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2016-08-11 1:07 PM
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yes, safe travels to all. Gordon_mom and I leave from Wisconsin on Wednesday. Plan to arrive in Mont Tremblant on Thursday afternoon.

This has been a great group! All so positive and encouraging. Wish everyone the best of luck and fun times!

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2016-08-12 7:15 AM
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Bib 2029 checking in! I am finally starting to get really excited. It seems like my focus has been the process and my "next race", but now that it's all behind me I can finally feel the pull of race day.

What's everyone doing for a taper? I'm doing *sort of* a three week taper:
Week 1 started the taper and ended with an Olympic race. I felt ok during the race but definitely felt the cumulative fatigue of all the training.
Week 2 (this week) is when the real taper started. I felt good when the week started but I am really feeling the sluggishness now. Yesterday and today felt like I had sand bags strapped to my legs on my runs. As bad as the runs felt, the sluggishness is a good thing. Heal, body!
Week 3 is next week!

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2016-08-12 6:17 PM
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Quick question for those who have been there - what do you do with your bikes? When I was at Tours de Voyageurs last week there were signs in the hotel saying please do not bring sporting equipment to your room - so I locked mine in my car (risky, I know). I saw they have ski lockers - so is the rule just for skis or bikes too? I've tried to call the hotel but no human answered the phone. I could certainly bring it up the back stairs but don't want to get in trouble or disrespect the hoteliers.
2016-08-12 7:22 PM
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I finally reached a human - it's all good! Typically no bikes in rooms except for ironman
2016-08-12 10:04 PM
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I'm 2034. Taper underway. Don't forget to catch up on sleep!

Safe travels everyone. See you there

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2016-08-14 6:54 AM
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Bib #1546.... I was doing great mentally until this morning!! Body feels good after cutting back on training more quickly and drastically than I wanted to (work got crazy but such is the life of a sales rep!). I'm staying positive about the extra rest, I felt great on a long swim yesterday and my cycling has been feeling sharp.

I've doing a ton a visualization and will be writing my IMMT race report tomorrow morning (I'm a big believer in training the mental side as much as the physical). Here's a to a great race everyone!

Rest up, eat well, stay healthy and travel safe!!


2016-08-14 1:03 PM
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Originally posted by aviatrix802 I finally reached a human - it's all good! Typically no bikes in rooms except for ironman

Yeah if it's like Whistler, by "no bikes" they really mean "no mountain bikes caked in mud".

2016-08-14 8:30 PM
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Hey, what are people wearing for your "something reflective" on the run. My wave doesn't start until 07:00 and the sun sets around 20:30 so I will be finishing after dark more than likely. What do you guys use? I will probably have a clip-on light for my visor but is there anything else I should know about?
2016-08-14 8:32 PM
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Originally posted by spudone

Originally posted by aviatrix802 I finally reached a human - it's all good! Typically no bikes in rooms except for ironman

Yeah if it's like Whistler, by "no bikes" they really mean "no mountain bikes caked in mud".




exactly - that's what I was thinking.
The lady mentioned that Ironman participants are allowed to bring their bikes to the rooms due to fact that many are pricey...I mentioned to her to not worry, my bike is cleaner than I am..
2016-08-15 5:52 AM
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All packed and ready to go!

Crossing all my fingers and toes that the weathetman is off by a day!! 60 percent chance of rain it says.

Safe travels!

We are ready! Bring it on

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2016-08-15 11:25 AM
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I am hoping for rain and cool weather. Much nicer to race in than it being hot and sunny.


2016-08-16 7:08 AM
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Got in last night; going out to ride a loop of the course with my sis in law. Rain due in this afternoon around 3. It is interesting to see the forest of bike racks set up
2016-08-16 10:34 AM
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Originally posted by aviatrix802

Hey, what are people wearing for your "something reflective" on the run. My wave doesn't start until 07:00 and the sun sets around 20:30 so I will be finishing after dark more than likely. What do you guys use? I will probably have a clip-on light for my visor but is there anything else I should know about?


When I did IMLP the first time I picked up some reflective stickers at a running shop & stuck a couple on my shoes and race belt. Didn't even think about it this past time. If IMMT is like IMLP they'll also be giving out glow sticks as it gets dark.

Safe travels!!
2016-08-17 2:46 PM
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Question: how does a family member track you? I had heard something about going on the IMMT website and there is something called "Live Tracker?" Does that sound right?
2016-08-17 3:13 PM
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If they go to www.Ironmanlive.com on race day, there will be a link to live coverage for the race and athlete tracking.

2016-08-17 9:28 PM
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Awesome, thanks.
Biked Duplessis today. Heading to swim to the coffee boat tomorrow, then check-in and hotel swap.


2016-08-18 12:32 PM
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I MADE IT!

I drove 2325 km (1445 miles) to get here. I checked in and just grabbing a bite to eat. Going for a run and swim later in the afternoon.

Drove the bike course. Looks a bit intimidating compared to the flat prairies from where I come from.
2016-08-18 6:34 PM
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Holy cow!!! You definitely need a swim to the coffee boat in the morning!! (The coffee is excellent)
2016-08-19 7:13 AM
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I am swimming out to the coffee boat this morning at 9:30 am.

Hope everyone brought their rain gear because it looks like it is going to be a wet one on Sunday.
2016-08-19 1:51 PM
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Shhhhhhh...no rain and no glow sticks.... Hahahaha
2016-08-20 9:30 AM
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Help! Question! The helmet sticker - can I trim the lower corners off so they don't cover my only two vent holes? I had read somewhere you're not supposed to cut your bike helmet stickers but it's just the lower corners


2016-08-22 9:30 PM
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Well, that was one for the record books! Who would have thought the swim would be the driest part of our day? I hope everyone came through the day in one piece. Between the crash(es?) on Duplessis and the folks treated for hypothermia, it was clearly a tough day. I think my core is still trying to thaw out!
2016-08-23 10:08 AM
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Originally posted by swgtri

Well, that was one for the record books! Who would have thought the swim would be the driest part of our day? I hope everyone came through the day in one piece. Between the crash(es?) on Duplessis and the folks treated for hypothermia, it was clearly a tough day. I think my core is still trying to thaw out!


I was one of the ones with hypothermia on the second loop of the bike. Bumming because I was sub 3:20 on the first bike loop and feeling strong. It is still very raw with me but I was shaking so badly I almost went down multiple times (I get cold very easily). The EMT guy pulled me in - lips, hands and feet were blue. I question if I had just found a garbage bag to wear, maybe I could have warmed up in it. I had no problems climbing Duplessis (warmest part of my day ).
I did get to see my sis in law finish though in 14:07 and another friend was fourth in her age group! She came in at 11:24 with a 3:37 marathon!!! Holy smokes!! I will be back. I know this course and can do it - just needed to be better prepared to the unforecast temps.
Contemplating IMMD now as I'm trained...Sunday turned into a long training day for me with the swim and 60 miles of the bike.
2016-08-23 10:10 AM
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Congrats to everyone for toeing the line!!! I'm hoping everyone was okay in those bike crashes; a few looked pretty bad.
2016-08-24 12:40 AM
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It was quite a day, wasn't it!?! The rain and headwinds were *so* not helpful. Despite the weather and my very low training base, I had a pretty good day. I had a decent swim, slow bike and long run/walk leg. I finished in 14:49 - not a great time, but I'm satisfied with it given everything that I had on my plate going into the race.

How did everyone else do?

BTW, I saw the aftermath of that ugly crash on the Chemin Duplessis, and that was sobering. Hopefully those folks are ok.
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