Some hills, but nothing harsh in my opinion. The climb out of the park is characterized as "challenging" in the athlete guide but if anyone who rides regularly in PA will have most likely done tougher climbs. I've done Quakerman there and ridden the Quakerman course a couple of times which includes Rt563. I'll see if I have a Garmin file. Again, not too tough IMO. FWIW I'll be using a compact with 12-25

 

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2013-08-07 10:22 AM
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Subject: RE: Steelman 2013
Originally posted by TriMyBest

Have any of you pre-rode the course, or done Steelman in the past that you have a Garmin file you'd be willing to share?

One of the other Associate Coaches with Steel City Endurance has an athlete who is nervous about the ride, so she'd like to show her a Garmin file from the bike course compared to training rides she's done to reassure her that she's prepared.

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http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/9449034

I found the above link by just doing a quick google search. I was curious about the bike portion myself since I never rode it before. Hope this link helps
2013-08-07 12:05 PM
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Your assessment matches my associate's, Brad. She has explained this to her athlete, but the client was still nervous, so she was looking for the hard data to help set her mind at ease.
2013-08-09 1:02 PM
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Weather is looking good for the weekend!
2013-08-10 8:09 AM
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Going to be a great day for racing!!!
2013-08-10 11:51 AM
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Going to be a great day for racing!!!


Looks like low 60's to low 70's for race time. Sounds perfect. I shut down my training about a week ago after pulling my hamstring. Hoping that it does not flare up tomorrow. Still going to try and push like a beast and just hope for the best.


2013-08-12 8:57 AM
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So, how did folks do?

I'm pretty happy with my performance having not raced a tri in 2 years and having had a plate and 9 screws implanted in my collarbone in July of 2012. Finished 4th in my AG in 2:35:10. 3rd place beat me by almost 4 minutes. No way I could have squeezed out another 4 minutes yesterday. Maybe next year

2013-08-12 9:51 AM
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Congratulations! Sounds like you had an awesome race. This was my first time racing Steelman - I had heard Dale puts out a pretty solid event but it exceeded my expectations. One of the best organized races of any type I have seen. Performance-wise, I met my goals for the day but certainly won't be shattering any course records in the near future.

Also, if the father-son team that was on the course yesterday happens to monitor this forum - you gentlemen are two of the toughest people I have ever met. Albeit remarkably humbling, it was a pleasure to share a course with you. You are an enormous source of inspiration to me and anyone else lucky enough to be signed up for a race with you.

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2013-08-13 10:11 AM
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I concur about the father son team! A huge shout out to you guys! I started tri racing in Massachusetts back when Dick and Rick Hoyt started doing them together- it was such an inspiration! When I saw this team go into the water at Steelman I was filled with good feelings knowing I was racing alongside two really amazing people here in PA. What an honor! If anyone knows who they were or if they have a website please post!




Originally posted by BPalms

Congratulations! Sounds like you had an awesome race. This was my first time racing Steelman - I had heard Dale puts out a pretty solid event but it exceeded my expectations. One of the best organized races of any type I have seen. Performance-wise, I met my goals for the day but certainly won't be shattering any course records in the near future.

Also, if the father-son team that was on the course yesterday happens to monitor this forum - you gentlemen are two of the toughest people I have ever met. Albeit remarkably humbling, it was a pleasure to share a course with you. You are an enormous source of inspiration to me and anyone else lucky enough to be signed up for a race with you.

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Subject: RE: Steelman 2013
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So, how did folks do?

I'm pretty happy with my performance having not raced a tri in 2 years and having had a plate and 9 screws implanted in my collarbone in July of 2012. Finished 4th in my AG in 2:35:10. 3rd place beat me by almost 4 minutes. No way I could have squeezed out another 4 minutes yesterday. Maybe next year




I agree. The father son team was awesome. Unfortunately I didn't get to see them on the swim or run, but I saw them on the bike section and can't imagine pedaling another person up those hills. Not sure if you stuck around until the end, but the dad stopped about 10 feet from the finish and unbuckled the son and supported him under his armpits and let the son take the last few steps thru the finish line. INCREDIBLE.

As for me. This was my second triathlon ever. First one with an OWS. and only the 2nd time I had done an OWS and I just learned to swim in January. With that being said, the swim alone made my whole day worth while. I did the sprint distance and finished the swim in 17:28 (197 out of 538 people). Amazing when I look at how far I have come in 6 months. The bike was a ton of fun as well. I don't train on any hills so the uphills were pretty tough but man were those downhills awesome. Fastest I have gone so far. hit 36mph twice. I also dropped my chain on that first hill out of the marina, that ate up about a minute total and it was a pain getting my momentum started on that hill again. The run was good by my standards but still pretty slow. Finishing time was 1:34:20 which was good enough for 208/538 total and 18/28 age group (M40-44). Still improving but very happy overall.

Congrats on your 4th place finish. That awesome

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