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2012-07-23 9:43 PM

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Subject: Ironman 70.3 New Orleans : Official Thread
40 weeks and counting down from here for New Orleans 70.3 April 21st, 2013.


2012-08-08 1:01 PM
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Subject: RE: Ironman 70.3 New Orleans : Official Thread

Just saw in the new issue of Triathlete Mag that they changed the swim to protected inland for 2013. No cancelling the swim anymore. Considering the drive over to Nola from Houston now...

Would be a great tune-up for 140.6 IMTX 4 weeks later.

2012-08-08 1:54 PM
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Subject: RE: Ironman 70.3 New Orleans : Official Thread
yea the race is going to be complete this year it looks like..  i just did ironman florida nov.5th 2011 and want to do this 70.3 in new orleans, happens to be 2 days after my wife and my 17th wedding anniversary and the french quarter is where we went for our honeymoon,,this is going to be fun celebrating down there 4/21/2013.
2012-08-08 1:55 PM
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I am coming down from Chapin,SC.
2012-08-27 10:46 PM
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This one is on the radar for me this year.  I saw the current registration is $150, does anyone know what it goes up to if I don't register this week?  I figure with the recent issues this one won't sell out soon, if at all.

Thanks,

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2012-08-31 10:32 PM
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Just pulled the trigger, 30 minutes before the price increase!  Looks like I now have an A race on the schedule.  Even better, I'm taking my parents with as an anniversary gift.  They were married about a half hour from the race site.  Hope to see some BTers there.


2012-10-16 7:36 PM
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Just saw that the bike route has been posted on the race website.  Looks similar to previous years.  Anybody know how the roads are?
2012-11-14 8:16 AM
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Subject: RE: Ironman 70.3 New Orleans : Official Thread

Just received the following email regarding NOLA 70.3, they're moving the finish back to the French Quarter.  Really looking forward to that.

 

News from Premier Event Management

 

News Flash!!!! Ochsner Ironman 70.3 New Orleans Returns To French Quarter And Louis Armstrong Park For 2013 Event!

 

Register Now for Ochsner Ironman 70.3 New OrleansPremier Event Management, owner and producer of the Ochsner Ironman 70.3 New Orleans Triathlon, has received approval from city and park officials to move the finish of the 2013 event back to the French Quarter and Louis Armstrong Park. “We are very excited about this opportunity to move the finish of this event back to the French Quarter in downtown New Orleans for the 2013 race,” stated race director Bill Burke. “Finishing in Armstrong Park gives us the unique opportunity to go back to the French Quarter where so many athletes from across the country and around the globe want to be when they travel to New Orleans,” stated Burke.

In fact, as of today the 2013 Ochsner Ironman 70.3 New Orleans event has over 750 athletes registered from 44 states and 22 foreign countries traveling to this special 70.3 competition, which qualifies competitors for the 70.3 World Championships. Also new for 2013 with the return to the French Quarter will be the creation of the Inaugural Ironman Fitness Festival hosted by Premier Event Management! For the first time the event will host a true post event food and music festival complete with live entertainment from some of New Orleans’ finest musicians and food from some of our best restaurants! Family members and spectators will be welcome guest at the 2013 Ochsner Ironman Fitness Festival!For more information on the new finish area in Armstrong Park and or to register for the 2013 Ochsner Ironman 70.3 New Orleans event go towww.ironmanneworleans.com!

RATES GO UP AT MIDNIGHT ON DECEMBER 31ST, 2012, SO REGISTER NOW!!

 

2012-11-14 10:06 AM
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cwpeters - 2012-10-16 7:36 PM Just saw that the bike route has been posted on the race website.  Looks similar to previous years.  Anybody know how the roads are?

There are 4 turn arounds.  Dang.  Better practice 180s.

2012-11-14 12:09 PM
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GAUG3 - 2012-11-14 11:06 AM

cwpeters - 2012-10-16 7:36 PM Just saw that the bike route has been posted on the race website.  Looks similar to previous years.  Anybody know how the roads are?

There are 4 turn arounds.  Dang.  Better practice 180s.

