We will be providing 7 group training opportunities in Louisville in the spring/summer of 2012. Three of these will be weekend opportunities although you can pick and choose what part (swim/bike/run) you wish to participate in.
These are "participate at your own risk" trainings. We will be riding the Ironman Louisville bike course on roads that are open to vehicular traffic. All participants will sign a release waiver in order to participate.
Please RSVP for the trainings you plan to attend (along with the number in your party) by commenting below in this discussion. That will give us a good idea of the numbers we can expect so we have enough aid supplies, etc....
Plan to join us for one training or as many as you want. We'll all start out together and then break into self selected ride group cells typically with average speeds ranging from the low teens (13-14 mph) up to the low 20s (20-22 mph).
We stick to the starting times listed below so please plan to arrive 30 minutes in advance so you can set up your bike/gear and check in.
IRONMAN LOUISVILLE 2012 IAMTRI GROUP TRAINING DATES/WEEKENDS
IMKY 1 SAT, 05/12/12 9:00AM BIKE (60 & 80 MILE OPTIONS); BRICK RUN
IMKY 2 SAT, 05/26/12 9:00AM BIKE (60, 80 & 112); BRICK RUN
IMKY 3 SAT, 06/09/12 8AM SWIM**, 9:30AM BIKE (60, 80 & 112); BRICK RUN
IMKY 4* SAT, 06/30/12 8AM SWIM**, 9:30AM BIKE (60, 80 & 112)
SUN, 07/01/12 8AM RUN (9-13 MILE OPTIONS)
IMKY 5* SAT, 07/21/12 8AM SWIM**, 9:30AM BIKE (60, 80 & 112)
SUN, 07/22/12 8AM RUN (9-13 MILE OPTIONS)
IMKY 6* SAT, 07/28/12 8AM SWIM**, 9:30AM BIKE (60, 80 & 112)
SUN, 07/29/12 8AM RUN (9-13 MILE OPTIONS)
IMKY 7 SAT, 08/11/12 9AM TAPER RIDE (60, 70, 80 MILE OPTIONS)
* denote weekend trainings with swim & bike on Saturday and long run on Sunday morning
** swim sessions are 400-500m "out and backs" in channel behind Towhead Island (kayakers provided for safety of swimmers)
MEETING LOCATION; Yellow Lot on River Road which is 1/8 mile east of Tumbleweed's Restaurant (1201 River Road, Louisville, KY 40602) IMKY swim start is at Tumbleweeds. For our larger training rides we will provide an off duty police officer for vehicle safety at the Yellow Lot.
AID PROVIDED: 7 aid stops are provided along the 112 mile route serving water, Ironman Perform/Gatorade, Infinit, ice, bananas, oranges, energy bars, bagels, peanut butter (Sunscreen and other basic first aid supplies provided); SAG vehicle also available
HOTEL INFORMATION: We are working on getting some group discounts at area hotels for the training ride dates; More information on hotels to follow.
COST: $5 for swims; $10 for rides; $20 for full weekends; Partial proceeds donated to charity (Pay when you sign in at the Yellow Lot)
As of right now I would like to attend the 5/12, 6/9, and the 7/28-29 IMKY trainings. I will update you if I can not attend as the dates get closer. Do you know what pace the run will be?
We don't have one set pace. We'll have water stops out on the run course and a SAG vehicle if anyone needs a ride back. There ended up being 3-4 small groups that ended up finding different common comfortable paces and some folks who ran alone last year. It kind of all depends on who comes. But key point is you'll have good directions and we'll be out there for support.
Thanks for the quick reply. I just don't want to hold anybody back. This sounds like it will be very helpful and fun. Marty
You'll be fine. It is not all one group but splinters off. You'll likely find someone at or about your pace for the long runs.
I will be at the 5/12 (1), 5/26 (2) and the 7/28&7/29 (1) training sessions.
I will be at the following:
IMKY#1: 5/12 (bike & run)
IMKY#2: 5/26 (bike & run)
IMKY#3: 6/9 (swim & bike)
IMKY#5: 7/21 (swim & bike)
IMKY#5: 7/22 (run)
IMKY#6: 7/28 (swim, bike)
IMKY#6: 7/29 (run)
IMKY#7: 8/11 (taper ride)
Thanks for holding these events!
You bet John. Thanks for RSVPing to so many! They will really help you.
I will definitely join a couple of these -- and hopefully bring a few friends with me from Cincinnati. We'll be planning dates in March, but I'm leaning toward joining the 6/9 swim/bike/run and the 7/21-22 weekend. Sounds like great training for IMKY -- thanks for organizing!
I will be coming down from Wadsworth, Ohio to make some of these training sesisons. Can you recommend a reasonable hotel? I will give you my dates as soon as I can get them solidified. Thanks for setting this up.
I am working on trying to get some IAMTRI group discounts on several hotels for the training weekends. I hope to have something in the next week or so. I will post whatever I can work out. The closest hotel is a Ramada Inn off Zorn Avenue (about 3/4 miles from our meeting place). They have pretty reasonable rates. I would call it a 2.5 star facility. Again more to come.
Bob, I am in for May 26th, June 30th, July 28th 29th and possibly the friday taper sessions.. Cant wait! :)