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#15611 - 07/11/05 07:48 PM Survival of the Shawangunks
Chooch Offline
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Registered: 11/15/99
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Loc: South East PA
SOS link

Who's planning on being there?
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#15612 - 07/11/05 10:59 PM Re: Survival of the Shawangunks [Re: Chooch]
intrepid02 Offline
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Registered: 06/24/02
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Loc: Boulder
That's awesome!

What do people use to keep their shoes with them? I was envisioning trailing a mini dry bag by a string tied to your waist.

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#15613 - 07/12/05 06:46 PM Re: Survival of the Shawangunks [Re: Chooch]
JoeKayak Offline
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Holy Crap!!! That's friggin nuts!!! But oh so exciting. If I hadn't almost died swimming an eighth of a mile yesterday for the first time in 10 years, I'd be all over this race! Next year....maybe.

So, a question: If I use a small drybag for my running shoes and it traps air, can I be disqualified for using what would amount to a swimming aid? Not that I think this would hamper me...I think it might save my sorry ass from drowning!!!!


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#15614 - 07/13/05 04:52 PM Re: Survival of the Shawangunks [Re: intrepid02]
MurphysLaw Offline
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Registered: 03/12/02
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I've heard that many folks just stuff their running shoes down their shorts, heel-first - one in front, one in back - for the swims.

Yeah - I thought it was pretty bizarre too.


I do think others use the method Keith mentions - it was certainly the first thing that came to my mind as well.


The qualification criteria for SOS are pretty strict.

(I've techncally qualified, but since we all know what a truly crappy swimmer I am (and that is WITH a wetsuit), I won't be attempting this race anytime soon.)
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#15615 - 07/14/05 01:13 PM Re: Survival of the Shawangunks [Re: MurphysLaw]
intrepid02 Offline
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That's a lloonngg way to run with sopping wet shoes.

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#15616 - 07/14/05 02:26 PM Re: Survival of the Shawangunks [Re: intrepid02]
JoeKayak Offline
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That's a lloonngg way to run with sopping wet shoes.




really. that's nuts. unless you're tico. then the whole issue is moot.

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#15617 - 09/01/05 07:10 PM Re: Survival of the Shawangunks [Re: JoeKayak]
buzzardboy Offline
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Registered: 04/24/02
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Running with wet shoes is not that bad as long as you have decent wicking socks (such as smartwool). The H2O drains from your shoes fairly quickly. They may be a bit heavier, but nothing that you will not be able to tolerate.
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