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<p>1/3 mile swim, 15 mile bike, 3 mile run</p>
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<p>The short - I swam, I biked, I ran - final time 1:30:58  20/69 in AG</p>
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<p>I had done this race before (4 times), but the last time was in 2004.  I had done the HIM as a relay in 2008 and solo in 2009.  This being the 10th anniversary of Timberman, I wanted to be part of it, but knew I couldn't do the HIM due to RC surgery in November.</p>
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<p>Swim - looked incredibly shallow and close to shore!  And I was right.  We started in the water at the 1st buoy and at one point I was grabbing sand and saw vertical legs and thought, wow that was quick - too quick as it turns out - still had some yardage to go.  I never really found a clear spot and tried to stay on feet as my coach said, but once again I felt like I was in a washing machine. Never so happy to get out of the water in my life!!!  Hit the mat 8:42.</p>
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<p>T1 - took advantage of the wetsuit strippers and then weaved my way through the empty racks to my bike.  Took some deep breaths and tried to calm down...got everything on and remembered not to fall off the curb running out.  T1 = 3:10</p>
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<p>Bike - took it easy (ish) up the first hill to get my legs under me...overall it was uneventful and I was passing quite a few people, legs felt good and I was able to spin up the hills effectively.  I was worried about the run as my legs had felt fatigued the last couple of weeks before the race, so I may have held back a bit more than I needed to.  Bike - 52:31  (17.1 mph)  [my bike computer had 15.6 miles and an speed of 18 flat - I like that one better!)</p>
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<p>T2 - very uneventful and I even managed to not trip on the curb running up to my rack.  T2 = 2:05</p>
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<p>Run - took it easy running out of transition and out to the road...coach told me to "let it rip" after the 1st half mile, but I started to get a side stitch (again!) so decided to pace it out to the 1st mile marker instead.  Checked my watch at mile 1 and looked like I was on pace given my latest runs (9:21)...thankfully the route is all downhill on the way back so this was ok.  Once again, I was passing people and getting passed in return, but that's ok, happens all the time.  <img alt="" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif" style="width:16px;height:16px;" title=""></p>
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<p>I did manage to find Dougie Fresh on the run (I was heading up the hill, he was on the way back) and yelled out a Happy Birthday to him).</p>
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<p>Foot and hammy were feeling pretty good, a little tweaky, but nothing to worry about.  Was able to keep the side stitch from getting any worse and was able to pick it up a bit more.  Run: 24:41  (where THAT came from, I have no idea!)</p>
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<p>Headed straight over to the massage tent and got in line.  Waited a LONG time as thereAll in all, a solid race for me, but to be honest, very anti-climatic...I was expecting *great* things at the 10th anniversary of this race and I didn't see any.  Mabye it was kept to the HIM, I don't know.</p>
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<p>I tried to find other LIT-ers in transition, but alas, was unable to find anyone.  I was still at the site when the awards started...I should have gone over and I would have met Kyle!</p>
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<p>Woo hoo!!!  I'd say you're recovered from your recent surgeries/injuries.  Nice way to end your season!</p>
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<p>Great job! I didn't notice any special 10th year celebrations either. They did make mention of it a few times during the awards ceremony, but otherwise nothing.</p>
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<p>Glad you had a such a godo race! Again, sorry we didn't get a chance to meet up.</p>
 

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<p>Awesome job!!! Your run was smokin' - I can't even do that in a regular 5k!</p>
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<p>Congrats on a great day and thanks for the birthday wish on the run!  I remember exactly where and when and you went zipping by the other direction.  BTW: you beat my finish time by 7 seconds :).</p>
 

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<br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Dougie Fresh</strong> <a href="/forum/thread/69670/rr-timberman-sprint#post_1938806"><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>Congrats on a great day and thanks for the birthday wish on the run!  I remember exactly where and when and you went zipping by the other direction.  BTW: you beat my finish time by 7 seconds :).</p>
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you are very welcome!!  Just bummed I couldn't say it to you in transition!  <img alt="" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/cool.gif" style="width:16px;height:16px;" title=""></p>
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<p>Very nice race out there ! As I was headed out on the run I saw you running in the finish chute and heard your name called as you were finishing. Sorry I missed meeting you.</p>
 
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