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    First Tri Done, with no hat!

    Hey Everyone,

    I just completed my first triathlon, at the sprint distance. www.firsttri.com

    Thanks for the hat tips. Since it was overcast/rainy, I went hatless and had a great time.

    One thing i figured out too late was why the swim times seemed a bit slow for last year's event.
    Turns out for this race, you come out of the water, then walk/run about a quarter mile to get back to the transition area. I included walk in that part because getting back to the transition area involved mud on the sidewalks, wet steps, and an incredibly steep hill to do in bare feet. I had no intention of slipping and getting hurt that early in the race, so I took it easy, and resumed race pace intensity on the bike.

    Note to self: Drop sandals by the swim exit next time.
    just a sig test !

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    Congrats on completing what I am sure is just the first of many tri's in your lifetime.
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    Congrats on your first race. Had a race similar to that with a really long run to transition that involved a pretty big grass hill. Saw a few people stash some shoes out of the swim. Generally that's not allowed if the officials see it and are sticklers, they can penalize you for it.

    Hope you have as much fun at the next one. And the next one, and the next one, and....

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    Wow.
    A triathlon for noobish beginners. .....................interesteeeeeeng!

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    Woohoo!!!

    YOU ARE A TRIATHLETE!!!!!

    What's next?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tajsss
    ...Saw a few people stash some shoes out of the swim. Generally that's not allowed...
    Hope you have as much fun at the next one. And the next one, and the next one, and....
    Wow, didn't think about that. I guess enforcement was a little lax, especially with so many people ipodding on the run.

    Next up: Beach Bum Tri in Hilton Head, SC.
    Swim 500 yards in the surf, then bike 6 miles on the beach, then run 3 miles on the beach.
    just a sig test !

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaxBender
    Swim 500 yards in the surf, then bike 6 miles on the beach, then run 3 miles on the beach.
    That will be a good challenged. Good job on your first tri.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaxBender
    I guess enforcement was a little lax, especially with so many people ipodding on the run.

    Ipods? Yuck. I love my music, but I end up going too fast to start to keep pace with the music, or something. I don't know it's annoying.

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    I can barely get my shoes on properly. If I tried to take my iPod I'd probably strangle myself!

    Anyway, congrats! A tri-virgin no more!
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    Yeah, I tried using the old pod on some track workouts early in the season...

    Guns-N-Roses "You could be mine" let me know that Axel's speed and mine don't really match for a decent run pace.
    just a sig test !

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    watch an itu race...see anyone wearing hats?

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    Congrats! Noob to tri's too thanks for inspiration!

    I love running w/my pod...still trying to decide if I want to run in races...

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    Quote Originally Posted by evanatorx
    watch an itu race...see anyone wearing hats?
    Depending on which race/conditions, sometimes everyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by evanatorx
    watch an itu race...see anyone wearing hats?
    You mean like...

    Paul Amey


    Tim Don


    Hunter Kemper


    Andy Potts


    I agree with rplong. It depends on race conditions. Sometimes you see everyone putting them on while running out of T2.




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    I don't think I've ever done a tri hatless. I have a white cotton RiverCats hat that's become my Race Hat. Brim forward into the sun, brim backwards away. Just makes things that much more comfortable. And it's a refresher to dump a cup of cold water into it at the aid stations. Just make sure you don't get mixed up: that Accelerade makes your hair sticky.
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    I prefer a hat because it keeps the sweat out of my eyes. So I'll wear one regardless of the clouds/sun conditions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by caloso
    Brim forward into the sun, brim backwards away.
    Sun? What is this thing of which you speak? Brim forward into the rain, brim sideways to stop the sleet from building up in your ear...

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    Quote Originally Posted by andygates
    Sun? What is this thing of which you speak?
    Funny. I lived over there for a while and I looked forward to my flights from Stanstead to Liverpool because the plane would get above the clouds for a few minutes and you could remember that the sun really existed.
    Fredo, you're my older brother and I love you...but don't ever take sides, with anyone, against the family again...ever.

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