General Discussion Iron Distance Race Groups » Ironman Louisville : Official Thread Rss Feed  
Moderators: k9car363, alicefoeller Reply
Show Per page
 
 
of 112
 
 
2011-09-08 3:53 PM
in reply to: #3142609

User image

Expert
1128
100010025
Fort Riley, Kansas
Subject: RE: Ironman Louisville : Official Thread
If the Army moves us any time soon I will consider different IMs. After Louisville, we had a change of heart and now we are thinking about leaving the Army life. Joel was planning on staying in for 20 years and retiring, but now it doesn't even seem worth it anymore.


2011-09-08 4:03 PM
in reply to: #3678327

User image

Roswell, Georgia
Subject: RE: Ironman Louisville : Official Thread
marathongirl11 - 2011-09-08 3:03 PM

I'm doing Lake Placid in 2012 and then Wisconsin in 2013.  I will definatley go back to LOU at some point, maybe 2014?  It's nice that it is so close for me.

IMFL is a great venue ~ a little late in the season for me, but a great race.  You will enjoy it!

Dang girl - that is awesome!

I am trying to find a 70.3 in July of next year but like this year am having a hard time finding one within a reasonable drive. Muncie and Racine are both 12-hour drives each way for me. Of the ones I found online, Vineman sounds the funnest (helloooo wine country!) but that would involve flying me and my bike. We'll see... 

2011-09-08 7:42 PM
in reply to: #3142609

User image

Regular
99
252525
Holland, Mich.
Subject: RE: Ironman Louisville : Official Thread

Sam:  An IM near Grand Rapids?  WOW!  Please, keep me posted.  I am SOOO excited for something out the back door from Holland !   ;-

Jillian:  Thank you, to you and your husband for your service!  We owe you a great debt, and I pray and hope you will find the right direction for you and your family, as well as your future IM adventures!

2011-09-09 12:36 PM
in reply to: #3142609

User image

Veteran
329
10010010025
Subject: RE: Ironman Louisville : Official Thread

Wow!  My family and I arrived back in Alaska last night, and I am now here at work still relishing in the IM bliss.  I'm so happy to see all of you still posting on this board.  This board made this race even that more memorable.

Depending on where my life and career lead me will determine when and where I do my next IM.  I'm thinking Florida in 2013.  I have already decided that there will be no IM distance races in 2012.  Not because it was overwhelming, but because I anticipate a move back South--I hope my boss isn't secretly reading this board

Louisville will always hold a special place in my heart.  I couldn't have dreamed of a more perfect race for my inagural IM.  Heck, I've had more issues in short sprint triathlons than I did in Louisville.

By the way, who was wearing the BT kit out on the course?  I think I saw two different men with it on.  Very neat to see.

Nathan

2011-09-09 1:13 PM
in reply to: #3142609

User image

Veteran
303
100100100
Columbus, Ohio
Subject: RE: Ironman Louisville : Official Thread
I was wearing the BT tri top. There was one other guy that I saw wearing one too. I received tons of shout outs on the run course from other BT'ers.
2011-09-09 2:32 PM
in reply to: #3679550

User image

Roswell, Georgia
Subject: RE: Ironman Louisville : Official Thread

DLaw - 2011-09-09 1:13 PM I was wearing the BT tri top. There was one other guy that I saw wearing one too. I received tons of shout outs on the run course from other BT'ers.

I shouted out to one or maybe both of you on the run!

Then by doing that realized Gobey was RIGHT in front of me! Ha!



2011-09-09 3:08 PM
in reply to: #3679500

User image

Elite
3060
200010002525
N Carolina
Subject: RE: Ironman Louisville : Official Thread
NashinAK - 2011-09-09 1:36 PM

Wow!  My family and I arrived back in Alaska last night, and I am now here at work still relishing in the IM bliss.  I'm so happy to see all of you still posting on this board.  This board made this race even that more memorable.

Depending on where my life and career lead me will determine when and where I do my next IM.  I'm thinking Florida in 2013.  I have already decided that there will be no IM distance races in 2012.  Not because it was overwhelming, but because I anticipate a move back South--I hope my boss isn't secretly reading this board

Louisville will always hold a special place in my heart.  I couldn't have dreamed of a more perfect race for my inagural IM (except for my time).  Heck, I've had more issues in short sprint triathlons than I did in Louisville.

By the way, who was wearing the BT kit out on the course?  I think I saw two different men with it on.  Very neat to see.

Nathan

I've thought the same thing ever since I crossed the finish line!!  I'm seriously thinking of going back next year.  But I've had thoughts of doing a different race as well.  Decisions, decisions.....

Alan



Edited by japarker24 2011-09-09 3:10 PM
2011-09-09 7:22 PM
in reply to: #3142609

User image

Expert
868
5001001001002525
CALEDONIA/MIDDLEVILLE, MICHIGAN
Subject: RE: Ironman Louisville : Official Thread

Hello-

I received a proof of my book today. I had to make some changes, so it will be another week before it is available. However, I can share with you the "Introduction." Note...I am not completely happy with the introduction or any other part of the book for that matter, but I could change it again and again for years and still feel this way. At this point I'm trying to be satisfied and move on with my life. In fact, when I read the following introduction...I cringed.

