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2014-01-09 4:37 PM
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Originally posted by MikeMeade08 Really? I'm still most deffinitely on the fence here...Whistler is a hilly, hilly course, but maybe Tahoe is, too? Dunno. That being said, there may be a best-of-both worlds solution out there...

Agree with the other poster.  You're not climbing the Alpe d'Huez or anything.  Aero trumps weight on every IM race in N. America.

The climbing at Whistler is not all that sustained with the exception of the 20 miles back from Pemberton to Whistler.  Remember that Whistler to Pemberton is basically 20 miles downhill, followed by a 35 mile flat TT.

IM Canada held the crown as the hardest N. American IM bike course after they nerfed the Cabo course.  That title was very short lived as the Tahoe course was even harder than Whistler.

Ditto to all that



2014-01-09 9:09 PM
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Hello all.  I'm in!  This will be my 3rd IM.  I volunteered in the med tent last year and told them the only way that they will see me next race is if they come out and see me.  

 I'm also interested in gear as I will be looking to purchase a new bike this year.  Thoughts or suggestions?

Happy training everyone!

I'll have to look for you out there.  I was looking at your 2012 splits -- very close to mine.  In fact, I "passed" you in T2 for a 40 second lead and then you beat me on the run by a couple minutes

 

Sounds like a challenge  

This is what I need to push me through my training!  I had issues on the run in 2012 that I didn't have in 2010.  Lessons learnt for 2014.  

Happy training!

2014-02-05 10:38 AM
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This thread's been way too quiet. Anyone with any interesting training updates?

Interesting that this race still isn't sold out. Beautiful setting, great time of year, challenging course... what more could you ask for? I'm sure if it was flat, it would have sold out in minutes!
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Originally posted by Patrick EInteresting that this race still isn't sold out. Beautiful setting, great time of year, challenging course... what more could you ask for? I'm sure if it was flat, it would have sold out in minutes!
Coeur d'Alene hasn't sold out either. I hope Whistler sells out soon or I might do something stupid like signing up for Whistler 4 weeks after I do Coeur d'Alene.



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2014-02-15 8:35 PM
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Originally posted by Patrick EInteresting that this race still isn't sold out. Beautiful setting, great time of year, challenging course... what more could you ask for? I'm sure if it was flat, it would have sold out in minutes!
Coeur d'Alene hasn't sold out either. I hope Whistler sells out soon or I might do something stupid like signing up for Whistler 4 weeks after I do Coeur d'Alene.

In fairness, CdA probably caps their # of participants too high, which is why they changed the swim.  And people up north have to train in some bad weather for a June race.  But Whistler I'm a bit surprised.  I guess they're splitting some of the participants with Penticton.

2014-03-03 3:27 PM
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This will be my first IM. I can't wait. Went 4:55 at Lake Stevens last year on pretty limited training (4.25 hours per week average) I'll be averaging 12-13 between now and Whistler with a couple weeks up into the 15-18 hour range. Hopefully I can put some solid numbers up but the finish is obviously the most important goal.


2014-03-03 6:30 PM
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I am in looking forward to it. A lot different then North Carolina, but I thoroughly enjoyed CDA in 2012 so I choose Whistler to see and race.
2014-03-25 7:38 PM
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Hey all! It's getting to be that time!! How's everyone's training going so far?
2014-03-28 4:27 PM
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Hi Everyone,
This will be my 3rd IM, all in Canada. Loved Whistler last year and looking forward to beating those hills again!!

I am sort of surprised it is not sold out yet, kind of thinking it may not. Seems quite a few races aren't selling out this year.

2014-03-31 9:21 AM
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YAY!!!! SOOOO glad y'all are gonna be there with me!
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Is it time to start swimming?


I've been running a ton and my bike has started to ramp up pretty well also. I'm lucky enough to have a small swimming background (swam a 32 and 33 min in 70.3 on less then 25 swim workouts in 2012 and 2013) so I've been putting it off as long as I can to really focus on the run. My bike power has been good and I'm definitely ahead of where I was last year at this time. I've also been putting in 2-2.5x the run mileage and that will continue to increase slowly.


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