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2010-06-03 11:42 AM
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Thanks for the input. I've been studying the course profile compared to local rides. 2-3% grade I rarely move out of the big ring...Switching casettes tonight to the 11-23. I'm gonna bring the 12-27 just in case. I'm hoping to ride (easy spin) some of the course on Sat morning, anyone game? I'll meet y'all at 4:15 for the swim. Looking forward to this weekend!

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2010-06-03 6:54 PM
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whew, haven't kept up with this thread for a bit... so many more posts!

just saying HELLO to everyone and if you see two german shepherds at campsite 283, you've found me! our pet sitters are out of town this weekend (bummer). thank goodness my husband can watch them while i race on sunday!

hope all y'alls' training finished up well... it's hard to believe it's THREE DAYS AWAY! i got my first butterflies for it this morning .
2010-06-03 9:30 PM
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gunshansen - 2010-06-03 10:42 AM Thanks for the input. I've been studying the course profile compared to local rides. 2-3% grade I rarely move out of the big ring...Switching casettes tonight to the 11-23. I'm gonna bring the 12-27 just in case. I'm hoping to ride (easy spin) some of the course on Sat morning, anyone game? I'll meet y'all at 4:15 for the swim. Looking forward to this weekend! Ciao, Aaron

Aaron, count me in- nothing epic, just to loosen up... I'm sure we can get a few others too.  PM me your #~ 
2010-06-03 10:02 PM
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fyi: looks like the swim beach is open now.
2010-06-04 7:07 AM
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Has any one heard what the current water temp is? I saw the estimated temp was 68*F but it doesn't indicate a depth or at the surface.

Trying to decide on a full or sleavless suit?
2010-06-04 7:12 AM
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gunshansen - 2010-06-03 11:42 AM Thanks for the input. I've been studying the course profile compared to local rides. 2-3% grade I rarely move out of the big ring...Switching casettes tonight to the 11-23. I'm gonna bring the 12-27 just in case. I'm hoping to ride (easy spin) some of the course on Sat morning, anyone game? I'll meet y'all at 4:15 for the swim. Looking forward to this weekend! Ciao, Aaron

I don't know why you would even think of riding an 11-23.  What does that 11 really get you and what do you give up if you needed that 27 for some reason.  Really do you think you are going to be pushing that 11 super hard down a hill.  going from a 12-11 isn't that much difference and I doubt you'll care if you max out your bike speed downhill at 45 instead of 47.  But you might hit a steep hill where that 27 might come in handy.  I'm not saying that hill with a 23 would be that bad, but at least you have the option of saving a little juice. 

Anyway thats my $0.02.  Oh and if you have been riding in a 12-27 you might look at what the other gears are on the 11-23.  I know when I switched to my 12-26 from my 11-23 the gear that I always pedaled in (my smooth gear) wasn't there anymore and it took a while to get comfortable. Just sayin....Nothing new on race day right?



2010-06-04 8:12 AM
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rrobinson - 2010-06-03 10:02 PM fyi: looks like the swim beach is open now.


Horray! Thanks for the update Ryan.
So now we don't have to pile into cars to drive to the other beach. But I assume we'll still meet at campsite 261 at 4:15. p.m.

Monty I'm trying to decide on full vs sleeveless as well. I'm throwing both in the car and will probably decide at the swim tomorrow.

See ya'll TOMORROW! Woot!
 
2010-06-04 8:16 AM
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lisac957 - 2010-06-04 8:12 AM
rrobinson - 2010-06-03 10:02 PM fyi: looks like the swim beach is open now.


Horray! Thanks for the update Ryan.
So now we don't have to pile into cars to drive to the other beach. But I assume we'll still meet at campsite 261 at 4:15. p.m.

Monty I'm trying to decide on full vs sleeveless as well. I'm throwing both in the car and will probably decide at the swim tomorrow.

See ya'll TOMORROW! Woot!
 


4:15 it is at my place (261).  Good to hear we don't have to drive around the lake.  See everyone tomorrow.
2010-06-04 9:29 AM
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The weather is looking slightly cooler on Sunday Cool, but the local weatherman said to look out for a chance of pop up rain on Saturday, particularly in the evening hours. For those camping, plan accordingly. Perhaps bring a few plastic bags as well for your bike seat and handlebars for their overnight stay in transition.
2010-06-04 7:43 PM
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Swimming is closed.  At least it was today.  You can go to the other beach which is a little further east (i.e. before you get to the Campground 3 madness)  The water was very warm.  I'm a big baby when it comes to cold water and i was in there with just my jammers.

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2010-06-04 7:53 PM
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Shaping up to be a great weekend!  It's hot right now but the forecast for Sunday is looking good.  Aaron, Will, and I are going to do an easy ride tomorrow morning around 7:30 if anyone wants to join us.  I'm @ the Hampton, but we're meeting @ campsite 65.  See many of you tomorrow at some point... now I am excited!


2010-06-04 10:40 PM
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I'm leaving Wichita at 8 in the morning, but have to swing by Overland Park to pick up a couple things and then will swing on over after.

OK, talk to me about setting up transition areas. How do you work the logistics of the two? I'm getting really antsy now, but am really looking forward to it.

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2010-06-05 5:15 AM
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Good Luck everyone..hope you all have a great race!
2010-06-05 5:45 PM
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NO WETSUITS??!!??!!??

This sucks. Oh well. I just felt "more comfortable" in my wetsuit. That swim looks long! Then again, I've never done an open water 1.2 mi swim!

See all you peeps tomorrow!

