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2012-11-01 3:31 PM

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Subject: Full Vineman Triathlon : Official Thread

Registration is open - let's start a thread with a little survey shall we? Laughing


How long have you been doing triathlons (of any distance)?

What number of "140.6" or "Iron-Distance" race is this for you? 

At registration time, what's your finish goal?

Any words of wisdom about this race specifically or this distance in general?
 



2012-11-01 3:34 PM
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My answers

How long have you been doing triathlons (of any distance)?
I did my first triathlon in 2006 and haven't stopped

What number of "140.6" or "Iron-Distance" race is this for you? 
This will be #3 for me - I've done IM Wisconsin (2010) and IM Louisville (2011)

At registration time, what's your finish goal?
Under 15 hours

Any words of wisdom about this race specifically or this distance in general?
Never done this race, but in general - just keep going. 

2012-11-01 8:40 PM
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How long have you been doing triathlons?Have been doing triathlons for 5 years.Iron Distance "140.6"This will be my first one. Turn 50 the day after (July 28th). My 50th B-Day Celebration.At Registration Time what is your finish goal(s)?First goal will be to arrive at the finish line healthy to race; Second will be to finish; Goal 3 will be to finish under 15 hrs.Any words of Wisdom about this race specifically or this distance in general?Looking forward to the journey and the conversations from this thread. Will be registering before Dec. 31st. Questions: What are folks using as plans? I am looking at Be Ironfit Competitive or Custom Gold Plan on BT.

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2012-11-01 8:43 PM
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TriGuyBri - 2012-11-01 6:40 PMHow long have you been doing triathlons?Have been doing triathlons for 5 years.Iron Distance "140.6"This will be my first one. Turn 50 the day after (July 28th). My 50th B-Day Celebration.At Registration Time what is your finish goal(s)?First goal will be to arrive at the finish line healthy to race; Second will be to finish; Goal 3 will be to finish under 15 hrs.Any words of Wisdom about this race specifically or this distance in general?Looking forward to the journey and the conversations from this thread. Will be registering before Dec. 31st. Questions: What are folks using as plans? I am looking at Be Ironfit Competitive or Custom Gold Plan on BT.
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2012-11-01 8:55 PM
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I am IN.  This will be my 8th full iron distance.  Goal time - this one may be for fun.  Smile
2012-11-02 10:50 AM
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TriGuyBri - 2012-11-01 8:40 PM

Questions: What are folks using as plans? I am looking at Be Ironfit Competitive or Custom Gold Plan on BT.

I hired a coach for my last Ironman and it worked out well. But instead of re-hiring him I think I'm just going to re-do the plan he made for me. Thank goodness I logged EVERY workout on BT!



2012-11-02 7:34 PM
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That is a good idea.  I have been on a team and worked with a coach in the past.  I have also self coached and the results are similar.  As of now, I am going to do my own thing for Vinman.  Less pressure and more fun.  :-)
2012-11-02 7:36 PM
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I used the competitive "Be Iron Fit" plan as a loose guide for my first two ironman races.  I liked it and had decent results with it. 
2012-11-02 7:57 PM
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In the past I used Matt Fitzgerald's plans from his essential's book. Olympic and Half-Plans mostly. Kind of looking for something different. Found an excel spreadsheet with BeIronFit competitive plan listed eventhough I have the book.Brian
2012-11-02 10:09 PM
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How long have you been doing triathlons (of any distance)?

July 2012 Sprint, Septmeber 2012 Olympic, October 2012 70.3

What number of "140.6" or "Iron-Distance" race is this for you? #1

At registration time, what's your finish goal? I'll be happy with 14 hours

Any words of wisdom about this race specifically or this distance in general? Nope.  I'll take in any advice from others.

2012-11-02 11:14 PM
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Rswift5050 - 2012-11-02 8:09 PM

How long have you been doing triathlons (of any distance)?

July 2012 Sprint, Septmeber 2012 Olympic, October 2012 70.3

What number of "140.6" or "Iron-Distance" race is this for you? #1

At registration time, what's your finish goal? I'll be happy with 14 hours

Any words of wisdom about this race specifically or this distance in general? Nope.  I'll take in any advice from others.

 

What plan are you using?



2012-11-02 11:14 PM
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How long have you been doing triathlons (of any distance)? Since June 2008

What number of "140.6" or "Iron-Distance" race is this for you? 4

At registration time, what's your finish goal? Part of me wants to shoot for the moon and try for <13 hours. Kind of hard to compare my fitness next year to what it was last year at my last IM. If I get in for the Western States 100 lottery ran a month before the race, I'll be going for a smiling finish.

Any words of wisdom about this race specifically or this distance in general? No one get injured in the "OMG...I just registered for a IM" excitement
2012-11-02 11:16 PM
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TriGuyBri - 2012-11-01 8:40 PM

Questions: What are folks using as plans? I am looking at Be Ironfit Competitive or Custom Gold Plan on BT.

I hired a coach for my last Ironman and it worked out well. But instead of re-hiring him I think I'm just going to re-do the plan he made for me. Thank goodness I logged EVERY workout on BT!

