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2009-06-12 9:33 AM

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Subject: 2010 Iron Half ?
I have a goal in 2010 to do a Iron half in July or August.

But, I want to do one that is 2-3 hours from home (Rochester), and one that is well run. Is there such an animal?

Any ideas are welcome.

Thanks.


2009-06-12 9:49 AM
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If well run is your limiter, than skip the Square Lake half in September. 

I can say from experience that the Liberty Triathlon is very well run and enjoyable.  That's in Maple Plain and should be within 3 hours from Roch (prob less).  I've done only the Oly, but can know the whole course and the race is very well done.

I have also head good things about Chisago.

Edit:  Sorry, I didn't notice the July-Aug timeframe.  Liberty is in June.  However, it's midway through June and worth the extra effort...

2009-06-12 9:50 AM
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Chisago is in July.  It's probably about 2.5 hours from you.

2009-06-12 10:18 AM
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If you want to drive the other way, Pigman is narrowly within range (north of Cedar Rapids). Big event with plenty of reviews, though I have never done it. I did the short in Chisago last year and was very impressed with the organization.
2009-06-12 2:52 PM
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I think if there is anyway you can move your race date goal up a bit, you should shoot for the Liberty Half. That was my first half and I really like the race. I did it the first two years they had it. It is very well run. I also like the course a lot better than the Chisago Lakes course. Haven't done Pigman, but I know there are some people in Rochester that have gone down there for it. You should check on TriRochester site.
2009-06-12 2:56 PM
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Subject: RE: 2010 Iron Half ?
Pigman Half in Cedar Rapids in Mid-August.


2009-06-16 12:55 PM
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Subject: RE: 2010 Iron Half ?
Thanks everyone. Great idea!
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