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2021-09-27 9:09 AM
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Originally posted by glfprncs Just got home from Augusta 70.3. I had a lovely 13 mile bike ride behind the 3rd place pro male as their "escort" (it's really to let the crowd know who the leaders are on the 2 lap course). My 1st 3rd place pro, Jason West, came out of T21 on fire & made up a 1:40 gap in 6 miles (he was running a 5:10-ih pace). His run was so impressive to watch. Once he moved into 2nd, my new guy was Tim Reed. He was in the hurt locker pretty bad & almost made 2 wrong turns. Saw Tim O'Donnell pushing both kids in a stroller while Rinny was on the run. There was a medical event during the swim. I was by transition when the med team flew by in a gator. They were doing chest compressions on the man & continued after getting him in the ambulance. The ambulance didn't leave for a good 10 minutes, so I don't know if that was a good thing (maybe got a heart rhythm back?) Or a bad thing. Weather was perfect. Low humidity & high of 81.

How cool!  Chris did the bike escort for the race leader one year for a HIM i participated in - surprisingly I was not the racer he escorted



2021-09-27 3:42 PM
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Well Choo didn't cancel the swim. I'm waiting for official reports but the times I saw were about 20 minutes faster than usual on the swim so I think that's "normal" for Choo.

And the weather looked perfect.

**sigh**

you know damn well if I sign up for it again it'll be hotter than $&^* and the water will be slower than usual.

**grumble**notbitter**Grumble**
2021-09-27 4:43 PM
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Originally posted by mtnbikerchk Well Choo didn't cancel the swim. I'm waiting for official reports but the times I saw were about 20 minutes faster than usual on the swim so I think that's "normal" for Choo. And the weather looked perfect. **sigh** you know damn well if I sign up for it again it'll be hotter than $&^* and the water will be slower than usual. **grumble**notbitter**Grumble**

I was both happy for and angry that they had such perfect weather!! I've been reading a lot of the post-race FB posts which always make me think I want to do another IM. For the last 3 years I've been able to ignore those thoughts, but today I realized that 2022 may be my last reasonable chance to do another.  It hit me like a ton of bricks that I am old!  Mainly, though I realized that my knee issues will not get better with time and a bunion i have is almost to the point of needing surgery. So, IF I want to actually try to complete an IM I am running out of time. Cue the sad violin music!

2021-09-27 4:46 PM
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Originally posted by fortissimo I just signed up for the Oregon 70.3 in July. I'll be doing the swim and the bike and our friend Tim is doing the run. Karen, I may be coming up with questions for you! As in, I know they said there is no morning clothes drop at the swim start, but do you remember if they have a special needs drop for glasses?

Oh! Sounds fun!




Manatee meetup in Oregon next year?
2021-09-27 4:48 PM
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Originally posted by glfprncs Just got home from Augusta 70.3. I had a lovely 13 mile bike ride behind the 3rd place pro male as their "escort" (it's really to let the crowd know who the leaders are on the 2 lap course). My 1st 3rd place pro, Jason West, came out of T21 on fire & made up a 1:40 gap in 6 miles (he was running a 5:10-ih pace). His run was so impressive to watch. Once he moved into 2nd, my new guy was Tim Reed. He was in the hurt locker pretty bad & almost made 2 wrong turns. Saw Tim O'Donnell pushing both kids in a stroller while Rinny was on the run. There was a medical event during the swim. I was by transition when the med team flew by in a gator. They were doing chest compressions on the man & continued after getting him in the ambulance. The ambulance didn't leave for a good 10 minutes, so I don't know if that was a good thing (maybe got a heart rhythm back?) Or a bad thing. Weather was perfect. Low humidity & high of 81.

How do you get that type of gig?  Can you use a TT bike or do you have to use a draft legal bike? :-

2021-09-27 6:31 PM
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Originally posted by mtnbikerchk Well Choo didn't cancel the swim. I'm waiting for official reports but the times I saw were about 20 minutes faster than usual on the swim so I think that's "normal" for Choo. And the weather looked perfect. **sigh** you know damn well if I sign up for it again it'll be hotter than $&^* and the water will be slower than usual. **grumble**notbitter**Grumble**

I was both happy for and angry that they had such perfect weather!! I've been reading a lot of the post-race FB posts which always make me think I want to do another IM. For the last 3 years I've been able to ignore those thoughts, but today I realized that 2022 may be my last reasonable chance to do another.  It hit me like a ton of bricks that I am old!  Mainly, though I realized that my knee issues will not get better with time and a bunion i have is almost to the point of needing surgery. So, IF I want to actually try to complete an IM I am running out of time. Cue the sad violin music!



I have two friends who did choo, I have only seen pictures, stalked them and read their posts, but it looked like a perfect day to race.
AnnMarie, I say strike while the iron is hot. I have already informed D#2 that once she is a podiatrist she is expected to keep my feet race ready.


2021-09-27 8:32 PM
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Curtis, the local sports authority reached out to some cycling groups and I found myself on the list. Some friends of mine have done it in the past who are owners of a LBS.

I was following the 3rd place male pro on the RUN, so I rode my mountain bike. A friend of mine, who raced St George last weekend, was cyclist for the 1st place female pro, and he rode his Greenway cruiser that he rides with his wife on easy paved or dirt paths.
2021-09-27 8:34 PM
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That said, it was the fastest half marathon I've ever done!

