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2012-04-25 7:03 PM
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hrliles - 2012-04-25 4:54 PM

Here you are, a litle of everything you may be looking:

http://www.beginnertriathlete.com/discussion/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=224843  

Thank you for sharing.  I will get it posted.

I love the fact that every story is from a different Ironman race.  



2012-04-25 7:07 PM
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Muskrat37 - 2012-04-26 8:01 AM
TriAya - 2012-04-25 4:52 PM
Muskrat37 - 2012-04-26 7:42 AM

I want to thank everyone for their willingness to share their stories.  They are inspirational.  I have posted excerpts to the blog, then linked back to BT so my readers could read the rest of the story.  

Feel free to check out the layout @ www.ironmanorbust.com (and don't forget to "like" the facebook page while you are there) If you have any questions, or want anything changed, please email me and I will do it. 

Thanks again...I really appreciate your help.  

Nice work, Skrat! (I know your name. But those I love the most around here tend to get nicknames).

Gotta hand it to you. For one thing, it's a great blog. (Could use a little spell-check, but if that's my foremost criticism, you are doing AWESOME.)

For another, compiling our stories, and having Ironman stories on your blog, is a great way to drive readership there, promote your blog, and most of all, promote your most worthy charity.

Thank YOU.

Thanks for the positive feedback.  I also made sure to link back to the BT website...for the rest of the stories - as I like this site, and wanted to give props here for the content.  

Now I am going to have to go spell check everything...I usually catch spelling mistakes right away, because I use Chrome, and it spell checks as you write.  Were they spelling errors, or grammatical errors.  I type fast, and even though I know the difference between your and you're - I make that mistake a lot.  LOL  

Overall style errors in every category, sorry to say. Again, they're not so obvious as to disrupt the site, so honestly I wouldn't stress about it.

For spelling, off the top of my head, #4 in your blog goal, "thru," and then in the Ironman stories, "Ironman Wisonsin."

2012-04-25 7:18 PM
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TriAya - 2012-04-25 5:07 PM
Muskrat37 - 2012-04-26 8:01 AM
TriAya - 2012-04-25 4:52 PM
Muskrat37 - 2012-04-26 7:42 AM

I want to thank everyone for their willingness to share their stories.  They are inspirational.  I have posted excerpts to the blog, then linked back to BT so my readers could read the rest of the story.  

Feel free to check out the layout @ www.ironmanorbust.com (and don't forget to "like" the facebook page while you are there) If you have any questions, or want anything changed, please email me and I will do it. 

Thanks again...I really appreciate your help.  

Nice work, Skrat! (I know your name. But those I love the most around here tend to get nicknames).

Gotta hand it to you. For one thing, it's a great blog. (Could use a little spell-check, but if that's my foremost criticism, you are doing AWESOME.)

For another, compiling our stories, and having Ironman stories on your blog, is a great way to drive readership there, promote your blog, and most of all, promote your most worthy charity.

Thank YOU.

Thanks for the positive feedback.  I also made sure to link back to the BT website...for the rest of the stories - as I like this site, and wanted to give props here for the content.  

Now I am going to have to go spell check everything...I usually catch spelling mistakes right away, because I use Chrome, and it spell checks as you write.  Were they spelling errors, or grammatical errors.  I type fast, and even though I know the difference between your and you're - I make that mistake a lot.  LOL  

Overall style errors in every category, sorry to say. Again, they're not so obvious as to disrupt the site, so honestly I wouldn't stress about it.

For spelling, off the top of my head, #4 in your blog goal, "thru," and then in the Ironman stories, "Ironman Wisonsin."

As a web developer - I am anal retentive about having things perfect... Sounds like I could use a good editor.

When you say "style" errors - are you referring to punctuation, grammar, spelling or something else.  Thanks for pointing out the 2...I have already corrected them...  

