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2009-06-12 8:55 PM
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Subject: RE: Ironman Coeur d'Alene : Official Thread
First post here!  I'm #2298.  Bet this has never happened to anyone a little more than a week out.  I went swimming today to get an open water swim in, and about 10 strokes into my swim I got bit by a seal!  Luckily I had a wetsuit on, just bruises, and tears in the wetsuit.  I'll test it out tomorrow with a run, but it seems ok so far.  I'm now shopping for a new wetsuit!


2009-06-12 9:31 PM
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kprsal - 2009-06-12 6:55 PM First post here!  I'm #2298.  Bet this has never happened to anyone a little more than a week out.  I went swimming today to get an open water swim in, and about 10 strokes into my swim I got bit by a seal!  Luckily I had a wetsuit on, just bruises, and tears in the wetsuit.  I'll test it out tomorrow with a run, but it seems ok so far.  I'm now shopping for a new wetsuit!

I wish I was there to see you running in the wetsuit! 

What a weird thing to happen, hope all is well and good luck getting the next wetsuit!
2009-06-12 10:59 PM
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Subject: RE: Ironman Coeur d'Alene : Official Thread

c_cic - 2009-06-12 9:31 PM
kprsal - 2009-06-12 6:55 PM First post here!  I'm #2298.  Bet this has never happened to anyone a little more than a week out.  I went swimming today to get an open water swim in, and about 10 strokes into my swim I got bit by a seal!  Luckily I had a wetsuit on, just bruises, and tears in the wetsuit.  I'll test it out tomorrow with a run, but it seems ok so far.  I'm now shopping for a new wetsuit!

I wish I was there to see you running in the wetsuit! 

What a weird thing to happen, hope all is well and good luck getting the next wetsuit!

I ran a 5-mile turkey trot a couple years ago and one of the runners wore a wetsuit and flippers.  I caught him about a half-mile from the end. 

2009-06-12 11:00 PM
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Colin,

Rest up.  I'm sure a 10-hour flight won't help it. 

I've offered to loan CO2 to people flying.  If you use it, replace it, otherwise, just return the unused canisters.  I'll have them with me. 

2009-06-13 3:30 AM
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kprsal - 2009-06-12 6:55 PM First post here!  I'm #2298.  Bet this has never happened to anyone a little more than a week out.  I went swimming today to get an open water swim in, and about 10 strokes into my swim I got bit by a seal!  Luckily I had a wetsuit on, just bruises, and tears in the wetsuit.  I'll test it out tomorrow with a run, but it seems ok so far.  I'm now shopping for a new wetsuit!

Well I hope you did not use up all your luck with the seal! Are you wearing him as a swim cap for CDA? EIther way, good luck!

2009-06-13 3:15 PM
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Cheers McFuzz, 10 hours in economy. At 6'4" tall, my legs should be able to fully straighten by Sat evening!

If I may, I would like to take up your offer of loan of CO2 if I am unable to purchase any.

T in Lib Lake, Wise words about all the real training being done. It just dosen't feel right not training.
On the plus side, had my first Saturday lay-in in months. Normally up at first light to get as many miles in while the roads are still quiet.

Off to my local lake tomorrow morning for last swim before pack wet suit away too.

7 days, 9hrs to go


2009-06-14 12:43 PM
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Dropped off my bike, wheel and gear bags yesterday for tribiketransport.  Doing a chunk of the CDA real live video bike course on the computrainer today with a little brick action.

2009-06-15 8:56 AM
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If anybody's spouse, significant other, friend, jockstrapper, etc... is interested.  My wife is in the beginning of training for the Chicago Marathon and needs to do her long run while we are in CDA.  She is planning on running 10 - 12 miles on Saturday morning at an 8:30 per mile clip.  If anybody is interested in joining her shoot me a PM. 

 

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2009-06-15 11:51 AM
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Race week is here!  How does everybody feel?  I have the pre-race nerves going.  I will feel much better when I get to CdA on Thursday so I can feel the energy of the event.  That calms me down. 

2009-06-15 12:24 PM
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FYI, Don't forget to update Jeepfleeb if you haven't given him your bib # for the watching thread.

