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JHOLLNAGEL Posts: 1,768
7/19/08 11:28 P

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Thanks .... I'll see if the extra sports drink will work. It was great to meet all my goals. I'm hoping to enter next year and plan on training to see what I could have done with proper training. I'm not sure if this is something I would want to do all the time?? Will see.

Jim

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7/15/08 11:39 A

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Jim:
Logged on here and was looking for your race report

GREAT JOB! And a great time too, that's awesome.

I occasionally get calf cramps on the bike because of my riding style and lack of fluids. You probably could have done with another bottle of sports drink - that should have done the trick.

Looking forward to next year's race report!

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JHOLLNAGEL Posts: 1,768
7/10/08 11:07 A

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DRC

All right ..... I'll keep looking then LOL

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7/10/08 10:03 A

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I think I am going to have to pass. Keep looking for a volunteer!

JHOLLNAGEL Posts: 1,768
7/9/08 2:14 P

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Come on it is only a 12 hour drive and no I do not pay travel expenses ... but I would save you in hotel expenses though. LOL

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7/9/08 1:47 P

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Baltimore MD. Do you pay travel expenses, LOL?

But like I said, if I was there, it would be hard to skip the race myself...

Edited by: DRC2205 at: 7/9/2008 (13:46)
JHOLLNAGEL Posts: 1,768
7/9/08 11:17 A

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How far away are you??

I'm in Oshkosh, WI the evnt is in Wautoma, WI

Jim

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7/9/08 11:02 A

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I'd volunteer, but chances are that if I was anywhere near you, I'd be in the race too. Keep looking, LOL!

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7/9/08 9:04 A

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DRC

Are you volunteering????;-) Or do I need to continue to search??? LOL

Jim

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7/8/08 2:39 P

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Hey, you've got a year to find some "volunteers"!

JHOLLNAGEL Posts: 1,768
7/8/08 1:20 A

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DRC

I may see if I can strongly suggest that LOL

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7/7/08 10:01 A

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Jim, LOL, I understand that! What about a family member or friend that can come and cheer you all on (while keeping an eye on the others, and taking photos...)?

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JHOLLNAGEL Posts: 1,768
7/6/08 10:51 P

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The reason why we can not all three compete is that some one has to watch the eleven yr old son and the 8 yr old daughter and someone has to take pictures;-) LOL

Who knows may the wife will let me compete and we can talk a friend or relative into watching the two littler ones.

Next year may be the last to have all 4 of us compete .... the oldest will be shooting to go on to college.

Jim

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7/6/08 11:24 A

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Amazing work on basically no training. Congrats!

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7/6/08 10:50 A

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Way to go Jim! Great times on the tranisitions, too. You would have been dangerous in that tri if you had prepared for longer than two weeks!

By the way, why can't all four of you compete next year?

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7/6/08 9:58 A

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I am doing the happy dance for you, Jim, you must be so proud of yourself for finishing a triathalon! I am glad that drawing on your inner strength and thinking about your wife got you through the cramps and pain...way to go!

YOU ROCK!

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7/6/08 9:05 A

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That looks like a great time you put in Jim. It's nice to have the family into it too.

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7/5/08 9:36 P

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Congratulations Jim!


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7/5/08 12:40 P

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Great work Jim, I was thinking of you when I was on the bike today and wondered how your tri went. Sounds like it went really well
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JHOLLNAGEL Posts: 1,768
7/5/08 11:54 A

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Hello Folks

I was able to survive the Tri!!!! Not only did I finish but I was able to finish under an hour.

The total time was 59 mins and 10 secs.

The swim 200 meters: 5mins 45 secs

1st Transition: 1 min 55 secs

The bike (9 miles): 29 mins 14 secs

2nd Transition: 1 min 29 secs

The run (2 miles): 20 mins 48 secs

I felt great after the event and would like to do it again next year. But I will hold off and let my wife have the glory and compete with the boys next year. The boys want to compete again as well.

The oldest finished in 1 hour 5 mins 24 secs

The middle son finished in 57 mins 45 secs

I just wonder what I could have done the event in if I were able to train for this properly???????

The swimming was freaky ..... It was hard to fight off people pulling me under and hitting me. Obviously I did not start at the back or to the outside far enough. Once I was able to get more to the out side I was able to get into more of a rhythm and breathing, and heart rate lower. I was able to pass some more people and gain on others.

During the bike I was trying to getr sports drink down and a GU .... but it was a chocolate GU and I had not had that flavor before ... I was gagging and could not breathe and trying to wash it down with sports drink.

I wanted to pedal harder and faster but I remember what WONGERCHI had told me .... do not go all out safe yourself for the run. I still averaged 18.5 mph but I was holding myself back ... I was not attacking the hills all out and and not driving faster on the flats. Even thought the avg speed was at 18.5 I still felt I could have went harder.

Bob (Heyputthatdown) I did not sink or drown in the swim ... I think your advice on doing the TRI worked!!!!!!;-) LOL

I was able to get out of Trans 2 with no problems switching from from cycle shoes to running shoes. I was about 200 yards out of Trans area and both calves wanted to cramp up and I'm thinking great I'm not going to finish the race now.??? I thought of my wife and the pain she had to be in so I pushed forward. I started to run on my heels and tried to stretch the calves on the run. I was able to do this for about 300 yards. I was able to get the tightness out and finish the run. My knee problems kicked in with about a half a mile to go yet. Again, I thought of the wife and pushed forward. No I did not walk at all I wanted to push forward and challenge myself.

I was exhausted all day.

I'm thinking about doing a 14.2 mile bike ride today as a recovery ride. Nothing hard or fast easy pace around 14-15 mph average speed. Is this the right thing to do??????

Jim


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