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2014-01-07 8:13 AM
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Are you on any particular plan on Trainer Road? Or just trying to pick workouts of the right duration and with endurance or sweet spot power targets?


I just finished the first Sweet Spot plan. I'll start one of the HIM plans for Raleigh at the end of January (I forget which week I need to start) so between now and then I am working on the second sweet spot plan.

I like the sweet spot because I can get a solid chunk of work in in an hour but I'm never trashed so I can still get through my other workouts/work all day.


2014-03-02 7:41 PM
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Did anyone do this race in 2013 and have a .gpx of the bike course that they'd be willing to share?
2014-03-04 7:16 AM
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Looking forward to 2nd year of IMRaleigh 70.3. Have not swam since about August...gonna need to work on that soon

By the way, I've kept a log of water temps at Jordan lake for the past few years, and we're tracking a few degrees below 2013 and 2012 at present with this wacky winter we've had. i would like vindication on my poor decision NOT to take my wetsuit with me race morning last year, leaving it in my trunk at T2

The run course will be a nice change. The first part is the same up to Gorman Street, where you turn around and head back downtown, turning around at Davie Street (within sight of the finish ). Then hammer it back out Hillsborough for round 2.

I thoroughly enjoyed the bike course, and hope to again. Reminder that the 2nd half is a wee bit harder than the first in terms of climb. Also, roads will be in a bit worse shape this year due to our fairly harsh winter. Still should be a great event! Fayetteville Street was rocking pretty hard last year.





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2014-03-06 9:58 AM
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Subject: RE: Ironman 70.3 Raleigh : Official Thread
Finally extracted the entry list from a pdf into Excel. In looking at AGs, here's what I'm seeing:

1002 total females
F under 30: 117 (11.7%)
F30-34: 141 (14.1%)
F35-39: 201 (20%)
F40-44: 229 (23%)
F45-49: 154 (15.4%)
F50+: 129 (12.9%)

Average age: 40.6

1809 total males
M under 30: 190 (10.5%)
M30-34: 245 (13.5%)
M35-39: 306 (17%)
M40-44: 405 (22.3%)
M45-49: 314 (17.4%)
M50+: 309 (17.1%)

Average age: 41.6

2811 total entry records for 2014

For 2013:
2643 entry records
2013 female average age: 40.1
2013 male average age: 41.8
2014-03-06 12:02 PM
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Subject: RE: Ironman 70.3 Raleigh : Official Thread

Originally posted by fgump Looking forward to 2nd year of IMRaleigh 70.3. Have not swam since about August...gonna need to work on that soon By the way, I've kept a log of water temps at Jordan lake for the past few years, and we're tracking a few degrees below 2013 and 2012 at present with this wacky winter we've had. i would like vindication on my poor decision NOT to take my wetsuit with me race morning last year, leaving it in my trunk at T2 The run course will be a nice change. The first part is the same up to Gorman Street, where you turn around and head back downtown, turning around at Davie Street (within sight of the finish ). Then hammer it back out Hillsborough for round 2. I thoroughly enjoyed the bike course, and hope to again. Reminder that the 2nd half is a wee bit harder than the first in terms of climb. Also, roads will be in a bit worse shape this year due to our fairly harsh winter. Still should be a great event! Fayetteville Street was rocking pretty hard last year.

 

fgump, last year I left my wetsuit in Virginia.  While it made logistics more simple, it did leave me in a lurch when they made the announcement on race morning that it was wetsuit legal.  That chart is pretty awesome.  I look forward to updates -- but regardless, I'll bring my wetsuit this year!

2014-03-07 11:43 AM
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Subject: RE: Ironman 70.3 Raleigh : Official Thread
Originally posted by fgump

Finally extracted the entry list from a pdf into Excel. In looking at AGs, here's what I'm seeing:

1002 total females
F under 30: 117 (11.7%)
F30-34: 141 (14.1%)
F35-39: 201 (20%)
F40-44: 229 (23%)
F45-49: 154 (15.4%)
F50+: 129 (12.9%)

Average age: 40.6

1809 total males
M under 30: 190 (10.5%)
M30-34: 245 (13.5%)
M35-39: 306 (17%)
M40-44: 405 (22.3%)
M45-49: 314 (17.4%)
M50+: 309 (17.1%)

Average age: 41.6

2811 total entry records for 2014

For 2013:
2643 entry records
2013 female average age: 40.1
2013 male average age: 41.8


I see that you grouped all of us under 30 into one. thanks for that!!


2014-03-09 8:06 PM
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At 10%, it became like splitting hairs. However, I will further dissect if you wish.
2014-03-11 1:08 PM
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Just giving you a hard time.
2014-03-14 6:28 AM
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Can I get a list of hotels (cheaper the better) walking distance from the trolley that takes athletes to T1 in the morning? Thanks.
2014-03-14 7:32 AM
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Define "walking distance".......

