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2011-09-16 4:13 PM
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jdbadger - 2011-09-16 12:42 PM Did anyone from Colorado finish this race..LOL.  I am up to 4 DNFs including me.  I wish mine would have been more exciting though...porta potty tipping over on me..running into a tree on the run course...something exciting.


I did!!! I just haven't had time to type up the race report.  MissKelly did, too, so at least two CO BTers crossed the finish line.  Challenging run, though!


2011-09-16 5:43 PM
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jdbadger - 2011-09-16 12:42 PM Did anyone from Colorado finish this race..LOL.  I am up to 4 DNFs including me.  I wish mine would have been more exciting though...porta potty tipping over on me..running into a tree on the run course...something exciting.


I did!!! I just haven't had time to type up the race report.  MissKelly did, too, so at least two CO BTers crossed the finish line.  Challenging run, though!



Yay!! Way to represent..although I am a Wisconsin native and should be able to hold my heat an humidity better.  So Did you have fried cheese curds or eat at the Great Dane?  If I still lived in Wisconsin I would be 400 lbs.
2011-09-16 6:05 PM
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jdbadger - 2011-09-16 12:42 PM Did anyone from Colorado finish this race..LOL.  I am up to 4 DNFs including me.  I wish mine would have been more exciting though...porta potty tipping over on me..running into a tree on the run course...something exciting.

 

Yes!  I'm on a team of diabetic women from around the country, and we had two others from Colorado (one Denver, one Boulder like me) who did finish.  My demise was rather dramatic in this race, but when I've got an injury or something with no good story (ripped my ear just falling over when mountain biking on the Sourdough trail once), I add a mountain lion.  I guess nobody would believe a mtn lion in IM MOO, would they?  :-)

2011-09-16 6:42 PM
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imcl - 2011-09-16 6:35 AM Does any one know if there was a dvd of the race. I know in 2008 they handed out a dvd after the awards breakfast. I hope they still do that.

No, they discontinued doing DVDs after 2009, I believe, in order to save cost.

I have just sent out an e-mail inquiring as to where we can get the competitors and volunteers video clips online.

I'll report back when I get a response.

There seemed to be a lot of video camera crews out on the course........

And there seemed to be one in my face everytime I started getting the crowd going or giving someone encouragement.  You'll see me a few times in the Volunteers video.

When the vids are posted online, I'll post the link here.

2011-09-16 9:27 PM
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jdbadger - 2011-09-16 6:43 PM
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jdbadger - 2011-09-16 12:42 PM Did anyone from Colorado finish this race..LOL.  I am up to 4 DNFs including me.  I wish mine would have been more exciting though...porta potty tipping over on me..running into a tree on the run course...something exciting.


I did!!! I just haven't had time to type up the race report.  MissKelly did, too, so at least two CO BTers crossed the finish line.  Challenging run, though!



Yay!! Way to represent..although I am a Wisconsin native and should be able to hold my heat an humidity better.  So Did you have fried cheese curds or eat at the Great Dane?  If I still lived in Wisconsin I would be 400 lbs.

Fried cheese curds - check

Great Dane - check (x2)

Ian's Macaroni & Cheese pizza - check

Harmony Grill Walnut Burger - check

New Glarus Brewery tour - check

I would be 400 pounds too!  I LOVE Madison!

2011-09-16 9:47 PM
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jdbadger - 2011-09-16 2:42 PM

Did anyone from Colorado finish this race..LOL.  I am up to 4 DNFs including me.  I wish mine would have been more exciting though...porta potty tipping over on me..running into a tree on the run course...something exciting.


I do believe that's the first time I ever heard someone wish for a porto-to fall over on them.


2011-09-17 7:44 AM
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karen26.2 - 2011-09-16 9:27 PM

jdbadger - 2011-09-16 6:43 PM
swgtri - 2011-09-16 3:13 PM
jdbadger - 2011-09-16 12:42 PM Did anyone from Colorado finish this race..LOL.  I am up to 4 DNFs including me.  I wish mine would have been more exciting though...porta potty tipping over on me..running into a tree on the run course...something exciting.


