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<p>Could not find the original thread that put me on to this race, but whoever it was, I wanted to thank them.  Raced Waterloo this past weekend and had a great time.  In 26 years in triathlon, I can't remember having more fun.  Super course, organization and volunteers.  Got a 3rd place in age as a bonus.  Will be back again.  Thanks for the post as it was not widely marketed. </p>
 

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<p>Great job, Captain!  That might be me who mentioned this race.  Sooo glad to hear you had a great time.  You are going to tell us all the details right?  Woud be very much interested in doing it next year.  There is a 5K 'Swim to the Moon' this Sunday organized by the same company.  Interested?   </p>
 

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<p>Surprised at the interest, I have gotten since returning.  Most of info, you can get from website, but it seems the interest lies in my own strategy in getting thru race,, so</p>
<p>Stage 1.. A mile and quarter run thru woods back to starting line to pickup bike.  Kinda of weird not starting with wetsuit wrestle and real nice to actually have lots of bikes still on racks when coming in, unlike most tris.</p>
<p>Stage 2...20 mile bike, but had to carry running shoes,googles and swim cap.  Had a mesh bag, I had "borrowed" from daughter which wrapped around waist and was easy to ride with.</p>
<p>Stage 3....Swim across lake, around 0.6 miles.   Decided to keep socks on, as like to run with them, so swam with socks on and shoes in mesh bag, attached to belt which then hung back between legs like pull buoy.  It worked pretty well, although there was a definite drag factor.  Without a wetsuit, it was certainly harder, but that was okay. </p>
<p>Stage 4 ..4 mile run.  Got out of water, opened bag and fired on shoes and started out.  A little warm until realized still had cap on. D'oh.  that's better.  Had a good run, passed a lot of people.</p>
<p>Stage 5: 0.4 mile swim, thru murky weed water.  Still fun, still in socks,</p>
<p>Stage 6 3+ mile run.  Hammered trails again. Big advantage with trail shoes and coming from a trail running background.  Passed a lot of same people.</p>
<p>Stage 7  0.7 mile swim.  Hard, hard swim.  Swam length on lake into heavy current.  Very tiring and difficult but survived.</p>
<p>Stage 8 3+ mile run.  Back in trails, went hard and once again, passed all the people I had passed a couple of times before.  Man do I suck in the water.</p>
<p>Stage 9- 6 mile bike back to original transition. </p>
<p>Stage 10- final 1.2 mile run.  Got lucky and passed 2 from age group in last mile to gain 3rd.</p>
<p>So that's it.  A lot of fun and hope to be back next year.  I think I will have a lot of company.</p>
 

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<p>OMG OMG OMG THAT LOOKS LIKE FUN!</p>
 

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<p>Ha!  Sounds like a blast!!   Especially the part about running with your swim cap on <img alt="" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="width:16px;height:16px;" title="">  Great job!</p>
 

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<p>Wow, Ron.. way to channel your inner 14you girl!!!</p>
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<p>_ Race sounds AWESOME!<br>
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