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2012-08-28 12:16 PM
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2012-08-28 12:19 PM
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japarker24 - 2012-08-28 12:03 PM Just got an email from Ironman that says Louisville will be on September 8, 2013.  Does that change anyone's opinion on the race for next year?

Let me ask the wife and I will get back to ya.

My family supports me so much it is rough for them to work it into their schedule. My wife is a teacher so she has to take time off

On the web site it still says August 25, 2013



Edited by rwsads 2012-08-28 12:21 PM
2012-08-28 12:25 PM
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RazorTri - 2012-08-27 9:33 PM
schmize - 2012-08-27 8:51 PM

I am not signing up for next year, but encourage anyone on the fence to do this race.  It is very well run, and a neat little city.  Yes, there were some issues, but there always are.  I was happy with my result (10:30), and may retire with that.  19 minutes away from Kona, but it took a lot out of me.  Looking forward to more time with the family...and we may just go to Hawaii anyway

And when I say retire...it may just be a year retirement

I looked for your results. Very impressive yet again!

I was going to send you an email but might as well say it here. I used a LOT of the information you gave me and mixed in some of Jordon Rapp's plan and it worked extremely well. I finished with a 12:16 and had more left in the tank. Slow swim but very solid bike and run for me.

I paced a little too easy on the bike and early on the run, but I'm beyond pleased. The nutrition plan and other tips were a big part of my success. Just wanted to say thanks.

 

On another note, I saw this mentioned once, but did anyone else think the swim course was long? My time was 10-15 minutes short of what I felt I should've been able to do and really how I felt I was doing during the swim. I also compared the pro swims from last year to this and they appeared to be 5-6 slower. Not complaining. It just seemed odd.

I thought the race was outstanding. Very well run, as I've noticed in all WTC events, and the volunteers and fans were awesome. La Grange was really cool. That gave me a little extra energy each time I went through.

The bike course had much more elevation gain than the ~2,000 shown on the profile. More like ~4-5,000. Pretty fun course, though. And I loved the flat run course.

Heat was a little tough but the low humidity and occasional cloud cover made it much more easy to deal with.

RazorTri - So glad you were able to use that information and have a good day.  Its so key to the success in IM...but even moreso in Hot IMs.  Great job on pacing...if you are going to make a mistake, that is the way to do it being conservative.   Also, on the swim, a buddy of mine did a 58' swim in 2011, and did 1:03 this year AND he said he was swimming better this year.  His thoughts were that the course may have been a little longer (like only 50-100m or so), but the fact that he could feel the current in '11, but no current this year was the difference.  We heard that the locks were on up the river, holding water back..thus no current..but not sure about the last statement.  Whatever it was, times were much slower in the swim this year.

 

2012-08-28 12:41 PM
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rwsads - 2012-08-28 1:19 PM

japarker24 - 2012-08-28 12:03 PM Just got an email from Ironman that says Louisville will be on September 8, 2013.  Does that change anyone's opinion on the race for next year?

Let me ask the wife and I will get back to ya.

My family supports me so much it is rough for them to work it into their schedule. My wife is a teacher so she has to take time off

On the web site it still says August 25, 2013

Maybe I'm reading this wrong.  Maybe registration for next year opens on Sept 8????

Here is the text:

What's Next?

Planning ahead for next year? Try the 2013 IRONMAN 70.3 Raleigh on June 2, or the 2013 Affresh IRONMAN 70.3 Muncie on June 24. Registration for the 2013 IRONMAN 70.3 Raleigh and the 2013 Affresh IRONMAN 70.3 Muncie open on August 31 at noon (EST). Come back to Kentucky next year for the 2013 IRONMAN Louisville presented by Norton Sports Health on September 8!

2012-08-28 12:48 PM
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rwsads - 2012-08-28 12:19 PM

japarker24 - 2012-08-28 12:03 PM Just got an email from Ironman that says Louisville will be on September 8, 2013.  Does that change anyone's opinion on the race for next year?

Let me ask the wife and I will get back to ya.

My family supports me so much it is rough for them to work it into their schedule. My wife is a teacher so she has to take time off

On the web site it still says August 25, 2013

This puts it the same day as Ironman Wisconsin. Maybe they are trying to get the people that are locked out of IMOO and trying to get them to Lou?

2012-08-28 12:50 PM
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Subject: RE: Ironman Louisville : Official Thread
japarker24 - 2012-08-28 12:41 PM
rwsads - 2012-08-28 1:19 PM

japarker24 - 2012-08-28 12:03 PM Just got an email from Ironman that says Louisville will be on September 8, 2013.  Does that change anyone's opinion on the race for next year?

