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Anyone know the date for the Lake Stevens 70.3 Tri for next year?


2012-08-25 10:43 PM
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July 14th is the date I know of. Not sure how to officially confirm that, remember the date because the wife and I have sorting out our races and holiday plans for next summer.
2012-10-08 1:31 PM
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Sunday July 21, 2013

I might do this one again but got to see how I feel after IMCDA this year. 

2012-11-01 1:21 PM
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Thanks.  Looks like they've updated their web page.  Same day as Seafair Tri so that will split some folks. 
2012-11-01 3:53 PM
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Also the same day as Chelanman.  Nice, 3 good tri's on the same date!

2012-11-08 4:01 PM
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And the Tiger Tri!! I will be doing Lake Stevens 70.3 however. My first HIM. Gonna be good!


2012-11-08 10:52 PM
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Depending on how quickly my feet heal up, I may do LS70.3 again as my only race this year. I figure I can focus on that race rather than doing it as a make up for Boise I should be able to break 5 hours. I need about 17 minutes but now that I understand how tough the bike course is (lots of hills) and the need to keep my feet healthy by not running 2 HM (Boise's HIM and Sea RnR) within 30 days of Lake Stevens should help my legs stay fresh for the race. Otherwise it will be lots of shorter races with an olympic or two.
2012-11-09 3:39 PM
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Looking at doing my first HIM next year and have narrowed it down to Lake Stevens or Chelanman. Any opinions on which is the better event?

It doesn't sound like Lake Stevens typically sells out,  how about Chelanman? Do I need to sign up now?

2012-11-09 4:39 PM
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Wert - 2012-11-09 1:39 PM

Looking at doing my first HIM next year and have narrowed it down to Lake Stevens or Chelanman. Any opinions on which is the better event?

It doesn't sound like Lake Stevens typically sells out,  how about Chelanman? Do I need to sign up now?

I know that the Olympic distance at Chelanman sells out but I don't think the Half does.

I don't know if you can say one is better than the other as they are both good races but have some pretty big differences.  Chelanman is much more low key.  It is very well organized but has a small, local race flavor to it.  There are quite a few race reports for both of these races.  Maybe that will help decide.

2012-11-11 10:42 AM
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I am still torn between which of the races I want to do next year, however I am leaning towards Lake Stevens. I am looking forward to completing a HIM next year 

 

Hope everyone is doing well. I am on business trip to Melbourne AU and just about to head out for a run. At least there are several nice parks around the hotel though everything is flat.

I am going to miss the WA hills -- Not!!

2012-11-13 11:36 AM
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Any excuse to get to Chelan is a WIN....even the HIM.    It's a tough course, too, on the bike....with less evil local drivers.  My vote is Chelan.  Wait, was this a vote?  Hmm.


2012-11-16 10:56 AM
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Hey everybody, I need some help.  I am thinking of considering this race this year (Still can't fully decide) and I was wondering if people could point me to some resources.

I have 2 children:  6 yr old daughter and 4 year old son.  My daughter enjoys going to races.  My son could care less.  He actually gets bored really easily at them and it is difficult for him to "care".

We usually do the Ocean Shores race because there is family and a place to stay comfortably out there.  A house, lunch, TV, place to nap, etc.  With Lake Stevens, it would be driving the family up there in the morning of the race and driving back after the race.  This leaves us with no "Child" resources for 6 hours.

Are there things to do in Lake Stevens that would keep kids occupied in that area for 6-7 hours? I don't mean "a playground"...as my children are at the age where that keeps them busy for 45 minutes and then it is boring.  Are there any things like movie theatres or childrens' museums or anything in the area that would help keep my wife sane?  It is important to note that they will be up at 4 in the morning with me and grumpy by 9AM. Grumpy and idle time are not good.

Ideally seeing the race should be fun, but my boy just really doesn't care, which makes it hard on mom.  Since they are sacrificing something to be there, I really want to make sure they are taken care of.

Does Lake Stevens have things for this, or should I stick with the Ocean Shores race?

2012-11-16 4:22 PM
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Living just a mile from the start/finish, I can tell you there isn't much to do in Lake Stevens at any time!! Don't get me wrong, it's a beautiful area and we absolutely love living here, but there honestly is not much to do in terms of what you are seeking, especially for kids on a Sunday.  Everett is about 10 miles away to the west and has a lot of parks, swimming pool, malls, theatre, restaurant, childrens museum etc, but again given that race day is a Sunday, the options may be limited.

6+ hours with small kids in Lake Stevens on a Sunday is going to be a long day...IMO.

Good luck with whatever race you pick.

Cheers!

2012-11-17 8:56 AM
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S- my wife will be in the same boat. Perhaps they could ride out together later in the day to catch the end. B
2012-12-12 4:04 PM
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I'm curious to see bike data from other riders who did last years course... My garmin (not known for being terribly accurate at elevation) said 3700' of climbing rather than the aproximately 2300' that the course map suggests...

2012-12-12 4:08 PM
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Most of the strava segments I found were in the low-mid 3000's also.


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PeteDin206 - 2012-11-08 8:52 PM Depending on how quickly my feet heal up, I may do LS70.3 again as my only race this year. I figure I can focus on that race rather than doing it as a make up for Boise I should be able to break 5 hours. I need about 17 minutes but now that I understand how tough the bike course is (lots of hills) and the need to keep my feet healthy by not running 2 HM (Boise's HIM and Sea RnR) within 30 days of Lake Stevens should help my legs stay fresh for the race. Otherwise it will be lots of shorter races with an olympic or two.

I think you could break the 5 hour mark. I am thinking about doing it again this year but with IMCDA 4 weeks before I am not sure I would be able to get better than I did last year.  I really liked the bike course and the swim was great too. The run I felt was too boring and they could of done something better with the run being that close to the water but maybe the roads just wouldn't allow for a better run.  

But hopefully if I do do it the roads will be dry this coming year . Wet roads and going fast = scary moments.

2013-01-12 10:29 PM
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Hi.  A friend has asked me to enter Lake Stevens 70.3 with him this year.  It will be my first HIM so I was thinking I would like to do a local Olympic in June (Oliver, B.C.) to see how well I do there before I commit to Lake Stevens.

Can you tell me how likely is Lake Stevens to sell out by mid-June?

In reading the Lake Stevens threads I was able to find here I also learned there is Lake Chelan about the same time so I was wondering if it might be a decent option as well.  I've read a few race reports from both races and both sound pretty good.

I'd appreciate any info that will help me make up my mind.

2013-01-13 2:30 PM
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I don't believe it sold out last year at all...
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Chelanman is awesome for kids.  We have taken our son every time, and he loves playing in the park and lake right there near transition, as well as watching the race.  Also, the kids' tri on Sunday is very fun.  If you can get a room at the Best Western right there at the race site, it's so easy.  They have an indoor and outdoor pool, bbq grills as well.  If the hotel is full now, they always have cancellations, just keep checking back.
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