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2014-08-12 4:19 PM
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Subject: RE: Ironman 70.3 Silverman : Official Thread
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Water level issues looking worse   lake mead

Flew over it this weekend and even from 35K feet you could see evidence of the receding waterline.




bummer! Do you think they might move the swim course somewhere? where they had the WC?

I wondered the same thing with the low water levels. How long of a run would we have to do to get from the edge of the lake to T1 with the water so low?


2014-08-15 12:06 PM
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Subject: RE: Ironman 70.3 Silverman : Official Thread
With over 4000 ft of elevation gain anyone thinking of riding their roadie vs TT?
2014-08-15 12:08 PM
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Subject: RE: Ironman 70.3 Silverman : Official Thread
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Originally posted by dondie

Originally posted by ChrisM

Water level issues looking worse   lake mead

Flew over it this weekend and even from 35K feet you could see evidence of the receding waterline.




bummer! Do you think they might move the swim course somewhere? where they had the WC?

I wondered the same thing with the low water levels. How long of a run would we have to do to get from the edge of the lake to T1 with the water so low?


i hope not too far. we need our legs for the hilly course
2014-08-15 12:10 PM
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Subject: RE: Ironman 70.3 Silverman : Official Thread
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With over 4000 ft of elevation gain anyone thinking of riding their roadie vs TT?


i'm bringing my TT with 12-28 cassette
2014-08-15 1:10 PM
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Are you bringing a standard or a compact upfront? If you have a compact, then there is really just a single 0.6 mile stretch of the 6% grade where you might be able to utilize your 34-28 gearing. The rest of the course tops out at the 4% grade where a 34-25 should be sufficient.

2014-08-15 1:34 PM
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Subject: RE: Ironman 70.3 Silverman : Official Thread
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Are you bringing a standard or a compact upfront? If you have a compact, then there is really just a single 0.6 mile stretch of the 6% grade where you might be able to utilize your 34-28 gearing. The rest of the course tops out at the 4% grade where a 34-25 should be sufficient.




ahh typo! i meant 12-25..(i also have an 11-28)..but i'm bringing my 12-25..


2014-08-15 1:35 PM
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Subject: RE: Ironman 70.3 Silverman : Official Thread

Originally posted by alex_korr

Are you bringing a standard or a compact upfront? If you have a compact, then there is really just a single 0.6 mile stretch of the 6% grade where you might be able to utilize your 34-28 gearing. The rest of the course tops out at the 4% grade where a 34-25 should be sufficient.

For me, compact and either just the 12-30 I have and have used for Canada, wildflower, etc. or maybe pick up an 11-28.  I spin out pretty quickly on the 50-12, but not sure a 50-11 is going to do much (I am also a wimp going downhill so not going to go much faster than 40)

Definitely a TT bike. 

Do they make compact shoes for the run now that you've ruined that for me??? 

2014-08-15 1:36 PM
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Subject: RE: Ironman 70.3 Silverman : Official Thread

Originally posted by dondie
Originally posted by buckeyeguy77
Originally posted by dondie
Originally posted by ChrisM

Water level issues looking worse   lake mead

Flew over it this weekend and even from 35K feet you could see evidence of the receding waterline.

bummer! Do you think they might move the swim course somewhere? where they had the WC?
I wondered the same thing with the low water levels. How long of a run would we have to do to get from the edge of the lake to T1 with the water so low?
i hope not too far. we need our legs for the hilly course

It's going to be a loooooooong way.  Under normal circumstances it's long, and every race I've done at Mead the way the parking is set up, the transitions are always long and narrow.  Then it's a bit of a climb out of the lake onto lakeshore. 

2014-08-15 1:37 PM
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Also, if you're on FB go to the Silverman page, Frank Lowery the RD is posting Qs and As, including shuttle info etc.

2014-08-15 1:55 PM
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Subject: RE: Ironman 70.3 Silverman : Official Thread

By the way, for those of you in the LA area, especially in the valley - here's a really good approximation of 1 loop of Silverman based on what I've been able to find on the web. It is a roughly 2.1 mile climb where you gain about 250 feet. It is also known as the flat section of the La Tuna climb. 

 

http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/505010726

2014-08-15 2:23 PM
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Subject: RE: Ironman 70.3 Silverman : Official Thread
Anyone have an idea of the predicted temp for race day?


2014-08-15 3:11 PM
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Originally posted by R-Star Anyone have an idea of the predicted temp for race day?

Historical should be mid 80s

Could be 100s

Could be 70s

2014-08-15 4:00 PM
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Subject: RE: Ironman 70.3 Silverman : Official Thread
Originally posted by alex_korr

By the way, for those of you in the LA area, especially in the valley - here's a really good approximation of 1 loop of Silverman based on what I've been able to find on the web. It is a roughly 2.1 mile climb where you gain about 250 feet. It is also known as the flat section of the La Tuna climb. 