Refresh my memory,
When are the get together swims? I know Thurs and Fri but times and places...
Any plans for a partial pre ride? (via Bike)
Any plans for a pre ride via car? I am renting a car and don't mind picking a couple of others up if you want to check it out. Let me know
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2009-06-15 12:29 PM
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I am planning on meeting some BT'ers at the moose on Friday morning at 8:30 to swim.  My plan is to swim for around 45min and then going to check in at 10 when they open.  Anyone wanting to joint me is invited.  Look for the red-head in the sleeveless Promotion wetsuit with green trim.



2009-06-15 12:30 PM
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I don't know about everyone else, but I posted a pre-swim meet up at the moose statue near the beach at 7:30 AM Thur and probably Fri too

2009-06-15 12:33 PM
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In case I get too busy this week, just wanted to say:

GOOD LUCK TO ALL THE BT'ERS SUNDAY!!!

Can't wait to follow you all during your race...go kick some IM AZZZZZZ!!

2009-06-15 12:41 PM
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I don't get in until Thursday late afternoon.  I'm willing to meet up for a swim on Friday, don't care what time 7:30 or 8:30 will work for me.  I'll probably take a quick spin on the bike after I check in on Friday.  Let me know what time everybody is meeting and I'll be there. 

Surprisingly, I am not really nervous about this race.  Maybe as I get closer I'll become a little more nervous, but so far so good. 

 

Matt

 

2009-06-15 1:38 PM
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I almost didn't roll out of bed this morning to swim, but then I thought next week I won't have to get up to swim! I'll be shopping for IM Finisher stuff Made heading out the door for that workout a bit easier. I am ready to race. Feeling happy and excited at the moment. See all the Friday, 8:30am swimmers at the moose. I will be the tall (5'8") chick in a Blue Seventy Helix wetsuit with a pink EndorFun Sports swim cap (Or the crazy girl trying desperately to shimmy into said wetsuit )

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2009-06-15 2:58 PM
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Hey everyone,

I haven't posted on here too many times but I was wondering if you had any advice as far as seeding for the swim.  I'm hoping to come out of the water around 1:15 and I breath exclusively to my right.  I'm not really afraid of al little contact but I don't want to get in peoples way and get ran over either.  I was planning on starting wide right but I'm concerned that I wont be seeing anyone to my right and will have to sight way too much.  Any advice would be greatly appreciated.



2009-06-15 3:12 PM
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mattb1 - 2009-06-02 4:04 PM

Last year for IMKY Rogillio put together a spreadsheet with everybody from BT's information on it for the race.  This helped a lot when trying to coordinate meeting up swimming, etc...   I'll attach a sample of it and if you would like me to include your information shoot me a PM with your info and email address and I'll send you a copy.  I won't post it on BT and I promise I won't resell your information .    Unless I get a really good offer  

 

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Matt, Is there a finalized list? 

2009-06-15 3:20 PM
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mallen4574 - 2009-06-15 11:58 AM

Hey everyone,

I haven't posted on here too many times but I was wondering if you had any advice as far as seeding for the swim.  I'm hoping to come out of the water around 1:15 and I breath exclusively to my right.  I'm not really afraid of al little contact but I don't want to get in peoples way and get ran over either.  I was planning on starting wide right but I'm concerned that I wont be seeing anyone to my right and will have to sight way too much.  Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

You should be ok with "wide right".  The water is clear enough to see people swimming near you.  Plan on it being crowed the first 400 yards.  Stay mellow, relax, and don't use a lot of energy trying to swim around people.  After the first little bit things start to sort themselves out and you should be able to find some feet to follow.

If you can, plan to breath left on the way back to the beach or the sun will be in your eyes the whole time.  Other option would be some dark goggles. 

2009-06-15 3:48 PM
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T in Liberty Lake - 2009-06-15 12:29 PM

I am planning on meeting some BT'ers at the moose on Friday morning at 8:30 to swim.  My plan is to swim for around 45min and then going to check in at 10 when they open.  Anyone wanting to joint me is invited.  Look for the red-head in the sleeveless Promotion wetsuit with green trim.

That sounds like a good time to get in the water.  I'll be in a black and red Nineteen wetsuit, looking nervous as hell!

I fly in the morning, so I'm already getting packed up!  I'll be in CdA this time tomorrow!!!!!

