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2014-10-24 1:47 PM
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Originally posted by DavidKSC I'm glad I have fun with this stuff and not a worrier about weather -  Is there any special beginner tri workout and meet up for this thread participants? I get in Wed early afternoon. IMFL Bib #2950

Yes David, We're meeting on the boardwalk behind the Boardwalk hotel each morning at 7:00 for a little swim.  As much or as little as you want.  Several of us have experienced this race and can help with sighting targets.   This is a really fun swim.  We usually go together.  Stopping to bob in the water and visit several times.  Some folks swim farther and others choose to swim out a little, across and back.

I'll be wearing a BT tri top.  Anyone you pick up is welcome to join us.

We often plan a lunch too.

It's a good place to find someone to ride a little with if you want. or to find someone to drive the bike course with.

Will you join us?



2014-10-24 2:06 PM
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Regarding goals, I just want to finish without hurting myself (permanently)  I have not been able to run for almost 7 weeks with a foot stress fracture..  The doc says I can run by race day.  Now here's a good idea:  Make your first run after an 8 week  layoff a marathon.

I'll have a nice little swim. 1:10-1:15 or so

Bike should be lovely 6.5 hours ~ 17 mph average including stops

Run is totally an unknown.  I'll walk the first 10 miles or so then try running.  If it hurts and it hurts the walking I can DNF at the turn-around.  If I can run some then I'll run/walk the last 1/2 .  It will be interesting.   Say hi when you go by (assuming that you're not already in front)

 

Just FYI here are temperatures, low-high (average) for PCB from 2000 - 2007  -- Temperatures averaged over the 7 day period containing the race.

Even if it gets pretty warm in the late afternoon the temps start to cool as soon as the sun starts to drop.  And it's usually pretty cool in the morning.

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Panama City Beach, Florida62-88 (75)37-82 (74)50-82 (76)54-84 (74)46-84 (76)46-81 (71)44-82 (71)53-82 (72)
2014-10-24 2:59 PM
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Looks like this will be the last year for the mass start swim at IMFL. They've announced they're going to a rolling start in 2015.
2014-10-24 4:08 PM
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Jasha-I'm in for the swim group on Thursday and Friday morning. This rookie is looking forward to the advice from you veterans.


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2014-10-24 5:06 PM
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Im in for swim at 7 AM Thursday and Friday, oh and Sat to LOL.


Today was last longer workout, 2 hr ride, 1 hr swim and 45 min run off the bike. Only two real workouts left, yeah.

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2014-10-24 5:28 PM
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Looking forward to swimming with everyone! And getting some good advice from the FL experts :-)

Weather is looking good!

Happy packing and tapering,

Alicia



2014-10-25 7:46 AM
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I too am looking forward to meeting you vets and fellow first timers at the swim.

This IM taper has been my biggest challenge - I will save the details but here's the headline:

My 3 week journey before IMFL: Family wedding - severe muscle cramp recovery - of all things, dog bite on run - family funeral shock ...

I am on drive to PA for the last part of this. Not looking forward to next 72 hrs or so. Just reinforcing IM is not just overcoming the physical but life hurdles that bombard us.

Praying for some normalcy when I get back to SC Monday night and prep/pack Tues for drive to PB Wed.

I feel fit and confident but have some tough stuff to battle through before the excitement - that I want to feel - is there.
David
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