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Postby Jwolf » Mon Mar 11, 2013 3:06 pm

Thanks everyone. :)

Rob- perhaps you can come and video me at one of my practice swims. :) Thanks again for being there and supporting my craziness.

As for the times; I sent a follow-up email and I haven't heard back. I'm assuming the guy thinks I'm just one of those whiners who doesn't believe the chip times. Oh well. The phone number goes to a voicemail of a guy listing other company names. I am not going to make more of a stink of this; although it's frustrating, at least I know my real times and I had tons of fun doing it. I'll just have to do a sprint in May to get my redemption. :)
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Postby carm » Mon Mar 11, 2013 3:27 pm

Jwolf wrote:I'll just have to do a sprint in May to get my redemption. :)


:dance: :-BD

I really want to do the Subaru Vancouver race someday. If I could sort out a good road bike rental and have it fitted to me perfectly before race day, I'd totally do it. I don't want to ship my bike. Maybe next year!
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Re: Jwolf crosses over....

Postby Spirit Unleashed » Mon Mar 11, 2013 3:46 pm

So cool! :D
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Postby Hammie » Mon Mar 11, 2013 5:13 pm

Congrats again - great to hear the full report!
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Jwolf crosses over....

Postby Jwolf » Mon Mar 11, 2013 6:21 pm

Thanks everyone!
I really enjoyed every minute of it.


CinC wrote:(the lane switching in the swim sounds painful though - the pool swim tris I have done are set up so you stay in your one lane the whole swim and there are lap counters!)


For the longer distance swims they have people going up one side of the lane and down the other, so under the rope ever 100m. I guess they figured they might as well spread us across the whole pool.

For the tri I want to do in May, they used to do as you say with lap counters but this year will switch to the under-rope method. But we will switch every 74m- it's a 37m pool. I don't think I've ever swum in a 37m pool.

Perhaps more of this will make me want to do open water swims. ;)
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Re: Jwolf crosses over....

Postby jamix » Mon Mar 11, 2013 6:39 pm

Congrats on finally doing your first triathlon Jenn! I hope its the first of many

And who cares about what your bib number is! But I'd be pissed too if they got my time wrong as well though.

ps: You should've sprinted at the end of the race :)
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Jwolf crosses over....

Postby Jwolf » Mon Mar 11, 2013 6:58 pm

jamix wrote:Congrats on finally doing your first triathlon Jenn! I hope its the first of many

And who cares about what your bib number is! But I'd be pissed too if they got my time wrong as well though.

ps: You should've sprinted at the end of the race :)

Yeah- I didn't care if they changed the bib number- fixing that wasn't the issue. And they "fixed" it the wrong way.

So... I guess you weren't impressed with my running video? ;) My legs just couldn't go any faster. Sprint the finish? Ha! Maybe if I train more on the bike. :)
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Postby Jo-Jo » Mon Mar 11, 2013 7:14 pm

It just occurred to me...you have plenty of time to train for short course at K-Town Tri.
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Postby Jwolf » Mon Mar 11, 2013 7:37 pm

Jo-Jo wrote:It just occurred to me...you have plenty of time to train for short course at K-Town Tri.
Should C-Moss reserve your room????
Thanks for the invite, c-moss, but I will be out of the country in August. Maybe next year. ;)
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Postby scrumhalfgirl » Mon Mar 11, 2013 7:54 pm

congrats! glad you finally took the plunge!
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Re: Jwolf crosses over....

Postby Habs4ever » Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:21 pm

I'm so happy you finally did it. :dance: :dance:

Congratulations on a great first tri.

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Postby jes » Tue Mar 12, 2013 6:22 am

Way to go Jen! Lots more to sort out in a tri, isn't there?! Sounds like it was a fun event :)
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Postby Sandra » Tue Mar 12, 2013 6:55 am

Way to go Jen! You must have been so proud of yourself as you crossed the finish line. Can't wait to hear future "tri" reports from you :D
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Postby HCcD » Tue Mar 12, 2013 7:09 am

Entered the darkside you have ... congratulations on finally seeing the light ... ;)
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Postby Jwolf » Tue Mar 12, 2013 1:37 pm

Thanks again everyone.

