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Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Warner Robins, GA
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All: Thanks for the replies so far. I really appreciate your hints and tips. I realize I have a few months and many workouts to sort things out but here's some questions I have been pondering:
Gu vs Gatorade. At the aid stations for the bike course they will have gatorade available. I'm trying to decide if I should stick with GU and water or just drink gatorade or would a combination of the two make better sense? Perhaps GU's for first half of ride and then gatorade on 2nd half? Or does it even matter
RugbyToTri: Good point about swim/bike bricks. I hadn't even considered doing any of those. I can see the importance of doing them though. We kind of do them when we (I train with two coworkers) ride our bikes to the pool, swim, and then ride back to work.
cjbruin: I'm interested in any tips you have to offer. One of the guys I'm training with is a 2x Ironman Florida finisher; however, I realize training is a pretty individual thing and what works for him may not work for me. My weakest event is the run so any advice in that area is especially appreciated.
MHR: Congrats on your accomplishments! This half IM started out just as a challenge between us in the office and now it has evolved into the first step in a long journey. After doing the half IM in June I have my sights set on doing another half IM in October down in FL. Next year I want to run a marathon on April 1st (my 45th birthday) and then complete a full IM (either Ironman FL or Great Floridian)
It's going to be an interesting adventure!