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Awww, that sucks! Will it be postponed?
I don’t think so.  The initial response we got to that question was that they are going to give us a partial refund (partial because we already received some things…like the race shirt and our bibs, etc and there must have been some cost for the set up even though the event didn’t happen.).  I’m bummed, but I’m going to register for a different tri in two weekends.  I’m also relieved because I knew we wouldn’t head out in lightening and thunder, but I was nervous to bike in that much rain. 
I’m also sitting here thinking about all of the Ironmen and women across the lake in Lake Placid where the storm was supposed to be worse. I’m wondering if that even is still happening.  My training for a sprint is minimal compared to the all consuming training for an Ironman.  Training that takes over your life for months.  To have an event like that canceled, I imagine,  would be just a huge disappointment.

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After hours of waiting around, the event was canceled. I appreciate making safety the top priority as it should be, but what a bummer.

After hours of waiting around, the event was canceled. I appreciate making safety the top priority as it should be, but what a bummer.

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We are set up but on a weather delay. I suppose lightening will do that. Announcement coming at 9:00 whether or not we will have a 9:30 start….or not. The forecast is not looking promising.

We are set up but on a weather delay. I suppose lightening will do that. Announcement coming at 9:00 whether or not we will have a 9:30 start….or not. The forecast is not looking promising.

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1/4 beet + beet greens, watermelon, cucumber, apple, parsley I might be on a sugar high in about 30 minutes, but this is quite delicious.

1/4 beet + beet greens, watermelon, cucumber, apple, parsley I might be on a sugar high in about 30 minutes, but this is quite delicious.

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Post tri group breakfast thanks mostly to the Intervale. Everything on my plate except the avocado is locally sourced.

Post tri group breakfast thanks mostly to the Intervale. Everything on my plate except the avocado is locally sourced.

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Sometimes on Friday mornings, I get up at 4:40 for tri group, train for 2 hours, and promptly get back into bed upon returning home. It’s chilly out now, but looks like it’s going to be a beautiful day here in northern Vermont. A swimming hole adventure might take place today.Edit: Getting in the water this morning was tough bc the air temperature was 55 degrees (which is perfect for biking and running). However, once I was out there and swimming the length of the course I got to watch the sunrise every time I turned my head to breath. What a gift.

Sometimes on Friday mornings, I get up at 4:40 for tri group, train for 2 hours, and promptly get back into bed upon returning home. It’s chilly out now, but looks like it’s going to be a beautiful day here in northern Vermont. A swimming hole adventure might take place today.

Edit: Getting in the water this morning was tough bc the air temperature was 55 degrees (which is perfect for biking and running). However, once I was out there and swimming the length of the course I got to watch the sunrise every time I turned my head to breath. What a gift.

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Tested out the bike route for this weekend’s tri. The terrain was a fair bit easier than my usual route, but the road conditions sucked and there was so much traffic it was stressful. The roads are not closed for the event on Sunday, but hopefully with 400 racers the cars will be driving a bit slower.

Tested out the bike route for this weekend’s tri. The terrain was a fair bit easier than my usual route, but the road conditions sucked and there was so much traffic it was stressful. The roads are not closed for the event on Sunday, but hopefully with 400 racers the cars will be driving a bit slower.