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2013-06-25 10:14 AM
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I'll hand out Percocet on the run. HAHA (totally kidding, before the FBI shows up in transition looking for me).

Stitches and road rash are pretty much healed from getting whacked by that car. Still have nasty lumps in my glute from where I landed on the hot asphalt. Eh...I'd rather have that than root canal remnants. Just don't get dry socket...that REALLY sucks.

It's going to be 117+ here in Phoenix, so being in Lubbock will be like a day at the beach for me.

I'm looking forward to it as it should be a blast!


2013-06-25 10:36 AM
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We recommend taking three (3), 200mg tablets of Ibuprofen, Advil, or Motrin (600mg total) AND one (1) 500mg tablet of Extra Strength Tylenol every 6 hours

so none of the good stuff, but its better that way. I don't want to be "whacked out", I still have my taper week to finish up here and I did miss out on a swim yesterday since my mouth wasn't working right after the novicane to breathe in the water.

 

Good to hear you are healing up well. Lets all stay healthy people, No injuries!

2013-06-25 10:38 AM
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^ what you said...stay healthy!
2013-06-26 8:24 AM
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Originally posted by mbwallis As they say in Texas, if you don't like the weather, just wait 5 minutes. For grins, I've been monitoring weather.com's forecast for Sunday, just to see how much it changes in the 10 days leading up. In the past 3 days the projected high has moved from 93 to 94 and now 97. At this rate, we'll race in 110. ;-) Wind projections have remained fairly steady at 13-14, which would be nice for that part of Texas. It'll change 5 more times between now and then.

Yeah, for some reason this happens EVERY year.  The temp and wind forecasts skyrocket the day before the race. :D

The best way to avoid the wind is to RIDE FAST.  Really, it will be there in the morning but it only gets stronger with time.  Being a slow rider I am always $crewed!

2013-06-26 8:31 AM
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Well, as fast as the forecasted temps shot up, they are now dropping. Forecasted high went from 93 to 98 but is now 91 (by the way, it is 107 there today). It also went from a S wind to a NE wind, so must be something of a cool front. Sounds like we might get a break!
2013-06-27 7:49 AM
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When you pick up you race packet come online and post your race number. I'd like to try and coordinate a group photo before the swim start if possible.


2013-06-27 10:18 AM
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Will do! Ill be arriving Saturday morning. Plan on getting the packet then heading out to the lake in the afternoon for a quick swim.

Work is really getting in the way of my excitement for this weekend.

2013-06-27 10:51 AM
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I'm making the drive up this evening. Rest and relax on Friday. I've gotten a new, to me, full sleeve wetsuit so I may ease out to the lake and give it a try to see if I like it better than my sleeveless on Friday. Go to the meeting, pick up the packet, hit the expo on Saturday. Then green green green on Sunday.

I'm having trouble to tempering my excitement and getting my work done.
2013-06-27 3:53 PM
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Weather update from 

http://www.weather.com/weather/weekend/Lubbock+TX+USTX0808:1:US

 

Sun Jun 30

 

Isolated T-Storms

88° / 65°

Isolated T-Storms

Chance of rain:
30%
Wind:
E at 14 mph

 

 

 

Woohoo!

2013-06-27 8:18 PM
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If that forecast holds, I would take that in a heartbeat. I'll trade more wind for lower temps any time. Of course, when it comes to West Texas you never know. I'm leaving Dallas tomorrow afternoon and hope to get a short swim in on Saturday afternoon.
2013-06-29 8:35 PM
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Good Luck Everyone! I'm #349 feel free to scream at me as you pass me


2013-06-30 3:11 AM
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#497

Never thought rain would be our problem, hope it clears out in time to get in a full race.
2013-06-30 4:18 AM
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#398Drove the course yesterday, some of these hills look killer. Good luck everyone, ill guard the back of the pack this race!
2013-06-30 5:45 PM
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Some thoughts...

1) This race might not ever see weather that nice again.
2) The volunteers were absolutely great.
3) That course is no joke. I thought I had a disaster of a run, then it turns out that was my best AG ranking of all 3 sports. That first hill on the run is beast. You know it's a tough hill when it's hard to even run DOWN.
4) Two thumbs up to the girls giving out the medals, and that's only because I don't have three thumbs.