I did!!! I just haven't had time to type up the race report.  MissKelly did, too, so at least two CO BTers crossed the finish line.  Challenging run, though!



Yay!! Way to represent..although I am a Wisconsin native and should be able to hold my heat an humidity better.  So Did you have fried cheese curds or eat at the Great Dane?  If I still lived in Wisconsin I would be 400 lbs.

Fried cheese curds - check

Great Dane - check (x2)

Ian's Macaroni & Cheese pizza - check

Harmony Grill Walnut Burger - check

New Glarus Brewery tour - check

...

This was all in one day??

2011-09-17 11:02 AM
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1stTimeTri - 2011-09-17 8:44 AM
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jdbadger - 2011-09-16 6:43 PM
swgtri - 2011-09-16 3:13 PM
jdbadger - 2011-09-16 12:42 PM Did anyone from Colorado finish this race..LOL.  I am up to 4 DNFs including me.  I wish mine would have been more exciting though...porta potty tipping over on me..running into a tree on the run course...something exciting.


I did!!! I just haven't had time to type up the race report.  MissKelly did, too, so at least two CO BTers crossed the finish line.  Challenging run, though!



Yay!! Way to represent..although I am a Wisconsin native and should be able to hold my heat an humidity better.  So Did you have fried cheese curds or eat at the Great Dane?  If I still lived in Wisconsin I would be 400 lbs.

Fried cheese curds - check

Great Dane - check (x2)

Ian's Macaroni & Cheese pizza - check

Harmony Grill Walnut Burger - check

New Glarus Brewery tour - check

...

This was all in one day??

Oh no!  We arrived Wednesday (had a fabulous dinner at some Irish Pub over in Middleton) and left Monday.  That was spread out, and there were other places, just couldn't remember them all.  Cooper's Tavern and the farmers market of course.  We also went to the "Stube" (not sure of spelling), and another place out in the farmlands that has famous Lindberger & onion sandwiches that taste like feet!  But the side of brick cheese was fabulous, and my pastrami sandwich also very good.  We tried to do a cheese factory tour but the New Glarus brewery was closing in an hour and we had our priorities!

2011-09-17 4:47 PM
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1stTimeTri - 2011-09-16 6:42 PM
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imcl - 2011-09-16 6:35 AM Does any one know if there was a dvd of the race. I know in 2008 they handed out a dvd after the awards breakfast. I hope they still do that.

No, they discontinued doing DVDs after 2009, I believe, in order to save cost.

I have just sent out an e-mail inquiring as to where we can get the competitors and volunteers video clips online.

I'll report back when I get a response.

There seemed to be a lot of video camera crews out on the course........

And there seemed to be one in my face everytime I started getting the crowd going or giving someone encouragement.  You'll see me a few times in the Volunteers video.

When the vids are posted online, I'll post the link here.

Got a letter back and it stated that the videos won't be downloadable and one won't be able to purchase them.  WTF???

2011-09-17 5:56 PM
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jdbadger - 2011-09-16 4:43 PM
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jdbadger - 2011-09-16 12:42 PM Did anyone from Colorado finish this race..LOL.  I am up to 4 DNFs including me.  I wish mine would have been more exciting though...porta potty tipping over on me..running into a tree on the run course...something exciting.


I did!!! I just haven't had time to type up the race report.  MissKelly did, too, so at least two CO BTers crossed the finish line.  Challenging run, though!



Yay!! Way to represent..although I am a Wisconsin native and should be able to hold my heat an humidity better.  So Did you have fried cheese curds or eat at the Great Dane?  If I still lived in Wisconsin I would be 400 lbs.

I finished too! Although I guess Shannon already told you that.

We did have the fried cheese curds at the Great Dane. Mmmmmm.

2011-09-17 7:43 PM
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MissKelly - 2011-09-17 5:56 PM

jdbadger - 2011-09-16 4:43 PM
swgtri - 2011-09-16 3:13 PM
jdbadger - 2011-09-16 12:42 PM Did anyone from Colorado finish this race..LOL.  I am up to 4 DNFs including me.  I wish mine would have been more exciting though...porta potty tipping over on me..running into a tree on the run course...something exciting.


