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2008-12-15 6:51 PM
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Not as tough as IMOO me thinks...


2008-12-15 8:03 PM
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I am planning on completing Ironman Coeur d'Alene in 2010.  Any recommendations on the best way to get an entry slot?  It seems like all of the US races fill-up quite quickly, but I am from Idaho (originally) and would like to complete my first Ironman there.  Any info would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks.
2008-12-16 7:11 AM
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Just be ready to sign up (per the website) the day after the 2009 race and you will be fine

2008-12-16 6:47 PM
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ptwob234 - 2008-12-15 9:03 PM

I am planning on completing Ironman Coeur d'Alene in 2010.  Any recommendations on the best way to get an entry slot?  It seems like all of the US races fill-up quite quickly, but I am from Idaho (originally) and would like to complete my first Ironman there.  Any info would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks.


It seems like the economy may be having an affect on race registrations even at the IM level. Several recent races took several days to completely fill up where before they were filling within a few minutes. You can ensure your entry by volunteering the year prior (2009) and you get first dibbs at the slots...
2008-12-16 7:24 PM
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sgillen - 2008-12-16 6:47 PM
ptwob234 - 2008-12-15 9:03 PM I am planning on completing Ironman Coeur d'Alene in 2010.  Any recommendations on the best way to get an entry slot?  It seems like all of the US races fill-up quite quickly, but I am from Idaho (originally) and would like to complete my first Ironman there.  Any info would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks.
It seems like the economy may be having an affect on race registrations even at the IM level. Several recent races took several days to completely fill up where before they were filling within a few minutes. You can ensure your entry by volunteering the year prior (2009) and you get first dibbs at the slots...

I think it may also have some to do with the new policy of having on-site registrations having to pay money up front, rather than a few weeks later.  Weeds out the people that probably had little/no intention of really racing the next year.

2008-12-16 7:28 PM
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Thanks for the info.  I have a couple of friends that plan on being there, so maybe I'll volunteer and come watch to make sure I get a slot.  I appreciate it...


2008-12-16 9:12 PM
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ptwob234 - 2008-12-15 6:03 PM I am planning on completing Ironman Coeur d'Alene in 2010.  Any recommendations on the best way to get an entry slot?  It seems like all of the US races fill-up quite quickly, but I am from Idaho (originally) and would like to complete my first Ironman there.  Any info would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks.

 I volunteered for the 2008 race partly to get a good spot in the 2009 entry line and would highly recommend it.  I worked body marking and then the men's T1 change tent.  It was a great opportunity to be able to help the racers on their way.  I'll be in the volunteer line again in 2010 for sure.  So, volunteer, it's a great experience and you get a good entry slot.

2008-12-18 9:00 AM
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Hey fellow CDA'ers

Is anyone thinking about a trip out there to ride the course? I'm Canadian, and we have our long weekend in May 16-19. Anyone else available that weekend to meet up for a ride? Or any locals? I know this is a long time in advance but I'm a planner. I don't know anyone else doing the race, so it would be nice to have company for a ride. Also, does anyone know if historically, the lake would be swimmable by then? I know it was really cold last year, but in previous years, was it possible?

Merry Christmas all.
2008-12-21 11:04 AM
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6 months from today, we should all be out on the course! 
2008-12-21 12:15 PM
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IronmanAB - 2008-12-18 8:00 AM

Hey fellow CDA'ers

Is anyone thinking about a trip out there to ride the course? I'm Canadian, and we have our long weekend in May 16-19. Anyone else available that weekend to meet up for a ride? Or any locals? I know this is a long time in advance but I'm a planner. I don't know anyone else doing the race, so it would be nice to have company for a ride. Also, does anyone know if historically, the lake would be swimmable by then? I know it was really cold last year, but in previous years, was it possible?

Merry Christmas all.


I live in Seattle and I plan on going to CDA that same weekend to train - a long bike ride on Sat and a long run on Sunday. Not sure about the water in May, last year it was too cold to swim for me on race day! (I volunteered last year in 2008)

2008-12-21 3:42 PM
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McFuzz - 2008-12-21 12:04 PM

6 months from today, we should all be out on the course! 



Holy cow! 6 months to go...Woo Hoo!


2008-12-21 3:51 PM
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6 months 'til race day! Bring it on (But let me increase my running endurance first)
2008-12-21 4:03 PM
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Damn, that just woke me up.....thanks!

I have biked once, run twice (which included a half marathon) since IMAZ.  Other than that I haven't done crap for a whole month!!!! My body still hates me though

2008-12-23 12:23 AM
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I live in Spokane - should be around towards the end of May to do the course with whoever is around. Lets keep in touch and get a group together that weekend. I'll be out there unless there is that one last race to brush up before the big one.

