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Subject: Muncie 70.3 or Steelhead 70.3?
Looking at my first HIM next year, I can't decide between muncie and steelhead. I'm near kokomo indiana so muncie is closer. anyone done both? What's the better run event?


2011-11-30 10:59 AM
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Subject: RE: Muncie 70.3 or Steelhead 70.3?
I've done both and thought Muncie was much better.  Also Steelhead you run the risk of a cancelled swim 2008 and 2011
2011-11-30 5:11 PM
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Subject: RE: Muncie 70.3 or Steelhead 70.3?

Muncie also has a "prep for half ironman" intermediate distance race in early June.  It don't remember the exact distances, but it's somewhere between an olympic and a 70.3, so a 3/8ths Ironman?

Munice will be my first Half Ironman based on lots of positive feedback here, and I plan to do the prep race as well.

2011-11-30 7:45 PM
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Subject: RE: Muncie 70.3 or Steelhead 70.3?

The intermediate distance is a 3k swim, 62k bike, 15k run.  It's on June 9th and you can register at muciemultisport.com.

 

 

2011-12-01 7:18 AM
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Subject: RE: Muncie 70.3 or Steelhead 70.3?
For what it's worth, I was going through the same question, but ended up choosing Racine.  Reasons were - didn't want to get cancelled on the swim like Steelhead has been a couple of times recently; even though they can all be hot, Muncie seems to be notoriously hot; Muncie is never wet suit elligible but Racine always is.
2011-12-01 3:20 PM
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Subject: RE: Muncie 70.3 or Steelhead 70.3?

It's true that Muncie can be hot, but it has also been wetsuit legal about half the time. 



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Subject: RE: Muncie 70.3 or Steelhead 70.3?
Do both races! That's my plan!
2012-01-03 6:46 PM
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Subject: RE: Muncie 70.3 or Steelhead 70.3?

Or you might consider the Rev3 at Cedar Point.  I am giving very serious consideration to that one.  I have heard some pretty good things about that race and I am not concerned with the "branded" races at Muncie and Steelhead.  Obviously you may want to stay over night near Cedar Point but it may otherwise fit a better schedule (Sept. 9) for cooler temps and more possibly a wetsuit swim too.

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Edited by bradslack 2012-01-08 8:30 PM
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Subject: RE: Muncie 70.3 or Steelhead 70.3?
X2!!

reubenmc - 2012-01-01 7:18 PM

Do both races! That's my plan!
2012-04-27 2:46 PM
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Subject: RE: Muncie 70.3 or Steelhead 70.3?
Cancelled swim?!?! That sucks. I've been thinking about doing that event. Due to life events, I dont think I can be ready for Muncie. Anyone know anything about  the New Hampshire or Maryland races?


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