Like I said in my journal, I had a blast doing it and I'm definitely hooked. Triathlon really is as fun as everyone says.
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Postby IronGoddess » Tue Mar 12, 2013 2:46 pm

WTG, Jen. I loved that you just jumped in and didn't worry about the bike issue and just went for it. You are awesome.
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Postby Stampie » Tue Mar 12, 2013 2:55 pm

Well done Jennifer! Congrats on finally getting a tri under your belt and it sounds like you had a blast!

carm wrote:
Jwolf wrote:I'll just have to do a sprint in May to get my redemption. :)


:dance: :-BD

I really want to do the Subaru Vancouver race someday. If I could sort out a good road bike rental and have it fitted to me perfectly before race day, I'd totally do it. I don't want to ship my bike. Maybe next year!

Say, the May long weekend on the Northshore?
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Postby carm » Tue Mar 12, 2013 3:32 pm

Stampie wrote:Well done Jennifer! Congrats on finally getting a tri under your belt and it sounds like you had a blast!

carm wrote:
Jwolf wrote:I'll just have to do a sprint in May to get my redemption. :)


:dance: :-BD

I really want to do the Subaru Vancouver race someday. If I could sort out a good road bike rental and have it fitted to me perfectly before race day, I'd totally do it. I don't want to ship my bike. Maybe next year!

Say, the May long weekend on the Northshore?


Ha ha, I can't swing 2 BC trips in the next couple of months but I will be doing a sprint back here. I haven't decided which one yet since picking's are slim.
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Postby Stampie » Tue Mar 12, 2013 3:40 pm

carm wrote:
Stampie wrote:Well done Jennifer! Congrats on finally getting a tri under your belt and it sounds like you had a blast!

carm wrote:
Jwolf wrote:I'll just have to do a sprint in May to get my redemption. :)


:dance: :-BD

I really want to do the Subaru Vancouver race someday. If I could sort out a good road bike rental and have it fitted to me perfectly before race day, I'd totally do it. I don't want to ship my bike. Maybe next year!

Say, the May long weekend on the Northshore?


Ha ha, I can't swing 2 BC trips in the next couple of months but I will be doing a sprint back here. I haven't decided which one yet since picking's are slim.

:lol: :oops: That was actually geared towards Jennifer.

But I'll talk to the TNT tri coach and see if he is aware of any good bike rental places that could help you out.
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Postby carm » Tue Mar 12, 2013 3:42 pm

Stampie wrote:
carm wrote:
Stampie wrote:Well done Jennifer! Congrats on finally getting a tri under your belt and it sounds like you had a blast!

carm wrote:
Jwolf wrote:I'll just have to do a sprint in May to get my redemption. :)


:dance: :-BD

I really want to do the Subaru Vancouver race someday. If I could sort out a good road bike rental and have it fitted to me perfectly before race day, I'd totally do it. I don't want to ship my bike. Maybe next year!

Say, the May long weekend on the Northshore?


Ha ha, I can't swing 2 BC trips in the next couple of months but I will be doing a sprint back here. I haven't decided which one yet since picking's are slim.

:lol: :oops: That was actually geared towards Jennifer.

But I'll talk to the TNT tri coach and see if he is aware of any good bike rental places that could help you out.


:lol: Did you read her journal? She's 90+% sure that she's going to do the North Shore race. :dance:
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Postby Jwolf » Tue Mar 12, 2013 4:34 pm

Yes Stampie. Read the journal. ;)

NS Tri it is.
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Postby chunkymonkeymelonhed » Tue Mar 12, 2013 7:38 pm

Normally I'd be worried about a friend going "to the dark side" but in this case it makes me :D :D :D :D :D .
Great job Jen. I'm so glad that you enjoyed it! Well done.
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Postby Ken B » Tue Mar 12, 2013 8:13 pm

Great report and an impressive "tri" debut!!! Congratulations!! :)

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Postby barebuns1 » Wed Mar 13, 2013 6:32 am

Congrats on your 1st tri. I don't think I could do another tri, I have a fear of drowning :wink: !
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Jwolf crosses over....

Postby BJH » Wed Mar 13, 2013 6:37 am

Well done, Jen. :) I'm glad to hear you had fun!
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