What's the dilly-o? There's a lot of us racing, isn't there a usual meet up?
Does anyone have knowledge on by-passing the insane international roaming charges?
When I went to Canada a few years ago I just called my cell service provider and for a slight charge they added Canada to my plan for the time I was travelling.
Text messaging! Always how I roll when I travel.
I'll be there, but not racing anymore. Just couldn't put it together this year. Not gonna lie, REALLY excited to be going and not racing :)
I'll be working in the merch tent instead of with Gatorade this year, but definitely there should be some kind of meet up. Morning swim anyone?
I will be there as well but not racing. My wife and I have volunteered to be Finish Line Catchers for the 7:30 - Midnight shift and then sign up the next day for next year ;-)
Good Luck in the race KitKat.
[quote=Clint-murphy]I will be there as well but not racing. My wife and I have volunteered to be Finish Line Catchers for the 7:30 - Midnight shift and then sign up the next day for next year ;-)
Good Luck in the race KitKat.[/quote]
Thanks, my goal is to be finished before your catching :D Shooting for a sub 7pm finish
[quote=Clint-murphy]I will be there as well but not racing. My wife and I have volunteered to be Finish Line Catchers for the 7:30 - Midnight shift and then sign up the next day for next year ;-)[/quote]
Assuming I actually finish this thing, I'll be in need of catching around that time... :)
Im up there as a volunteer as well. Dont worry kat I'll be there to "Catch you". Im on the 4:30 to 8:30 shift. See you around 6pm!
Hopefully I'll be finishing in the 5-7pm range.... So I may be needing a ctach :)
I'd be up for a meet, but we're staying at a timeshare in Kelowna (as an aside, i hope the roads/drive aren't going to be an issue with the fires), so it would have to be during the day Friday or Saturday for me during either registration or bike-check...
FIRES ARE NORTH of Kelowna presently but there could be newer ones anytime.
[url=http://www.drivebc.ca/details.jsp?eventId=-16548&district=]Roadworks delays schedule[/url]
I suggest meeting at the Peach on the Beach (swimstart) 9am Saturday am. Finish your swim before that if you can, then we might go two blocks South to Smith & Co. for coffee/snack and yak about the day, make plans etc.
I'll be going to the carbo dinner Friday evening and will fly a Trifuel flag on the table usually at the back by the door opposite the MC podium. Join me if you wish, space as available.
All right Canadians and Canadians to be for a few days. List your numbers so we can follow on-line
I'm hoping to finish before they start handing out glow sticks and chicken broth, other than that no hard goals.
I'm hearing the water is around 75 degrees right now. I've been on the fence about getting a sleeveless wetsuit so I have more options for racing. I always thought IMC had a cold swim, but I guess it has to do with the water turn over? Thinking the sleeveless may be more comfortable than the full due to water temp. Thoughts?
I'm down for a Trifuel practice swim, I can't promise more because I'll have both sides of our family with us so I'll be spending most of my non-training time hanging with them.
We'll have to make sure we all know what each other is racing in just in case we cross paths on the course. And the Trifuel volunteers will know us to cheer us on, or in KitKat and my case tell us to HTFU :)
Best of luck to you all. Will definitely follow on the web. When you're headed down the canyon and you just aren't sure your x-wing fighter can put the blast in that small hole, listen to the quiet voice in your head telling you to "use the force". Or HTFU or "looking strong" as you prefer.
You put in the time, now have fun! (easy for me to say as I've never done an IM)
Good luck all. May the PR's be plentiful.
[quote=zagfan]I'm hoping to finish before they start handing out glow sticks and chicken broth, other than that no hard goals.
We'll have to make sure we all know what each other is racing in just in case we cross paths on the course. And the Trifuel volunteers will know us to cheer us on, or in KitKat and my case tell us to HTFU :) [/quote]
The 2 times I have done it I have worn my sleeveless suit (all I have). At that temp I personally would get over heated. Both years it was right around 75 which is about normal.
Mike and I will be there cheering and volunteering as well (with Toni!) We are all heading up on Saturday so we will miss that meet up, but we can't wait to see everyone! I've never been to IMC, and it was Mike's first Ironman back in the day.
I think I'll be catching bikes for a while -- not sure yet though. And whatever I do will probably be with a Trifuel visor on ;)
ironman.ca is not yet showing bib numbers, Pancho.
Kylie, maybe you will be there to catch our P2SL, heh.
About 3:45pm I think, depending on winds, temp, smoke, the stars.. and who knows what.
How about dinner Saturday?
I know I will find Libor and he will have his Blackberry.
(if you wanna search my number whenever they post them)
I'd be up for that, would love to meet you guys! :)
I have sent PoC a message with our phone number (that will be with us in Canada). This should be a blast :)
[quote=zagfan]And the Trifuel volunteers will know us to cheer us on, or in KitKat and my case tell us to HTFU :) [/quote]
If I can get someone to tell me to HTFU I'll show my appreciation by sharing my ice cream at the finish line. My moma's going to have some waiting for me :) it's a finishing ritual.
Got it. can you register nicknames like "PoC" White?. I will be "Pancho Villa" What is HTFU?
I'm sure I'll be sporting my HTFU visor on race day so that I don't need to keep yelling it at you lazy bastards ;)
[quote=panchotri]Got it. can you register nicknames like "PoC" White?. I will be "Pancho Villa" What is HTFU?[/quote]
"Harden the f**k up!"
