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2010-07-19 4:35 PM
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Oh, by the way, I forgot to mention this.  It turned out that a friend of a friend lives in Racine and kindly offered up his home for my family to stay at the weekend of the race.  He was going to be out of town, but said he would leave the front door unlocked for us to get into the house.  I thanked him profusely and cancelled my hotel room.  When I showed up on Satuday, there was a note stuck to the door:

"Door was found open.  We checked the house and nothing appeared to be disturbed.  We relocked all doors.  Any questions, please call 262-XXX-XXX.  Mt. Plesant Police Department.  Officer xxxxxxx.  Badge #xx"

I guess my friend's door blew open, a neighbor saw the open door and called the cops, and the police locked up and left through the garage.  The neighbor and the police did exactly what they should have, but holy crap!  I quelled the panic, called my friend who encouraged me to try the windows and get creative.  I managed to push open the swivel window over the kitchen sink just enough to reach the hand crank . . . a little breaking and entering later . . . we had a place to stay.  Nothing like starting a tri weekend with some felonious activity.



2010-07-19 8:09 PM
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Steve- - 2010-07-19 3:17 PM it was so great seeing you after the race with ice jammed into your quads...ha ha ha.

congrats on a great finish and your first HIM.

kimk - 2010-07-19 3:09 PM This was one of the toughest things I have ever done!  The volunteers were great as was the community out there with their hoses and cheering fans/donks out on the course! My quads seized up around mile 50 of the bike and did the death march/runners shuffle through the whole 13.1 miles. But I finished with a smile


ya I ended back in the med tent with an IV about an hour later!
2010-07-19 9:48 PM
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Yesterday was my first tri, I now see that I lived and it will be first of many.  Thanks for all your posts I have been reading in the background.... as I was freaking out for no reason!  Thanks, Elizabeth.
2010-07-19 10:26 PM
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I also hydrated like crazy for at least 5 days leading up to this race.  I drank a LOT on the bike (pre-mixed nutrition, Perform and water) and my quads were still a wreck - especially at those first hills after the turn around.  I had to walk up the one right before the first aid station... just as I looked up a guy with a camera says 'sorry'  yup -  that race photo is going to suck.  Shortly after that aid station I realized that I wasn't sweating anymore and hit every aid station walking.  I drank everything and dumped ice into my tri suit (tru).

On a quick side note - anyone know who any of these 3 are:



Rumor has it that one of them was featured in a BT documentary and is also on the Tri Donkai (sp?) team - I didn't know who they were when we were talking - about a broken wetsuit zipper.
2010-07-19 10:26 PM
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lillychicago - 2010-07-19 9:48 PM Yesterday was my first tri, I now see that I lived and it will be first of many.  Thanks for all your posts I have been reading in the background.... as I was freaking out for no reason!  Thanks, Elizabeth.


Wow! you started out with a HIM?  That's impressive.

Congrats to everyone.  It was a great experience, and fun getting to meet new people. Good Luck with the rest of your races. 
2010-07-19 10:34 PM
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gojogo - 2010-07-19 10:26 PM
lillychicago - 2010-07-19 9:48 PM Yesterday was my first tri, I now see that I lived and it will be first of many.  Thanks for all your posts I have been reading in the background.... as I was freaking out for no reason!  Thanks, Elizabeth.


Wow! you started out with a HIM?  That's impressive.

Congrats to everyone.  It was a great experience, and fun getting to meet new people. Good Luck with the rest of your races. 


Wow...is right!  Nice job!!!! And gojogo....congrats...great to meet you and good to see you walking around after we both made a pit stop in the med tent .


2010-07-19 11:05 PM
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yes...but the girl on the right didn't exist that day.  you should retouch the photo to put a black line across here eyes...she's CIA.

JHagerman - 2010-07-19 10:26 PM

On a quick side note - anyone know who any of these 3 are:





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2010-07-20 10:28 AM
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lillychicago - 2010-07-19 9:48 PM Yesterday was my first tri, I now see that I lived and it will be first of many.  Thanks for all your posts I have been reading in the background.... as I was freaking out for no reason!  Thanks, Elizabeth.


First tri and a HIM to boot!!  Hello ambitious!  Nice job!!!
2010-07-20 2:50 PM
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The ASI photo website has images up.

http://www.asiorders.com/view_event.asp?EVENTID=64066

Wow , I have some bad ones.
2010-07-20 2:55 PM
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yeah, pretty funny ones of me too:

http://www.asiorders.com/view_user_event.asp?EVENTID=64066&BIB=316&LNSEARCH=1

2010-07-22 12:02 PM
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JHagerman - 2010-07-19 10:26 PM I also hydrated like crazy for at least 5 days leading up to this race.  I drank a LOT on the bike (pre-mixed nutrition, Perform and water) and my quads were still a wreck - especially at those first hills after the turn around.  I had to walk up the one right before the first aid station... just as I looked up a guy with a camera says 'sorry'  yup -  that race photo is going to suck.  Shortly after that aid station I realized that I wasn't sweating anymore and hit every aid station walking.  I drank everything and dumped ice into my tri suit (tru).

