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<p>The race was Labor Day, but thought I'd post it for those (like me <img alt="" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif" title="">) who love race reports. As usual, it's not short but there are lots of pictures</p>
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<p><a href="http://windypossibilities.blogspot.com/2010/09/austin-tri.html" target="_blank">Austin Tri Race Report</a></p>
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<p>Great job of being faster in all 3 disciplines and hitting your goal.  I usually have a huge zipp loc bag I can put my shoes and socks in on the rainy days.  Hefty makes some ginormous ones.  Great job!  Keep it up for Cozumel.</p>
 

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<p>Great job, Heather!!  So glad you raced your goal.  That was a challenge with the wet roads!  It was a fun race, though.  I did not like the rain or the new timing chips either.  I didn't wear a wetsuit, but I couldn't find my neoprene strap, so I used the one they gave us.  The chip made two big gauges in my ankle.  It still hasn't healed and still hurts!  Crazy!  I found my strap, so I'll use it next time.</p>
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<p>Neimsco- Unfortunately, we didn't know it was going to rain.  There was only a 10% chance that morning.  That means it isn't going to rain.  Since I had to be out of transition an hour and 20 mins. before I started, there was no way to know.</p>
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<p>I never did a RR for this race.  I didn't PR, but I was happy.  My bike was slow at 19 mph because of the rain (I saw too many people eat it that I wasn't taking ANY chances), but I had a great run!</p>
 

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<p>Well done, Heather, meeting all your goals and scoring a huge PR!  Kudos for keeping your cool during the swim and during the rainy bike.</p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>niemsco</strong> <a href="/forum/thread/70152/rr-austin-tri-olympic#post_1946320"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border-right:0px solid;border-top:0px solid;border-left:0px solid;border-bottom:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>I usually have a huge zipp loc bag I can put my shoes and socks in on the rainy days.  Hefty makes some ginormous ones. </p>
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Great idea!  Thanks.<br>
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<p>Great idea Scott!  Like Kelli said we had no idea it was going to rain, but there were a few clouds by the time I left transition. I can easily throw a plastic bag in my tri bag and leave it there. And thanks- I'm getting super excited about Cozumel!</p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>3chilipeppers</strong> <a href="/forum/thread/70152/rr-austin-tri-olympic#post_1946326"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>Great job, Heather!!  So glad you raced your goal.  That was a challenge with the wet roads!  It was a fun race, though.  I did not like the rain or the new timing chips either.  I didn't wear a wetsuit, but I couldn't find my neoprene strap, so I used the one they gave us.  The chip made two big gauges in my ankle.  It still hasn't healed and still hurts!  Crazy!  I found my strap, so I'll use it next time.</p>
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<p>Neimsco- Unfortunately, we didn't know it was going to rain.  There was only a 10% chance that morning.  That means it isn't going to rain.  Since I had to be out of transition an hour and 20 mins. before I started, there was no way to know.</p>
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<p>I never did a RR for this race.  I didn't PR, but I was happy.  My bike was slow at 19 mph because of the rain (I saw too many people eat it that I wasn't taking ANY chances), but I had a great run!</p>
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Thanks Kelli! Sorry you didn't get an overall PR, but I bet your run was a big PR!! I know you loved not having blazing hot weather on the run this year! Ready for Longhorn?<br><br>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>cak73</strong> <a href="/forum/thread/70152/rr-austin-tri-olympic#post_1947376"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>Well done, Heather, meeting all your goals and scoring a huge PR!  Kudos for keeping your cool during the swim and during the rainy bike.</p>
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<p>Thanks! I was happy I didn't let the rain get me down too much.<br><br>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>jenotter</strong> <a href="/forum/thread/70152/rr-austin-tri-olympic#post_1947565"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>Great job Heather!! 13+ minutes is a huge PR - nice job! Yeah...rain kinda sucks, but you still had a great race. Congrats!</p>
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<p>Thanks Jen! A year ago I don't think I would have even started the bike in rain like that so I guess I've come a long way!<br>
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<p>Yeah, my run was really good.  Officially, 8:57/mile, but the course was short FYI (it was only 6 miles -- consistently short from mile 1 on by my Garmin).  My best run yet for that distance tri.  I knew the conditions had to be perfect to get a PR, so as soon as I saw the rain, I knew it was out.  I went into the bike hoping to average 19, though, and I did.  I was happy.  To average 19 mph knowing that wasn't my fastest felt really good.  Had it been dry, I would have gone for 20, then I would have gotten my PR.  My time 2 years ago was pretty darn good, so it's been hard to beat.  I did beat it last year at CapTex by 1 second.  <img alt=";)" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies//wink.gif" title=";)">  How's that for consistency?</p>
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<p>I think I'm ready for Longhorn, but we'll see.  I do hope it cools down a bit.  Looks like we're getting a real cool front later this week (highs in lower 80s, 60s for lows).  Maybe fall really is on it's way.  It doesn't look like it's going to last long, though.</p>
 

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<p>Yeah my Garmin said 6 miles for the run too, but it was the exact same course as last year, so our improvements over last year are real, just their pacing is a little off. haha! you must have that course down well to be so consistent!</p>
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<p>I know you're going to hate me for this, but I'm ok with it staying hot for awhile. I need to stay acclimated for Cozumel <img alt=":)" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies//smile.gif" title=":)"></p>
 

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<p>Yeah, just shut up.  You're acclimated.  <img alt=";)" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies//wink.gif" title=";)">  I just want it to be bearable for Longhorn.  <img alt=":)" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies//smile.gif" title=":)">  I've got to get a PR!</p>
 

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<p>Wow! Congrats on the 13+min PR!  Your RR makes it clear you were having fun.  Nice job.</p>
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<p>BTW, plastic bags are your friend.  If there's even the threat of rain, I bring two plastic shopping bags: one for the bike clothes and one for the run clothes.  Always have an extra pair of socks too and lots of powder.  I also carry a big trash bag for after for my wetsuit and to keep the clothes I want to wear after dry.</p>
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<p>I think riding in the rain is fun.</p>
 
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