 

Introduction 

In 2005 I published, Race Fans, My Genesis and Evolution as a Triathlete. The purpose of that particular book was to share with my family and friends what it is like for me to be a triathlete. I put the reader in the water, on the bike, and in running shoes along with me for many races throughout the years. If you want to know what it’s like being in my head when I race, that is a good book to read.

This book, The Road to Ironman Louisville 2011, A Man, a Journey, and 140.6 Miles of Swim, Bike, Run is not meant to take the reader through many races, though it will ultimately take you through my day in Louisville. No, this book is intended to show my family and friends my reflections leading up to the race.

This book reveals much of my process in thinking and feeling. It is not a step-by-step explanation of my training, but of what I’m thinking about when I’m reflecting on my journey.

Through these pages, you will also be introduced to many of the characters I have met along the way through Beginner Triathlete.com. This will be in the form of sixteen different athlete interviews. The Road to Ironman Louisville, A Man, a Journey, and 140.6 Miles of Swim, Bike, Run, in many ways is not just my story, but theirs as well.

The book contains entries from my blog. They are dated for when I entered my posts. The book shares a similar name as my blog

because it is almost exclusively a compilation of my blog posts throughout my season.

You will find I have a terrible time determining when to appropriately insert a comma, a have a heck of a time deciding when to use the word that, and my timing for when to start a new paragraph is awful. Furthermore, I am atrocious with the use of dialogue. I hope these and other errors are not too distracting.

On that note…enjoy.

 

2011-09-09 9:21 PM
in reply to: #3142609

User image

Regular
99
252525
Holland, Mich.
Subject: RE: Ironman Louisville : Official Thread
Hey, Sam!  Since the majority of my day is spent at work as a writer/editor, I can relate to your angst in the publication process ; - )  Still, I think that you articulate your approach quite well in the intro. along with the idea that this will be a different book than the first you've done.  That, in itself, creates a different focus, and I think you'll be happy with the finished product.  Of course, one can never ever completely let go of one's writing, no matter what the project is.  I still publish material each week (in a different setting, mind you) that I'm never entirely satisfied with.  Such is the very fluid process of writing, eh?  Still, I'm excited to read the story, which you've already shared a great deal of with us.  Since I always begin by teaching personal narratives with my community college students, I still think it's the very best and most genuine writing we can create.  Just my two cents. 
2011-09-09 10:45 PM
in reply to: #3142609

User image

Expert
868
5001001001002525
CALEDONIA/MIDDLEVILLE, MICHIGAN
Subject: RE: Ironman Louisville : Official Thread
Thank you.
2011-09-10 10:29 PM
in reply to: #3142609

User image

Regular
93
252525
Minneapolis, MN
Subject: RE: Ironman Louisville : Official Thread

This is what I've been doing in my spare time...post-Ironman depression.

 

Adventures of the Sperm Traveling Helmet #1 - Studying



2011-09-11 6:29 AM
in reply to: #3142609

User image

Expert
868
5001001001002525
CALEDONIA/MIDDLEVILLE, MICHIGAN
Subject: RE: Ironman Louisville : Official Thread

Perfect!

(Laughing)

2011-09-11 7:27 AM
in reply to: #3680716

User image

Veteran
493
100100100100252525
West Palm Beach
Subject: RE: Ironman Louisville : Official Thread

Fesslern....U have no idea how hard I laughed when I saw this picture!!!! That is just plain awesome!!!!

I have noticed some peeps here are mentioning IM Cozumel and I just want to say that is an AMAZING race and destination!!! the race is incredible, the people in the island are amazing. I highly recommended it!! it is also a good treat for your other half and family.

If anyone needs any info on it let me know (hotels, etc). I was there for 7 days with family and they all want to go back! so I am planning on 2013 for sure ;-)

Hope everyone is recovering well!

Alicia

2011-09-11 7:59 PM
in reply to: #3142609

User image

Veteran
671
5001002525
Harrison, Oh
Subject: RE: Ironman Louisville : Official Thread
Bwaah, ha, ha, ha!  Too funny, Noah!!
2011-09-12 11:01 AM
in reply to: #3142609

User image

Regular
99
252525
Holland, Mich.
Subject: RE: Ironman Louisville : Official Thread
Hah!  Great, Noah!  Actually, it might help keep those neck muscles in good shape in the off-season!
2011-09-12 12:51 PM
in reply to: #3680716

User image

Expert
668
5001002525
Lancaster, PA
Subject: RE: Ironman Louisville : Official Thread
Hilarious!!!! - man I needed this today!