On a quick side note - anyone know who any of these 3 are:



Rumor has it that one of them was featured in a BT documentary and is also on the Tri Donkai (sp?) team - I didn't know who they were when we were talking - about a broken wetsuit zipper.


Yep Tammy is the one with her head turned, (green cap)the one looking at the camera is Tracy V.


2010-07-22 12:07 PM
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So how is the recovery going for everyone? I am finally able to walk today! Have my next race on Sunday and am praying I will be good to go!
2010-07-22 12:10 PM
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kimk - 2010-07-22 12:07 PM So how is the recovery going for everyone? I am finally able to walk today! Have my next race on Sunday and am praying I will be good to go!


swam today in the pool and it felt great , just to swim for the heck of it , probbly will run or bike tomorrow. IM Racine 70.3 2011 is July 17 , so I have soem time to ease back into it.
2010-07-22 1:07 PM
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I was never sore after the race and it has me wondering if I really gave it my all on race day. Felt like I was giving my all on the bike and run when i was doing it but now, not so sure as I never felt beat up from the race. Might be just because I couldn't reach my physical potential that day due to my stupid bkfst. Oh well.
kimk - 2010-07-22 12:07 PMSo how is the recovery going for everyone? I am finally able to walk today! Have my next race on Sunday and am praying I will be good to go!
2010-07-22 5:03 PM
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I had a great time in Racine. I just want to thank all the BT people that treated me so well. I have spoken more about the hospitality I received then the race. Special thanks to "trixie" and Pete and his family! My brother and I were touched by your hospitality.

 

I had a blast at dinner!

 

Overall I am proud that I finished doing the race.

2010-07-22 5:09 PM
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miami9296 - 2010-07-19 11:01 AM

Steve- - 2010-07-19 10:54 AM
miami9296 - 2010-07-19 10:47 AM

Oh, and one other side note...they ran out of medals by the time I FINALLY got to the finish line...how lame is that???



ok, seriously...that is WAY LAME!!!  I mean, can they not count or did people really take more than 1 medal...either way, it's lame.

If you want mine, no prob...seriously, send me a PM and I can mail it to you.  You trained harder for it than I.

Aww, that's so sweet! No, they told us, after a certain time, they ran out, so anyone after that, they're being mailed.

But still...how do you not know how many people do your race?




I saw some kids wearing medals!! I was a little upset.


2010-07-22 6:51 PM
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those would be my bodygaurds

 

kimk - 2010-07-22 12:02 PM
JHagerman - 2010-07-19 10:26 PM I also hydrated like crazy for at least 5 days leading up to this race.  I drank a LOT on the bike (pre-mixed nutrition, Perform and water) and my quads were still a wreck - especially at those first hills after the turn around.  I had to walk up the one right before the first aid station... just as I looked up a guy with a camera says 'sorry'  yup -  that race photo is going to suck.  Shortly after that aid station I realized that I wasn't sweating anymore and hit every aid station walking.  I drank everything and dumped ice into my tri suit (tru).

On a quick side note - anyone know who any of these 3 are:



Rumor has it that one of them was featured in a BT documentary and is also on the Tri Donkai (sp?) team - I didn't know who they were when we were talking - about a broken wetsuit zipper.


Yep Tammy is the one with her head turned, (green cap)the one looking at the camera is Tracy V.

2010-07-23 8:03 AM
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Anyone know when registration opens for 2011?
2010-07-23 8:08 AM
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leftrunner - 2010-07-23 8:03 AM Anyone know when registration opens for 2011?


based on last years time frame Oct/Nov
2010-07-23 10:53 AM
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RaytownPete - 2010-07-23 9:08 AM
leftrunner - 2010-07-23 8:03 AM Anyone know when registration opens for 2011?


based on last years time frame Oct/Nov


Thanks.  When did it fill?
2010-09-18 7:51 AM
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Count me in for 2011. Who else is joining the party?


2010-09-19 1:31 PM
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I'm in! This will be my first HIM.. skeeeeered.
2010-09-19 4:30 PM
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I am in!!!
2010-09-19 5:51 PM
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leftrunner - 2010-07-23 8:03 AM Anyone know when registration opens for 2011?


It's open--I already signed up!
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