I thought I read somewhere that the water temp was 52 degrees at the 2010 IMSG. I have Reynaud's Disease, so that cold of a water temperature worries me. I am also not a good swimmer, so I spend a…Continue
"Update: I signed up for the TriChamps/e3Trivolution camp. I am hoping seeing the course will make the impending race a little more real and I will spend less time skipping workouts to deal with my business. Work can just suck the life out of you…"
"I've been lurking, but I'll sign off this group now. Amy, I will be rooting for perfect weather and a calm swim for you!:-) I was on the fence about doing this race and then The road racer Hubby planned to do Tour of the Gila. St.…"
"Are TriChamps and e3Trivolution the same camp? Looks exactly the same from the descriptions.
I'm considering a camp to just see the area. I live at 7,200 feet and train between 6K-10K, so the altitude isn't a concern for me. (Just means I…"
"I think the waves/wind in 2012 were just downright dangerous. I don't think they would have held a swim if that mess started earlier. I also think they were extremely lucky that nobody drowned. As I swam (using that term loosely- more like…"
"Good question, Steve. My impression is that the run course was and still is pretty flat throughout. So, I don't think that changed much. Mentally, I'd rather run along a nice lake and just have a change in scenery with an out and back…"
"Greetings from New Mexico! I am really looking forward to a great race in such a pretty place. Nice to see a few familiar names here from the IMSG group. Has this been posted here already, about the run course…"
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"I don't do much of a taper because I have been in a 15 year taper. :-) I go have fun with a nice catered training day. I'm gunning for that eventual 85-90 age group win by attrition. I did this race in 2008 (really untrained on that one-…"
"Did a short tri today in my hometown! Weird bike, swim, run format because we have no open water, so it is a pool swim. I was slow as usual and had fun. My short tri pace is the same as my Ironman pace after 20 years of tris and no motivation to do…"
"The results book is clearly screwy. I have no idea why I'm there as a DNF and others are not. My husband told me that he counted at least 200 bikes left in transition when he stopped counting.
It has taken me this long to realize why the medic…"
"Are the athlete numbers really those who check in? Last year, I was registered and had to pull the same week of the race when I came down with pneumonia race week. I am sure they already had all my stuff printed and made. Some number of people also…"
"Hi Mike- Thank you for your perspective. I do not live near any bodies of water and pretty much never swim in open water with the exception of races. My last open water swim was at IMOO in 2008, since I had a couple of years off for illness and…"
"I'm sorry, Amy! I don't know that they allowed anyone to continue on "officially". I didn't hear directly from anyone who did. I was thinking about you when I realized my day was over and had hoped you'd made it.…"
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I have done tris since 1992 for fun. I have a Ph.D. in chemistry and, by the strange twists and turns of life, I have "retired" from my previous life and founded/own a pet supplies store named Pet Pangaea.
My Tri Story:
I lost count of the number of triathlons that I've done over the last 18 years. Well over 50. I am really slow, but I always have a great time and enjoy the race experience. I have always done tris for fun. I am a little crazy- I did IMOO in 2008 without training! Its hard to make enough time to train and run the business. 2009 was the only year I didn't do a tri since 1992- I had abdominal surgery in Dec. of 2008 to remove a large tumor and then had a baby girl. I planned on doing IM St. George in 2011. Unfortunately, I am a life-long, severe asthmatic and I got really sick all winter and it went into my lungs. I couldn't oxygenate my blood and was admitted to the hospital for a bit to avoid death. Glad to say that I did and I made it to the IM St. George in 2012. I showed up and battled through the crazy swim conditions to just miss the cutoff. I was very happy to finish IMWI in 2012.
Toeing the line is always a privilege. Finishing is amazing.
Age grouper, I'm a repeat finisher!
Long course (or approx 140.6 mi/225.3km)
My key race for 2013
IM Lake Tahoe
My best race was...
IMOO 2008- I was really slow, but I didn't have time to train for the race that year (and I had some health issues). I decided to show up, anyway, and thought I'd have to quit at some point. I didn't! I felt fantastic at the end and enjoyed the whole day. It was a magical day.
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So far Ironman Lake Tahoe is the only event I've signed up for too. Motivation is always an issue for me. I just keep thinking about how it is when the event rolls around and I haven't done the proper training. I think a tri camp at Tahoe will really get you oriented. It's a really neat venue. I've been there several times visiting. I do know that Lake Tahoe is really cold even in September. I am sorry to hear that your neuro problems are getting worse. It would be nice to know exactly what you're dealing with. I have a lot of confidence in the Mayo Clinic, but it never hurts to get a second or even a third opinion. You have the right attitude. Just keep on doing what you love as long as you can. I hope your training goes well. I'm envious about the tri camp.
I had a bout with the flu around the new year. That took me out for a couple of weeks. Otherwise things have been pretty good. The training has been pretty consistent since then. I'm doing about seven to twelve hours per week depending on my work schedule at this time. I am concentrating on the running to see if I can pick up a little speed. What races are you considering this year?
How are things going? I saw you listed on the Ironman St. George 70.3 page. I was thinking about signing up, but by the time I made up my mind it was full. That's coming up pretty soon now. How has your training been this year?
Hi Cyndi, Congrats on your Ironman Wisconsin finish!!! Way to go! I am signed up for IMLT. I'm not sure how things are going to work out by September of 2013, but figured I get in while I could and see how things shake out by then. For one reason or another I haven't been very successful making it to the start line the past couple of IMs I've signed up for. It should be a great race in a very nice area. I'm really looking forward to it as well. Good luck in your preparation...
Cyndi, You were there at the start line. You had the courage to step up to the line on the toughest Ironman. There aren't many who have done that. There will be more Ironmans to challenge. Have you decided which event you might want to do next year?