General Discussion Iron Distance Race Groups » Ironman 70.3 Austin : Official Thread Rss Feed  
Moderators: k9car363, alicefoeller Reply
2014-07-14 4:23 PM

User image

Member
49
25
Bossier City
Subject: Ironman 70.3 Austin : Official Thread
I'm planning on coming down to Austin for this race. This will be my second half and I was hoping for insight from those who have done the race in the past. Also what are some good hotels near the the race other than the host hotel?


2014-07-14 4:51 PM
in reply to: WaltRitchie

User image

Extreme Veteran
1986
1000500100100100100252525
Cypress, TX
Subject: RE: Ironman 70.3 Austin : Official Thread

There are no hotels near the race site.  The closest hotels are near the airport.  I think the hotels listed on the travel part of the Austin 70.3 website are closer to downtown.

So the question is do you want to stay closer to downtown where there is more stuff to do but further from the race site or do you want to stay closer (near the airport) where there's not much around?

I've done 15 WTC IM or 70.3 events and Austin is by far the worst of those 15 races.  My personal opinion is the race sucks.  I found some posts of mine on ST from a couple of years ago related to this when someone posed a similar question: http://forum.slowtwitch.com/gforum.cgi?post=3951295

2014-09-09 10:28 AM
in reply to: WaltRitchie

Subject: ...
This user's post has been ignored.
2014-10-15 2:47 PM
in reply to: WaltRitchie

Veteran
434
10010010010025
Apex, NC
Subject: RE: Ironman 70.3 Austin : Official Thread
A little over one week to go. This thread has been a little quiet for a good sized race (is there another conversation going on somewhere else?). I've been doing my research to prep. Some comments / questions...

- Anyone know the current water temp? I've done some internet searching and not come up with anything.
- How bad are these "sand spur" things in the transition area. Are they really bad enough to put on flip-flops coming out of the water or carry your bike? I'm sort of focused on my time and I really don't want to mess with that stuff.
- I don't have a good feel for the run course. I've read that it's got at least one hill. Are there more? And apparently part of it used to be unpaved. I assume that's no longer the case?

The 10 day forecast calls for Fri to be 57/76. That would be incredible if we had that race dayA
2014-10-20 8:14 PM
in reply to: smoom

Extreme Veteran
1986
1000500100100100100252525
Cypress, TX
Subject: RE: Ironman 70.3 Austin : Official Thread

Originally posted by smoom The 10 day forecast calls for Fri to be 57/76. That would be incredible if we had that race dayA

So much for that.  Looks like mid to upper 80's.  Those of you in the later waves are going to have a hot run.

2014-10-21 4:30 PM
in reply to: GMAN 19030

Pro
4723
20002000500100100
CyFair
Subject: RE: Ironman 70.3 Austin : Official Thread

Originally posted by GMAN 19030

Originally posted by smoom The 10 day forecast calls for Fri to be 57/76. That would be incredible if we had that race dayA

So much for that.  Looks like mid to upper 80's.  Those of you in the later waves are going to have a hot run.

 

Shut up Bob.  

 

<--------- last wave



2014-10-21 6:22 PM
in reply to: uhcoog

Extreme Veteran
1986
1000500100100100100252525
Cypress, TX
Subject: RE: Ironman 70.3 Austin : Official Thread

Originally posted by uhcoog

Originally posted by GMAN 19030

Originally posted by smoom The 10 day forecast calls for Fri to be 57/76. That would be incredible if we had that race dayA

So much for that.  Looks like mid to upper 80's.  Those of you in the later waves are going to have a hot run.

 

Shut up Bob.  

 

We both raced in 2011 when it was 90 so you have experience doing that race in the heat. 

2014-10-22 3:01 PM
in reply to: GMAN 19030

Pro
4723
20002000500100100
CyFair
Subject: RE: Ironman 70.3 Austin : Official Thread

Originally posted by GMAN 19030

Originally posted by uhcoog

Originally posted by GMAN 19030

Originally posted by smoom The 10 day forecast calls for Fri to be 57/76. That would be incredible if we had that race dayA

So much for that.  Looks like mid to upper 80's.  Those of you in the later waves are going to have a hot run.

 

Shut up Bob.  

 

We both raced in 2011 when it was 90 so you have experience doing that race in the heat. 

 

Can't be any hotter than IMTX in 2013.

2015-09-27 10:57 AM
in reply to: uhcoog


127
10025
, Louisiana
Subject: RE: Ironman 70.3 Austin : Official Thread
Stopped in Austin to check out the bike course. OMG. If you can pick out something bad for a bike course, this has it all. I drove the entire length and was almost car sick by the end. Road is very rough and wavy, drops of the shoulder in several places, dogs darting out at you, way to many 90 degree turns, crosses one railroad track about four times, hills that go up but very little down on the other side to get any speed....etc. There is only one 5 mile section that is relatively smooth and flat. This is going to be an experience, to say the least. Rant over!!! That said, I am looking forward to it. Come on November.
New Thread
General Discussion Iron Distance Race Groups » Ironman 70.3 Austin : Official Thread Rss Feed  
RELATED POSTS

Ironman 70.3 Austin : Official Thread Pages: 1 2 3 4

Started by feathersgw
Views: 20145 Posts: 100

2013-10-04 4:29 PM mdsict

Austin 70.3 : Official Thread Pages: 1 ... 3 4 5 6

Started by Guero
Views: 17920 Posts: 126

2012-07-19 9:06 PM bigbabyjaysus

Longhorn Ironman 70.3 Austin : Official Thread Pages: 1 ... 3 4 5 6

Started by JBrashear
Views: 24048 Posts: 142

2010-05-05 2:44 PM jeff417

Ironman 70.3 Rhode Island : Official Thread Pages: 1 ... 13 14 15 16

Started by trishie
Views: 34626 Posts: 379

2010-04-04 7:40 PM distancegirl

Ford Ironman 70.3 California: Official Thread Pages: 1 ... 7 8 9 10

Started by kwfire
Views: 26942 Posts: 235

2009-05-07 8:59 AM Project_A
RELATED ARTICLES
date : March 28, 2012
author : packetron
comments : 4
My personal experience to complete the Ironman 70.3
 
date : December 11, 2009
author : Amy Kuitse
comments : 6
I just finished the NYC marathon on Sunday and I think I'm going to venture into triathlons. I am doing an Olympic distance and I want to do a 70.3 next year too. Any advice?
date : October 8, 2009
author : brianyanowski
comments : 2
Some mistakes I made during the Hawaii Ironman 70.3. Don't be caught out on the course not knowing how or not having the equipment to change a flat tire.
 
date : July 1, 2009
author : mrmarkcole
comments : 37
Or why an Ironman 70.3 may not be your best choice for your first triathlon.
date : August 21, 2008
author : TriChica
comments : 8
I thought of all the times I didn’t attempt something I wanted to do because I was too afraid of trying something new or of failing completely.
 
date : August 21, 2008
author : vm354
comments : 1
How Pilates training helped a wanna-be triathlete realize the goal of completing a half-Ironman, Ironman 70.3 Rhode Island.
date : January 1, 2008
author : jgosse66
comments : 0
Here is my five step plan for getting mentally prepared for next year’s Ironman Newfoundland 70.3, or any other race that you may have.
 
date : October 4, 2007
author : jgosse66
comments : 0
It was the morning of Ironman Newfoundland 70.3, I felt queasy. I didn't want to eat or drink anything. I had a full blown case of the pre-race HEEBEE GEEBEES.