"See y'all in 2012. I suffered an injury in PCB last Wednesday night and was unable to race. I will be ready to go and back with a vengeance next November! Looking forward to connecting in this group. --Kevin"
"@Ben & All: Ironman Live Race Alerts on Facebook: http://apps.facebook.com/ironmanalerts
Facebook had Ironman Alerts working for the Ironman World Championships. Hopefully they will load the database with Ironman Florida…"
"myathletelive.com offers a gps tracking device that you wear during bike and run. allows real time tracking and stats to all your friends during the race. Just the thought of my 300+ facebook friends checking up on me is the extra…"
"Andy - FYI, you won't be allowed to place your bike shoes on your bike or in the transition area. Per the Athletes Guide, page 8: Helmets and cyclingshoes MUST go into the athlete’s bike gear bag. Noloose gear will be allowed on the…"
"got laugh at the shoehorn as I always get "laughed" at for carrying a shoehorn in my transition bag at all my races. I leave my running shoes double knotted (have not graduated to the pull strings).
Great tips everyone, keep…"
"swim: spray Pam no stick on your self prior to getting in your wetsuit. makes getting in and out much easier. watch the last 2 buoys on the swim out and see which way the current is going. I volunteered last year and everyone…"
"I like the shoehorn idea. Also I have learned from longer distance races that if you have anything that needs to be put into something else, do it before you put it in your transition bags (ie if you are wearing a bike jersey on the bike go…"
"Best transition tip for the bike, especially with cold hands coming out of the water... buy yourself a cheap plastic shoehorn and have it tucked in one of your bike shoes. You will be amazed how fast you can get your bike shoes on with one of these…"
"Salt Water Swim: Consider applying a bit of Aquaphor or Vaseline on the lips... the salt water can be very "numbing" for the length of an Ironman Swim.
Stretch on the Bike: If you haven't figured this out by…"
The training is just about in the bank. But that doesn't mean you can't do things to shave time. If you've got a tip or a trick to get to the finish line quicker, something that's worked for you maybe, or just sound advice, post it here. Here's two:1. If you're going to grab sunscreen "on the fly," have the sunscreen volunteer put a big glob of it on your race number - it will not absorb. This way you can apply as you need to while moving.2. If you're using a race belt (or even if you're…See More
I teach physics and independent research at Woodward Academy and indoor cycling classes at LA Fitness.
My Tri Story:
I've always liked swimming, biking, and running - separately - but never put them together until 2002, when I did a local triathlon. I was told I would be hooked, but I wasn't. In 2009 I finished IM Florida, inspired by a good friend, and loved every minute of it. Hooked!