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2011-01-02 8:57 PM

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I'm in!

I raced this last year, and I think it may have been the best event I've ever done.  I'm looking forward to seeing how much time I can drop.

If you're registered, or thinking of registering, make sure you book a room right away.  Almost all the hotels in Geneva seem to already be booked full.  I ended up booking at the Microtel in Seneca about 9 miles away.

 



2011-01-04 11:29 AM
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I'm also in!  First HIM, but I did the Mini-Mussel the past two years.  Already booked at the Microtel in Geneva.

My only glitch (so far) is the torn meniscus I acquired 5 1/2 weeks ago, but I'm going to (hopefully) get the date for my scope from my orthopedist today.  I figured I'll run as far as I can and then walk the rest.  I'm still going to race, come hell or highwater! 

2011-01-05 6:57 PM
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I signed up. It will be my first half-iron tri. Am very excited and nervous! All tips welcomed.

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2011-01-06 6:48 PM
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2011 will be my first Musselman, 2nd half ironman ever. Want to get out and ride the course in the spring. I've only got the Syr 70.3 to compare it to. Anyone ride both? How do the courses compare? I've heard a lot of nice things about this race, and frankly, the ironman branded race group had something to be desired. Good luck with upcoming training everyone!
2011-01-06 9:14 PM
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After doing the race last year, the bike course for the most part is great to cruise on with only a couple hills thrown in there. The run is the tough part of this race, as there are a few decent hills to bring some pain. Especially around mile 7 when you've got no shade and you're running up a farmers road with some decent size rocks under your feet.

Hope everyone has fun this year, I'll be out there supporting my wife and potentially volunteering this year.
2011-01-07 11:05 AM
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I did this race last year and I loved it.  Great feel to the whole thing.  I met the Jeff Mallet from Fraz comic strip and I painted the wall.  The swim is good, the bike is great and the run is fantastic.  The bike has a lot of false flats.  You think you should be going faster than you are because of them.  The bike does have a rough strip thru an old park that is not maintained.  you can't stay in the aeros because it is pretty rough.

The run is nice and varying with flats by the water, uphills and downhills.  Mile 7 has a monster of gravel road that gets to a lot of people.  The college is very cool to run thru and the bongo player is cool in the tunnel.  There is a hill at mile 3 that everyone walks up.  Very steep, but only 50 feet long. 


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2011-01-18 10:55 AM
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I agree, excellent race.  It would be helpful to train for the run with hill repeats and rolling hill terrain for the run, but the bike is pretty flat and if you know your "zone" you should be able to spin most of it.  The last half of the swim is also pretty awesome bc its in a canal-no waves.

The thing that stands out with this race is he race director-Jeff Henderson.  he goes out of his way to make it a special day for all the athletes.

3rd time racing this year-after a rocky race in 2009 and a thunderstorm in '08, Im ready to rock it!!
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2011-01-31 9:29 AM
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Doing the Double Mussle. First HIM distance.
2011-01-31 11:04 AM
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BooTri - 2011-01-31 10:29 AM Doing the Double Mussle. First HIM distance.

I keep thinking about doing the double, but worry about having too much impact on the half!  Good for you!

Looking forward to July in Geneva!!



2011-02-27 5:21 PM
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BooTri - 2011-01-31 9:29 AM Doing the Double Mussle. First HIM distance.


I ask this knowing absolutely nothing about your background (so it's a loaded question) but here goes...

Why tempt fate and potentially wear yourself out doing a sprint (and a longer sprint at that) the day before a HIM when you've never done a HIM before?  A HIM is no joke.  Not trying to be a d*ck or anything... just want to keep you from potentially making a rookie mistake.  I'd hate for you to start the 13.1 mile run thinking "I wish I didn't do that sprint yesterday."

Food for thought.  Ultimately, we're there to have fun so do as you wish but walking for most of those 13.1 miles or running on dead legs won't be a lot of fun.
2011-02-28 3:23 PM
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GMan, I agree with you, again, in a completely non jerky stance...I did musselman in '08 first HIM (the monsoon year) and it was alot of fun, and did the double mussel in 2009....it was alot of fun, but certainly no HIM PR for me!!  I couldnt imagine doing it for my first HIM.  If you do decide to, do yourself a favor and treat the mini mussel as a VERY easy "training" race and rest alot after!!  Your first HIM is too much fun to drag the whole day!!  either way, good luck!
2011-03-06 7:36 PM
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Registered this morning. Word is it's getting close to full.

2011-03-18 9:05 AM
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I don't take is as you being a d***. I appreciate the food for thought. I already am going into this knowing I am not looking to PR in the sprint... very easy going. Capping my heartrate.

I also know that there is always a first time for everything and if I, or anyone, goes into something with any doubts you have already failed.

Good luck to all and have some fun

2011-05-02 3:34 PM
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I've signed up, and was rather lazy about looking for stay.  The village is obviously filled up...has anyone found a local hotel that has availabilities?  Thanks!



2011-05-05 3:31 PM
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I am on the wait list no more!  I am in!

2011-05-05 5:14 PM
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Great news Kenb. 

I was in long ago and sharpening the steak knives as we speak.  Ken get the grill ready M-daddy will be back from the store soon!!!  I'll have mine medium rare please. 

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2011-05-05 8:38 PM
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BooTri - 2011-01-31 10:29 AM

Doing the Double Mussle. First HIM distance.


I'm doing the Double Mussel too! Should be a blast and hoping to meet some other BTers that weekend.

Oh, and a few years ago Julie Rosa did the double and won both races. Didn't slow her down much
2011-05-05 8:45 PM
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dexter - 2011-05-05 6:14 PM

Great news Kenb. 

I was in long ago and sharpening the steak knives as we speak.  Ken get the grill ready M-daddy will be back from the store soon!!!  I'll have mine medium rare please. 



The grill is always ready!  Certified black angus please!

Fred, it will be good to see you up our way this summer!


2011-05-24 12:33 PM
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kenb321 - 2011-05-05 4:31 PM

I am on the wait list no more!  I am in!

I also got in off the wait list.  First half.  Did the mini last year.  Looking forward to it.

2011-05-28 8:00 AM
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Now that Ironman Texas is over, this race is next on my 2011 list.
2011-05-28 10:45 AM
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Coming up quick gman.  We are trying to ride the bike tomorrow.  mid morning.  5/29
2011-05-28 11:36 AM
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dexter - 2011-05-28 10:45 AM Coming up quick gman.  We are trying to ride the bike tomorrow.  mid morning.  5/29

Let me know what you think of the bike.  I looked at the elevation profile and it looked like it had some hills but nothing absurdly difficult.

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