Hey! I had kind of planned on that too. Guess I'm not original.

2012-11-02 11:37 PM
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InnerAthlete - 2012-11-02 9:14 PM How long have you been doing triathlons (of any distance)? Since June 2008

What number of "140.6" or "Iron-Distance" race is this for you? 4

At registration time, what's your finish goal? Part of me wants to shoot for the moon and try for

Any words of wisdom about this race specifically or this distance in general? No one get injured in the "OMG...I just registered for a IM" excitement

 

Does a 1.5 hr Indoor Cycling Class called "Rock and Ride" count as an OMG?  Tomorrow morning and every Sat. for 4 months.  I can double time it on Wednesday evening for some extra dough.

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InnerAthlete - 2012-11-02 9:14 PM How long have you been doing triathlons (of any distance)? Since June 2008

What number of "140.6" or "Iron-Distance" race is this for you? 4

At registration time, what's your finish goal? Part of me wants to shoot for the moon and try for

Any words of wisdom about this race specifically or this distance in general? No one get injured in the "OMG...I just registered for a IM" excitement

 

Does a 1.5 hr Indoor Cycling Class called "Rock and Ride" count as an OMG?  Tomorrow morning and every Sat. for 4 months.  I can double time it on Wednesday evening for some extra dough.

Money is always good. Ironman's expensive Laughing. Personally, the last time I was on a spin bike I actually got BLISTERS on my crotch so never again. Watch out for blisters!

2012-11-05 1:53 PM
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I'm in!!

How long have you been doing triathlons (of any distance)? Did my first in 2005, took time off to have a kiddo, and have alternated seasons "going long" with hubby since.

What number of "140.6" or "Iron-Distance" race is this for you? #3. I did IMCdA in 2007, and IMWI in 2011. 

At registration time, what's your finish goal? I went 14:03 at IMWI with a major side stitch for 25 miles of the run.  I'm going to shoot for 13:30. 

Any words of wisdom about this race specifically or this distance in general?  Enjoy every minute.



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swgtri - 2012-11-05 11:53 AM

I'm in!!

How long have you been doing triathlons (of any distance)? Did my first in 2005, took time off to have a kiddo, and have alternated seasons "going long" with hubby since.

What number of "140.6" or "Iron-Distance" race is this for you? #3. I did IMCdA in 2007, and IMWI in 2011. 

At registration time, what's your finish goal? I went 14:03 at IMWI with a major side stitch for 25 miles of the run.  I'm going to shoot for 13:30. 

Any words of wisdom about this race specifically or this distance in general?  Enjoy every minute.

 

I read your 2007 IMCdA Race Report.  Great Read.

 

 

 

2012-11-05 2:58 PM
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TriGuyBri - 2012-11-05 12:53 PM
swgtri - 2012-11-05 11:53 AM

 

 

I read your 2007 IMCdA Race Report.  Great Read.

 

 

 

Thanks. Embarassed

I keep meaning to finish the IMMooo report...

2012-11-06 5:03 PM
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How long have you been doing triathlons (of any distance)?
I've been doing Tri's since 2008 , started with a Sprint, and thought "well that didn't kill me , lets try an Oly, and so on till now


What number of "140.6" or "Iron-Distance" race is this for you?
This will be my second attempt at a 140.6 . My first was Silverman , I missed the bike cut off, and I've been looking for retribution ever since

At registration time, what's your finish goal?

Seriously, 1 second faster than cut off

Any words of wisdom about this race specifically or this distance in general?

I am questioning my own wisdom for wanting to do an Ironman

2012-11-10 5:47 PM
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Looking for someone to partner in the Buy one get one half off. Looking to sign up end of December before the price increase.Triguybri
2012-11-18 8:43 PM
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When are folks beginning their Vineman Full Plans? Also curious about good hotels to stay at in the area?


2012-11-19 10:48 AM
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TriGuyBri - 2012-11-18 6:43 PM When are folks beginning their Vineman Full Plans? Also curious about good hotels to stay at in the area?

I'm going to start working with my coach after I run a marathon the first weekend of December.  I have a lot of work to do on the bike and in the water, since this has been my "off" year while hubby did his first IM, so I need to get a bit of an early start.

I'm afraid I can't be of any help with regard to hotels.  We are renting a house with some friends who are doing Barb's Race.

2012-11-19 1:29 PM
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Plenty of good choices. Windsor is close but don't rule out Santa Rosa which is just about 15-20 minutes away from the swim start (and will probably be less expensive than Windsor).
2012-11-19 1:32 PM
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I was gonna race Vineman until I was reminded that 7/27 was vacation time!! So I switched up and got lucky enough to get in to Arizona but I will be there volunteering and cheering you all on. It's a great race and well supported!
2012-11-19 2:44 PM
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gordongecko - 2012-11-19 1:29 PM Plenty of good choices. Windsor is close but don't rule out Santa Rosa which is just about 15-20 minutes away from the swim start (and will probably be less expensive than Windsor).

We are renting a house in Santa Rosa - poke around on vrbo.com if you're interested in going that route. If you have enough people it's a ton more bang for your buck than hotel rooms!

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