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  1. Anna
    July 14, 2014 @ 7:34 am

    Sherry, That was a great article. Like I said before, I only joined the triathlon world two months ago, but I am hooked. My boyfriend is from Lake Placid and did two races there, but is skipping this year’s because he has one in NH coming up. He will be a volunteer at one of the aid stations, though and I signed up to be one at his race in August. I am working the day of the Lake Placid IM (darn medical field mandatory weekends!) but I live about an hour away if anyone is interested in out-of-town activities. It would be amazing to meet some like-minded people. Feel free to e-mail me if you need a contact in LP. I am sure my bf will be more than happy to help. I became aware of the bikers on the roads and even stopped by and shared one of my water bottles with one the other day 🙂 I am definitely grateful for this site as I found plenty of info on life with/as triathletes. Thank you, again! I will be a volunteer and I promise to cheer on everyone at the NH’s 70.3. I can share my newbie impressions with you all here after I get back.

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    • jbswdz
      July 14, 2014 @ 7:45 am

      Hi Anna. Will add your 2 ways we support each other to my list: being a volunteer at a race and being a friend to a cyclist on the road. I’m doing our Food & Fun Lake Placid piece right now for this week. We’ve been there multiple times, but would appreciate any “favorites” from the locals for our list. Really look forward to hearing about your experience. Take it all in and just have fun! Being a volunteer is a great way to not feel alone and meet like-minded people. Good choice.

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  2. Anna
    July 14, 2014 @ 8:08 am

    I will email you some of our faves some time tonight.

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    • jbswdz
      July 14, 2014 @ 8:10 am

      Perfect. Thanks so much.

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  3. Marlene
    July 14, 2014 @ 8:37 am

    I never thought of people supporting triathletes as a community, but why not. Totally agree we need to be there for each other. I will be more aware of those around me at a race from now on. Thanks.

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    • jbswdz
      July 14, 2014 @ 8:39 am

      I really hadn’t either, Marlene, until recently. I love that you will be more aware of fellow trisupporters. Great take away from the article. Thank you.

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