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    I'm In!

    I mashed the button on Placid.
    After processing fees, less than $5 short of $500
    I wonder where that money goes

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    you mean it wasn't full? that surprises me
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    Placid has been full for weeks, i dont understand.

    Are you sure you dont mean KY?

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    I had one of those non-obligation form numbers from standing in line, back when I was up in the north country. I actually found the money and signed up on the 27th (the final day according to the form.)



    And I'm not blurring out my name or nothing on that registration confirmation. You all make sure to look up my time after the race. And I'll be honest about my race goal also. One person said I should aim just to finish, but I really want to go to Kona.
    Last edited by special; 08-29-07 at 05:43 PM.

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    I would read this:
    I would read this.

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    Is this your first time?
    trust me, aim to finish, esp. in lake placid.
    That is a hard, very competitve ( I know they all are) race.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cibai View Post
    I would read this:
    I would read this.
    This is a great thread!! My own personal goal is to complete a 70.3 by age 45. I want cross the line running. And finish sub 7hrs. Righ now this is a dream, but I've got 3 years to work on it. Right now as we speak the only part of my game that could possibly comply to this is the bike. I haven't swam a timed lap in decades, and a current time of 30 mins in a 5k SUCKS!! But, all that said it is still my goal and telling you all that serves only to motivate me to complete it.

    I may not be 20 anymore, but I should be able to get back some of the form of my youth, when all these things came relatively easy. Wish me luck or tell me "No F'n way" both are welcome motivation!!
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    tourist, if you've got 3 years, sub 7 is totally doable.
    I bet you could do sub 7 next year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dogpound View Post
    tourist, if you've got 3 years, sub 7 is totally doable.
    I bet you could do sub 7 next year.
    Well then I'll shoot for a sub 6 then. That's 45 min swim, 3 hr ride, 10 min miles. Doesn't sound bad on paper!!
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    Sorry for the Hijack BTW.
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    3 years? Unless you're morbidly obese right now I'd be aiming sub 5. Just for a bit of perspective, I did my first HIM Aug 12th on 4 months of serious training, dropping from 205lbs to 185lbs in the process. I finished in 5:49. That's literally straight from the couch too.

    Special, best of luck to you, but i would bet the house you don't make Kona the first few times out. Not a knock against you, and you might be some freak of nature, but i knew career tri guys that are lightning fast and still dont qualify. Placid is arguably the toughest IM course anywhere with all those hills....and no matter how fast you are, even the experienced guys will tell you that the first order of business is always just finishing.

    Im doing wisconsin in 08, and will be entering the Kona lottery. If i luck out and get a spot, Wis will be my qualifying race.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flak View Post
    dropping from 205lbs to 185lbs in the process. I finished in 5:49. That's literally straight from the couch too.
    I'm currently 250lbs and when I was in "shape" I fluxed between 215 and 230, depending on the pizza and beer intake. I trained to run in forever. When I do a 5k now it hurts a lot. I can ride with a 17-20 mph group for about 25-30 miles depending on terrain. A solo effort for 50 miles would produce 15-16 mph avg. Lord know if I can still swim a lick. The big thing for me is gonna be the mental aspect and the endurance. My endurance currently BLOWS!! But your words are an inspiration. So what's a good goal time for an Olympic next year?
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    I think if you train seriously, you can go sub 3. I train with a guy who is 225 and he went sub 3 in his first oly this year. He was obviously heavier when he started training too, probably close to 250 if i had to guess.

    Run lots this coming winter, and find a local group ride once a week in the spring and try and go with the guys slightly faster than you. You'll get dropped, but they'll make you faster until you can keep up. I went from a solo 18mph average to a 21mph average this summer doing the same thing.

    My rule of thumb: train with guys that rip your legs off. It'll hurt like hell, but you WILL get faster

    Good luck!

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    Thanks Flak.

    Special, good luck in Placid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flak View Post
    I think if you train seriously, you can go sub 3. I train with a guy who is 225 and he went sub 3 in his first oly this year. He was obviously heavier when he started training too, probably close to 250 if i had to guess.

    Run lots this coming winter, and find a local group ride once a week in the spring and try and go with the guys slightly faster than you. You'll get dropped, but they'll make you faster until you can keep up. I went from a solo 18mph average to a 21mph average this summer doing the same thing.

    My rule of thumb: train with guys that rip your legs off. It'll hurt like hell, but you WILL get faster

    Good luck!
    Sub 3hrs in a HIM?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tourist View Post
    So what's a good goal time for an Olympic next year?
    ^^

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    Quote Originally Posted by cibai View Post
    Sub 3hrs in a HIM?
    Oly .... Olympic Distance

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    ahh, I missed that post.

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    It depends on the course, but sub 3 is very doable for just about anyone with at least 4 months to prep.

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    I was up in Lake Placid last week and went out and rode the ironman course. Fun ride, did one loop out of two. Be prepared for some climbing. I think it would be a tough bike leg in the middle of an ironman. Good luck!

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    Do you spend much time in the 'Dacks? Thats where I wish I was right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by special View Post
    Do you spend much time in the 'Dacks? Thats where I wish I was right now.
    No, in fact it was the first time back since the 70s! I grew up on LI but had never been to Lake Placid. I loved the town. Much nicer to me than the Lake George area. Lots of active stuff to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flak View Post
    3 years? Unless you're morbidly obese right now I'd be aiming sub 5. Just for a bit of perspective, I did my first HIM Aug 12th on 4 months of serious training, dropping from 205lbs to 185lbs in the process. I finished in 5:49. That's literally straight from the couch too.

    Special, best of luck to you, but i would bet the house you don't make Kona the first few times out. Not a knock against you, and you might be some freak of nature, but i knew career tri guys that are lightning fast and still dont qualify. Placid is arguably the toughest IM course anywhere with all those hills....and no matter how fast you are, even the experienced guys will tell you that the first order of business is always just finishing.

    Im doing wisconsin in 08, and will be entering the Kona lottery. If i luck out and get a spot, Wis will be my qualifying race.

    Having done both, I would actually say Moo is harder than LP. Yes, there are big climbs in LP, but in MOO, it's rolling all the time, you never really get to climb and you never really get to enjoy the down hills.
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