Let me ask the wife and I will get back to ya.

My family supports me so much it is rough for them to work it into their schedule. My wife is a teacher so she has to take time off

On the web site it still says August 25, 2013

Maybe I'm reading this wrong.  Maybe registration for next year opens on Sept 8????

Here is the text:

What's Next?

Planning ahead for next year? Try the 2013 IRONMAN 70.3 Raleigh on June 2, or the 2013 Affresh IRONMAN 70.3 Muncie on June 24. Registration for the 2013 IRONMAN 70.3 Raleigh and the 2013 Affresh IRONMAN 70.3 Muncie open on August 31 at noon (EST). Come back to Kentucky next year for the 2013 IRONMAN Louisville presented by Norton Sports Health on September 8!

 

2013 ONLINE REGISTRATION
Online registration for the 2013 IRONMAN Louisville presented by Norton Sports Health (August 25, 2013) will open on Monday, August 27, at 12 p.m. local time (EDT).

 

The registration link is now removed from the site.



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2012-08-28 1:08 PM
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Hey all

Rough day for me.  I finished the swim, which did seem long (did not get in the water until about 7:30). I ended up in a med tent at mile 70 of the bike with bad cramps, electrolyte imbalance and massive headache.  I pretty much had the guys put me back on the bike and clip me in and finished the bike at 6:21:23.  Yes that is right 1 minute 23 seconds after the cut off.  The crowd was so nice yelling for them to let me through but no go.  I got a big hug from a fan and then went to ice my bruised distraught ego.

I will be back.  I had a great time.

Tom

2012-08-28 1:14 PM
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PS.  I met someone from BT in Louisville when I picked up my bike.  The beginning of her username was Miami and she is from illinois.  She was really nice at my demise and just wanted to thank her.

Anyone know who she is?

Thanks

Tom

2012-08-28 1:15 PM
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2012-08-28 1:46 PM
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If anyone needs it. Here is the registration link:

 

http://www.active.com/triathlon/louisville-ky/ironman-louisville-presented-by-norton-sports-health-2013-ak313

2012-08-28 2:23 PM
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race pics are up.  not pretty but they are there.



2012-08-28 3:05 PM
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Just received another email:

2013 IRONMAN Louisville presented by Norton Sports Health

An email you received earlier today included the incorrect event date for the 2013 IRONMAN Louisville presented by Norton Sports Health. Please note the correct date is Sunday, August 25, 2013. Click here to register!

2012-08-28 3:11 PM
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Anyone know if there's video of the finish line online and where it can be found?
2012-08-28 3:20 PM
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bobby_jones - 2012-08-28 3:11 PM Anyone know if there's video of the finish line online and where it can be found?

Finish line video

2012-08-28 3:51 PM
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Subject: RE: Ironman Louisville : Official Thread

Another video option if you can't get that one to load. This one is easy to click forward. I never could get the other one to load for some reason.

http://cdn.livestream.com/embedfiles/embed/fbembed.html?channel=ironmanfinish

edit: I can't get it to post as a hyperlink. Copy/paste will work, though.



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2012-08-28 5:21 PM
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It was a tough day but it was truly what I expected in the end. I felt great in the water but according to my Garmin, it was almost .25 miles long but my time was where I expected it to be. I thought the crowds were awesome on the bike course. I had a hard time between miles 75-90. My stomache locked up and I was feeling really foggy. I really had to back off the pace and was tempted to get off the bike and lay in the grass but I was afraid I wouldn't get back up. Once I got to the 90 mile mark, I began to feel better but struggled again for the first 3 miles of the run....convinced I was going to have to walk all of it. Once I got to mile 4, I began to feel better and started my walk/run intervals. Marathon was a lot slower than I had planned on and my goal time of under 15 hours didn't happen. Managed to squeek out a 15:21.......happy for my first IM. I don't know that I'll do IM Louiville next year but only because I'm considering doing Arizona. Not sure I can swing both. Jury is still out. GREAT RACE....everyone!

 



2012-08-28 5:43 PM
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Congratulations to all who participated in IM Louisville.  The weather could have been a bit more friendly, but that's pretty much how August is in KY.  

I really hated hearing reports of tacks on the road again on Hwy.42 in Oldham County and the reason is that I've lived in OC all my 52 years.  I really like it here, 95% of the folks here are nice, normal, do anything for you kind of people.  I just hate it so much that we have some dumba$$ inbred redneck yellowbellied sapsucking butt munches who are intent on vandalizing the bike course. 

