Body v. Earth 2011

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Body v. Earth 2011

Postby triserf » Wed Aug 31, 2011 6:10 pm

Is anyone planning on doing Body v. Earth tri at Ft. Sill on 9-10-2011? I probably will mainly because it is right out my back door. Has anyone done this in the past? Would you recommend it? I have ridden the bike course many times while training. Just wondering what the run course is like?
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Postby RKM » Wed Aug 31, 2011 6:50 pm

It is a great race

Water is clearest I have swam here in the state

There are a few rough areas on the road during the bike

The run is all off-road, make sure you follow the signs

More than worth the price
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Postby Pascal » Wed Aug 31, 2011 9:41 pm

Yeah, I second that comment, it is a great race, but probably the toughest 4 mile trail run I've ever attempted!! Never walked so much in a sprint tri before. There is just nothing in the Edmond area to prepares you for that run, unless you go running up the north face of Lake Hefner damn repeatedly, and then some more... I did it last year and will go back but can't this year.
The trail is pretty wide with a bunch of loose rocks, so you gotta watch your footing in some places, especially when you're sprinting down that last hill when your quads are completely shot at that point! :shock:
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Postby Tanya » Thu Sep 01, 2011 1:09 am

LOVE this race!! Have done it three times. The swim is awesome (totally clear water), the bike is good, but the run. OH MY! It's more like a trail hike than a run. It's the most challenging trail run I've EVER done. At one point going up the last hill, I'm always crawling up with my hands on the ground.
It's really the most fun I ever have at a tri, tho. It's fun and challenging, and when you finish you REALLY feel accomplished! Do it!!
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Postby buzz » Fri Sep 02, 2011 1:55 pm

For grins, I will probably go down and do it this year. I plan on GPS'n that trail run this year, I don't think it's 4 miles. Hard to beat for the $35.
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Postby arbucklemicah » Sat Sep 03, 2011 8:43 pm

Will it be OK for a road bike in this tri, the photo on the website shows a mtn bike and another comment about some rough spots on the bike, let me know, thanks.
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Postby triserf » Sat Sep 03, 2011 10:22 pm

The bike course is all pavement; starts out with a long, slightly uphill grade for approx. 3-4 miles, then big downhill, some rough low water crossings, some more slight grade, then turn around and come back. The run, however............ :shock: oh, boy!
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Postby triserf » Sat Sep 03, 2011 10:25 pm

I ran part of the run course Thursday evening. It was also used for the Mountains of Mayhem. Tuesday they will lay out the real course. It is supposed to be marked with paint and flags. If anyone wants to pre-ride or pre-run before the event, let me know. I'll be glad to show the way as I live about 15-20 minutes away.
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Postby buzz » Sun Sep 04, 2011 5:53 pm

What about lake conditions?? with lack of rain in the past....the lake tends to drop in level which can put the weeds in play.
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Postby triserf » Mon Sep 05, 2011 1:58 am

Lake looks low (like every other body of water in the state) but I have not swam it. Will try to swim before next Saturday.
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