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2008-12-01 7:14 PM

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Subject: Ironman Wisconsin : Official Thread
It's not too early to start talking up this race....
This will be my 1st time to IM MOO - looking forward to it !

Dan




2008-12-02 7:47 AM
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I did it in 05 when they had the heat wave.  It's a great race.
2008-12-02 8:37 AM
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It would be OK with me if it was chilly this year.....I had all the "heat waves" I need at IMAZ last april.....

 

2008-12-02 9:18 AM
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Coming back for round 2 this year.  Just starting to take things a little more serious.
2008-12-02 9:34 AM
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Already looking at the calendar for my first '09 trip to Verona for some loops....
2008-12-02 9:47 AM
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This will be my first IM and only my 7th or 8th tri overall. I'm beyond excited, although I've been totally slacking off the past month on any level of training so it's time to kick it back into high gear.

Anyone doing the Horribly Hilly as part of training? I'm considering flying out and doing the 200k. I hear it's great training for IMWI.



2008-12-02 9:53 AM
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I am in for IMWI #2!!!
2008-12-02 10:24 AM
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I am in!  This will be my first IM!!
2008-12-02 11:02 AM
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In, but feeling a bit lazy at the moment. 
2008-12-02 11:40 AM
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In.  #2.

I'm in the MadTown area and planning on hitting the road as early as possible and catching it more over the summer to kick the hills' azzes.

I run part of the run course every few days since my office is just behind the Kohl Center.

Swimming - well, I don't venture near the Lake.  BLEAH!

2008-12-02 12:11 PM
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LazyMarathoner - 2008-12-02 9:47 AM

This will be my first IM and only my 7th or 8th tri overall. I'm beyond excited, although I've been totally slacking off the past month on any level of training so it's time to kick it back into high gear.

Anyone doing the Horribly Hilly as part of training? I'm considering flying out and doing the 200k. I hear it's great training for IMWI.

Yes, I'm in for HHH.

You might want to consider not doing the 200K HHH, but just doing the 100K. When they say Horribly Hilly, they are NOT kidding. I've done it twice and the first time almost chucked my bike off a cliff...out of utter exhaustion & frustration.

Unless you are a really experienced cyclist or are going to have A LOT of time to prepare by training loads of hills,  I'd recommend the 100K.  You will still get time on the course (albeit backwards) and it will still kick your A$$.

I promise you. Kiss



2008-12-02 12:57 PM
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Whizzzzz - 2008-12-02 1:11 PM
LazyMarathoner - 2008-12-02 9:47 AM

This will be my first IM and only my 7th or 8th tri overall. I'm beyond excited, although I've been totally slacking off the past month on any level of training so it's time to kick it back into high gear.

Anyone doing the Horribly Hilly as part of training? I'm considering flying out and doing the 200k. I hear it's great training for IMWI.

Yes, I'm in for HHH.

You might want to consider not doing the 200K HHH, but just doing the 100K. When they say Horribly Hilly, they are NOT kidding. I've done it twice and the first time almost chucked my bike off a cliff...out of utter exhaustion & frustration.

Unless you are a really experienced cyclist or are going to have A LOT of time to prepare by training loads of hills,  I'd recommend the 100K.  You will still get time on the course (albeit backwards) and it will still kick your A$$.

I promise you. Kiss

Hmmm, I'm scared now! Good advice. 100K is plenty for me and I'd prefer to reserve hating my bike for the second half of the IM.

2008-12-02 1:47 PM
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LazyMarathoner - 2008-12-02 12:57 PM
Whizzzzz - 2008-12-02 1:11 PM
LazyMarathoner - 2008-12-02 9:47 AM

This will be my first IM and only my 7th or 8th tri overall. I'm beyond excited, although I've been totally slacking off the past month on any level of training so it's time to kick it back into high gear.

Anyone doing the Horribly Hilly as part of training? I'm considering flying out and doing the 200k. I hear it's great training for IMWI.

Yes, I'm in for HHH.