 

http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/505010726




i ride La Tuna every now and then but i don't run it..thanks for the info!
2014-08-15 4:03 PM
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Subject: RE: Ironman 70.3 Silverman : Official Thread
Originally posted by ChrisM

Also, if you're on FB go to the Silverman page, Frank Lowery the RD is posting Qs and As, including shuttle info etc.




thanks! lots of info about race day!
2014-08-15 4:07 PM
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Subject: RE: Ironman 70.3 Silverman : Official Thread
Originally posted by ChrisM

Originally posted by alex_korr

Are you bringing a standard or a compact upfront? If you have a compact, then there is really just a single 0.6 mile stretch of the 6% grade where you might be able to utilize your 34-28 gearing. The rest of the course tops out at the 4% grade where a 34-25 should be sufficient.

For me, compact and either just the 12-30 I have and have used for Canada, wildflower, etc. or maybe pick up an 11-28.  I spin out pretty quickly on the 50-12, but not sure a 50-11 is going to do much (I am also a wimp going downhill so not going to go much faster than 40)

Definitely a TT bike. 

Do they make compact shoes for the run now that you've ruined that for me??? 




yeah, i hardly use my 11.. i like high cadence to save my legs for the run..i think a 12 should be fine..
2014-08-15 5:30 PM
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Subject: RE: Ironman 70.3 Silverman : Official Thread
Originally posted by dondie

Originally posted by ChrisM

Originally posted by alex_korr

Are you bringing a standard or a compact upfront? If you have a compact, then there is really just a single 0.6 mile stretch of the 6% grade where you might be able to utilize your 34-28 gearing. The rest of the course tops out at the 4% grade where a 34-25 should be sufficient.

For me, compact and either just the 12-30 I have and have used for Canada, wildflower, etc. or maybe pick up an 11-28.  I spin out pretty quickly on the 50-12, but not sure a 50-11 is going to do much (I am also a wimp going downhill so not going to go much faster than 40)

Definitely a TT bike. 

Do they make compact shoes for the run now that you've ruined that for me??? 




yeah, i hardly use my 11.. i like high cadence to save my legs for the run..i think a 12 should be fine..


For what it's worth, I am using TT with 50/36 front and 11-28 rear. should be more than enough for hills and don't plan on going faster than 40-42 mph downhill. Still looking for compact running shoes but no luck yet


2014-08-19 3:41 PM
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Subject: RE: Ironman 70.3 Silverman : Official Thread
Originally posted by StevenC

Originally posted by dondie

Originally posted by ChrisM

Originally posted by alex_korr

Are you bringing a standard or a compact upfront? If you have a compact, then there is really just a single 0.6 mile stretch of the 6% grade where you might be able to utilize your 34-28 gearing. The rest of the course tops out at the 4% grade where a 34-25 should be sufficient.

For me, compact and either just the 12-30 I have and have used for Canada, wildflower, etc. or maybe pick up an 11-28.  I spin out pretty quickly on the 50-12, but not sure a 50-11 is going to do much (I am also a wimp going downhill so not going to go much faster than 40)

Definitely a TT bike. 

Do they make compact shoes for the run now that you've ruined that for me??? 




yeah, i hardly use my 11.. i like high cadence to save my legs for the run..i think a 12 should be fine..


For what it's worth, I am using TT with 50/36 front and 11-28 rear. should be more than enough for hills and don't plan on going faster than 40-42 mph downhill. Still looking for compact running shoes but no luck yet


You should be fine with that setup.

2014-08-19 3:42 PM
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Subject: RE: Ironman 70.3 Silverman : Official Thread
Is anyone bringing their wetsuits?

2014-08-19 3:58 PM
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Subject: RE: Ironman 70.3 Silverman : Official Thread

I am definitely bringing one, unless they disallow wetsuits altogether due to the water temps.

2014-08-19 5:45 PM
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Subject: RE: Ironman 70.3 Silverman : Official Thread

Originally posted by dondie Is anyone bringing their wetsuits?

Definitely

I'm calling it now, it will be wetsuit legal     But actually wouldn't mind if it wasn't (would prefer it in fact, but it's unlikely IME at Mead)

2014-08-19 7:58 PM
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Subject: RE: Ironman 70.3 Silverman : Official Thread
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Originally posted by dondie Is anyone bringing their wetsuits?

Definitely

I'm calling it now, it will be wetsuit legal     But actually wouldn't mind if it wasn't (would prefer it in fact, but it's unlikely IME at Mead)




Yeah, i guess i'll just bring one, just in case..


2014-08-21 6:31 PM
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Subject: RE: Ironman 70.3 Silverman : Official Thread
Good info, thanks everyone!

I'm getting close to peak hours on my training plan and feeling a lot more confident about doing this one. It's my first 70.3!

People flying in, how are you getting your bike there? I'm thinking I'm going to ship mine to the hotel but not 100% on that yet!

We are staying at the M Resort. It's about 6 miles from the finish, but I love the pool there so it'll be great for the night before and the night of, then we are headed to the Wynn for the rest of the week!
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