What's funny is the pros I followed ended up in my "rode with" group on Strava. LOL
2021-09-28 9:26 AM
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Originally posted by mtnbikerchk Well Choo didn't cancel the swim. I'm waiting for official reports but the times I saw were about 20 minutes faster than usual on the swim so I think that's "normal" for Choo. And the weather looked perfect. **sigh** you know damn well if I sign up for it again it'll be hotter than $&^* and the water will be slower than usual. **grumble**notbitter**Grumble**

I was both happy for and angry that they had such perfect weather!! I've been reading a lot of the post-race FB posts which always make me think I want to do another IM. For the last 3 years I've been able to ignore those thoughts, but today I realized that 2022 may be my last reasonable chance to do another.  It hit me like a ton of bricks that I am old!  Mainly, though I realized that my knee issues will not get better with time and a bunion i have is almost to the point of needing surgery. So, IF I want to actually try to complete an IM I am running out of time. Cue the sad violin music!




Well crap Phil just told me this morning that he's narrowed down 2022 to Chattanooga again or nothing.

I dunno Oregon70.3 sounds more fun. Robin tell me about that one!!
2021-09-28 9:41 AM
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Originally posted by amd723

Originally posted by mtnbikerchk Well Choo didn't cancel the swim. I'm waiting for official reports but the times I saw were about 20 minutes faster than usual on the swim so I think that's "normal" for Choo. And the weather looked perfect. **sigh** you know damn well if I sign up for it again it'll be hotter than $&^* and the water will be slower than usual. **grumble**notbitter**Grumble**

I was both happy for and angry that they had such perfect weather!! I've been reading a lot of the post-race FB posts which always make me think I want to do another IM. For the last 3 years I've been able to ignore those thoughts, but today I realized that 2022 may be my last reasonable chance to do another.  It hit me like a ton of bricks that I am old!  Mainly, though I realized that my knee issues will not get better with time and a bunion i have is almost to the point of needing surgery. So, IF I want to actually try to complete an IM I am running out of time. Cue the sad violin music!

Well crap Phil just told me this morning that he's narrowed down 2022 to Chattanooga again or nothing. I dunno Oregon70.3 sounds more fun. Robin tell me about that one!!

Cue 99 degree weather in Chattanooga on September 25, 2022...

2021-09-28 10:12 AM
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Welcome to Oregon! I'll probably do the race again unless things are really back to normal for travel (which I somehow doubt) and Mom wants to do a Canada or overseas trip at that time. It's a beautiful course, normally the weather is great that time of year (it was a bit hotter than usual this year), and hopefully they will iron out the swim start issues.

There actually DID end up being a morning clothes drop at the start (positioned maybe 300-400 yards away) although it had said in the online info there wouldn't be. Apparently they got pushback on that, set one up, and announced the change at the pre-race briefing the day before. Welcome news as otherwise they would have had thousands of discarded flip-flops.....It really was at least 1.2 miles (if not further) walk to the start, and I'm guessing a lot of people balked at doing it in throw-away shoes before a HIM. I'd just planned to sacrifice a very old pair of running shoes. So my guess is even if they don't have a special needs drop, you could put the glasses in a hard case and put them at the clothes drop, assuming you had another pair for the bike/run legs. I didn't see any vehicles at the start--it's off a bike path--so not sure how they would get special needs to T1 before the swimmers finish??


Thanks! I'm used to getting from the end of the swim to my bike without my glasses so I wasn't worried about getting them at the end of the swim. I was just worried about walking and standing around for so long not being able to see more than a foot in front of my face. I'll bring a pair of old glasses to put in the drop bag so if they get lost no big deal.

Randee, my husband's sister and her family live in Vancouver, WA so this seemed like a nice race to go to and visit family. A lot of my team mates have signed up for the race as well so I may have fallen to a bit of peer pressure, haha! I decided on a relay because who knows if my left limb will decide that running is allowed or not. I jokingly asked Tim if he wanted to do a relay and he jumped on that idea. He's done a marathon in every state so now he's trying to do a half mary in every state. This will knock off Oregon for him.



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Originally posted by amd723

Originally posted by mtnbikerchk Well Choo didn't cancel the swim. I'm waiting for official reports but the times I saw were about 20 minutes faster than usual on the swim so I think that's "normal" for Choo. And the weather looked perfect. **sigh** you know damn well if I sign up for it again it'll be hotter than $&^* and the water will be slower than usual. **grumble**notbitter**Grumble**

I was both happy for and angry that they had such perfect weather!! I've been reading a lot of the post-race FB posts which always make me think I want to do another IM. For the last 3 years I've been able to ignore those thoughts, but today I realized that 2022 may be my last reasonable chance to do another.  It hit me like a ton of bricks that I am old!  Mainly, though I realized that my knee issues will not get better with time and a bunion i have is almost to the point of needing surgery. So, IF I want to actually try to complete an IM I am running out of time. Cue the sad violin music!

Well crap Phil just told me this morning that he's narrowed down 2022 to Chattanooga again or nothing. I dunno Oregon70.3 sounds more fun. Robin tell me about that one!!

Cue 99 degree weather in Chattanooga on September 25, 2022...

True story.

2021-09-28 11:05 AM
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Randee, my husband's sister and her family live in Vancouver, WA so this seemed like a nice race to go to and visit family. A lot of my team mates have signed up for the race as well so I may have fallen to a bit of peer pressure, haha! I decided on a relay because who knows if my left limb will decide that running is allowed or not. I jokingly asked Tim if he wanted to do a relay and he jumped on that idea. He's done a marathon in every state so now he's trying to do a half mary in every state. This will knock off Oregon for him.




I think this is about to snowball quickly......

2020 was the first year, right? Did it sell out? I guess not many do these days.


And yes, Ann Marie and Janyne :D
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