I'm in the NYC Tri and I have to say the idea of swimming in the Hudson river (the main river that flows through NYC, and New Jersey before that…need I say more) is making me nervous right now and the event isn't even till July does any one know something kind of cleanser that I could pop open and poor all over my self at the T1. I didn't care how it looks to the others! When their at mile 12 of the bike ride and there....everything starts to itch they will wish they had cleaned up as well.
I'm totally open to any suggestions that make sense don't compromise my T1 times too severely.
I saw that and had the same response...But others have survived before you. Pray for rain during the race but not before it. How hard was it getting the registration and qualifying times
I just read they have a psychologist at the start and he/she kicks your butt in the water. The current will help too
There is the NYC 28 mile marathon swim, and those people come out alright, cough! Should be alright, and good luck with the triathlon. In the end you can always use these, http://www.aftasport.com/ Best way to describe it as a shower towel.
'I just read they have a psychologist at the start and he/she kicks your butt in the water."
LOL there are going to be some of the toughest most grizzled athletes in the world participating in this event. That Psych Doc better be plenty strong (if he’s a man) or plenty beautiful (if she’s a woman) to get in every one in that water with out a second thought.
I was talking to some one and they suggested hydrogen peroxide…My hair was brown when I started the race when I’m done it will be white/blond I guess I will have story to tell the grandkids….
lol, you are afraid of jumping into river but i am sure they'll throw you in if you hesitate for even a second.
I'd use Action Wipes or Action Wipes spray, combined with oral Oil or Oregano *prior* to getting in the water. Here's your links:
Best of luck!
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Did that race in 2008. Had a school (flock? pod? swarm?) of jellyfish hit the course at exactly the wrong time and dozens of folks swam through and got stung. Some even inside the mouth. Yuk. I emerged unscathed, but it wasn't like swimming in Lake Huron, that's for sure. My advice: practice breathing that restricts taking ANY water into your mouth. Put a bit of extra roll into it.
That race is very, very difficult. It's a LOT more hilly than you'd think when considering Manhattan and the area. The bike has several decent grinding climbs and the run in Central Park is all up and down. 2008 was HOT. Like 95+. I hear last year was cooler, but rainy. Look at the results history and you'll see it is a race with "slow" times compared to other Oly distances. Reset your goals appropriately.
Also, I don't know if it was a joke or not, but there is no psychologist pushing folks in the water. You jump in, hold a rope to keep from going down the river with the current, the gun goes off, and you go.
Another good reason to have one (or more) clean water bottles at transition along with a chamois or towel. Dump on head and rinse out the mouth. I'm not keen on ocean swims for the same reason (salt water...blech!).
Did the race last year. I wouldn't worry about the water. Just be careful when you get near the finish and don't "stand down", rather swim up to the exit ramp. I did this and had no issues at all.
Expect a long T-1, the run from the swim exit to your bike is a solid 1/2 mile run.
Also, depending on your wave, you may experience a long wait. If I recall, there are over 2 hours of wave start times.
“Expect a long T-1, the run from the swim exit to your bike is a solid 1/2 mile run.“
LoL J*sus that a long way to run wearing a Speedo! I hope my junk doesn’t pop-out!
I'm not too worried about the running out of steam I usually do the IM-70s so an Olympic doesn't seem too intimidating, other then its in NYC, I hope I don't get hit by a cab .
I've got my "I'm walken here!" (Heavy Jersey Accent) all loaded up!
This is great keep the inside info about the race coming brothers! The insights about the bike course were especially helpful. I live in Mi so its hard to get a training course that is hilly so little things like that will make a lot of difference come race day.
Thx for all the so far and keep the info coming plz
Well, for an out of towner, The host hotel is in Mid-town. Its not close to the race start. Consider finding a hotel close to the start. (I don't have a suggestion). Last year it took a long time to get over to the start. Traffic was a b_tch. You drop your stuff off in T-1 race morning (except your bike that gets dropped off the day before) and have to walk well over a mile and a half to the swim start. Not a big deal if you have a late wave, but if you have an early wave, it can be an issue if you don't plan for the traffic.
The bike is rolling hills on the West Side Highway - very cool for people that commute on the road, I did not find it difficult (compared to Rev3 and Toughman as examples of much harder courses). The big issue is the roads are full of pot holes. Keep an eye out for them - lots of flats last year. I had an early start, (men's elite), but the faster groups with later starts had to fight through a lot of slower people.
The run was great. Lots of cheering and support.
July in NYC is HUMID.
Logistics are the hardest part of the race. Between the host hotel in Mid-town, T-1 & T-2 (same place) over a mile from the race start, the finish line in central park, and the mass of people that are at NYC for an "event" rather than a race, its a do it once race.
Glad I did it, but I did not sign up this year.
Sweet thx for the feed back!
Quick question kind of have a un-related question about gear I was told when buying a tri suit you should opt to buy one a size smaller then you think you need.
My measurements are: 32 waist and 39 chest
I’ve been thinking about picking up this tri-suit:
And by the way I’m open to suggestion on good tri-suits.
Here is the size chart:
You think I should go with a Medium or a Small?