I really cannot think of a single complaint on the organization or execution of the entire event.
2013-06-30 7:15 PM
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Ditto on all this....probably will never do this race again just so I can have the following conversation:

Random triathlete: "So I did BSLT last weekend"
Me: "Oh yeah...that's a great race....80 degrees and low winds....hard to find that type of weather in Texas!"
Random triathlete:

Thanks to all who volunteered. To the race director, congrats...you found the only 10 hills in west texas.
2013-06-30 7:29 PM
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I came across Jashac on mile 12 on the run. Nice to see a familiar face.

I was really happy with all the aid stations and volunteers... and the weather couldn't have been better. The finish line had impeccable organization. I've been in marathons where I had to grab my medal off the rack because the volunteers were busy screwing off, or was accidentally given a HM medal.

I do have one complaint/ request for the race in the future. PLEASE rent a couple golf carts to have a few volunteers give participants a ride from transition back to the parking area? After knocking out a HIM, the last thing I want to do is march my bike and all my gear back up that canyon.

Good job everyone! I had a blast!


2013-06-30 8:28 PM
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I saw someone in a bt top as i was hitting mile 4 on the run and they were going the other way. Hi who ever you were.My last 2 splits on the run still arent showing up on the web page, but according to my garmin, my final time should have been about 7:30, so 25 min pr vs my last him. It was a great race, and yeah the voulenteers were amazing. The finish line was good, but I went right to the med tent to get some ice. Also really hapy I didn't. Dfl in my age group this time!Great race, but I dont think I am going to do it again any time soon.
2013-07-01 6:59 AM
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Have to say it was perfect weather. Set my pr for a HIM. Congrats to everyone who finished. Those hills on the bike and run were a killer. I have no idea we had hills like that in Texas. My only complaint was this race is not spectator friendly at all. After doing all 3 HIM in Texas the last year this was my favorite course but my wife loved Galveston cause it was more spectator friendly.
2013-07-01 6:33 PM
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I have to agree with the spectator angle. My wife was disappointed with the way the race was set up for spectators as well. They don't have alot of options since everything is funneled into that canyon area. It was the hardest triathlon I have ever done by a long shot. I liked the challenge of the course but I was toast after the bike. I haven't done may HIMs but Buffalo Springs is a significantly more difficult race than Austin or Galveston. I'll take my 6 and a half hour finish along with my IV bag and head back home. I feel like someone kicked me down the canyon today. Kudos to the volunteers and race officials. They were all great. Especially whoever the woman was at the Hawaii aid station that ran the hill with me before heading back into the park to keep me motivated. Thanks unknown nice lady.
2013-07-02 10:53 AM
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I was there solo, but can understand the comments on spectator friendliness. But I'm just not sure what they could do at that location. The swim portion seemed very spectator friendly, and the location gave a great vantage point over the transition area. But any single loop bike and run course is going to suffer on the spectator friendliness scale.

I liked reading all the past race reports leading up to the event, so I wrote up one myself. I'm looking forward to hearing some other perspectives.

Congrats to all finishers.
2013-07-08 7:54 AM
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Now I don't feel so bad. This was my first HIM, and I met 2 out of my 4 goals. I did finish, I did finish between 6 and 7 hours (6:56), but didn't finish closer to 6, and did not finish under 6. I thought it was a really tough course, but it being my first I really had no basis for comparison. After reading some of the comments here I feel much better now knowing that it is indeed a very tough course. Couldn't believe how nice the weather was. Ditto on the medal girls....yowza, and the ones handing out drinks at mile 6 aid station on energy lab road in the tutus weren't bad either.


2013-07-13 7:59 AM
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PLEASE rent a couple golf carts to have a few volunteers give participants a ride from transition back to the parking area? After knocking out a HIM, the last thing I want to do is march my bike and all my gear back up that canyon. Good job everyone! I had a blast!

Ha!  Classic BSLT!  That's the best part of the race! :D

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