I did!!! I just haven't had time to type up the race report.  MissKelly did, too, so at least two CO BTers crossed the finish line.  Challenging run, though!



Yay!! Way to represent..although I am a Wisconsin native and should be able to hold my heat an humidity better.  So Did you have fried cheese curds or eat at the Great Dane?  If I still lived in Wisconsin I would be 400 lbs.

I finished too! Although I guess Shannon already told you that.

We did have the fried cheese curds at the Great Dane. Mmmmmm.

Next time, try the cheese curds at The Old Fashioned on the square. BEST EVER!!!

 



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gwenbert - 2011-09-17 5:43 PM
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jdbadger - 2011-09-16 4:43 PM
swgtri - 2011-09-16 3:13 PM
jdbadger - 2011-09-16 12:42 PM Did anyone from Colorado finish this race..LOL.  I am up to 4 DNFs including me.  I wish mine would have been more exciting though...porta potty tipping over on me..running into a tree on the run course...something exciting.


I did!!! I just haven't had time to type up the race report.  MissKelly did, too, so at least two CO BTers crossed the finish line.  Challenging run, though!



Yay!! Way to represent..although I am a Wisconsin native and should be able to hold my heat an humidity better.  So Did you have fried cheese curds or eat at the Great Dane?  If I still lived in Wisconsin I would be 400 lbs.

I finished too! Although I guess Shannon already told you that.

We did have the fried cheese curds at the Great Dane. Mmmmmm.

Next time, try the cheese curds at The Old Fashioned on the square. BEST EVER!!!

 

I had those there and they were super yummy!
2011-09-18 2:38 AM
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I DNF'd too! Mine was fairly exciting. I was in mile 35 in the bike ride I had a horrific bike crash at 20 mph. I went down hard. I hit on my right side, right, head, shoulder, hip and leg, off on the side of the road. If I would have hit a tree, guard rail or other object I could be dead or paralyzed. I think was knocked out for a couple seconds. I was on pace to finish about 9 pm. I got up. Tech support came real fast. They check my bike and it was still ride able, so I tried to continue, but I was just not the same of the crash. I could not keep up the pace. My shoulder was killing me. I knew I did something serious to it. I was not sure what, but I knew it was bad. I road another 50 miles or so with my shoulder killing me, blood streaming down my leg and shoulder, but I was now going slower and slower due to the injury. I did the math and now was just barely going to make the bike cut off. I knew I would have to go to the hospital in any case and the pain was excruciating. So I decided at that point since I am already am an Ironman (Florida 2010) that is was not worth it and I was not going to the hospital at 12:00 AM if I was able to finish and being there all night, so I quit for the first time. I think it was the right decision. I went to St. Mary's. They x rayed me and and did not find the cause. I went back to my orthopedic surgeon in Milwaukee who is the best. He sent me out for an MRI and they found I had a fracture to the shoulder cup bone (glenoid bone) which they said is very rare, they had only seen it one time before, with a member of the Green Bay Packers, as it requires a lot of force. Well, it is has been the year from hell, I am going through a knock down drag out divorce, my Dad suddenly died making me also pullout of Ironman TX. It has been a bad year but I signed up for Ironman WI 2012, and I am going to be in top form and finish for sure.
2011-09-18 7:53 AM
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Ouch.  Good on you for signing up for 2012.  Good luck, and see you there!
2011-09-18 7:18 PM
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alcatrazswimmer - 2011-09-18 2:38 AM I DNF'd too! Mine was fairly exciting. I was in mile 35 in the bike ride I had a horrific bike crash at 20 mph. I went down hard. I hit on my right side, right, head, shoulder, hip and leg, off on the side of the road. If I would have hit a tree, guard rail or other object I could be dead or paralyzed. I think was knocked out for a couple seconds. I was on pace to finish about 9 pm. I got up. Tech support came real fast. They check my bike and it was still ride able, so I tried to continue, but I was just not the same of the crash. I could not keep up the pace. My shoulder was killing me. I knew I did something serious to it. I was not sure what, but I knew it was bad. I road another 50 miles or so with my shoulder killing me, blood streaming down my leg and shoulder, but I was now going slower and slower due to the injury. I did the math and now was just barely going to make the bike cut off. I knew I would have to go to the hospital in any case and the pain was excruciating. So I decided at that point since I am already am an Ironman (Florida 2010) that is was not worth it and I was not going to the hospital at 12:00 AM if I was able to finish and being there all night, so I quit for the first time. I think it was the right decision. I went to St. Mary's. They x rayed me and and did not find the cause. I went back to my orthopedic surgeon in Milwaukee who is the best. He sent me out for an MRI and they found I had a fracture to the shoulder cup bone (glenoid bone) which they said is very rare, they had only seen it one time before, with a member of the Green Bay Packers, as it requires a lot of force. Well, it is has been the year from hell, I am going through a knock down drag out divorce, my Dad suddenly died making me also pullout of Ironman TX. It has been a bad year but I signed up for Ironman WI 2012, and I am going to be in top form and finish for sure.