This year I was in Buckner before bike special needs wearing a huge "fro" wig, goofy glasses and holding a sign that read SMILE.  Maybe next year I need to relocate myself to a more rural section of the course and recruit about a hundred folks to do the same.  Maybe that would help, I dunno.

Anyway, here's a link to the story about the tacks and camo idiots.

http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20120828/NEWS01/308280084/1001/news/Tacks-thrown-road-Oldham-during-Ironman-damaged-bicycles?odyssey=mod%7Cnewswell%7Ctext%7C%7Cp&nclick_check=1

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2012-08-28 10:10 PM
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I heard about those camo idiots!!!  Its a shame, I love this race, I love the people.  But those idiots are everywhere. I even have acquaintances that say how much they hate cyclists.  There is no point in educating ignorant people, they choose to not be tolerant.

But it needs to again be stated how awesome the volunteers are.  I think its the southern charm!  I always end up leaving with a twang.

 

2012-08-28 10:39 PM
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I had a great first IM experience, finished in 13:15 after having a terrible marathon run. Compared to other triathlons I've raced there seemed to be a ton of spectators cheering people on and there were so many volunteers who made the race an amazing and successful event. Congrats to all those that finished!
2012-08-29 6:45 AM
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Jon, thanks for the update. Sorry to hear she didn't make it, I had a terrible day and I almost called it a day at the turn as well. I made the finish line with roughly 20mn to spare. I met Hannah on the bike and all I know is she was a part of the KS group. I guess there was just too many of you to keep track of. Go Jayhawks and North Dakota State!
2012-08-29 7:13 AM
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Oh yeah. Her name is Hannah Lubis. She did great. I think she finished in 14:14 or so. She is only 23(I think) very impressive. Glad you were able to muscle through. How did your buddy that was in line with us do?


2012-08-29 8:50 AM
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TyIslander - 2012-08-28 6:43 PM

Congratulations to all who participated in IM Louisville.  The weather could have been a bit more friendly, but that's pretty much how August is in KY.  

I really hated hearing reports of tacks on the road again on Hwy.42 in Oldham County and the reason is that I've lived in OC all my 52 years.  I really like it here, 95% of the folks here are nice, normal, do anything for you kind of people.  I just hate it so much that we have some dumba$$ inbred redneck yellowbellied sapsucking butt munches who are intent on vandalizing the bike course. 

This year I was in Buckner before bike special needs wearing a huge "fro" wig, goofy glasses and holding a sign that read SMILE.  Maybe next year I need to relocate myself to a more rural section of the course and recruit about a hundred folks to do the same.  Maybe that would help, I dunno.

Anyway, here's a link to the story about the tacks and camo idiots.

http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20120828/NEWS01/308280084/1001/news/Tacks-thrown-road-Oldham-during-Ironman-damaged-bicycles?odyssey=mod%7Cnewswell%7Ctext%7C%7Cp&nclick_check=1

Scott



I distinctly remember you, the wig and the SMILE sign... it made me smile! Thank you for being out there ALL DAY cheering... you were still there on my 2nd loop and that was very late in the day.
2012-08-29 9:22 AM
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He had a great race, his goal was sub 13 and he finished in 12:58. So glad Hannah finished. She seemed like such a nice person.

I had three flats between mile 102 and 103 on the bike. Cost me 1:20 or more, but mentally and physically I was done. Three police officers kept me from throwing in the towel and managed to snag a tube and cartrige from someone who needed water. By the time I got back on the bike my legs and head were done but I couldn't quit. I ran 3-4 miles and started to walk. Walking past the shute and having to make the turn for another loop was the most mentally challenging thing I've faced in a long time.

Next year it's all short racing for me. Need a year (or two) of fun before I can even think of the work involved in IM distance. Never say never, right?

2012-08-29 2:14 PM
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That turn at mile 13.5 is brutal isn't it? I'm sorry about the flats, that is dreadful.  I just prayed to St. Christopher since I was in a world of hurt with my legs at that point and I definitely would have dropped out.
2012-08-29 2:56 PM
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TY:  thanks for posting that. I saw you and smiled all the way to 4th street.  It is always a very small minority that give a great group of people(oldham county residents) a bad name.

Ditto on all the comments about the volunteers. they were incredibly helpful when I crashed trying to be cool and hit one of the targets with my water bottle. I swear they are angels in disquise. 

Congatulations to all who participated in IM Louisville. Finish or not - it is a great achievement to get where ever the journey took you.  This was my first IM and it is just now starting to sink in what the journey to that day really means to me. (I'm just now starting to be coherent). I mentioned before how much this group helped me through all of it. thank you all again. You know we are family now

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