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2011-05-24 11:07 PM

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Subject: Memorial Hermann Ironman Texas 2012 : Official Thread

Hey guys this is our official IMTX thread so lets get it started! 

This will be my 5th IM and I can honestly say that the two I did in the U.S. with a large BT contingent were way more fun than the two outside of the U.S. with 0 to 1 BT'ers, no offense Mark :)

We've got a year so lets start getting to know each other and figuring things out.



2011-05-24 11:13 PM
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Since I'm bored I'll start things off.

My name is Chris, I'm a former teacher now stay-at-home-Dad (again), 4 kids (6,5,4,3mo), my wife Rowena is a family practice Doc in the Navy which is why we're out here in Okinawa. 

We'll be moving to Chicago/Great Lakes area sometime by the end of the year so I'm already worried about the cold weather training then racing in the heat. 

Take it easy, I'm off to clean the house so the wife doesn't dock my pay

2011-05-25 2:18 AM
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Thanks for getting this thread started! My name is Aaron, I'm a technology manager for a credit union. This will be my first IM...the heat doesn't worry me since we get just as hot and then hotter here in AZ, but I'm going to have to get creative with the humidity. I'm thinking this justifies a couple trips down to Mexico every month for a couple months before for beach-front humidity training, yes?

-Aaron

2011-05-25 6:23 AM
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Volunteered this year at the finish line and did the on-site registration the next morning.  First Ironman for me.  I live here in The Woodlands and ride much of the bike route regularly.  I look forward to chatting with everyone and hope we get another good turnout.

 

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2011-05-25 6:41 AM
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My name is Brent and IMTX was my first IM. I enjoyed it so much that I had to sign up again!
2011-05-25 7:27 AM
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Hello, my name is Shannon and I'm an addict, I mean triathlete ... this will be my second IM and second IMTX!

Good luck to everyone!



2011-05-25 7:33 AM
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* Edited title to add year. 


Carry on.

2011-05-25 7:57 AM
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I am in 100%, just need to wife to give me her ok (without wine in her system). lol
2011-05-25 8:58 AM
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TriPatrick - 2011-05-25 7:57 AM I am in 100%, just need to wife to give me her ok (without wine in her system). lol

I'm not sure if you saw Keith's post in the old IMTX thread, but he said:

"It's half full right now!!!!! 
I guess it'll be full within a week, maybe faster "

2011-05-25 9:02 AM
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I'm in. First IM. Done 6-8 sprint's and a 1/4IM but have not raced in 2 yrs, and in the last 2 years have probably ridden my bike 100 miles and run 20. Swim? What is that again? Have worked in the ER for 4 yrs as a tech, just finished nursing school and currently work nights as a nurse in the ER at Memorial Hermann in Houston.

Bring it!

2011-05-25 9:23 AM
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Hey, everyone!
I'm TJ, a dentist, husband, involved father of four (9, 8, 2, and 1 year old)- yes, I train exclusively after kids' bedtime from 7:30 to 10:30ish. I'm from Marietta, GA.

IMTX will be my third IM. I promised my wife I would not do IM St George ever again after almost killing myself this year out there and worrying her to tears. I'll do the heat...just please, no more hills!

I'll be in this thread all year, and look forward to reading all your updates. Speaking of reading, if any of you on here who raced in '10 can throw out tips you learned during your race week ( where you stayed, ate, etc ) I would love to hear them.

Thanks


2011-05-25 11:42 AM
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I saw Keith's response so I may pick up a bottle of wine on the way home or sign up now and not tell her.  This race has put me in the dog house with everything I needed ie tubes, shoes, nutrition and um time.  well worth it
2011-05-25 5:50 PM
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I'm in for 2012. Signed up Sunday right at noon. I thought it would sellout fast.
My name is Rodney. I currently live in Corpus Christi, TX. This will be my 2nd Ironman race. My first one was IMKY-Louisville in 2010.

I will be on the thread all year and looking forward to reading everyones post.
2011-05-25 8:46 PM
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My name is mike, but mostly people here will call me Welshy. My second IM (IMAZ 2007 finisher).

