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NJ State Tri Bib #s and swim waves
CREATED: 07/21/09 by sandyc REPLIES: 16
sandyc's ravatar sandyc    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 288
NJ State Tri Bib #s and swim waves
POSTED: 7/21/09 3:18 PM

This only lists bib #s and swim wave #. I still have not seen a listing of swim waves with associated start times. I will post it as soon as I see it.

NJ State Tri Bib #s

P.S. Don't forget to register for the pre-race dinner by Wednesday 7/22! We will not be accepting payment at the door. Click here for more information on how to purchase your ticket.

trithis73's ravatar trithis73    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 525
RE: NJ State Tri Bib #s and swim waves
POSTED: 7/21/09 3:26 PM

If it says you are in wave 16(the one I am in), means I am in the 3rd Wave of the olympic. I put that in there for you. The work has been done, so just go out there and have fun. I look forward to seeing you all out there on the course and cheering you on as we pass each other.

Mark


WAVE 1 7:30 AM
WAVE 2 7:35
WAVE 3 7:40
WAVE 4 7:45
WAVE 5 7:50
WAVE 6 7:55
WAVE 7 8:00
WAVE 8 8:05
WAVE 9 8:10
WAVE 10 8:15
WAVE 11 8:20
WAVE 12 8:25
WAVE 13 8:30
OLYMPIC 10 MINUTE BREAK
WAVE 1 (14) 8:40
WAVE 2 (15) 8:45
WAVE 3 (16) 8:50
WAVE 4 (17) 8:55
WAVE 5 (18) 9:00
WAVE 6 (19) 9:05
WAVE 7 (20) 9:10
WAVE 8 (21) 9:15
WAVE 9 (22) 9:20

dwitt616's ravatar dwitt616    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 50
RE: NJ State Tri Bib #s and swim waves
POSTED: 7/21/09 3:36 PM

Holy Cow!

How did I end up in the first Oly wave!?!?
(Curse my age!)

OK...this all just got very um...real! Question: How do I avoid getting run over by the more capable swimmers in the next 10 or so waves!?!?!?

I repeat...Holy Cow!

ajulia's ravatar ajulia    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 145
RE: NJ State Tri Bib #s and swim waves
POSTED: 7/21/09 4:17 PM

The "ladies first" rule does not apply to swim starts :o)

With the waves spaced 5 minutes apart, there will usually be some overlap by the time you get out of the water. Can't be helped! Try not to stress too much about it... just like driving on the road, your focus should be first on yourself and going your own pace, and second on the people immediately to the front or beside you. Concentrate on sighting and getting into your own groove, and let the swimmers behind you go around you if they need to.

What you CAN do to help your swim go more smoothly is start somewhere that you feel comfortable within your own wave, whether that's in the front, all the way in the back, or off to one side.

mark    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 28
RE: NJ State Tri Bib #s and swim waves
POSTED: 7/21/09 4:47 PM

they sent an updated wave schedule:

WAVE 1 7:30 AM
WAVE 2 7:35
WAVE 3 7:40
WAVE 4 7:45
WAVE 5 7:50
WAVE 6 7:55
WAVE 7 8:00
WAVE 8 8:05
WAVE 9 8:10
WAVE 10 8:15
WAVE 11 8:20
WAVE 12 8:25
WAVE 13 8:30
OLYMPIC 10 MINUTE BREAK
WAVE 14 8:40
WAVE 15 8:45
WAVE 16 8:50
WAVE 17 8:55
WAVE 18 9:00
WAVE 19 9:05
WAVE 20 9:10
WAVE 21 9:15
WAVE 22 9:20

woo wave 15, i ahve quite sometime before i actually start

jgrant2000    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 7
RE: NJ State Tri Bib #s and swim waves
POSTED: 7/21/09 7:58 PM

eek! wave 22!

oregonian's ravatar oregonian    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 7
RE: NJ State Tri Bib #s and swim waves
POSTED: 7/21/09 10:16 PM

I'm wave 22 as well. Any ideas on what to do for the two hours between transition closing and our start times? I think I'll cheer on the early finishers.

ncrcoach's ravatar ncrcoach    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 1060
RE: NJ State Tri Bib #s and swim waves
POSTED: 7/22/09 12:57 AM

There will be a few of us DC Tri Clubbers who are there for cheering so just hang with us. Look for the club tent which should be up on Saturday. Good luck!

nomisdc's ravatar nomisdc    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 615
RE: NJ State Tri Bib #s and swim waves
POSTED: 7/22/09 7:09 AM

How do I avoid getting run over?
Get out of the way - to the outside of the loop. Most fast swimmers will beeline the buoys. If you want to listen to the advice that you should stay in line with the buoys and it's other's responsibility to go around you, go ahead. But this isn't a track or Hains point cycling. Swimmers will go right over you. Don't be a hero - get to the outside.
What to do for the two hours?
Napping works well. Bring some bug spray. It does go pretty fast at a race though. Cheer on the other waves, but save some energy.