All of the races down here have at least one and sometimes two for a sprint, only 4 for a HIM doesn't seem too bad.

2012-11-14 7:51 PM
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Subject: RE: Ironman 70.3 New Orleans : Official Thread
This isn't too many turn arounds at all...At least the run is not a 2 loop course,,...I am so glad we are finishing in the French Quarter!


2012-11-28 11:59 AM
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Subject: RE: Ironman 70.3 New Orleans : Official Thread
This will be my 1st HIM. My 20wk plan starts 12-3-12 but I've been training since June....will be reading everyones threads in the upcoming weeks for some extra motivation.Any tips are appreciated. Thanks
2012-12-02 12:54 PM
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Anyone know if the water temperature would require a wetsuit? I'm not sure if April would have enough high temps to warm up the water.
2012-12-02 2:28 PM
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I'm in too! Battling a stress fracture and may just take the month of December off running and see how that helps. Good luck training and avoiding the battle of the bulge over the holidays everyone.
2012-12-04 9:44 PM
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I too am wondering about wetsuit legal water temps April 21st.

I have looked at projected forcasts and previous and really won't know until that date gets closer.

2012-12-04 9:48 PM
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Subject: RE: Ironman 70.3 New Orleans : Official Thread
Monday, August 27, 2012 at
2:27:00 PM
Central Daylight Time (CDT)
Monday, August 27, 2012 at 19:27 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC)

Air Temperature 31.4 ° C ( 88.5 ° F)
Wind Direction 9.21 ° N
Wind Speed 7.8 m/s ( 17.3 MPH)
Relative Humidity 48.5 %
Barometric Pressure 1010.81 mb ( 29.85 inch Hg)
Solar Radiation 0.67 kW/m2
Quantum Radiation (PAR) 0 µE/m2/s
Precipitation (Today) 0.00 mm (0.00 in.)
Hydrographic Information
Water Temperature 12.5 ° C ( 54.4 ° F)
Water Height   (what is it?) 1.40 m ( 4.6 ft.)
Salinity 2.1 ppt.
Turbidity 82.1 NTU

LUMCON Pontchartrain
(30° 18.894' N, 90° 16.831' W)

wow! I can't believe the water Lake Ponchetrain temps was 54.4 degrees in August of 2012!!??



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2012-12-04 10:17 PM
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kandk - 2012-12-04 9:48 PM

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wow! I can't believe the water Lake Ponchetrain temps was 54.4 degrees in August of 2012!!??

That can't be correct! It probably isn't that cold now.

2012-12-08 9:51 PM
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Subject: RE: Ironman 70.3 New Orleans : Official Thread
Hi Everyone - Just signed up. This will be my second HIM with the first being this past April in Tempe, AZ. Last one went okay but a couple of popped spokes on the bike made the day a lot harder than was necessary. But I finished and that was my main goal. This year I'm hoping to improve. Looking forward to following everyone's training over the next four months.
2012-12-09 9:55 AM
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I finally found the right NOAA page. Current water temp is 68*. I'm not sure how that other site shows 55* in Aug.
2012-12-09 12:15 PM
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yea that 54 in august is definitely not right.  I hope we can wear our wetsuits in the swim.  I am thinking the temps will be borderline legal April 21st.
2012-12-11 12:27 PM
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Subject: RE: Ironman 70.3 New Orleans : Official Thread

My wife and I are gearing up for our first HIM at New Orleans (and our 1st full at IMAZ).

After one season on road bikes, we are planning to buy tri bikes.  But is the course is more conducive to road bikes?

 

Thanks in advance for the advice!



2012-12-11 1:16 PM
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I am also doing both and YOU HAVE TO USE TRI BIKES all year to get ready for IMAZ. Too much time savings to stay on a road bike at NOLA.
2012-12-17 8:29 AM
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Think this will sell out? I have been battling injuries, so haven't pulled the trigger.
2012-12-17 10:07 AM
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I doubt it but I am not sure.
2013-01-02 3:00 PM
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How is the training going? I am in week 4 of 18 week program. So far, so good.
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