2009-06-15 6:15 PM
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Race day morning always comes very early and there are a ton of things running thru my brain.  In order not to forget anything I've always made a checklist to follow when packing my bags and getting to the starting line in the morning.  Working off of a list has helped me in the past to keep some of the race morning nerves in check.  The following is my 2009 version of this list, hopefully some part of it will be helpfull to others.

IMCDA 2009 Checklist

 

Race Eve (At Home):  Shower and shave before bed;  Load Bento Bag (1 cliff bar, 2 cliff shot blocks, salt tabs, sun lotion, saddle cream) put in race day morning junk bag (RDMJB);  Load Repair Kit Bag (2 spare tubes, 3 CO2, CO2 pump, Stick-em-patches, Multi-tool, Tire Levers) in RDMJB;  lay-out bottles on counter for mixing in the morning, 1-H20, 1-1000cal Spiz; Put reflective tape on race outfit;  Eat before bed (Bagel, 24-oz H2O);  Set alarm for 3:00am;  Eat Bagel if wake up during night; 

 

Race Morning (At Home): Eat breakfast by 3:30am (Oatmeal w/ PB, 2 Bagels, 24 oz Gatorade, 24 oz H2O);  Put on suntan lotion;  Dress (race shorts, race top, HRM strap, race chip, warm-up jacket and pants); Put glasses in RDMJB;  mix bottles and put in RDMJB;  Load RDMJB in car;  Load Wetsuit bag in car (Wetsuit, body glide, goggles, ear plugs, tp);  Put pump in car; Leave wedding ring w/ wife;  Leave house by 4:45am    

 

Pre-Race (At Site):  Load Bike with 1 bottle Spiz, 1 bottle H2O, Bento Bag, Repair Kit Bag; Pump up tires.  Put glasses in T1 Bag (emergency only).

 

Bike SN Bag (I do not plan to use my SN bag this year):  1 spare old tube;  1 spare CO2;  extra salt tabs; zip-lock bag with 500 cal Spiz.

 

Run SN Bag (I do not plan to use my SN bag this year):  old socks; old shirt; salt tabs; H2O bottle; Imodium tablets.

           

T1 Bag:  bike helmet;  bike shoes;  bike socks;  race belt with number;  HRM watch;  sunglasses;  saddle cream; sun lotion;  body glide;  old bike jersey (extra);  glasses added race day morning (emergency);  extra contacts (emergency)

 

T2 Bag:  running shoes;  hat (stuffed into shoes); zip lock bag with salt tabs and sun lotion rolled in hat; socks (extra); shirt (extra);  shorts (extra);  body glide (extra) 

           

Dry Clothes Bag:  shorts; shirt; uauw; hand towel; warm-up jacket, pants, socks and shoes from the morning

 

2009-06-16 8:29 AM
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sgillen - 2009-06-15 3:12 PM
mattb1 - 2009-06-02 4:04 PM

Last year for IMKY Rogillio put together a spreadsheet with everybody from BT's information on it for the race.  This helped a lot when trying to coordinate meeting up swimming, etc...   I'll attach a sample of it and if you would like me to include your information shoot me a PM with your info and email address and I'll send you a copy.  I won't post it on BT and I promise I won't resell your information .    Unless I get a really good offer  

 

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Matt, Is there a finalized list? 

 

Yep, just emailed it out about 20 minutes ago.  Should be in your inbox. 



2009-06-16 10:26 AM
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any suggestions on parking race morning??? I fly in on wednesday, and I am staying in Post Falls, about 5-8 miles from starting line... Joe
2009-06-16 10:31 AM
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Someone may have a location for you but parking is not a problem.  I've been able to park a few blocks away on race morning without having to get there super early.  I've parked by the ball field both times.  At the end of the day my wife was in the same area as well but I don't know if that is where she parked to watch the start. 

2009-06-16 12:30 PM
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I'll be there to swim with some of you on Thurs and Fri mornings I think.  Also, I'm planning on giving a driving tour of the bike course on Thurs evening and have room for a couple more if anyone would like to go along.  Just PM me if you'd like.  Travel safe everyone.

2009-06-16 2:41 PM
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I'm sorry, I looked but couldn't find the post.

Is anyone else planning to swim about 7:30 on Thursday?  I can't be there Friday morning, but racinmason and I will be there Thurs. 
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