Hope everyone's training is going well. Also hope you're all loving your trainer and treadmill (weve gotten 30+ inches of snow in the last 3 days here...its been tough training outside). This is my first Ironman distance. It seems like it was just a few days ago that I hit that 'submit' button on my computer to register for the race...yikes!

The CDA IM crowd and organizers are awesome. If you haven't been there to race or watch before, you'll love it. I've been out there 2 or 3 times to check it out and it pumps me up every year. Anyhow, good luck to everyone!
2008-12-23 12:27 PM
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Sounds good to me- I'll stay in touch and lets pray for an early spring.

The cold here has been unbearable- it's hovering around -30 for about 1 1/2 weeks- I'm fairly hardy, but I find it tough running outside in this weather- short runs only!!!
2008-12-23 12:43 PM
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My "official" IM training for CDA will start next month...Glad to report I am in much better shape going into the New Year compared to last year!  Never been to Idaho....so I am definetely looking forward to it....

 



2008-12-23 11:19 PM
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Ironman AB - Where are you living at? Negative 30 degrees? Wowza's, thats tough to deal with. I usually head inside below about 15 degrees ( sorry...a little wimpy).

For sure, lets keep in touch. I've been logging some decent base miles and some build 1 sort of stuff right now. Maybe a bit early, but I'm easing into it and going to make sure I'm ready. I'm calling it my "Train for 10:20 workout" (everyday) - for each individual event, I'm training to finish in 10 hours 20 minutes. Not sure thats going to happen, but who knows .

How's everyone else's training going? Any exciting events planned for the Spring time for checkpoints?
2008-12-24 9:47 AM
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Wow, 10:20- that's fantastic. I'm training to get under 14 hours, but really, just to finish. I want to run the run this time, and if I do that, I don't care what my time is. My last Ironman I did mainly walking on the run portion, and that's mentally tough.

I live in Edmonton Alberta, so we're used to the cold, but this is a little excessive!!! I'll just keep praying for an early spring!!
2008-12-24 10:53 AM
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Pre-CDA races include 3 half marathons...along with:

 Cal 70.3 in April

Wildflower in May

2008-12-24 1:37 PM
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The easiest way to get into the 2010 race is to volunteer at the 2009 race.  Competing athletes get top priority for registration for 2010 followed by the people who volunteered; however, both must be there in person the Monday after race day to sign up in person.  Otherwise, signing up at 1200 hours PST is the next best bet.  The internet gets clogged up during the first hour but you should eventually be able to get on through Active.com.  I recommend cutting and pasting the answers for the entry form to a word document so that you can complete the online entry quickly.  

It seems like this race fills up a little faster each year.  

Good Luck.

2008-12-27 10:24 PM
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McFuzz - 2008-12-21 9:04 AM6 months from today, we should all be out on the course! 
Six months!!! Holy H3ll!!! I've gotta get moving! I'm so not ready yet!


2008-12-28 10:50 PM
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One thing I've done the last two seasons is go up to CDA over Memorial Day weekend which is the final peak training weekend of most Ironman plans and also happens to be the weekend of the CDA 1/2 marathon some of which is on the IM course.

So a bunch of us last year rode the full 112 on Saturday bricked that with a couple quick miles and then ran the 1/2 mary on Sunday all while becoming familiarized with the course, the town etc.

I'll be up volunteering this year so I'll cheer you all on since 09 isn't an IM year for me.
2008-12-30 11:12 AM
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IronmanAB - 2008-12-18 8:00 AM Hey fellow CDA'ers Is anyone thinking about a trip out there to ride the course? I'm Canadian, and we have our long weekend in May 16-19. Anyone else available that weekend to meet up for a ride? Or any locals? I know this is a long time in advance but I'm a planner. I don't know anyone else doing the race, so it would be nice to have company for a ride. Also, does anyone know if historically, the lake would be swimmable by then? I know it was really cold last year, but in previous years, was it possible? Merry Christmas all.
I live in Seattle and I plan on going to CDA that same weekend to train - a long bike ride on Sat and a long run on Sunday. Not sure about the water in May, last year it was too cold to swim for me on race day! (I volunteered last year in 2008)

The earliest I've been in the lake has been at the very end of May or early June.  The 16-19th might be pushing things a bit, particularly if the Spring thaw is as late as last year.  Brrrr....

2008-12-30 6:03 PM
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How cold will the water likely be ??? I know it can vary but a general range would be good???
2008-12-31 9:42 AM
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sgillen - 2008-12-30 3:03 PM How cold will the water likely be ??? I know it can vary but a general range would be good???

Best guess is in the mid 60's.  I've done IMCDA 4 times in a sleeveless wetsuit with no issues.

ETA: I might jump in tomorrow for the Polar Bear swim, after that race day will be much warmer.



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