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2013-12-15 5:41 PM

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Planning Louisville as my first full IM...who else is in?


2013-12-16 7:44 AM
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I haven't paid yet but the budget committee has given me the green light. Will be my 2nd time at Louisville, 1st IM was there in 2012, had a blast.
2013-12-16 8:51 AM
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I completed IMLOU this year, and it was my 1st full IM.
I actually bumped into someone at a bar on Saturday who completed it in 2012. We talked for hours, and it got me itching to do another.

Not gonna happen in 2014, more likely 2015.

Good luck, and enjoy the journey.

2013-12-16 1:02 PM
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I plan to do Louisville also after a failed attempt to register online for IMAZ. This will be my second IM. I am not overly concerned with the heat because I live in South Louisiana but what does concern me is the hills. I train on the flattest terrain imaginable so I will have to figure out a way to simulate hills or drive 2.5 hours to the hillier part or the state which will be a royal PITA and expensive!
2013-12-17 8:15 AM
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I plan on doing Louisville for my 3rd Ironman, but I have not coughed up the greenbacks. I did Louisville last year and had a bummed knee. Def need some redemption on the run! The finish line was unbelievable, it was like I was on the red carpet!. Last year they updated the fb page or website to say there was limited registration left for certain Ironmans including KY. I sure hope they do this again. I want to wait until summer time to sign up again. Hoping I can wait that long. For the past couple of years it didn't sell out until near race time.
2013-12-17 11:43 AM
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Originally posted by jgs733

I haven't paid yet but the budget committee has given me the green light. Will be my 2nd time at Louisville, 1st IM was there in 2012, had a blast.


That's where I'm at - waiting for the X-mas bills to clear before coughing up the $$. But the hotel is registered for, the extended family is on board to cheer, etc.


2013-12-26 2:16 PM
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Hi all,
IM-LOU will be my first full distance event. Looking forward!
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2014-01-02 7:31 PM
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Originally posted by enders_shadow

Originally posted by jgs733

I haven't paid yet but the budget committee has given me the green light. Will be my 2nd time at Louisville, 1st IM was there in 2012, had a blast.


That's where I'm at - waiting for the X-mas bills to clear before coughing up the $$. But the hotel is registered for, the extended family is on board to cheer, etc.


Where are you staying Kristen?
2014-01-05 5:53 PM
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I am in. This will be my 10th iron distance race.
2014-01-05 5:54 PM
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I registered today.
2014-01-05 9:34 PM
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Originally posted by amymengel I am in. This will be my 10th iron distance race.

Slacker!



2014-01-06 9:44 AM
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You better be there!
2014-01-10 11:21 AM
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I'm in. I did this race in 2012 - the year it was 96 degrees. Hoping for a little cooler weather this time around. We'll see.
It'll be my 4th full IM.
2014-01-13 2:23 PM
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I did this one in 2012 as well... finished but just barely. Im registered and coming back in hopes of a significantly improved time having learned some lessons.
2014-01-14 5:30 AM
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I am in. I made my first attempt in 2012 and missed the cut off at T2 by 1 minute 23 seconds. It was amazingly disheartening but I am more determined then ever to make it in 2014.
2014-01-26 4:03 PM
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anyone else having issues about being motivated in this cruddy weather? I know its only January, but its dragging me down ;(


2014-01-26 10:57 PM
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No problems here. Living in San Diego is great for perfect weather year round. :-) I moved to San Diego a year and a half ago from Cincinnati - no regrets!
2014-01-28 9:06 AM
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It was -14 this morning when I got up to "swim" I noticed the frost on the inside of my door and went right back to bed.

2014-01-29 10:08 AM
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I'm now in. Big life changes necessitated a change in schedule. So instead of Beach 2 Battleship I'll be doing Louisville. I"m really worried about the heat. Heat and humidity destroy me. Any tips?
2014-01-29 11:34 AM
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Originally posted by TriDadinAsheville I'm now in. Big life changes necessitated a change in schedule. So instead of Beach 2 Battleship I'll be doing Louisville. I"m really worried about the heat. Heat and humidity destroy me. Any tips?

 

If you can, hit the IAMTRI.com course rides and try and train in the heat of the day.

2014-02-05 9:44 AM
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Originally posted by TriDadinAsheville

I'm now in. Big life changes necessitated a change in schedule. So instead of Beach 2 Battleship I'll be doing Louisville. I"m really worried about the heat. Heat and humidity destroy me. Any tips?


I was really worried about the heat, but honestly it didn't bother me that much. I did my longest training run on the hottest day of the summer 4 weeks out and then it got really cool in OH so my last 4 weeks of training were freaking me out. I spent a lot of time worrying about the heat. The bike ride was totally fine, just make sure to drink up. I remember it being hot on the run, but nothing that made me want to cry like a little girl and go home. There are so many aid stations that will get you through it. Just make sure you take the sponges and ice when available. You will be fine. Try to get as much training that you can in the heat and you will suffer just fine! Also, apply sunscreen when possible. If you get burnt you will pay for it ! I think I put so much on during transition I was eating it by mistake.

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2014-02-05 1:47 PM
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where is everyone staying? Last year I stayed at the Hyatt and thinking of staying there this year. It was awesome to drop dead in the bath tub immediately after the race. I wouldn't mind staying near the Gault though because the walk is pretty far in the morning. Instead of 140.6 last year, I think it was about 143 ish or 144 with the walk to the back of the swim line.
2014-02-05 4:44 PM
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I stayed in the Hyatt last year too. Elevators were no issue (I've heard the Galt House can be a nightmare). The Hyatt was great post-race - I went to shower while my wife went to get my bike and gear bags from transition! Then it was a 30 yard walk to the bar to sit outside by the finish line until late into the evening. I agree that there was much more walking from the Hyatt otherwise - athlete registration, swim practice, gear check-in, race day gear check and walk to swim line. If you don't have someone willing to get your bike and gear bags post-race, I don't think I'd stay at the Hyatt.

I'm doing Chattanooga this year and hotel reservations have been a challenge. Finish line and transition are very close to one another for Chatt (as opposed to Lville). Unfortunately the only hotel I could get is about one mile from finish line and transition in Chattanooga.
2014-02-06 7:51 AM
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I stayed in the Hyatt last year too. Elevators were no issue (I've heard the Galt House can be a nightmare). The Hyatt was great post-race - I went to shower while my wife went to get my bike and gear bags from transition! Then it was a 30 yard walk to the bar to sit outside by the finish line until late into the evening. I agree that there was much more walking from the Hyatt otherwise - athlete registration, swim practice, gear check-in, race day gear check and walk to swim line. If you don't have someone willing to get your bike and gear bags post-race, I don't think I'd stay at the Hyatt.

I'm doing Chattanooga this year and hotel reservations have been a challenge. Finish line and transition are very close to one another for Chatt (as opposed to Lville). Unfortunately the only hotel I could get is about one mile from finish line and transition in Chattanooga.


I was there by myself last year and could barely walk because of my knee. It sucked having to go back out and get my stuff, but at least I was able to drive down to the spot with no problems to get my bike and gear. I was too sick to go to the bar afterwards. After a hot bath I could hear the crowd though. I figure I could just watch the finish on Youtube the next day. Maybe this year I'll make it outside by midnight to watch the last finishers. I wanted to take the mattress from my hotel home as well. I couldn't steal that like the towels though ;(
2014-02-21 7:56 AM
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Signed up last night and have hotel booked. Louisville here I come.
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