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Ironman Augusta 70.3

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Comment by Aaron on September 21, 2010 at 9:13pm
James,
No problem, Don't forget to mark wetsuit before the race. I have seen people very upset when someone grabbed the wrong one.
Comment by Trey Whitley on September 20, 2010 at 2:38pm
James, mandatory bike check in Sat from 2 -8 pm. Don't forget that. You need to be there in time Sat to find a good spot on the rack have your bike dialed in as Aaron mentioned. You'll go back over early Sun Morning and get everything ready. When in T1 and T2, take your time. If this is your first HIM, slow down so you do not forget anything. Make sure to have your race number with you on the bike, and when you head out on the run, don't forget your nutrition. Run the 1st couple of miles a little slower. It may get hot Sun. You can then speed up as needed. A common mistake (I am very guilty of) is going out to hard on the run. It makes it hard to recover. If it's hot, poor cold water on your head and back as you go through the rest stops. You'll be glad miles 10 -13. Good luck and you'll do great.
Comment by Paul Peterson on September 20, 2010 at 2:04pm
Your wetsuit is left in T1 by your other stuff. Since T1 and T2 are in the same place at Augusta, your running stuff will be in T1 also. It will become your little, and I mean little area for the entire race.
Comment by James R. McMahon on September 20, 2010 at 1:51pm
Thanks, Aaron. another question. What happens to your wetsuit when you come out of the water? Is someone taking it, or are you leaving it in Transition?
Comment by John McGraw on September 20, 2010 at 1:41pm
Should be fine for wetsuit. Morning temps are below 76 but I would still keep an eye on things!
Comment by Brian on September 20, 2010 at 1:36pm
Wetsuit decision is usually made race morning when they get the water temperature.
Comment by Steven J Kuzma on September 20, 2010 at 1:22pm
When will decisions be made about wetsuits? I thought they had approved wetsuit use?
Comment by Aaron on September 20, 2010 at 1:03pm
James,
Every race is different, but usually body marking is not a problem and does not take that long, and then you have plenty of time to get ready in transition. Bring a flashlight or headlight just in case you don't have lights in your T area. Try and get your bike dialed in before you get to the race because I have seen long bike shop repair lines. Try and bring as little as you can in your tri bag, room can be tight and having only what you need will make your morning easier. Depending on how your transportation is to your hotel you may need a light pack. I have walked and rode miles to the race site.

During the race, T1 and T2 can get conjested. Be aware of you surronding so someone doesn't fall on top of you while mounting their bike. (This happened at my last HIM).

Good Luck
Comment by James R. McMahon on September 20, 2010 at 9:02am
As a novice HIM'er, I am not finding the Athlete Guide terribly helpful. Can anyone give me a idea of how Sunday is supposed to go as far as transition prep, what actually happens coming out of the water (with or w/o wetsuit), what to expect in T1 and T2?
Gracias.
Comment by Aaron on September 19, 2010 at 3:19pm
Look at the water temp trend here http://waterdata.usgs.gov/usa/nwis/uv?02197000 . If it keeps going up then no wetsuits for us. Keep an eye on it so you don't get disappointed.
 

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