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<p>Ok, I know I'm not alone, but I have not been reading (or even writing my own)  RR</p>
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<p>So here it is... I promise I will read your RR's... but I don't promise when <img alt="" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/dontknow.gif" style="width:37px;height:15px;" title=""></p>
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<p>Training, working, and life have really messed with my surfing time</p>
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<p>so there... it's out there. I fell better.</p>
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<p>I'm gonna go say 5 Hail Mary's</p>
 

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Me too. I can barely keep real life together these days. I am slowly getting through the RR, wrote a truly lazy one for my last race which is posted but not its own thread, but haven't been able to respond as much as I like.<br><br><br><br>
5 Hail Marys coming up...
 

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<p>I think many of us are in the exact same boat. Some of us will depart in better (slower) times, and others will join us. I'm a recent member of the boat. Been trying my best to keep up to date with race reports and threads, but just recently I fell behind and, to be honest, I have no intentions of catching up. We're all friends here -- not just some name over the Internet -- and since we've been there for each other before, I know we'll be there again. I say this for everyone, not just me. We're all in the same boat. Sometimes life is too important, work too busy, or whatever. It's all good.</p>
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<p>My way of dealing with recent lack of time here is to only enter the threads I feel are important or where I might be able to share my experience or views. I leave the rest untouched, as I just don't have time. I feel less guilty in not replying to some race reports by not posting mine. I believe these forums can help newbies and those looking to up their game more than an old hand beating the same horse. For me it's about passing my expirenences on in a way that can help.<br>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>SpartyGirl</strong> <a href="/forum/thread/68988/apologies-thread#post_1924685"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border-bottom:0px solid;border-left:0px solid;border-top:0px solid;border-right:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>Ditto...plus I feel like an intruder as my only activity these days is dance...not exactly tri-training.  Love you all though!</p>
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<p>I haven't done a triathlon in long over a year and, at this time, have no intention of doing so. And yeah, at times I feel silly posting about a trail run or mountain scale, but since you are all my friends, I'm not going anywhere and I'll continue posting. And I hope you do the same! Kick your ass if a "dance" forum steals you away :)<br>
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<p>I don't know if this is true for everyone (it very well might be), but when I sit down to write a race report it's more for myself than anything else. I enjoy the experience of sitting down to think about the race and how things went. I find that the act of writing a report forces me to be honest with myself about the race and that's why I do it. Sometimes that leads to really long reports, even for fairly straightforward races. For what it's worth, and I wouldn't be surprised if this was sort of the general feeling around here, I don't expect people to read my reports. If people decide to read and/or comment that's great and I appreciate it, though that's never the reason I write them. Just my $.02</p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>kburnell</strong> <a href="/forum/thread/68988/apologies-thread#post_1924864"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border-bottom:0px solid;border-left:0px solid;border-top:0px solid;border-right:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>I don't know if this is true for everyone (it very well might be), but when I sit down to write a race report it's more for myself than anything else. I enjoy the experience of sitting down to think about the race and how things went. I find that the act of writing a report forces me to be honest with myself about the race and that's why I do it. Sometimes that leads to really long reports, even for fairly straightforward races. For what it's worth, and I wouldn't be surprised if this was sort of the general feeling around here, I don't expect people to read my reports. If people decide to read and/or comment that's great and I appreciate it, though that's never the reason I write them. Just my $.02</p>
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1!  I just posted a RR and it is long winded and self indulgent.  I don't expect everyone to read it and/or comment since I don't read them all or comment on those that I have. </p>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>kburnell</strong> <a href="/forum/thread/68988/apologies-thread#post_1924864"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>I don't know if this is true for everyone (it very well might be), but when I sit down to write a race report it's more for myself than anything else. I enjoy the experience of sitting down to think about the race and how things went. I find that the act of writing a report forces me to be honest with myself about the race and that's why I do it. Sometimes that leads to really long reports, even for fairly straightforward races. For what it's worth, and I wouldn't be surprised if this was sort of the general feeling around here, I don't expect people to read my reports. If people decide to read and/or comment that's great and I appreciate it, though that's never the reason I write them. Just my $.02</p>
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1!  I just posted a RR and it is long winded and self indulgent.  I don't expect everyone to read it and/or comment since I don't read them all or comment on those that I have. </p>
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<p>Another +1! I navel gaze a lot and post a lot of my ramblings that I don't expect people to respond to but I still like to read/respond to everyone's stuff and I feel guilty that I don't. It's a vicious circle of a curse. <img alt="" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/dontknow.gif" title=""> I keep my reports on my blog for my reference and I often go back to other races to review the stupid things  and the good things I did.</p>
 

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<p>Whew!! Glad I'm not the only one!! I'm so far behind right now that I don't think I'll ever catch up<br>
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<p>Another +1! I navel gaze a lot and post a lot of my ramblings that I don't expect people to respond to but I still like to read/respond to everyone's stuff and I feel guilty that I don't. It's a vicious circle of a curse. <img alt="" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/dontknow.gif" title=""> I keep my reports on my blog for my reference and I often go back to other races to review the stupid things  and the good things I did.</p>
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I also like to read & respond to as many RRs as I can. I really enjoy reading them. Mine are generally long, but I figure that's what pictures are for <img alt="" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/rolleyes.gif" title=""></p>
 

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Thank you Ron - I've felt so badly about not keeping up. Just holding things together around here and not much spare time to cheer for anyone else - but I am cheering you all on in spirit. You all rock and I will get to many of the RRs eventually. I even admit to barely skimming the responses in this thread!!
 