Despite all the bad karma that came your way, it sounds like you have a very strong will and are going to come out of this bad funk in a great way!  Good for you!

Wishing you all the best for the forthcoming year and beyond!

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alcatrazswimmer - 2011-09-18 2:38 AM I DNF'd too! Mine was fairly exciting. I was in mile 35 in the bike ride I had a horrific bike crash at 20 mph. I went down hard. I hit on my right side, right, head, shoulder, hip and leg, off on the side of the road. If I would have hit a tree, guard rail or other object I could be dead or paralyzed. I think was knocked out for a couple seconds. I was on pace to finish about 9 pm. I got up. Tech support came real fast. They check my bike and it was still ride able, so I tried to continue, but I was just not the same of the crash. I could not keep up the pace. My shoulder was killing me. I knew I did something serious to it. I was not sure what, but I knew it was bad. I road another 50 miles or so with my shoulder killing me, blood streaming down my leg and shoulder, but I was now going slower and slower due to the injury. I did the math and now was just barely going to make the bike cut off. I knew I would have to go to the hospital in any case and the pain was excruciating. So I decided at that point since I am already am an Ironman (Florida 2010) that is was not worth it and I was not going to the hospital at 12:00 AM if I was able to finish and being there all night, so I quit for the first time. I think it was the right decision. I went to St. Mary's. They x rayed me and and did not find the cause. I went back to my orthopedic surgeon in Milwaukee who is the best. He sent me out for an MRI and they found I had a fracture to the shoulder cup bone (glenoid bone) which they said is very rare, they had only seen it one time before, with a member of the Green Bay Packers, as it requires a lot of force. Well, it is has been the year from hell, I am going through a knock down drag out divorce, my Dad suddenly died making me also pullout of Ironman TX. It has been a bad year but I signed up for Ironman WI 2012, and I am going to be in top form and finish for sure.

Heal up man!  It will be so much sweeter in 2012!    Sorry to hear about the bad news.  But you DO have an outstanding "iron spirit"  



