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2008-12-20 8:49 AM
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Rogillio - 2008-12-19 5:33 PM

Gaarryy - 2008-12-19 3:50 PM any chance it will be wetsuit legal this year

 

Yes Virgin, there IS a Santa Clause!

 

haha, nice



2008-12-20 3:21 PM
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Concretechris - 2008-12-19 8:37 AM

Thanks for doing the math...it is early and I haven't had enough coffee yet. And thanks for the advice and great perspective on simply getting to the line healthy!

As for predictions, I'll keep with party line and say finishing is fine. However, I'll admit that I've been checking `08 times recently and goal elevation is certainly something I'm falling victim to ;-)

--Chris


Yeah me too. I started just wanting to finish the thing and now I am shooting for 13 hours or less. I've got to control myself and just stay focused on getting to the start line then the finish line healthy and still married.
2008-12-20 9:12 PM
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Ahh Predictions:

First IM- trained ok til about 2 months out then forgot to train until race day- 13:13

Second IM- pretty much forgot to train- 12:49

IMKY 2009- train the whole da#n time- 10:xx Surprised

(please allow me to adjust my goals as time moves along)

2008-12-21 2:24 PM
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moabrunner - 2008-12-20 3:21 PM
Concretechris - 2008-12-19 8:37 AM Thanks for doing the math...it is early and I haven't had enough coffee yet. And thanks for the advice and great perspective on simply getting to the line healthy! As for predictions, I'll keep with party line and say finishing is fine. However, I'll admit that I've been checking `08 times recently and goal elevation is certainly something I'm falling victim to ;-) --Chris
Yeah me too. I started just wanting to finish the thing and now I am shooting for 13 hours or less. I've got to control myself and just stay focused on getting to the start line then the finish line healthy and still married.

x2 for healthy and still married!

2008-12-21 4:38 PM
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Question for the veterans of the heat. The bike course, I was watching the Versus coverage yesterday and it says two loops on the bike. So it looks like you go out and then a short out and back and then do two loops of the back portion of the course? Am i correct on this?
2008-12-21 7:21 PM
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Shermbelle - 2008-12-20 9:12 PM

Ahh Predictions:

First IM- trained ok til about 2 months out then forgot to train until race day- 13:13

Second IM- pretty much forgot to train- 12:49

IMKY 2009- train the whole da#n time- 10:xx Surprised

(please allow me to adjust my goals as time moves along)

 I added an hour to my goal time every month 

the bike course for last year had you riding out to the loop and before you started it there was a small two lane road that had the larger hills on it. just a quick out and back then you started the loop course,, once you finish with the loops it's back to town, no out and back on the way to T2



2008-12-21 7:28 PM
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moabrunner - 2008-12-20 4:21 PM  Yeah me too. I started just wanting to finish the thing and now I am shooting for 13 hours or less. I've got to control myself and just stay focused on getting to the start line then the finish line healthy and still married.

If you make it to the start married, I bet you'll also make it to the finish married.  (It'd be a shame to be handed your divorce papers in T2...).  As for healthy, well, that's a different story I guess.

2008-12-21 8:26 PM
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Gaarryy - 2008-12-21 8:21 PM
Shermbelle - 2008-12-20 9:12 PM

Ahh Predictions:

First IM- trained ok til about 2 months out then forgot to train until race day- 13:13

Second IM- pretty much forgot to train- 12:49

IMKY 2009- train the whole da#n time- 10:xx Surprised

(please allow me to adjust my goals as time moves along)

 I added an hour to my goal time every month 

the bike course for last year had you riding out to the loop and before you started it there was a small two lane road that had the larger hills on it. just a quick out and back then you started the loop course,, once you finish with the loops it's back to town, no out and back on the way to T2

sorry still confused, so you do the little out and back only once, then you do the other loop twice and then head back to Louisville? You only go back to Louisville just to finish correct, not like a true two loop course?

2008-12-21 11:51 PM
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Yep that's right Mike just like you said. A little spur then out to Lagrange for the two loops they have a festival downtown Lagrange for spectators. Then you head back to Louisville.


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Gaarryy - 2008-12-21 8:21 PM
Shermbelle - 2008-12-20 9:12 PM

Ahh Predictions:

First IM- trained ok til about 2 months out then forgot to train until race day- 13:13

Second IM- pretty much forgot to train- 12:49

IMKY 2009- train the whole da#n time- 10:xx Surprised

(please allow me to adjust my goals as time moves along)

 I added an hour to my goal time every month 

the bike course for last year had you riding out to the loop and before you started it there was a small two lane road that had the larger hills on it. just a quick out and back then you started the loop course,, once you finish with the loops it's back to town, no out and back on the way to T2

sorry still confused, so you do the little out and back only once, then you do the other loop twice and then head back to Louisville? You only go back to Louisville just to finish correct, not like a true two loop course?

2008-12-21 11:57 PM
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Thanks Tim, so how about a water temp update Wink
2008-12-22 12:04 AM
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Colder than a well diggers grass!


Shermbelle - 2008-12-22 12:57 AM

Thanks Tim, so how about a water temp update Wink


2008-12-22 10:12 AM
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How well mark is the bike course?
2008-12-22 11:38 AM
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mikep - 2008-12-22 10:12 AM How well mark is the bike course?

very well.. you won't get lost...