HillOE's ravatar HillOE    JOINED: 3/2/09    POSTS: 78
RE: NJ State Tri Bib #s and swim waves
POSTED: 7/22/09 10:03 AM

Wave 22 as well...what's up with that? Largest group ? Bad Ass-est? Yeah that's it...a bunch of 35-39/45-49 bad ass women! Watch out.

I plan to bring my spare running shoes and run around a bit to stay loose/warmed up prior to the race start and also cheer folks on.

jgrant2000    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 7
RE: NJ State Tri Bib #s and swim waves
POSTED: 7/22/09 10:06 AM

Make sure to put on plenty of sunscreen since our run will be all sun and heat. Good times!

jgrant2000    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 7
RE: NJ State Tri Bib #s and swim waves
POSTED: 7/22/09 10:37 AM

Just noticed that the post race buffet starts at 9am-- 20 minutes before we start. I guess we can beat the rush and hit the buffet before our race :)

Good luck everyone.

Jen

ready2run    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 25
RE: NJ State Tri Bib #s and swim waves
POSTED: 7/22/09 4:54 PM

I guess for those of us in the later waves it would be wise to check out of the hotel prior to the race. I'm not sure if I'm going to be able to make it back to the hotel by 1pm :|

kemerson    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 64
RE: NJ State Tri Bib #s and swim waves
POSTED: 7/23/09 1:30 PM

I am currently in leg 22 of the oly but am switching to the sprint. Will I still be in the last leg do you think? I am terrified of being run over. And for all of you who keep saying dont stress keep in mind that I had to learn to swim to do this tri adn am still not very good or comfortable in the water.

sandyc's ravatar sandyc    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 288
RE: NJ State Tri Bib #s and swim waves
POSTED: 7/23/09 1:55 PM

Kristen - First of all, you should be proud of yourself for learning to swim (we are!) to train for your first triathlon!

If you switch to the sprint, you will be moved to an earlier wave as all the sprint waves go in prior to the olympic waves starting. If I am reading the entry lists correctly, I believe that the F35-39 Olympic wave is #10.

It is completely natural to feel nervous about your first OWS in a race. I've done several and I get nervous before getting in the water. Try to make sure that you give yourself enough time to set-up in transition and then get out to the swim start so that you can get in the water ahead of time, just to take a few warm-up strokes and get a feel for the water. Even if you just splash your face and body, it helps just to have an idea of the water temp before going in for your wave. When you enter the water for your wave, try to hang out towards the back and side of the group. The strongest swimmers will position themselves towards the front and will swim the closest line to the buoys. If you stay a little to the outside (which if you're like me and swim crooked, you'll have no problem doing), you should be able to steer clear of the majority of the other swimmers. Just swim at your own pace, and remember that you can stop at any time and just tread water/breaststroke/backstroke/doggy paddle to catch your breath and compose yourself.

kemerson    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 64
RE: NJ State Tri Bib #s and swim waves
POSTED: 7/23/09 6:00 PM

Thanks for the boost.....I needed it. Not that I am any less nervous but sometimes I feel like I am the only one who cant swim.......well. Just one question. It says in the Athlete guide that you have 30 minutes to finish the swim. What happens if you dont.

trithis73's ravatar trithis73    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 525
RE: NJ State Tri Bib #s and swim waves
POSTED: 7/24/09 8:09 AM

Kristen,

It says you have 35 min for the Sprint Distance race, from the start of YOUR wave, and 1 hour 15 min for the Olympic Distance. That is plenty of time for either one, and from how tough you sound leaving to swim and now getting ready to kick butt in a Triathlon all in the same year, you should be just fine. Just remember to stay calm and find YOUR rhythm, that which makes you the most comfortable. I don't like the swim start either. I have learned to deal with it now, but before I did. I did exactly what Sandy said, I hung out the back outside part of the pack. There I was able to fall into my rhythm and swim with no problem. I found I actually got better times that way, because I didn't have to fight in the crowd. I am to small for that sort of stuff. And when you finish the swim... Throw your hands in the air for the camera, and yell, "Victory Is Mine!!!" Gotta say it like Stewie though.

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