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3/2/10 11:04 A

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Did you get an answer from the race director?

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2/22/10 11:37 A

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Everyone will have to take turns in the pool also. Maybe they are hoping to have everyone done with the pool in one hour.

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2/21/10 6:52 P

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Let us know what you find out!

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2/21/10 4:35 P

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I would bet they mean per leg, the local area tri's similar sounding to that in my area do the same thing. They limit per leg and a lot of people mistake it for meaning the entire race. And even for the swim, some people that like to bike or walk, or want to try one with their spouses need almost the whole hour for the swim.

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2/20/10 10:44 P

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Perry,

You do have a valid point. In that paragraph they mention both the adult and kids distances and it said each event has a 1 hour time limit. That could mean each leg, but why say that for the swim? That would be a casual bike ride and a slow walk on the 3 mile run?

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2/20/10 8:03 P

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I wonder if the one hour is per event, three hours total... one hour for the swim, one for the bike, one for the run...That way everyone could finish, walking at 3 miles per hour, casual bike ride...

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2/20/10 2:22 P

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I am emailing the director right now. After reading your responses and some responses from other friends who are experienced triathletes too it definitely seems unreasonable.

Thanks for you imput everyone.

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2/20/10 1:56 P

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Aims:
That's a tight time limit, especially for a YMCA Tri.

That said, your average M30-39 AGer (i.e. me) would be able to do that under an hour, but 2hrs seems a lot more reasonable to me for those distances.

I'd email the race director and see just what sort of speeds he's basing that time limit on...

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2/20/10 11:54 A

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Definitely unreasonable.......

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2/20/10 11:37 A

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1.5 sounds more like a good end time


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2/20/10 8:53 A

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Agreed. Your average age group triathlete would be pushing it! Could be a typo...otherwise someone who lives in a dream world!


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2/20/10 8:20 A

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That time limit must be a mistake. Definitely email or call the director. Think about those distances...if a person biked 20 mph(which is very fast), and ran 10 min/mile, it would take an hour to do those distances. That doesn't include the swim or transitions! Ridiculous. Must be a typo...or a director who has no clue.

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i agree, that is too short of a time, i would speak to the director.



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2/20/10 12:03 A

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I wouldn't sign up for a triathlon with this sort of limit.


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2/19/10 11:29 P

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It does look unreasonably short for time allowed. Check with someone in charge and see if there is an error, I could see a 2 hour limit, but 1 hour is crazy fast.

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2/19/10 11:24 P

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A YMCA about 45 minutes away from here is holding it's 2nd annual triathlon. Last year it was shorter and I don't think they quite knew what to expect.

I checked their website and it's on again but they have made it 300 meter pool swim, 10 mile bike ride, and 3 mile run so the bike ride and run are longer than last year.

They have stated that there will be an hour time limit. I find this totally unreasonable! I am not an experienced triathlete but I have done 2 triathlons. The one I did in the fall was a 300 meter pool swim, 8 mile bike ride, and 2 mile run and I finished it it in 1:05 with many others finishing behind me.

Should I email the director and ask how strict they will be about this time limit? It will take me 33-34 minutes to finish the 3 mile run and it was on a soft grassy course last year. I think the bike would take me around 45 minutes. That is 1:15 right there without the swim.

What are your thoughts as experienced triathletes?

Edited by: AIMLESS07 at: 2/19/2010 (23:25)
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