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synthetic

Jul 6, 14 10:29

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Put on Unofficial man 70.3 / 140.6... cost: free.

Rented a clock and set it to use world time. It was a course with 2-4 loop swim, 2-4 loop bike, and 1-2 loop run

Course talk area with printed maps, timing recording, and SAG station (coffee,soda, bananas, etc)



One of the bikes in T1, rest of the bikes where mounted on people's cars



70.3 people where scheduled to start 1 hour after the swim (unlike HITS both people go at the same time) I did this so the 140.6 people wouldnt feel lonely. Me on right



wife who is training for roth, out of the swim:



And her finish time. Listen up Mark from HITS, a finish clock is cheap and EVERYONE wants this type of photo:



After the race because my wife was happy to do this with other people, she paid for catered BBQ for everyone



There where 4 people who finished the entire 70.3 (winning time 5:57), and my wife did the full 140.6. Everyone else did aqua bikes or cut the run short.

Who else put on their own long distance event here?


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DC Pattie

Jul 6, 14 10:38

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I love it!


Skippy74

Jul 6, 14 10:42

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I really hope you paid for the official race photos you used!!

Awesome idea and training day--can't say I've ever done it but 70.3 sounds reasonable...


ericmulk

Jul 6, 14 10:47

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Very nice, very cool to have around 8 or so tri folks involved!!! I've done lots of half-iron training days, usually a 5000 yd sw/60 mi bk/14 mi run, but usually just me by myself, sometimes with 1 training partner. Longest session/weekend to date has been a 6000 yd sw/90 mi bk/20 mi run on Sat, followed by 5000 sw/50 bk/12 run on Sun. Never have done the full 112/26.2 in one day though:)


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synthetic

Jul 6, 14 10:47

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Re: Unofficial man, great entry fee. [Skippy74] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Skippy74 wrote:
I really hope you paid for the official race photos you used!!

Awesome idea and training day--can't say I've ever done it but 70.3 sounds reasonable...

I highly recommend doing one yourself before shelling out tons of money just to see if you can finish. Pay for a race when you have a time goal. These races / training days are enjoyable. Normally I stop at a brunch place between each leg, but its harder with a group.


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frankis

Jul 6, 14 10:53

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Awesome.


Timbikerun

Jul 6, 14 10:57

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Halvard

Jul 6, 14 11:28

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Cool :-)



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harm

Jul 6, 14 11:34

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Haha, amazing.


Doug MacLean

Jul 6, 14 11:43

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Very nice. I love it.


cervelorider

Jul 6, 14 12:12

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In June of 2006 I did my first two triathlons, both Olympic distance. The next month I went to Lake Placid to be a volunteer at the 140.6. The day before the race I did one loop each of the swim, bike , & run with out any outside help (I carried my own nutrition). Based on this experience I then felt that I could go the distance in an actual race. I like the idea of what you have done and I wish that more people would put on these types of small personal events without all the money, rules, & parking hassles. Tim


NJSteve

Jul 6, 14 12:16

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The cost of the race was free, but Active.com still found a way to charge $59.99 per racer.


monty

Jul 6, 14 12:20

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Great job, looks like a ton of fun. I loved this little quip;

And her finish time. Listen up Mark from HITS, a finish clock is cheap and EVERYONE wants this type of photo:

How right you are, sometimes the little things that make races fun and enjoyable..


synthetic

Jul 6, 14 12:26

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Re: Unofficial man, great entry fee. [NJSteve] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

NJSteve wrote:
The cost of the race was free, but Active.com still found a way to charge $59.99 per racer.


haha.

Some other quick notes I forgot to mention. It helps to be a part of tri club! (san diego triathlon club). I recruited volunteers and racers from there. 25 signed up, 12 people actually showed up (no fear of loss of entry fee, no pressure to come). Kind of screwed us on catering, so we have a lot of left overs.

Also, was a good ego check for wife, thinking she would do 11ish. I told her to delay caterer for later, but no budge


Here is a video one of our participants made:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bk7SUly6pxg


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(This post was edited by synthetic on Jul 6, 14 12:42)


scofflaw

Jul 6, 14 13:46

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Staz

Jul 6, 14 14:43

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Nice that must have been an awesome experience.


BDoughtie

Jul 6, 14 14:46

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Next to the guy asking ST if he'd KQ and make it (cant remember his name), this is a kick ass idea.

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BCtriguy1

Jul 6, 14 15:01

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synthetic wrote:
NJSteve wrote:
The cost of the race was free, but Active.com still found a way to charge $59.99 per racer.


haha.

Some other quick notes I forgot to mention. It helps to be a part of tri club! (san diego triathlon club). I recruited volunteers and racers from there. 25 signed up, 12 people actually showed up (no fear of loss of entry fee, no pressure to come). Kind of screwed us on catering, so we have a lot of left overs.

Also, was a good ego check for wife, thinking she would do 11ish. I told her to delay caterer for later, but no budge


Here is a video one of our participants made:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bk7SUly6pxg

At 1:00 on the video... man, what a draft fest! ;)


auto208562

Jul 6, 14 15:04

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Looked awesome. Thanks for sharing.


Mike Alexander

Jul 6, 14 15:23

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Love it. Nice!


HuffNPuff

Jul 6, 14 15:37

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Totally awesome awesomeness! Congrats to you and your wife.


Economist

Jul 6, 14 16:12

Post #22 of 38 (3594 views)
Re: Unofficial man, great entry fee. [NJSteve] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

NJSteve wrote:
The cost of the race was free, but Active.com still found a way to charge $59.99 per racer.




Titanflexr

Jul 6, 14 16:15

Post #23 of 38 (3578 views)
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Awesome event.

You give out finisher's tees?




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Snyderman

Jul 6, 14 17:03

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Super cool. What kind of tat did she get?


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Tri-Banter

Jul 6, 14 17:09

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Just a little curious about your wife... Is she single?






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