IMHO, the only 2 hotels within walking distance to T2 (where the buses pick you up to take you to T1) are the Marriott and the Sheraton. These are not cheap options by any means, and from what I hear, they are both sold out at this point.
2014-03-14 7:29 PM
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Are athletes allowed to drive to T2 and park until after the race to catch the bus?


2014-03-15 2:57 PM
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Everyone (well almost) will park at T2/Downtown. Plenty of parking near T2/Finish Line. There is very limited parking at a remote lot about 5 miles from T1. Busses will transport athletes from both T2 and the remote lot to T1. Absolutely no parking at T1/Swim start. The road will be closed 1.4 miles from the venue and only staff and busses will get in. Thanks. Brian Myrick
2014-03-19 8:58 AM
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Oops: 2 months, 1 week and 6 days till race day. Anyone ready? I am not close...
2014-04-01 10:33 AM
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Going to Raleigh this weekend for a wedding. Will be up there Friday to Sunday. Im supposed to do a big brick on Saturday but didn't want to lug the trainer (boring). Anyone riding the 70.3 course this weekend or know of a good 50-60mile course that is cyclist friendly? Is the 70.3 course cyclist friendly? I hate riding unknown territory by myself without knowing something about the road traffic etc. Thanks.
2014-04-06 7:43 PM
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So I rode the part of the course on Saturday. Drove to the swim start / T1 at vista point (great area). It was breezy and a little choppy but nothing major and I didn't swim. Left from there and rode first 30 miles of course then turned around and came back. It was a nice course that traversed the lake, had some rollers, rolled through some pine forests and overall felt very much like augusta course. There were a ton of cyclists out. No major climbing, several 3% grades of rollers. Lots of time in the aerobars. Had to create a detour on a portion of pea ridge when it crosses over hwy 1, there was a crew completely repaving the bridge. I backtracked and took elam church rd instead and I found out why they are redoing it. That bridge over hwy 1 looked like it had taken artillery damage from afar. Overall a great route, and I can only hope the weather was similar (not holding my breath...probably 15 degrees hotter race day).
2014-04-09 2:55 PM
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Good news on the road conditions...Sunset Lake Road is being repaved. This was a pretty rough section last year, and my wife reported last night that it is being repaved around Holly Springs. That is a good thing. Also, I just read another post that the bridge over US1 on Pea Ridge is being repaved. I'm hoping they'll extend that new asphalt on down towards Moncure...


2014-04-09 3:45 PM
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Great news!!!!

Anyone got a water temp update?
2014-04-09 7:47 PM
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Great news!!!!

Anyone got a water temp update?
I'll post my graph tomorrow...it's on my work pc.

Go here for current day:
http://epec.saw.usace.army.mil/bejrept.txt

Go here for historical data:
http://epec.saw.usace.army.mil/dss180j.txt
2014-04-10 12:36 PM
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Subject: RE: Ironman 70.3 Raleigh : Official Thread
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Originally posted by japarker24

Great news!!!!

Anyone got a water temp update?
I'll post my graph tomorrow...it's on my work pc.

Go here for current day:
http://epec.saw.usace.army.mil/bejrept.txt

Go here for historical data:
http://epec.saw.usace.army.mil/dss180j.txt


We're running right at even with last year's temps at the same time. I'm going to go with not-legal at this point.

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2014-04-15 8:13 AM
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Anyone else feeling like its coming up quick or maybe I'm just already feeling some nerves for my first 1/2? Only a month before the taper starts for me(I could use another month)!
2014-04-15 9:32 AM
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Yeah, another month of training seems right (I mean, another month AFTER the coming month!). I am happy-ish with swimming, OK on the run (for me) but feel vastly underprepared for the ride. I love the wetsuit discussions...for those of us who did this race last year it is kinda comical to even try to predict it given that the water mysteriously dropped like 4 degrees on race day morning! :-) Prepare for everything :-)


2014-04-15 9:34 AM
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No matter what......bring your wetsuit!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2014-04-15 1:45 PM
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Good news on the road conditions...Sunset Lake Road is being repaved. This was a pretty rough section last year, and my wife reported last night that it is being repaved around Holly Springs. That is a good thing. Also, I just read another post that the bridge over US1 on Pea Ridge is being repaved. I'm hoping they'll extend that new asphalt on down towards Moncure...


I can confirm NEW PAVEMENT on Sunset Lake AND Pea Ridge from the bridge over 4-lane US1 down to Moncure (Old US1). It will be smooth sailing!!
2014-04-18 12:13 PM
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No matter what......bring your wetsuit!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Yep, this is a lesson learned from last year! The RD said at the Athete's Meeting that the, "only way the race would be wetsuit legal would be if a truck full of ice fell in the lake." Well, I guess it happened since they found it to be wetsuit legal that morning.
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