Ironman Arizona 2012

Ford Ironman Arizona, set in Tempe, Arizona, kicks off with a single-loop swim in Tempe Town Lake, followed by a challenging bike course through the Sonoran Desert and finishes with a spectator-friendly run around Tempe Town Lake and Papago Park.

November 18, 2012

Website: http://ironmanarizona.com/
Location: Tempe Town Lake
Members: 82
Latest Activity: Apr 17, 2013

Discussion Forum

Meeting opp before/after race??

Started by Ron Hill. Last reply by Ron Hill Nov 16, 2012. 4 Replies

Anyone interested in meeting at some point before/after the race?  I won't get to Tempe in time to set anything up official, but the dinner is a good pick.  Lunch on Fri/Sat would also work.  I know…Continue

IM AZ website for live athlete tracking?

Started by Anne-Marie Alderson. Last reply by Skip Slade Nov 14, 2012. 1 Reply

Does anyone know where athlete tracking will be available online for Sunday's race?  Will it be linked at www.ironmanlive.com?  (Need to provide my…Continue

Help Inspire Others - Film Project

Started by Jeff Colburn. Last reply by Tom Foy Nov 7, 2012. 4 Replies

We are producing a documentary that will follow beginners on their journey to complete their first full distance triathlon at Ironman Arizona 2012.  We are looking for those willing to share their…Continue

Training distances: Ironman Arizona 2012

Started by Judianne Lange. Last reply by Fabian Nov 5, 2012. 23 Replies

Just want to ask what kinds of distances are peope training right now,  when do you plan to peak and at what distance... Thanks!Continue

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Comment by Jolie McTavish on March 21, 2012 at 8:19pm

Hi all, just joined...Bill, you know me already!

Comment by Bill Percival on March 12, 2012 at 9:07am

Anyone else from the Carolinas on this board planning to do AZIM12?

Comment by Thomas OReilly on March 12, 2012 at 12:01am

Karen, Sorry - I am not sure of the wind speed - but I can say it was very strong today. I work in the area of the bike course and today it was very strong. For all future rides I will check the wind speed and add that to my posts. Thanks for the heads up.

The winds were the strongest on the Beeline Hwy - heading NORTH from Gilbert road to the turn around at SHEA. Check out the course map(http://ironmanarizona.com/course/bike/) - for a bonus that is where the elevation gain of the ride is also.

Oh yeah - before I forget - we had to keep an eye out for the roaming packs of wild dogs along McDowell Road - heading eat and west thru the Indian Reservation. On the outbound portion of the ride a group of 10-12 dogs crossed the 4 lane road right in front of us. YIKES!!!

Comment by Karen on March 11, 2012 at 6:44pm

Thomas - do you know how many mph those head winds were? And how many miles did you fight the wind during the loop? ~Thanks.

Comment by Thomas OReilly on March 11, 2012 at 3:53pm

Awesome day.

Rode 1 loop of the IMAZ bike course today with 2 buddies. WOW - serious head wind today. That made for a great tail wind for the return. Planning on hitting the bike course for practice, at least 1 time per month before November. Smile.

Comment by Thomas OReilly on March 10, 2012 at 5:56pm

Kevin - Check with these guys...

TriSports - http://shop.trisports.com/

Monday-Saturday: 10am-6pm
Sunday: Closed
4495 S. Coach Drive
Tucson, AZ, 85714

Comment by Lorie Dixon on March 4, 2012 at 1:32pm

@Stuart ~ I was a marathoner turned triathlon-er.  Will never turn back!  You will love the sport!

Comment by Stuart (Quadrathon) on March 4, 2012 at 11:02am

Just joined the group, Hi! I come from a pretty solid running background; marathon's and even a few ultras. I got convinced to try Tri's this year and was told IMAZ was a good place to start...here goes!

Comment by Ron Hill on February 22, 2012 at 12:45pm

@Kevin, there a few rides in Tucson that mimic the IMAZ course.  Roughly same distance and grade changes, just a bit more elevation changes along the way.  I should be available on the 11th if you can't make it to Phoenix.  Ron

Comment by Thomas OReilly on February 19, 2012 at 8:36pm

Kevin, I live in the Phoenix area and just rode the IMAZ bike course today. I would be up for a ride on March 11th. I have another buddy that could join us. Talk to you soon, Thomas


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