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I finished.  It was the most excruciating, painful, wonderful, fun, spiritual, extraordinary 14:54 of my young 60 years.  Actually, I turn 60 a week from Tuesday.  The swim was good...I followed advice, stayed to the right and moved over when I could.  Frankly, I've been hit more during an Oly swim.  The bike, which is supposed to be my strong suit, started going south at mile 80 with muscle cramps.  Hamstrings.  I was afraid to push through them for fear they would lock.  So I backed down and spun....the run was OK, 5:54, not bad for never having run a marathon before.  Really, this is where the emotions kicked in for me.  6 years ago I weighed 400 pounds, 50 inch waist.  5 years ago I beat a bout of cancer.  Started solo tris in 2009.  Coach from Vision Quest in Chicago and my wife were essential.  Raced at a 33/34 inch waist, down about 200 pounds.  It was a dance really, a painful one, but a dance of celebration.  I am very glad to have been among you...A word of extreme thanks to the volunteers and friends from BT who came to root me on...It was the most awesome experience of my life.  I've already got two M-dot tats, one on my arm, one on the leg.  I have no more to prove.  I can do an Ironman distance.  I prefer however, half IMs...you can race and still go out for dinner... I plan to be in Madison as a volunteer next year...my wife wants to volunteer and give back to this blessed event too.   Thanks all for being a part of my life for the past 3 years since I asked my coach if he thought I could eventually do an Ironman and he said Sure, depending on what sacrifices you are willing to make.  They were all worth it.
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alcatrazswimmer - 2011-09-18 2:38 AM I DNF'd too! Mine was fairly exciting. I was in mile 35 in the bike ride I had a horrific bike crash at 20 mph. I went down hard. I hit on my right side, right, head, shoulder, hip and leg, off on the side of the road. If I would have hit a tree, guard rail or other object I could be dead or paralyzed. I think was knocked out for a couple seconds. I was on pace to finish about 9 pm. I got up. Tech support came real fast. They check my bike and it was still ride able, so I tried to continue, but I was just not the same of the crash. I could not keep up the pace. My shoulder was killing me. I knew I did something serious to it. I was not sure what, but I knew it was bad. I road another 50 miles or so with my shoulder killing me, blood streaming down my leg and shoulder, but I was now going slower and slower due to the injury. I did the math and now was just barely going to make the bike cut off. I knew I would have to go to the hospital in any case and the pain was excruciating. So I decided at that point since I am already am an Ironman (Florida 2010) that is was not worth it and I was not going to the hospital at 12:00 AM if I was able to finish and being there all night, so I quit for the first time. I think it was the right decision. I went to St. Mary's. They x rayed me and and did not find the cause. I went back to my orthopedic surgeon in Milwaukee who is the best. He sent me out for an MRI and they found I had a fracture to the shoulder cup bone (glenoid bone) which they said is very rare, they had only seen it one time before, with a member of the Green Bay Packers, as it requires a lot of force. Well, it is has been the year from hell, I am going through a knock down drag out divorce, my Dad suddenly died making me also pullout of Ironman TX. It has been a bad year but I signed up for Ironman WI 2012, and I am going to be in top form and finish for sure.

 

Give it hell in 2012.  I'll be somewhere along the course cheering you on.

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alcatrazswimmer - 2011-09-18 2:38 AM I DNF'd too! Mine was fairly exciting. I was in mile 35 in the bike ride I had a horrific bike crash at 20 mph. I went down hard. I hit on my right side, right, head, shoulder, hip and leg, off on the side of the road. If I would have hit a tree, guard rail or other object I could be dead or paralyzed. I think was knocked out for a couple seconds. I was on pace to finish about 9 pm. I got up. Tech support came real fast. They check my bike and it was still ride able, so I tried to continue, but I was just not the same of the crash. I could not keep up the pace. My shoulder was killing me. I knew I did something serious to it. I was not sure what, but I knew it was bad. I road another 50 miles or so with my shoulder killing me, blood streaming down my leg and shoulder, but I was now going slower and slower due to the injury. I did the math and now was just barely going to make the bike cut off. I knew I would have to go to the hospital in any case and the pain was excruciating. So I decided at that point since I am already am an Ironman (Florida 2010) that is was not worth it and I was not going to the hospital at 12:00 AM if I was able to finish and being there all night, so I quit for the first time. I think it was the right decision. I went to St. Mary's. They x rayed me and and did not find the cause. I went back to my orthopedic surgeon in Milwaukee who is the best. He sent me out for an MRI and they found I had a fracture to the shoulder cup bone (glenoid bone) which they said is very rare, they had only seen it one time before, with a member of the Green Bay Packers, as it requires a lot of force. Well, it is has been the year from hell, I am going through a knock down drag out divorce, my Dad suddenly died making me also pullout of Ironman TX. It has been a bad year but I signed up for Ironman WI 2012, and I am going to be in top form and finish for sure.

 

I thought this story looked familiar.... Hey Matt!

I hope you heal up quickly.  Let me know when you're ready to start training again,  we can meet at the PC.

 

- Bill

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