Best of luck to all you guys...participants and volunteers both!
HaHaHa! I watched the video clip in yubtube! HTFU Mates!! For the participants: I hope all your wishes come thru on August 30th. Buena Suerte and enjoy the race. For the volunteers: THANKS!
bon chance, y'all. kick a$$!!!
I'll be in the med tent from 4-8 running the walking wounded area. So while you are HTFU, also make sure you are hydrating like crazy so I don't see you in the med tent! I'd rather meet you all for coffee instead. ;)
Dinner Sat night sounds good. IM'ers pick the place so it's copesetic with your nutritional plan and then the time so you can get some good zzzz's in before the big day! Can't wait to cheer you all on !! It's gonna be a blast! And then signing up on Monday! 2010!
Gonna be a hot one
Trending toward 32C or so... google tells me that is 90F.
I sure hope that things change before then... it's been a cool summer here in Toronto, I've been training in the low 20's (low 70's F)! Very comfortable. :)
Race numbers are up!
#487 = me! :)
WAHHHHH I emailed them on Sunday and withdrew :(
[quote=brittda]WAHHHHH I emailed them on Sunday and withdrew :([/quote]
:( The leg?
Absence makes the heart grow fonder.
READY TO ROCK!!!!!
Can't believe we're almost there.
[quote=brittda]WAHHHHH I emailed them on Sunday and withdrew :([/quote] why?ruok
? 6 listed and 2 mates in IM Louisville. Going to be busy with live race updates for trifuel so you better put a good show out there!
[quote=KitKat][quote=brittda]WAHHHHH I emailed them on Sunday and withdrew :([/quote]
:( The leg?[/quote]
Yes and no---not the stress fracture--it healed. Immediately (like my 2nd run) I did something to my knee. Swelled up like a grapefruit. Waited a few weeks hoping it would get better, but no. So, went to the dr. he drained it and gave me a cortizone shot and told me no running for 2 weeks--so now up to last week :( It doesn't "hurt" per sae but now I can feel something in there. Doc said if it still bothered me I would need to get it scoped so they can clean it up, and I am still on the fence about it now. Running relatively pain free but there is still some pressure in there.
Ok stupid newbie Ironman questions...
- Bike aid stations are every 10 miles, right? What about mile 0? ie. when you get on your bike, should you have your own nutrition for the first 10 miles?
- How big are the Gatorade bottles they give out? Trying to determine how many I need to drink.
One year I forgot to put a water bottle on the bike before the start and when I left T1 I noticed it.
But the first ten miles is up main street through the crowds and then downhill mostly to McLean Creek road where there is an aid station before you climb that little hill and that first 10 goes by so quickly you don't even notice it. And I was so full of lake water anyway that I wasn't thirsty.
Plus it is cool and the road is shaded so I didn't feel any thirst but you can go ahead and put a used Gatorade bottle on your bike, washed and filled with water before the start, then toss it at aid stn. #1.
The G bottles are the standard size, what is it? 687ml?
Oh, man, I am SO EXCITED for everyone! Enjoy as much as you can and then cross the finish line and really go nuts!! As much as you can! GOOD LUCK!
Thanks PoC. I'm probably obsessing... OK I'm certainly obsessing... :)
GOOD LUCK you guys!!! Can't wait to read all the RRs and hear all the stories!
Good luck everyone!!
How's taper going for everyone? I've started the first stages of being bi-polar.
Let's see...I'm driving my wife crazing, I almost had a nervous break down trying to finalize my hydration setup, I wash my hands like I have OCD, I try to grab everything with a paper towel or my sleeve to stay away from germs, I have a complete packing list to include which bag I'm putting everything in (Anyone care to know how my Gatorade Endurance powder will spend its next week?), I snapped at my Mom when she asked "So, are you ready?", and I've got that bi-polar thing going on.
So yeah, taper is basically going as planned :) Can't wait to get up to Penticton!
Dude, you just made me feel "normal" - thank you :)
Spent the first week of tapering sick, the second on antibiotics... so yeah, it hasn't exactly gone as planned!!! Managed to get in my swims, but not as much biking/running as I'd have liked.
Ah well, probably for the best, I'd likely have overdone it. :)
Athlete Guide is now available
A pretty dry read... too many procedures and rules, I feel like I'm doing my taxes again.
I'm not feeling manic, I'm feeling depressed.
But that will change.
Wow, you guys are making me nervous.
I haven't even thought of packing, don't have a car rented yet, and am currently debating if I should go climbing on Friday with some friends in the area... I'm leaning towards no, but I think I'll be too wasted after the race to go climb..... And I've never climbed Skaha before....
My workouts are feeling great, smooth fast and strong, I'm sleeping well for the first time in what seems like months, I've been able to get on a regular diet again after going through a solid month of what felt like my life being dicated by always eating because I was always hungry. All that means is that I'll probably do horrible in my race :)
Just got into Penticton this afternoon, the family I'm renting the house from is great, the house itself is amazing, the locals are friendly and I got a 40 minute swim in Lake Skaha and the water was perfect! The lady at Papa John's actually asked me what my number was and then made the other guy remember it too so they could cheer for me. I'm starting to see why IMC sets itself above other IM's, my excitement for Sunday just got kicked up a notch.