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2010-10-04 4:18 PM

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Subject: Guess I'd better learn how to spell and pronounce "Ochsner"

I just pushed the "send" button.  I'm "in" Ochsner IM 70.3 in New Orleans, next April.

Maybe I'm numb.  But, I was WAY more scared when I hit the send for my first sprint.

I know Ransick's looking at this race.  Anyone else?  I start my journey, tomorrow, to get my swimming ready.  Pretty sure my indoor trainer will ship, tomorrow, also.

No turnin' back!Laughing



2010-10-04 4:20 PM
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I grew up there. Osh-ner.  Easy does it.

Anyway, that race is on my bucket list. I've heard such great things. 
2010-10-04 4:21 PM
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good luck man!
I have no doubt you will own this thing like you did with your HM.
2010-10-04 4:27 PM
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Slidell4life - 2010-10-04 4:20 PM I grew up there. Osh-ner.  Easy does it.

Anyway, that race is on my bucket list. I've heard such great things. 


That's how the native's pronounce it, but you should hear how they butcher most other words.

Correct pronunciation is oks-ner.
2010-10-05 8:26 PM
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nc452010 - 2010-10-04 4:18 PM

I just pushed the "send" button.  I'm "in" Ochsner IM 70.3 in New Orleans, next April.

Maybe I'm numb.  But, I was WAY more scared when I hit the send for my first sprint.

I know Ransick's looking at this race.  Anyone else?  I start my journey, tomorrow, to get my swimming ready.  Pretty sure my indoor trainer will ship, tomorrow, also.

No turnin' back!Laughing



I'm in Jeff.  Time to get my plan together. 

I'll see you there!

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2010-10-05 8:33 PM
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Awesome.  I'm sure we'll be talking!



2010-10-05 9:36 PM
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My self and several training friends from Minnesota are planning on making the trek south.  See ya there.
2010-10-05 9:45 PM
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2010-10-05 11:26 PM
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I'm planning to do it as my IM CDA tuneup - it will be HIM #2 for me. Looking forward to a flat course at sea level. There is a race group thread up and running.
2010-10-06 6:14 AM
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I'm assuming this is your first HIM?  I'm doing my first in June...I will be totally checking your logs to follow your training journey!
2010-10-06 9:07 AM
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congrats on signing up.. quite a few people from my area in Texas have done that race and give it outstanding praise. 

the race will be great.

Get training so you will be also


2010-10-06 9:17 AM
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I think the only thing you'll need to be careful about is selecting the right pre-race "hydration".  Post race shouldn't be an issue though.  Should be a great race with an awesome finish location!
2010-10-06 9:21 AM
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Probably see you there.  Will be my 2nd HIM and it was my first HIM.  As for the pronunciation just say NOLA and you are set (at least it works for me).  BTW make sure to spend a day or two in New Orleans afterwards to enjoy the city.  Bourbon street is a fun thing to experience but probably not before a HIM.  I spent last night on Bourbon street so I have first hand knowledge!
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