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2006-11-27 8:30 PM
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Ford Ironman 70.3 California . . .

yes . . . yes,

what are you looking at? are you one in , or just thinking? There are a few BT'ers registered. I am hoping you are one of us. It will be a grand time!!!!!!!!
2006-12-31 4:01 PM
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Yes, I'm in! Can't wait, this will be my fist HIM. I was talked into by a buddy and love the training. I can't wait to do it.
2007-02-04 1:55 PM
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This will be my first time racing California Ironman 70.3  I checked out the profiles on the website, but it so hard to tell since the distance is smushed down so much.  For anyone who has done this race before, how is the bike course?  I'm wondering about hills and road conditions (probability of getting flats, etc)
2007-02-05 7:13 PM
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My first time too, but check this out...  It's the same elevation profile but on a larger scale.  It's only 2800 feet of climbing over 56 miles, so it's not that bad.  I've been told one short steep hill, one longer less steep hill, and one longer less steep than the second.

http://www.routeslip.com/routes/14488

No idea re: road conditions, but a buddy got two flats last year (none of my other friends did though)

2007-02-20 7:34 AM
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39 days and counting down- Hows everyone doing?


2007-02-20 7:37 AM
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ROCKIN"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I cannot wait, this will be AWESOME!!!
2007-02-20 11:03 AM
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Training is going fine

Just completed a "Monster Week" and am now stepping back just a bit to a more sustainable volume. Feeling really good about my run just now (My Weakest Discipline). My bike is OK but I need a few more long rides but my swim is ready to go.

Plan on cranking up the intensity as the volume gets a bit lower with some good speedwork and plenty of brick workouts.

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2007-03-05 12:06 PM
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4 Weeks out, how is everyone doing with the training load:

Oh, and how long is your planned taper:

* 4 Weeks (Extreme Taper)
* 3 Weeks (A Comfortable default Option)
* 2 Weeks (A bit agressive but doable)
* 1 Week (OK, your right on the edge)
* 0 Weeks (Tapering is over-rated)
2007-03-05 12:09 PM
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Training is going well. Been doing a lot of brick workouts and have a few more Medium/Long brick workouts planned before taper starts.

Will be building volume again for the next couple of weeks and then head into a 2 week taper.

To answer my own question, I will be doing a 2 week taper. About 75% of peak volume the 1st week and 35% (Not counting the race) volume the final week. Hope to pick up the speed quite a bit in the final week and a half as I trade volume for some intensity.

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2007-03-09 5:03 PM
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Training going well, except for a short hiccup in the run training last week.  Hopefully not too umuch long term damage.  Some bricks, not a ton, but will do 4-5 shorter ones in the next three weeks (mine have all been of the long variety)

Tomorrow is alst long ride, Solvang Century, then 60 and 40 the next two weeks.  Probably run 7-10 Sunday, then 6-8, and 4-6 the next two weeks.  Swimming.  whatever.

It's funny,I was thinking back to my very first tri, and seriously wondering whether I could finish it.  I remember wondering whether I could ever run a 10K, or ride 100 miles.  Here I go attempting a half ironman.

I know anything can happen on race day, but there's no question in my mind I can finish it.  That gives me a lot of comfort.

It's just amazing to me as you push the outer edges of your experience and comfort, that those edges keep receding (even for a late bloomer such as myself)



2007-03-22 4:46 PM
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im in =) ...i havent posted on here pretty much ever...just use it for the race reports...i found the elevation map on ironmans website...but does anyone know if this course is truly as fast as it looks??? the swim times and run times are fasssst!
2007-03-22 4:51 PM
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http://www.nasports.com/compare/comparebike.php

there is the link for the bike course that i found if you guys overlooked it....looks pretty mellow...ive ridden pendleton the reverse way many times...i would say the race is going to be fast coming home for the run....
2007-03-22 6:00 PM
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If you go to motionbased.com and search for Oceanside half ironman, you they have that as well.  It's only about 2600 feet or of climbing, apparently 3 decent climbs and 3 roller sections.

Unfortunately, I'm told that traditionally coming back to T2 is about 10 miles of headwinds.  People that are racing find this a good area to pick people off that blew themselves up in the first 40 miles and got worked by the hills.  I'm just looking to get through it

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