2011-09-13 9:26 AM
in reply to: #3142609

User image

Elite
3060
200010002525
N Carolina
Subject: RE: Ironman Louisville : Official Thread
I feel a little "dirty" if you know what I mean.  I've been reading some of the other threads trying to decide if I wanted to do IM Louisville again or try a different course.  Is that cheating?
2011-09-13 9:33 AM
in reply to: #3142609

User image

Extreme Veteran
604
500100
Carrollton, Virginia
Subject: RE: Ironman Louisville : Official Thread

Hahaha...  IF (IF IF IF) I do another IM next year, it will either be IMKY or IMCOZ.  I'd prefer Cozumel based on everything I hear (and having done IMKY twice) but the travel and date is hard - my wife is a teacher and IMKY is SOOOOO much easier to get her to.

Having said that, I did Rev 3 Cedar Point full this past weekend and it was an UH-MAZE-ING race.  Really.  WAYYYY different than IMKY... soo much smaller... such a different course, but a really, really great race.

And Rev3 as a company was SO accommodating to me as a last minute sign up (4 days prior to race).

2011-09-13 9:47 AM
in reply to: #3142609

User image

Expert
868
5001001001002525
CALEDONIA/MIDDLEVILLE, MICHIGAN
Subject: RE: Ironman Louisville : Official Thread

Alan- This is certainly not cheating. Research away.

AND...I would like to know more about Rev3 Cedar Point. I was thinking about this for 2013...if not MI Iron in Grand Rapids, MI.

2011-09-13 9:56 AM
in reply to: #3684082

User image

Extreme Veteran
604
500100
Carrollton, Virginia
Subject: RE: Ironman Louisville : Official Thread
Tri Sam - 2011-09-13 9:47 AM

Alan- This is certainly not cheating. Research away.

AND...I would like to know more about Rev3 Cedar Point. I was thinking about this for 2013...if not MI Iron in Grand Rapids, MI.

I'll be working on my race report this afternoon and come back and let you know when it was up.  I'll try to be detailed moreso than typically since it is a race more people have not done or read about - versus something widespread like IMKY.

2011-09-13 10:07 AM
in reply to: #3142609

User image

Expert
868
5001001001002525
CALEDONIA/MIDDLEVILLE, MICHIGAN
Subject: RE: Ironman Louisville : Official Thread

Perfect! You da' man!



2011-09-13 12:56 PM
in reply to: #3142609

User image

Extreme Veteran
604
500100
Carrollton, Virginia
Subject: RE: Ironman Louisville : Official Thread
Sam - RR is up for Rev3 http://www.beginnertriathlete.com/discussion/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=268325
2011-09-13 3:03 PM
in reply to: #3142609

User image

Veteran
300
100100100
Massachusetts
Subject: RE: Ironman Louisville : Official Thread

All this talk of next year and I'm still trying to get this year over with

I may try to get into IMAZ with a friend and if that doesn't work I think I will give IMKY another go.  The end of August is a better time frame for me, after September the wife goes back to teaching, the days are shorter and colder. IMWI would be good but it falls on a bad weekend.  Anything before July requires to much time on the trainer, no thank you

MI Iron sounds interesting, anything else in August that I'm missing??  IMCA sounds awesome but seemed like a logistic nightmare. 

Someone mentioned the HITS series, but most of their Irion Distance events are shorter than 140.6...very odd.  When you need to ask  "What distance was your full iron race?" something is off in the universe
2011-09-13 3:39 PM
in reply to: #3142609

User image

Veteran
329
10010010025
Subject: RE: Ironman Louisville : Official Thread

Good for you, Gobey, for staying focused.  I don't have any advice for you in terms of late summer Iron distance races; but I wanted to stop in and wish you the best of luck.  I am confident you will redeem yourself in your next attempt.

As for me, I am going to either do Louisville again in 2013 or Florida in 2013--I like the idea of an ocean swim (Gulf to be exact).  The only hold up I have for Florida is that it is in November and I will miss a lot of college football on those long training weekends. Smile

Nathan

2011-09-14 3:10 PM
in reply to: #3684835

User image

Veteran
300
100100100
Massachusetts
Subject: RE: Ironman Louisville : Official Thread
NashinAK - 2011-09-13 4:39 PM

Good for you, Gobey, for staying focused.  I don't have any advice for you in terms of late summer Iron distance races; but I wanted to stop in and wish you the best of luck.  I am confident you will redeem yourself in your next attempt.

As for me, I am going to either do Louisville again in 2013 or Florida in 2013--I like the idea of an ocean swim (Gulf to be exact).  The only hold up I have for Florida is that it is in November and I will miss a lot of college football on those long training weekends. Smile

Nathan

Thanks Nathan. Lets hope my focus stays until the end of October

Ocean swim....yuk I deplore salt water  How about IMCOZ, the water will be warmer.  Break out the DVR and watch it as part of your recovery

New Thread
General Discussion Iron Distance Race Groups » Ironman Louisville : Official Thread Rss Feed  
Show Per page
 
 
of 112