2012-04-25 8:50 PM
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Muskrat37 - 2012-04-26 8:18 AM
TriAya - 2012-04-25 5:07 PM
Muskrat37 - 2012-04-26 8:01 AM
TriAya - 2012-04-25 4:52 PM
Muskrat37 - 2012-04-26 7:42 AM

I want to thank everyone for their willingness to share their stories.  They are inspirational.  I have posted excerpts to the blog, then linked back to BT so my readers could read the rest of the story.  

Feel free to check out the layout @ www.ironmanorbust.com (and don't forget to "like" the facebook page while you are there) If you have any questions, or want anything changed, please email me and I will do it. 

Thanks again...I really appreciate your help.  

Nice work, Skrat! (I know your name. But those I love the most around here tend to get nicknames).

Gotta hand it to you. For one thing, it's a great blog. (Could use a little spell-check, but if that's my foremost criticism, you are doing AWESOME.)

For another, compiling our stories, and having Ironman stories on your blog, is a great way to drive readership there, promote your blog, and most of all, promote your most worthy charity.

Thank YOU.

Thanks for the positive feedback.  I also made sure to link back to the BT website...for the rest of the stories - as I like this site, and wanted to give props here for the content.  

Now I am going to have to go spell check everything...I usually catch spelling mistakes right away, because I use Chrome, and it spell checks as you write.  Were they spelling errors, or grammatical errors.  I type fast, and even though I know the difference between your and you're - I make that mistake a lot.  LOL  

Overall style errors in every category, sorry to say. Again, they're not so obvious as to disrupt the site, so honestly I wouldn't stress about it.

For spelling, off the top of my head, #4 in your blog goal, "thru," and then in the Ironman stories, "Ironman Wisonsin."

As a web developer - I am anal retentive about having things perfect... Sounds like I could use a good editor.

When you say "style" errors - are you referring to punctuation, grammar, spelling or something else.  Thanks for pointing out the 2...I have already corrected them...  

Yes. All of the above.

Happy to go through your entire contents and layout and give you the dish. You can figure out a way that's easiest for me to identify the errors to you and/or correct them, and that's optimally congruent with how you want to implement them.

2012-04-26 2:39 PM
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2012-04-26 4:38 PM
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2012-04-26 4:43 PM
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TriAya - 2012-04-25 6:50 PM
Muskrat37 - 2012-04-26 8:18 AM
TriAya - 2012-04-25 5:07 PM
Muskrat37 - 2012-04-26 8:01 AM
TriAya - 2012-04-25 4:52 PM
Muskrat37 - 2012-04-26 7:42 AM

I want to thank everyone for their willingness to share their stories.  They are inspirational.  I have posted excerpts to the blog, then linked back to BT so my readers could read the rest of the story.  

Feel free to check out the layout @ www.ironmanorbust.com (and don't forget to "like" the facebook page while you are there) If you have any questions, or want anything changed, please email me and I will do it. 

Thanks again...I really appreciate your help.  

Nice work, Skrat! (I know your name. But those I love the most around here tend to get nicknames).

Gotta hand it to you. For one thing, it's a great blog. (Could use a little spell-check, but if that's my foremost criticism, you are doing AWESOME.)

For another, compiling our stories, and having Ironman stories on your blog, is a great way to drive readership there, promote your blog, and most of all, promote your most worthy charity.

Thank YOU.

Thanks for the positive feedback.  I also made sure to link back to the BT website...for the rest of the stories - as I like this site, and wanted to give props here for the content.  

Now I am going to have to go spell check everything...I usually catch spelling mistakes right away, because I use Chrome, and it spell checks as you write.  Were they spelling errors, or grammatical errors.  I type fast, and even though I know the difference between your and you're - I make that mistake a lot.  LOL  

Overall style errors in every category, sorry to say. Again, they're not so obvious as to disrupt the site, so honestly I wouldn't stress about it.

For spelling, off the top of my head, #4 in your blog goal, "thru," and then in the Ironman stories, "Ironman Wisonsin."