You might want to consider not doing the 200K HHH, but just doing the 100K. When they say Horribly Hilly, they are NOT kidding. I've done it twice and the first time almost chucked my bike off a cliff...out of utter exhaustion & frustration.

Unless you are a really experienced cyclist or are going to have A LOT of time to prepare by training loads of hills,  I'd recommend the 100K.  You will still get time on the course (albeit backwards) and it will still kick your A$$.

I promise you. Kiss

Hmmm, I'm scared now! Good advice. 100K is plenty for me and I'd prefer to reserve hating my bike for the second half of the IM.

And get that seat issue taken care of.

2008-12-02 2:48 PM
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Im not racing IMWI this year, but will be volunteering and 'strappin.  Keep me in the loop for group rides down there.  Good training!
2008-12-02 4:04 PM
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I have done the race in 06 and 08 and it is a great time. The people are great. Even though I have nothing to compare the race to I feel it is a great venue. And Im in for more fun in 09!

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2008-12-02 5:33 PM
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I'm in for number 3.9  yes, that's right, there is a .9 after the 3 (figure it out)   that's all assuming I survive IM CDA a couple months prior


2008-12-02 5:47 PM
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I'm in for IMWI next year. I've gotta eat lots and lots and lots of hills this and next year!! But like others, i'm feeling a little lazy... gonna work on my training schedule tonight, along with a nice drink to keep me warm
2008-12-02 5:58 PM
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I am in again for the 2nd year in a row.  Great race, and well attended by the BT folk. 

I will most likely do HHH again this year.  It is great training for MOO.  The course is way more difficult than IMWI.  Its nice that you don't have to run after it, although, every year there are a bunch of crazies that run down and back up that last hill....and the last hill is really a mountain.  Many people walk up that bad boy!

So, I agree with Whizzzz..unless you have done it before or have done a bunch of centuries, the 100K is more than enough.   Plus, they have a big party at the end with Beer and good food, DJ, etc.  Its more fun if you haven't ridden youself into a coma for 9 hours or so

With that said, I was thinking of getting a group together to do the 200K.  We could even pseudo race it...just a thought.....I am a glutten.

2008-12-02 6:08 PM
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I'm in for next year! This will be a huge change from FLAT IMFL! I'm excited but happy to take it easy for the next month until training kicks back up again! Thanks for clarifying on the HHH--I had also thought about maybe doing the 200k if I was going to take the time to go out there, but I'm thinking 100k would be just about right!
2008-12-03 11:51 AM
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Aimeep - 2008-12-02 6:08 PM

I'm in for next year! This will be a huge change from FLAT IMFL! I'm excited but happy to take it easy for the next month until training kicks back up again! Thanks for clarifying on the HHH--I had also thought about maybe doing the 200k if I was going to take the time to go out there, but I'm thinking 100k would be just about right!

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2008-12-03 6:30 PM
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pseudoyams - 2008-12-02 2:48 PM

Im not racing IMWI this year, but will be volunteering and 'strappin.  Keep me in the loop for group rides down there.  Good training!


Not challenging enough for ya?


2008-12-03 10:24 PM
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So I have heard that the crowd support is awesome at IM MOO - the exact phrase used was "The crowd at Madison goes OFF!"

Is it true ????

2008-12-04 8:08 AM
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mr2tony - 2008-12-03 6:30 PM
pseudoyams - 2008-12-02 2:48 PM Im not racing IMWI this year, but will be volunteering and 'strappin.  Keep me in the loop for group rides down there.  Good training!
Not challenging enough for ya?

Umm, yeah... something like that.  haha..   Im gonna battle the heat, wind and lava fields this year

2008-12-04 8:37 AM
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dhyte - 2008-12-03 10:24 PM

So I have heard that the crowd support is awesome at IM MOO - the exact phrase used was "The crowd at Madison goes OFF!"

Is it true ????

EFFIN' RIGHT, BABY!  I would be one of them!

2008-12-04 8:49 AM
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I am in.  Going to be my first and I plan on spending a lot of time on that bike course before the race.
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