Wow that's going to be some warm water! This heat is no joke...hydrate everyone! The warm waters will not help with hydration so we have to start now w/water and electrolytes. I did a mini brick this morning and only ran 2 miles at 7:30 and it was nasty! Everyone race smart and safe!!
And here we go, straight from the event organizer's mouth and copied down on a PostIt note while I was pulled over on the side of the road (never try to write and drive: doesn't work), swim waves for the International Distance race:
Wave 1 - 8:00AM - Men 34 and under
Wave 2 - 8:03AM - Men 35 - 44 and military
Wave 3 - 8:06AM - Women 34 and under
Wave 4 - 8:09AM - Women 35 - 44 and military
Wave 5 - 8:12AM - Men 45 and over and Clydesdales and Master Clydesdales
Wave 6 - 8:15AM - Women 45 and over and Athena
Wave 7 - 8:18AM - Novice Men and Women and Relays
They'll be posted later today on the website.
NTPers, make sure you know whether you are registered as a Novice or in your Age Group. Even though this is your first race, if you did not check the box for "First Triathlon" during registration, you will be starting with your age group wave. Check the participant list of the race website to see whether you are listed as Novice or Age Group.
I've seen lots of offers for rides from the DC area. But if anyone is going out from the Alexandria area, we probably have room for one or two more. Leaving Sat morning.
Congrats to everyone who raced today. That heat was ridiculous. It took some serious chutzpah just to finish today. And thanks to all of you who were out there supporting! The DC Tri Club tent was awesome. The liquids, the food, and that ICE BATH! Job well done all around.
DC Tri - 7-time Mid-Atlantic Club Champions. Great job, team!
Special thanks to Ryan and Hugh who spent the day Friday setting up our tents and ice bath. And our last minute clean-up team - Steve, Kris, Simon, Dena, Adam, Jason, Joe, Jenny, Ryan.
Can't wait to race with everyone at Nations!