As a web developer - I am anal retentive about having things perfect... Sounds like I could use a good editor.

When you say "style" errors - are you referring to punctuation, grammar, spelling or something else.  Thanks for pointing out the 2...I have already corrected them...  

Yes. All of the above.

Happy to go through your entire contents and layout and give you the dish. You can figure out a way that's easiest for me to identify the errors to you and/or correct them, and that's optimally congruent with how you want to implement them.

 

Thank you...I will send you a private message.  I am sure to learn something as well.    I really appreciate your offer.  

2012-04-26 11:16 PM
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Another DNF story. Wrote this the following morning. I went back and finished it the following year.

http://www.beginnertriathlete.com/discussion/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=72425

2012-04-27 9:05 AM
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Socks - 2012-04-26 12:39 PM race report from my first http://www.beginnertriathlete.com/discussion/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=59259

Thank you for sharing - will be adding this soon. 

2012-04-27 9:06 AM
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PirateGirl - 2012-04-26 9:16 PM

Another DNF story. Wrote this the following morning. I went back and finished it the following year.

http://www.beginnertriathlete.com/discussion/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=72425

Thank you - I think the DNF's are great stories to share with first timers and wannabe's - I really appreciate it. 

2012-04-27 10:21 AM
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won't make you read my whole report...Had 2 flats on the bike...but finished...with a smile and a feeling of elation! 2 years later...did my second and cut 2 hours and 20 minutes off the first. No flats = much faster.


2012-04-27 10:45 AM
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TriAya - 2012-04-23 4:38 PM

Anybody contributed a good DNF Ironman story yet?

Well, I'm not going to say it's good, but it does feature pictures of Ironman World Champions groping me.

http://www.beginnertriathlete.com/discussion/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=432271&posts=5&start=1

 

This is a very good read, and have actually looked at it twice!!!!!  And not just for the pace booty pics!!!!

 

2012-04-27 11:14 AM
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Muskrat37 - 2012-04-25 6:37 PM
1stTimeTri - 2012-04-24 6:26 PM

There are many Race Reports that can be looked up, and it would be great to have some peeps respond and provide theirs.

Here's mine, and I had a cameo in Scooby's vid, too.

No link - where is your story? Thanks for sharing.

Being old, was a long day, and indulging a couple of Beam and Cokes at the time made one forgetful.

http://www.beginnertriathlete.com/discussion/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=90395

2012-04-29 3:38 AM
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Here's my report - it has Yanti in it so it can't be that bad......

http://www.beginnertriathlete.com/discussion/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=432088

And a picture that's not in the report, of said Yanti and I - she's the hawt one!

Me and Yanti at IM Melbourne

2012-04-29 7:17 PM
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Fred D's IM Wisconsin Report from last year is almost a must read. Not a first time IM story, but an epic story of perseverance when things were not going well.

It was a sobering and educational read for a guy who was in the final stages of training for his (my) first IM.

Here is my first IM report:

http://www.beginnertriathlete.com/discussion/forums/thread-view.asp...

It may not say in there how long I prepped (this was one of your original questions). I found out, like all the other lottery winners, on April 15 and raced on October 9.

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2012-04-29 8:16 PM
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wannabefaster - 2012-04-29 1:17 PM Fred D's IM Wisconsin Report from last year is almost a must read. Not a first time IM story, but an epic story of perseverance when things were not going well. It was a sobering and educational read for a guy who was in the final stages of training for his (my) first IM. Here is my first IM report: http://www.beginnertriathlete.com/discussion/forums/thread-view.asp... It may not say in there how long I prepped (this was one of your original questions). I found out, like all the other lottery winners, on April 15 and raced on October 9.

 

hi where can i find fred d`s must read report thanks



2012-05-01 7:19 PM
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Without a doubt one of the greatest days of my life. The realization of a dream and culmination of months of hard work and sacrifice. Epic. I am so thankful to God that it all came together (my wife was instrumental as well).
Now if I could just find motivation to train!
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