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2010-05-11 11:47 AM

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Subject: TriSports.com Halfmax Naitonal Championship : Official Thread
who here is planning on doing this race?


2010-05-11 3:13 PM
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Haven't registered yet but I've qualified and have it on my calendar!  Family and I have been going to Myrtle Beach the last couple of summers so figure this will be a good excuse for a long fall weekend at the beach.  I'm looking forward to it---seems like it should be a fast course-hopefully it won't be a draft-fest!
2010-05-11 3:59 PM
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So seeing as you guys are already pretty much signed up, I'd like to get your opinion. I'm planning on doing my first HIM, and thought this race looked like a lot of fun - good course, lot going on with the sprint and oly in town as well, and it fits my schedule perfectly. Here's the thing - those 250 open registration spots, are those for people who didn't qualify but feel like they're close, or are they really for anyone? I have no idea how fast I'm going to be (though I'd wager I won't be close to 5:15), so I don't want to wind up way out of my league, or taking a spot from someone else just so I can slow it up. Basically - am I breaking some sort of etiquette by registering?

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2010-05-11 7:55 PM
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The "open" spots are just that---open spots!  Register and join the fun.  The only real difference is that an "open" spot is NOT eligible for Team USA slots (and possible the results will be seperate---as in kinda like two races in one...if I remember the website correctly).  This sure seems like it would be a good first HIM course---early fall so plenty of good time to train, flat course and if traveling Myrtle should have some good room rates given all the hotels in the area and it being "out of season."
2010-05-11 9:20 PM
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This sure seems like it would be a good first HIM course---early fall so plenty of good time to train, flat course and if traveling Myrtle should have some good room rates given all the hotels in the area and it being "out of season."


That's exactly what I was thinking! I'm not too worried about not being able to qualify for Team USA, haha. Thanks for the advice! I'll be sure to register.
2010-05-12 9:02 AM
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AHHHH!!!

Man, I wish this race wasn't an hour from where I live.  I (unknowingly) qualified for this race in Augusta last year.  Then did Ironman Florida.  I told myself no long distance stuff in 2010.  I'm currently registered for 8 sprints and just 1 olympic distance race.  But this race is so tempting.

Sealed


2010-05-12 10:59 AM
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steveseer - 2010-05-12 10:02 AM AHHHH!!!

Man, I wish this race wasn't an hour from where I live.  I (unknowingly) qualified for this race in Augusta last year.  Then did Ironman Florida.  I told myself no long distance stuff in 2010.  I'm currently registered for 8 sprints and just 1 olympic distance race.  But this race is so tempting.

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Do it.  You know you want to.  Laughing 

I also told myself no IM this year, and now I'm seriously considering B2B. Innocent

I'll be at Myrtle Beach in any case -- I'm already signed up.  The course looks fantastic.
2010-05-13 4:48 AM
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I did B2B full last year and said no IM in 2010....but B2B is pulling at me---luckily this race here is keeping me from having "serious" thoughts of another IM---figure if I'm really focused on this race then I won't be ready/focused for an IM a month laterUndecided
2010-05-13 9:22 PM
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Skippy74 - 2010-05-13 5:48 AM I did B2B full last year and said no IM in 2010....but B2B is pulling at me---luckily this race here is keeping me from having "serious" thoughts of another IM---figure if I'm really focused on this race then I won't be ready/focused for an IM a month laterUndecided


Yeah, I'm sufficiently screwed up that that reasoning doesn't work for me.  Instead, I'm thinking:  I'll be in really good shape for Myrtle Beach, and surely I can carry that through to B2B....
2010-05-14 7:25 AM
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Experior - 2010-05-13 10:22 PM
Skippy74 - 2010-05-13 5:48 AM I did B2B full last year and said no IM in 2010....but B2B is pulling at me---luckily this race here is keeping me from having "serious" thoughts of another IM---figure if I'm really focused on this race then I won't be ready/focused for an IM a month laterUndecided


Yeah, I'm sufficiently screwed up that that reasoning doesn't work for me.  Instead, I'm thinking:  I'll be in really good shape for Myrtle Beach, and surely I can carry that through to B2B....


OK that doesn't really work for me either so I've stopped signing up for B2B because right now two trips for tri's isn't in the budget....
2010-05-14 9:50 AM
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Experior - 2010-05-13 10:22 PM
Skippy74 - 2010-05-13 5:48 AM I did B2B full last year and said no IM in 2010....but B2B is pulling at me---luckily this race here is keeping me from having "serious" thoughts of another IM---figure if I'm really focused on this race then I won't be ready/focused for an IM a month laterUndecided


Yeah, I'm sufficiently screwed up that that reasoning doesn't work for me.  Instead, I'm thinking:  I'll be in really good shape for Myrtle Beach, and surely I can carry that through to B2B....


OK that doesn't really work for me either so I've stopped signing up for B2B because right now two trips for tri's isn't in the budget....


I think I am doing both Maxhalf and B2Bfull


2010-05-17 4:15 PM
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Signed up! I'll see you guys at the finish line!

...after you've probably been there a while, haha.
2010-05-17 4:43 PM
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I'm doing this race. I did B2B full last year and have no desire to do another Ironman in 2010, or anytime for that matter. The pain is still too fresh, Skippy74.
2010-05-17 5:56 PM
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keyone - 2010-05-17 5:43 PM I'm doing this race. I did B2B full last year and have no desire to do another Ironman in 2010, or anytime for that matter. The pain is still too fresh, Skippy74.


