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2008-04-16 9:11 AM

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Subject: EagleMan Ironman 70.3 Triathlon
Didn't see a thread for 2008 so here it is.  Only 56 days away...who's excited?

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2008-04-16 9:20 AM
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I just realized this weekend how soon this race is. DOH!
2008-04-16 10:46 AM
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I've ridden my bike less than 200 miles for the whole year and swam less than 30k yards.  Think i'm going to have a good race??

That's alright, I'm doing it for fun, so no time goals or expectations.

2008-04-16 1:12 PM
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I am finally doing my first race this weekend. (Missed the first due to a suicide by a co-worker) Racing always makes me train with new intensity. My running and riding are going well I just cant seem to get the pool time in...Either way here it comes and I say bring it on!
2008-04-16 2:38 PM
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Daremo - 2008-04-16 11:46 AM

I've ridden my bike less than 200 miles for the whole year and swam less than 30k yards.  Think i'm going to have a good race??

That's alright, I'm doing it for fun, so no time goals or expectations.

For you "doing it for fun" = wicked fast.

I'm feeling you on the swim thought.  I'm dealing with a dislocated shoulder and torn labrum so it not going to be a fun swim.

2008-04-16 6:45 PM
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Daremo - 2008-04-16 11:46 AM

I've ridden my bike less than 200 miles for the whole year and swam less than 30k yards. Think i'm going to have a good race??

That's alright, I'm doing it for fun, so no time goals or expectations.

Hey Rick,

Does fun include fixing my bike the night before the race?

Ernie 



2008-04-16 9:28 PM
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Excited - you betcha! Been that way since last year when I signed up as it will be my first Half IM. Looking forward to it but plagued by injuries during training. Latest is tendonitis left foot in ankle and achilles. So, my run training hasn't been up to speed. Suffered calf injury several months before this and running was just starting to come around when this happened. So, adjusted my goals for this event to match - make the time limits and finish. I'll also have plenty of company as several members of my tri club will be there competing as well. Party afterwards! Good luck in your training!
2008-04-17 5:47 AM
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ejc999 - 2008-04-16 7:45 PM Hey Rick,

Does fun include fixing my bike the night before the race?

Ernie 

Working on bikes is one of my favorite things to do .... so ...... yeah!!  That qualifies!

2008-04-17 7:16 AM
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Holy cr@p I better start training! Seriously!
2008-04-17 7:42 AM
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You bet I am excited! My training has doubled (except the bike) since last year so I am hoping for a PR! If I don't get it, who cares it's a fun race I hear. I hope the weather cooperates. Swimming in the bay when it's choppy is not fun. See you all on the starting line in 52 days!
2008-04-17 9:50 AM
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Now that I've got your attentiaon...allow me to make a plea for shelter.  I'm currently homeless for Eagleman and everything for 50 miles is booked.  I'm not particularly interested in camping although tha is my current last-resort option.  So, does anyone have a hotel room with an extra bad and wouldn't mind splitting the cost for the night?  I cna include dinner as an additional bribe if that helps


2008-04-20 7:11 AM
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Know what you mean about the "fun" of swimming with a bad shoulder. I'm just coming off surgery for a torn labrum so this will be a test for me.

Also doing this race as a relay - my dad is starting to think this "tri" thing looks fun, so he's going to do the run. Hard to believe it's just around the corner!
2008-04-21 8:57 PM
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Daremo - 2008-04-16 11:46 AM

I've ridden my bike less than 200 miles for the whole year and swam less than 30k yards. Think i'm going to have a good race??

That's alright, I'm doing it for fun, so no time goals or expectations.

So I won't see you walking during the run because you pushed too hard on the bike Wink (I still remember 2006...)

2008-05-05 3:17 PM
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Well, since I'll probably only have 5 or 600 cycling miles in my legs by the time the race comes along any sort of pace on the bike is going to be a hard one to maintain!

This race is probably just going to be survival mode. Tongue out

2008-05-05 10:41 PM
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Eagleman will be my first HIM, and I m feeling very overwhelmed (and undertrained) at this point! Can you go out and swim in the river ahead of time? Am thinking about trying to get a few people together for a practice swim, just to see what the river is like. Anybody done this before? Anything I should know? Thanks!
2008-05-06 5:52 AM
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Sure, you can on Saturday.  But there is a bit of boat traffic usually.  Swim with someone else and stay in closer to shore.


2008-05-07 5:32 AM
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Sundays okay? I don' know the area at all. Is there a recommended place to go to to get in the water? Is there a beach area?
2008-05-07 9:29 AM
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You can go to the park where the staging/transitions are and swim from the little (and I do mean little) beach or the boat ramp.  I think people get out and warm up Sunday morning before the race.
2008-05-07 12:39 PM
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Thanks. I am going to drive out there this Sunday and swim, if I can find a few people to meet me.
2008-05-10 9:06 PM
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I know this is late, but I'm going to go out to the boat ramp tomorrow (Sun, May 11th) and try to swim with a small group then ride some of the bike course. If anyone sees this and is interested, I hope to get to the boat ramp between 9:30 - 10AM. I drive a bright Orange Honda Element, so I'm easy to spot.

Thanks,
Mark
2008-05-28 9:55 PM
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What are the road conditions like for the ride? is it pretty well paved?


2008-05-29 7:53 AM
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They are not bad at all.  There are some stretches where it is a little bit more on the "rough" side with older pavement, but there are nice wide shoulders on a good bit of the course and everything is well marked.
2008-06-02 9:07 AM
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If you haven't been looking at the weather, we are gearing up to have a hot race ........ looking like good possibility of upper 80's to 90 range.  Hydration will be key!

And remember, dumping water on yourself will actually NOT cool you down in the long run!!  It makes it harder for your body to use it's internal mechanism to cool down by creating another layer of water on your body!  So if you absolutely must dump, just put a little on your head, not down your back and the rest of your body.

2008-06-04 8:13 AM
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Now they are talking even higher temps!  Oh happy joy!! Undecided

 

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2008-06-04 10:05 AM
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Good luck to everyone this weekend.

Rick - do you have a cite for that water-dumping tip?

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