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2010-06-05 8:59 PM
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Kevin_MS - 2010-06-05 5:45 PM NO WETSUITS??!!??!!?? This sucks. Oh well. I just felt "more comfortable" in my wetsuit. That swim looks long! Then again, I've never done an open water 1.2 mi swim! See all you peeps tomorrow! Kevin

Last I heard, they are going to measure the water temp at 4:30am Sun. I would be surprised if the temp was not at 78 or less. When I swam today, it did not feel too warm for a wetsuit.

2010-06-06 10:51 PM
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Great job everyone! Glad to meet some of you fine folks. What a great day.

Question for anyone wearing a Garmin 310XT... what was your swim distance recorded? Mine showed 2.47 miles but I did NOT have the new swim software installed. Just curious if it was close to anyone else's reading. I did not go way off course according to the map on my Garmin Connect a few corrections here and there but pretty much the standard rectangle is what is showing.

Run registered as 12.56 miles on my device.



2010-06-07 6:54 AM
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lisac957 - 2010-06-06 10:51 PM Great job everyone! Glad to meet some of you fine folks. What a great day.

Question for anyone wearing a Garmin 310XT... what was your swim distance recorded? Mine showed 2.47 miles but I did NOT have the new swim software installed. Just curious if it was close to anyone else's reading. I did not go way off course according to the map on my Garmin Connect a few corrections here and there but pretty much the standard rectangle is what is showing.

Run registered as 12.56 miles on my device.



Hey Lisa, I was wearing my 310XT and my swim showed 2.2 miles and my run was exactly at 12.56 as well.  I have not downloaded the new swim software as well, so was expecting there to be a wide discrepancy in the swim distance, so just focused on my time instead.  I have to admit, while I want the Garmin to be accurate as compared to the run distance, I felt like someone was gifting me a free 1/2 mile, which mentally was kind of nice towards the end ... By the way, I am the one that yelled hi as you were coming out onto the run. 

Great job out there to you and everyone else on this board! 
2010-06-07 8:06 AM
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cjkelly0729 - 2010-06-07 5:54 AM
lisac957 - 2010-06-06 10:51 PM Great job everyone! Glad to meet some of you fine folks. What a great day.

Question for anyone wearing a Garmin 310XT... what was your swim distance recorded? Mine showed 2.47 miles but I did NOT have the new swim software installed. Just curious if it was close to anyone else's reading. I did not go way off course according to the map on my Garmin Connect a few corrections here and there but pretty much the standard rectangle is what is showing.

Run registered as 12.56 miles on my device.



Hey Lisa, I was wearing my 310XT and my swim showed 2.2 miles and my run was exactly at 12.56 as well.  I have not downloaded the new swim software as well, so was expecting there to be a wide discrepancy in the swim distance, so just focused on my time instead.  I have to admit, while I want the Garmin to be accurate as compared to the run distance, I felt like someone was gifting me a free 1/2 mile, which mentally was kind of nice towards the end ... By the way, I am the one that yelled hi as you were coming out onto the run. 

Great job out there to you and everyone else on this board! 


I just have a 305, but my run registered as 12.61, although I think I accidentally started it while still in transition. I was happy to take the free half mile yesterday! 

Nice race everybody!! 
2010-06-07 8:47 AM
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I wish I could tell you my swim data, but my Garmin is at the bottom of Clinton Lake. I lost it about 3 minutes into the swim. I had heard that the pins are weak and needed to be replaced, now I fully believe it.

It made for an interesting race. I had plans for power and HR and had to go on RPE. I didn't realize how much I rely on these little tools. I wound up running out of gas on the last 3 miles of the run. It was a training race for me, but wound up being a bad day.

Are the results posted anywhere? I didn't see them on the Ironman Kansas website.
2010-06-07 9:22 AM
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So which is worse, losing your garmin on the swim or coming to T1 pre-race prep and finding your front ZIPP tire flat... changing it, and finding it flat again after the swim...?  And then realizing the spare you used is now pinched and torn, having no other 80mm stem tubes, the patch repair kit isn't fixing the flats, no one has a removable stem that works with your valve extender and you race is done at T1 because of a flat tire...

Still kind of pissed.

I will be ordering 10 80mm stem tubes online since no one in KC that sells ZIPP wheels seem to carry tubes that will work with them and I thought I'd be ok with 2 spares (one of which I mistakingly thought I could remove the stem on for my extender b/c that's all I could find in person around KC).

Arg.
2010-06-07 9:49 AM
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Oh my gosh guys... garmins... zipps... I'm sorry

I found the results here http://ironman.com/events/ironman70.3/kansas70.3/?show=tracker&rid=290&year=2010 

 


2010-06-07 10:22 AM
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Had a blast and hope every one else did too!

Sorry to here some of you had a bad day with equipment losses and mechanical failures, we have all been there, not fun, but we live to race again!

I really liked my pink swim cap that said "Ironman Florida 70.3"?

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2010-06-07 10:39 AM
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Did anyone else have problems with the swim bag? My wetsuit, goggles, and cap are gone. Did everything they said, number on bag, everything in the bag...Gone. Checked T1 and T2 several times...Nothing.
2010-06-07 11:01 AM
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gunshansen - 2010-06-07 10:39 AM Did anyone else have problems with the swim bag? My wetsuit, goggles, and cap are gone. Did everything they said, number on bag, everything in the bag...Gone. Checked T1 and T2 several times...Nothing.


I will ask the guy in charge of T1 if they ended up with any extra bags.
2010-06-07 11:15 AM
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Wow, I thought I had a tough day with the heat, at least I came home with everything I went with.  Good meeting everyone- have safe travels back.  I'm sitting in a Chrysler dealer in Topeka getting my car worked on.  Might end up here another night. Ugh.
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