LOL   Just for everyone's info Carol is FAST and crushed B2B last year---I got to meet her just after she finished and she WAS in pain---BUT she had put a hurting on that course (all while dealing with being sick leading up to it IIRC)!!
2010-05-17 6:20 PM
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Skippy74 - 2010-05-17 6:56 PM

keyone - 2010-05-17 5:43 PM I'm doing this race. I did B2B full last year and have no desire to do another Ironman in 2010, or anytime for that matter. The pain is still too fresh, Skippy74.


LOL   Just for everyone's info Carol is FAST and crushed B2B last year---I got to meet her just after she finished and she WAS in pain---BUT she had put a hurting on that course (all while dealing with being sick leading up to it IIRC)!!


Haha, I remember seeing her on the course complaining about the lights or lack there of.
2010-05-17 6:36 PM
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AUSQuest - 2010-05-17 7:20 PM

Skippy74 - 2010-05-17 6:56 PM

keyone - 2010-05-17 5:43 PM I'm doing this race. I did B2B full last year and have no desire to do another Ironman in 2010, or anytime for that matter. The pain is still too fresh, Skippy74.


LOL   Just for everyone's info Carol is FAST and crushed B2B last year---I got to meet her just after she finished and she WAS in pain---BUT she had put a hurting on that course (all while dealing with being sick leading up to it IIRC)!!


Haha, I remember seeing her on the course complaining about the lights or lack there of.


Thanks, Skippy74. If I recall correctly, you passed me in the run, so you were faster! And yes, I had a terrible chest cold 10 days before the race. That sucked!

AUSQuest - Were you one of the nice folks who stopped to see if I was okay when I tripped in the dark? If so, THANKS! The darkness sucked, too. If anyone is planning to do that race, bring a flashlight for the 2nd half of the run.

What I learned is that Ironman is dealing with whatever challenges face you on race day. I learned alot. And I don't need to learn it again!!!! Tho, I'm very glad I did it. And I love my tatoo!!!

PS: people sometimes ask me if my tattoo is a radio station. Hard to explain an ironman to someone who doesn't know anything about it, so I'm starting to say "Yeah, check it out sometime, real good music"



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2010-05-24 9:15 PM
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Carol---that's awesome about the tat/radio station!!!!


Well I finally pulled the trigger and actually registered for this race (as a qualifying entry...).  Definitely need to work on flat riding/pedaling the whole 56miles----hmmmm kinda like B2B last year.....
2010-06-06 9:25 PM
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Hey All,
I am registered as well. I qualified as a clyde and am hoping to drop some weight to help me speed up on my run.
Just about ready to gear up for serious training, but my maintenance has been going pretty well.

This will be my first "travel" tri, so it should be interesting. 
2010-06-10 11:47 AM
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going to sign up for the olympic distance. the swim in the waterway should be fast if it is timed to go with the current; no waves and smooth fresh water.
2010-06-11 11:29 AM
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Does anyone know if a wetsuit is required/ recommended for the 10/2 race?? I'm signing up for the Olympic distance, and this will be my first tri, so I was wondering if I needed to purchase a wetsuit for this race. Thanks!

2010-06-14 9:57 AM
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mullethaiku - 2010-06-11 12:29 PM

Does anyone know if a wetsuit is required/ recommended for the 10/2 race?? I'm signing up for the Olympic distance, and this will be my first tri, so I was wondering if I needed to purchase a wetsuit for this race. Thanks!



I've looked at average water temps there and it looks like it will be borderline between wetsuit-legal and not.  At that temp, you certainly do not NEED a wetsuit, though it would likely make you a bit faster.


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mullethaiku - 2010-06-11 12:29 PM

Does anyone know if a wetsuit is required/ recommended for the 10/2 race?? I'm signing up for the Olympic distance, and this will be my first tri, so I was wondering if I needed to purchase a wetsuit for this race. Thanks!



I've looked at average water temps there and it looks like it will be borderline between wetsuit-legal and not.  At that temp, you certainly do not NEED a wetsuit, though it would likely make you a bit faster.


Thanks Michael. I'm thinking I'll probably just purchase a cheaper wetsuit to improve my time. I'll need all the help I can get. I see the Xterra Volt suit is only $99. Not a bad price at all. Anyone tried them out?
2010-06-14 7:48 PM
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mullethaiku - 2010-06-14 1:32 PM

Thanks Michael. I'm thinking I'll probably just purchase a cheaper wetsuit to improve my time. I'll need all the help I can get. I see the Xterra Volt suit is only $99. Not a bad price at all. Anyone tried them out?


I haven't.  Just make sure that you try it on before you buy, or at least do what you can to make sure it fits.  A poorly fitting wetsuit can slow you down rather than speed you up -- like swimming in a straitjacket.
2010-06-15 6:53 AM
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I like Xterra wetsuits, and they have a fit guarantee so that if you buy it online and it doesn't fit, you can trade for another size. If you are borderline between two sizes, go with the larger one. I have a Vortex full and love it!

PS: they are always having 50% off sales, so wait until you see one of those before you buy! Looks like the Vector is already 50% off now.

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2010-06-22 9:37 PM
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I'm in. Wasn't sure if the timing was good with IM Cozumel the following month but it will be a good test of my fitness level. Love MB. It will be a great vacation 
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