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2013-06-09 3:35 PM

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HEY BTers!!!

I just finished my first triathlon today! I competed in the Batavia Triathlon, a sprint in Batavia, IL. IT WAS AWESOME! I am seriously in love with this sport! It was so much fun. Great environment! I finished in 1:19:16. My preliminary stats on the print out I got before I left put me at 5th in my age group and 63rd overall. However, it was a time trial start so there were a couple hundred yet to finish. I am going to post a full race report when I get the official results. The only two things I would have done different are wear a wetsuit(the water was so cold -64 degrees-it literally took my breath away and I cramped up so I had to swim like Johnny Weissmuller, look him up he is the reason we have the Tarzan drill) and I would also use the restroom right before the start. I realized I had to while in line to start the swim. I ended up having to make a pit stop before the run which added approx 45 sec to my time. Great lessons learned, GREAT FUN, and I can't wait to get out there and rock it even better next time with my first hand knowledge.

It was fun competing with everyone out there, hope you all had a great race and I look forward to racing again soon!
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2013-06-09 4:35 PM
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Great post! Congratulations on a great first race :D
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2013-06-09 4:41 PM
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Congratulations - sounds like you're going to make a stellar triathlete!

Sorry to hear that water was so chilly - I was at the triathlon in Naperville - very similar water venue as Batavia - but the water was reported to be about 70 degrees, so pretty darn comfortable.

Glad to hear you are now hooked on the sport - looks like we got another one!

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2013-06-09 5:58 PM
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You had a pretty solid time with a slow swim and a pit stop. Id say your off to a great start!
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2013-06-09 7:27 PM
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Originally posted by MJSlikas

Congratulations - sounds like you're going to make a stellar triathlete!

Sorry to hear that water was so chilly - I was at the triathlon in Naperville - very similar water venue as Batavia - but the water was reported to be about 70 degrees, so pretty darn comfortable.

Glad to hear you are now hooked on the sport - looks like we got another one!

MJ


Thank you very much! I sure hope I can make a stellar triathlete! I am definitely hooked.

Glad to hear your water was fine! It is amazing how much difference 6 degrees can make!
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2013-06-09 7:28 PM
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Originally posted by mcgilmartin

Great post! Congratulations on a great first race :D


Thank you! I am looking forward to make more!
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2013-06-09 7:32 PM
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Originally posted by Paulford8

You had a pretty solid time with a slow swim and a pit stop. Id say your off to a great start!


Thank you! I feel really good about it. I was looking for under 1:15 as my stretch goal. Based on previous years times that would have gotten me around the top ten and a AG podium. I made my backup goal of under 1:20 though so I am definitely happy. Plus solid first hand experience with a few lessons learned. I can't wait for my next one!
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2013-06-10 7:20 PM
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Subject: RE: First Triathlon done!
The results are up today for the Batavia Triathlon.

http://www.theracershub.com/results_view.php?id=2087&result_type=db

I filled out and posted a race report for my performance which can be found in the race reports section on the forums. Congrats to all the competitors!
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