What have I done? Someone kill me now and save me the trouble...  
2011-05-25 10:36 PM
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I'm Kathleen and signed up for 2012. Like others, I did 2011 and wasn't planning another again for a while. I think I just had too much fun and signed back up. This will be ironman #6.

I live in Austin and moved there from Houston last summer. So that race especially is awesome because I knew sooooo many people from both the Houston and Austin tri/running communities.

I did better than expected at this one, only 5 minutes slower than a big PR I had in Florida. Turns out my florida finish was in the 54th percentile; my tx finish was in the 39th.

The course, spectators, and volunteers were absolutely AWESOME and I'm excited to go back for more.
2011-05-25 10:39 PM
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I just signed up; again!

I know the weather will be hotter than this year, but I am up for it.   Maybe the sub 10hr finishers will not be.



2011-05-25 10:45 PM
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TriPatrick - 2011-05-26 12:39 PM

I just signed up; again!

I know the weather will be hotter than this year, but I am up for it.   Maybe the sub 10hr finishers will not be.

guess the wine worked!  Well played sir.

2011-05-25 10:49 PM
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I am so close to pulling the trigger on this....ahhhhh...I'm doing IMCdA in a month, IMAZ in NOV...but had SO MUCH FUN cheering and supporting this year and am such a Texas gal....ahhhhh.
2011-05-25 10:51 PM
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TexasMPGal - 2011-05-26 12:49 PM I am so close to pulling the trigger on this....ahhhhh...I'm doing IMCdA in a month, IMAZ in NOV...but had SO MUCH FUN cheering and supporting this year and am such a Texas gal....ahhhhh.

DO IT....It'll be a blast and I haven't seen you since the middle of the bike at IMFL in 08' when you were out cheering...you probably don't remember that, but I do.  See you in Texas next year

2011-05-25 10:52 PM
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papson14 - 2011-05-25 10:45 PM
TriPatrick - 2011-05-26 12:39 PM

I just signed up; again!

I know the weather will be hotter than this year, but I am up for it.   Maybe the sub 10hr finishers will not be.

guess the wine worked!  Well played sir.

touche

2011-05-26 9:17 AM
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I officially drank the kool aid at 8:45am this morning! Sealed 

 



2011-05-26 9:43 AM
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IMTX 2012 will be my second IM following IMAZ in 2010. It was such a blast volunteering in T1 last weekend - congrats to all finishers. I live in Spring TX just 12 miles from the Woodlands so no excuses..

Phil

2011-05-26 10:10 AM
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se7930 - 2011-05-26 9:17 AM

I officially drank the kool aid at 8:45am this morning! Sealed 

 

I did it last night, but this morning all I can think about is the last few weeks of training this year when all I wanted to do was NOTHING!  At least I only have short distance races left this summer/fall.  Now I need to figure a way to fit a early march marathon in that I signed my wife and I up for.  Now I will love to just run it for fun with my wife where as before I was going to try and BQ

2011-05-26 3:03 PM
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TriPatrick - 2011-05-26 10:10 AM
se7930 - 2011-05-26 9:17 AM

I officially drank the kool aid at 8:45am this morning! Sealed 

 

I did it last night, but this morning all I can think about is the last few weeks of training this year when all I wanted to do was NOTHING!  At least I only have short distance races left this summer/fall.  Now I need to figure a way to fit a early march marathon in that I signed my wife and I up for.  Now I will love to just run it for fun with my wife where as before I was going to try and BQ

Judging by your run time at IMTX, you should be able to take it easy and still BQ! You had a great race!

 I only have 2 races on my calendar for the rest of the year and both are in September. One is a 70.3 distance and I want to go sub 5 (i have to find 19minutes from my Galveston time) so I wll train pretty hard for that starting in June. Alot of speed work in my future.

I thought about doing the Dallas White Rock marathon in December before IMTX training will kick off in January but I am still on the fence about that. Other than that, its Galveston in April and IMTX again in May ... pretty much my next 12 months in a nutshell

 

2011-05-26 3:56 PM
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I'm in for 2012.  Just hit submit this afternoon.

I had too much fun in my first IM doing IMTX a few days ago, that I just had to sign up again!

Need to sign up for a few races this fall, but first I need to relax and do some wake boarding and wake surfing. Cool

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