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2014-02-24 11:10 AM
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quick question - when is onsite athlete check-in? Is it Friday? Saturday? Just trying to nail down some logistics...thanks.

btw, how's training going for you?

Hope everybody is going well, and see you in 118 days.


2014-02-24 7:17 PM
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I believe athlete check was on both Friday and Saturday. I checked in on Saturday but I'm someone here can confirm that for sure. My training is going great, 8 weeks in so far so good. Hope your training is going well and hope everybody else as well.
2014-03-01 7:40 PM
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Check in always Friday and Saturday now at swim site/park/transition area. Must check in bike Saturday afternoon, so most just head down there once, Saturday.
Just started to get my in gear and try to concur this beast of a run course.
2014-03-11 10:08 AM
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Not sure what time we will arrive on Friday, so I plan to just do it all on Saturday. Training is going well...I have given up the noseplugs. That was BIG for me. Swim times are coming down. Still riding the trainer due to weather and suffering on my run/walk due to joint issues. Had an MRI on my hip last week for an 11 month chronic tightness/soreness issue. Training doesn't make it worse, it's just always there in an underlying sort of way. Doesn't much matter what the results are...unless I can't crawl, I'm still in.
2014-03-14 12:03 PM
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Hey all, 100 days 'till the cannon goes off! Who else is really looking forward to the race? I can't wait.

Since we're 100 days out, let's put down a marker on how we think we'll do. Based on my current training, I think I'll finish between 5:45-6:00. How about you?

Happy Friday!





2014-03-14 12:52 PM
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I'm thinking 5:55- 6:05 if temp is 75-80 with low humidity. I get real slow as the heat and humidity rise. Last years half's Eagleman hot hot HOT!!! 6:47 - Augusta 78-82 degrees, humidity Okay 6:00.


2014-03-17 3:52 AM
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Man, I hope it starts getting warmer soon! Not looking forward to water that is <65 degrees. Im shooting for 5:30-5:45. Not trying to push this race, just use it as a long training day.
2014-03-17 4:09 AM
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I thought 6:00 (maybe a hair under) was very realistic a few months ago, but my training has not been going great. Life is punching me square in the mouth this year
2014-03-17 8:15 AM
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What cassette is everyone going with? I am thinking of swapping out my stock cassette -12-25 and putting on a 11-28 to help with these monster hills i have been reading about.
2014-03-17 8:19 AM
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Originally posted by Jayabusa What cassette is everyone going with? I am thinking of swapping out my stock cassette -12-25 and putting on a 11-28 to help with these monster hills i have been reading about.

Depends on whether you're running a compact (50/34) or standard (53/39).

You can get by with a 12-25 on a compact just fine.  That might be pushing it with a standard.  There are a couple of climbs where you would regret a 39 & 25.

I've done 'Cuse twice and used a 53/39 + 12-27 once and 54/39 + 11-28 the other.

2014-03-17 8:28 AM
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Originally posted by Jayabusa What cassette is everyone going with? I am thinking of swapping out my stock cassette -12-25 and putting on a 11-28 to help with these monster hills i have been reading about.

Depends on whether you're running a compact (50/34) or standard (53/39).

You can get by with a 12-25 on a compact just fine.  That might be pushing it with a standard.  There are a couple of climbs where you would regret a 39 & 25.

I've done 'Cuse twice and used a 53/39 + 12-27 once and 54/39 + 11-28 the other.




Running a Compact MegaExo 52/36T crankset


2014-03-17 1:35 PM
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I'd like to finish somewhere around 6:00 give or take a few minutes or so assuming we get some decent weather and it's not anything like it was last year. As far as the gearing goes I used a 50/34 and 11/28 combo last year and will be doing the same again this year.
2014-03-17 3:03 PM
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I'm thinking 6:30 .. If its hot and humid. It probably will be.
If its just warm and placid.. - 6:00 and change.. But it won't be .. It's going to be melty hot and crazy humid.. And that second hill on the run will destroy me. No matter what i think or do..
If I can get off the bike with gas in the tank, I'll be good.. But it's going to be painfully humid and hot hot hot.. A least I think so as I sit at my desk on a 29 degree march day.
2014-03-18 6:48 AM
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I'm thinking 6:30 .. If its hot and humid. It probably will be.
If its just warm and placid.. - 6:00 and change.. But it won't be .. It's going to be melty hot and crazy humid.. And that second hill on the run will destroy me. No matter what i think or do..
If I can get off the bike with gas in the tank, I'll be good.. But it's going to be painfully humid and hot hot hot.. A least I think so as I sit at my desk on a 29 degree march day.

I did this race in 2010 and 11 which was when they had it in september. Ever gone swimming at 7am on mid-sept morning in syracuse? it was about 40deg both years. The rest of the day were perfect but i seriously considered polling the the judges to see if I could compete as a woman after I got out the water.

As far as gearing I've got a compact w/11-28...unless youre a fairly strong cyclist I would recommend the same. That long climb early in the race is freakin' long and theres 1 short steep climb at about the half way point...save your legs early and you can crush the rest of the course...burn your legs early and you might pay for it. Thats just my advice but Im pretty middle of the pack. ( if you dont already own an 11-28 and dont want to buy 1, or this isnt your A race...you will be fine. But if its an easy fix Id do it)
2014-03-18 7:59 AM
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Originally posted by GMAN 19030

Originally posted by Jayabusa What cassette is everyone going with? I am thinking of swapping out my stock cassette -12-25 and putting on a 11-28 to help with these monster hills i have been reading about.

Depends on whether you're running a compact (50/34) or standard (53/39).

You can get by with a 12-25 on a compact just fine.  That might be pushing it with a standard.  There are a couple of climbs where you would regret a 39 & 25.

I've done 'Cuse twice and used a 53/39 + 12-27 once and 54/39 + 11-28 the other.

Running a Compact MegaExo 52/36T crankset

I would use something with a 27 or 28 with a 52/36.

2014-03-18 8:34 AM
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going with the 28, Thanks everyone !!


2014-03-18 11:44 AM
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Originally posted by louamerica

I'm thinking 6:30 .. If its hot and humid. It probably will be.
If its just warm and placid.. - 6:00 and change.. But it won't be .. It's going to be melty hot and crazy humid.. And that second hill on the run will destroy me. No matter what i think or do..
If I can get off the bike with gas in the tank, I'll be good.. But it's going to be painfully humid and hot hot hot.. A least I think so as I sit at my desk on a 29 degree march day.


If it's going to be hot and humid on race day, I think all of our predictions will prove to be too optimistic...mine definitely will be. I don't think anybody wants a repeat of the heat and humidity like last year, but I'd like some good hot weather in Syracuse before long. We're down to something like 95 days until race day and I'm pretty sure Jamesville Reservoir is still iced over. So, bring on the heat and let's warm-up that water!
2014-03-18 5:47 PM
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8 hours 29 minutes and 59 seconds.
2014-04-01 9:49 AM
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Hey everyone, I'm in for this and not loving the sound of freezing cold water!!

on the plus side, it also sounds like there's a good chance the heat and humidity of the day has potential to warm us up after the swim :-)

I'm actually really looking forward to this race, my folks are flying in from the UK to watch the four kids at home and my wife is excited to be able to come watch the event, maybe even catch a glimpse of me at some point. (of course, she may be more excited about a long weekend away from the kids, but I'm going with being all excited about triathlon stuff!!)

We're staying in downtown Syracuse, Parkview hotel,  doesn't look too far and should be ok for a trip to set up Race day.

Hope everyone is having fun training and getting in some good solid hours on the bike and on your feet :-)

 

 

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