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Gaarryy - 2008-12-22 11:38 AM

mikep - 2008-12-22 10:12 AM How well mark is the bike course?

very well.. you won't get lost...

 

...even if you THINK you are lost.  On two different occasions I found myself out on the road and did not see any other bikers up ahead or behind and no race officials or signs or aid stations.  I thought maybe I'd "zoned out" and blew right by a turn or something.  But I'd overestimated my scatterbrainednessicty (I just coined that word) and in a mile or so I saw other riders.

 

But not to worry, there are people (not just signs) at every turn yelling "turn, turn, turn!" 

~Mike

2008-12-22 5:32 PM
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Rogillio - 2008-12-22 12:31 PM
Gaarryy - 2008-12-22 11:38 AM

mikep - 2008-12-22 10:12 AM How well mark is the bike course?

very well.. you won't get lost...

 

...even if you THINK you are lost. On two different occasions I found myself out on the road and did not see any other bikers up ahead or behind and no race officials or signs or aid stations. I thought maybe I'd "zoned out" and blew right by a turn or something. But I'd overestimated my scatterbrainednessicty (I just coined that word) and in a mile or so I saw other riders.

 

But not to worry, there are people (not just signs) at every turn yelling "turn, turn, turn!"

~Mike

Really? Promise? 'Cause you may be underestimating my propensity for getting lost on race courses--it's legendary. I've had all sorts of interesting adventures, of course, but for an IM I NEED to stay on course!

Somebody tell me the run course is really well-marked too. Please. I can get lost on a straight out-and-back course. I get lost going between work and MY HOUSE ... 

2008-12-22 5:47 PM
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TriAya - 2008-12-22 3:32 PM
Rogillio - 2008-12-22 12:31 PM
Gaarryy - 2008-12-22 11:38 AM

mikep - 2008-12-22 10:12 AM How well mark is the bike course?

very well.. you won't get lost...



...even if you THINK you are lost. On two different occasions I found myself out on the road and did not see any other bikers up ahead or behind and no race officials or signs or aid stations. I thought maybe I'd "zoned out" and blew right by a turn or something. But I'd overestimated my scatterbrainednessicty (I just coined that word) and in a mile or so I saw other riders.

 

But not to worry, there are people (not just signs) at every turn yelling "turn, turn, turn!"

~Mike

Really? Promise? 'Cause you may be underestimating my propensity for getting lost on race courses--it's legendary. I've had all sorts of interesting adventures, of course, but for an IM I NEED to stay on course!

Somebody tell me the run course is really well-marked too. Please. I can get lost on a straight out-and-back course. I get lost going between work and MY HOUSE ... 

 

Don't worry, you will not get lost on race day.

The only thing you do have to remember is what lap your on. When you pass the point where the Loopers  Turn around and the finishers go straight is where you need to remember so as to avoid turning the Ironman Run into an Ultra.

It will be just like it was at Ironman California except some of the cool kids will be cheering you on remotely this time



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2008-12-22 5:53 PM
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Awwww, Tim ... you're the best. And if you say so, I believe you.

2008-12-22 7:20 PM
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TriAya - 2008-12-22 5:32 PM
Rogillio - 2008-12-22 12:31 PM
Gaarryy - 2008-12-22 11:38 AM

mikep - 2008-12-22 10:12 AM How well mark is the bike course?

very well.. you won't get lost...

 

...even if you THINK you are lost. On two different occasions I found myself out on the road and did not see any other bikers up ahead or behind and no race officials or signs or aid stations. I thought maybe I'd "zoned out" and blew right by a turn or something. But I'd overestimated my scatterbrainednessicty (I just coined that word) and in a mile or so I saw other riders.

 

But not to worry, there are people (not just signs) at every turn yelling "turn, turn, turn!"

~Mike

Really? Promise? 'Cause you may be underestimating my propensity for getting lost on race courses--it's legendary. I've had all sorts of interesting adventures, of course, but for an IM I NEED to stay on course!

Somebody tell me the run course is really well-marked too. Please. I can get lost on a straight out-and-back course. I get lost going between work and MY HOUSE ... 

The run course is very simple and you can just follow the trail of green Gatorade cups.  :-)

It easy to follow and I'm not even gonna tell you about the guy that got lost and they found him the next day off in the course where he'd wondered into the hood.

~Mike

2008-12-27 9:01 PM
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Anyone doing HIM prior to IMKY this year? Curious which ones people are doing. Anyone doing the Cardinal Harbour in Louisville?
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Shermbelle - 2008-12-27 7:01 PM Anyone doing HIM prior to IMKY this year? Curious which ones people are doing. Anyone doing the Cardinal Harbour in Louisville?

 

I'll be doing the New Orleans 70.3 in April.  

2008-12-27 10:08 PM
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I'm in for the GCT


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Shermbelle - 2008-12-27 10:01 PM

Anyone doing HIM prior to IMKY this year? Curious which ones people are doing. Anyone doing the Cardinal Harbour in Louisville?

i was thinking about doing taylorsvills HIM in May.
2008-12-28 3:42 PM
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I'm doing the New Orleans 1/2 also.
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Doing Kansas 70.3
2008-12-29 9:16 AM
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I'm still 50/50 on the Kansas 70.3. Not sure if it would be a good idea or not timing wise. All suggestions accepted.

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