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<p>Same here!  Monday seems to be RR day.  That's my "rest" day where I try to get caught up on everything that didn't get done over the weekend.  I read what I can.  Also, a reply of "nice job" seems a bit weak, so I end up not posting anything.  I'm tending to post fewer RRs because after a while, it becomes same-old-same-old.  Do y'all really wanna hear about yet another Oly tri?  Didn't think so.</p>
 

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<p> Do y'all really wanna hear about yet another Oly tri?  Didn't think so.</p>
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That depends on whether or not you feel the introspection is worth it and/or if you have unanswered questions about your race.</p>
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<p>Me, I write the reports 50% for me and 49% for others to learn from and 1% to excercise my creative smart ass skills.</p>
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<p>I use them as a tool to really ponder my pre race, race, post race and dissect it down to the minutia. To remind myself to thank the Vols if I didn't, to remind myself that other people might think my race was "epic" where I feel it's "just a catered training day" or similar. I try to keep some perspective.  It used to be 95%/5% but over time I feel that the reports have the chance to help others learn. See what I did, without having to come see me. Learn from my mistakes, so hopefully they won't make them all themselves.</p>
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<p>So I like responding, because it gives me a chance to live through others' races. Yeah, after 44 races these are "kinda mostly the same" but peoples responses and attitudes and fears and hopes and joys - that stuff just never ceases to amaze me. I'm a voyeur I guess in that regards. But it's all good, because I swear - I'm wearing clothes. Sure I am.</p>
 

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<p>I need clif notes on what's going on with everyone!!  and I'm still adjusting to the new forum look.  but..I do think of you guys as my family and I keep up with the thread titles, and a little about what each thread is about.  the most days that go by w/o me checking in is usually 3.  I love RR with pics!!  if it's long, I read the first couple of sentences of each paragraph.  I try to keep track of who is racing. and I try real hard to always wish y'all a happy birhtday.  and if there's an IM, I am here on the tracking thread!</p>
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<p>you guys have always been there for me, and with me since 2004.  and when I think back and look at my training and racing 6 years ago, I did so much of my training alone.  I would sign up for races and go to races alone.  I did it because I love triathlons!! but, I must say that having you guys as my tri network was a huge influence!!  you guys all motivated me, inspired me, and influenced me to do this, and keep doing it.  I guess what I'm trying to say is you all have a special place in my heart!!!!!!  okay, enough mushiness!!!!!  bottom line, I may not read every single post, but I try real hard cause you guys are and will always be my tri family!! </p>
<p>okay, nighty night. </p>
 

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<p>Since I haven't been doing any tris this year, I don't hang around here that much. I post a RR every so often if I've had a decent race. When I do, I always try to comment on the other recent RRs.</p>
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<p>I guess I don't understand if people are coming here almost every day and not making comments on the RRs or other threads.</p>
 

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<p>I'm one that is definitely fickle these days on the forum!  I do actually try to read each RR (although, I'll admit that frequently it's skimming), but don't always comment - mostly out of laziness and lack of time.   I would certainly hope no one is offended if *everyone* does not comment in their RR!!  Even if I am short on time and have to skim, I find it very interesting reading about others' race experiences, so keep 'em coming!</p>
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<p>I have not signed up for one tri this year; all running or swimming races, so somehow that also leaves me less motivated to write a RR.  Hopefully I'll find some motivation after my OW race Saturday <img alt="" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/wink.gif" style="width:16px;height:16px;" title=""></p>
 

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<p>FWIW, I do learn from you old timers* in your RR.</p>
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<p>* old timers as in "been doing tri's for a long time"...not your calendar age <img alt="" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/wink.gif" style="width:16px;height:16px;" title=""></p>
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<p>I apologize too...and a lot of you are probably saying "who's this guy?" for which I also apologize.</p>
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<p>I read the threads when I can, but too busy to post most of the time.</p>
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<p>I really do appreciate all I've learned from you guys.</p>
 

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<p>I've been more of a skimmer these days anyhow. I can't really get on when Ben's around b/c he thinks my laptop is a conga drum. He's already torn off the C and / Keys.</p>
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<p>I do lurve and miss y'all...and if anything really important goes on Stitcher just phones me. Heh:)</p>
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<p>I did manage to track Adam every few hours as he was on the Placid course...I'm not a totally bad friend!</p>
 
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