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I Did It! Registration For My First Half Iron Triathlon :)

Friday, October 05, 2012

Order ID: C-0DRWRZL9
Event: Rev3 WI Dells 2013 - Half Rev
Participant: Robert Wadhams

I finally took the plunge and registered for the REV3 Series 70.3 in Wisconsin Dells.

1.2 swim, 56 miles on the bike, 13.1 miles on the run.

Race date August 11th, 2013.

This is a video recap of last years age group race

For anyone else interested in doing the event, here is a video preview of the bike course

As alot of you know, I have been tossing this around for some time. These last few bike rides, especially the last one convinced me that I am in shape enough to start training. All of my long rides would have put me WELL within the bike cutoff time for half distance 56 miles must be completed in 4hrs 20 min or less.

My stats for my long rides have been:
53 miles - 3hrs 30 min
42 miles - 2hrs 29 min
75 miles - 5hrs ... at mile 60 of this ride my time was 4hrs 5 min.

My open water swim time is about 45 min for a 1 mile swim, cut off is 1 hr 10 min for 1.2 miles and that is without any real serious swim training.

My run is about 3hrs for half marathon.

Granted, these times are not done all together but they do tell the story that I think it is time to set a goal and start training seriously, I have the basic fitness and it can only get better from here. What really got me thinking about doing this was how well I did on my 75 mile ride. I not only did the distance but I had my nutrition and pacing dialed in to the point that I maintained a 14.9 mph average pace over the entire 75 miles. Best yet, I had tons of energy after the ride and could have either gone further OR gone into a run....

I did something right...for a change :)

All of this has given me reason to believe that I have what it takes now to start training for this event.

Thanks for all of the support everyone....

Info from the Rev3 Website:
Cut Off Times
Swim Cut-off:
The swim cut off is 1:10:00 from start of the last swim wave.

Bike Cut-off:
You must finish the bike course within 5:30:00 following the start of your swim wave.

Run Cut-off:
8:30:00 from the start of the last swim wave.

Race Participant Info Packet (PDF)

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
LBLYKOWSKI 10/16/2012 12:55AM

    A big step and so excited for you!

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NVRDWN88 10/15/2012 8:25PM

    Can't wait to see how ya do...I want to do one next fall

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FORBANDE 10/13/2012 3:51PM

    Wow! Wow! Wow!! This is awesome!

You are right, your times are solid and training will allow you to work out the nutrition and rest necessary. I have zero doubts that you are a triathlete!


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KITHKINCAID 10/12/2012 3:07PM

    SOOO Exciting!!! Congrats on getting yourself registered!

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JMMACKIE 10/9/2012 9:38PM

    Way to go you! That's a long term goal for me! Right now I'm working up to a (hopeful) PR on a 1/2 marathon in the spring!

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MIPALADY23 10/9/2012 8:32PM


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KATHY_NATURELVR 10/8/2012 2:46PM

    Great job and good luck!

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BMCKEOW1 10/8/2012 12:56PM

    That's awesome way to go. It sounds so exciting.

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CHANGINGSAM 10/8/2012 11:22AM

    This is so exciting! You are going to do great!

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EBURGITE 10/8/2012 11:19AM


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COFFEELADY68 10/7/2012 11:18PM

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LINDAKAY228 10/7/2012 1:14PM

    How exciting for you! You certainly have each of the pieces in a good range, and have time to put them together in your training. I know you're going to rock it!

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SOCKITTOME 10/7/2012 6:17AM

    You are awesome and you are so going to nail this! Woot!!!

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NEWSTART127 10/7/2012 2:20AM

    How completely exciting!!! Your training times are already solid!
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DEENANATAF 10/7/2012 2:18AM

    This is great news. Best of luck.

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CATIATM 10/6/2012 10:38PM

    How exciting! emoticon

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SISTERDEAR 10/6/2012 10:03PM

    Way to go! How exciting for you!

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 10/6/2012 6:32PM

    YOU ROCK!!! WAY TO GO!!!!

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BASEBALLMOM410 10/6/2012 6:26PM

    So excited for you!! You're going to ROCK this! Can't wait to hear how your training goes. emoticon

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NANHBH 10/6/2012 5:00PM

    WOW, that's an intense race! Congrats on making the committment. It will be fun to read your progress over the next 10 months.
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PIXIEMOM13 10/6/2012 3:17PM

    So excited for you!
I think you are going to knock it out of the park!

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DOGDOC76 10/6/2012 3:14PM

    Good for you! I'm right there with ya- I just requested time off to run my very first 5K in January!! emoticon emoticon

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WORLDSERIES11 10/6/2012 1:18PM

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So excited for you!!! Look forward to hearing about your training!

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JERIBERI1 10/6/2012 12:49PM

    That's awesome!!!

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BUDRFLY31 10/6/2012 11:46AM

    Enjoy the journey, because it is not all about the destination. You have the courage to start the training and that is a huge step! It is absolutely doable!!! You must be so excited!

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KATHIC2 10/6/2012 9:44AM

  You are ready! I look forward to hearing all about your training.

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WE_PA_FIT 10/6/2012 9:05AM

    frickin awesome!

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BILL60 10/6/2012 9:01AM

    Happy that you took the plunge. Now, be smart and plan your training right. Really research it and don't forget to look up "Brother Friel".

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    Robert I am so happy for you. As long as you remind me closer to the date - I will be tracking you.

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AMANDAROX 10/6/2012 8:34AM

    You are definitely ready for this! Wisconsin Dells I'm sure will be a great venue too. Perhaps I should do it to ;)

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AUTUMNBRZ 10/6/2012 6:40AM


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LIVEDAILY 10/6/2012 6:18AM

Good for you!! I know you've been wanting to do this!! Train smart; you will do well!!

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123ELAINE456 10/6/2012 4:35AM

  AWESOME!!! You Can Do It!!! Follow Your Dreams!!! God Bless You and Have a Wonderful Week. Enjoy Your Day. Take Care.

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WONDERFUL2BME 10/6/2012 4:00AM

    I wll be near or at goal by then! I can't imagine doing what you are doing, but I will definitly be much more active when I don't have to carry another whole person around with me everywhere I go and everthing I do. It will be wonderful.

You have come so far. I bet you never dreamed you would be such an athlete when you were at your top weight. Look at you now.

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4RASCALS 10/6/2012 3:42AM

    AWESOME...Know that you can do it. Very excited for you, follow your dreams
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DIANER2014 10/6/2012 12:04AM

    Way to go! I am very excited for you! Good Luck! emoticon

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CORINA-MOMOF4 10/6/2012 12:03AM

    awesome!! I have my first full marathon in 15 days (did my first half in June - 2:02:27 was my ending time). My husband and I are getting road bikes for our 19th wedding anniversary (Dec) We are looking forward to starting duathlons. We are not swimmers, but would love to one day learn and do a tri... and maybe one day an ironman :)
Have fun training!!

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GOING-STRONG 10/5/2012 11:50PM

    I am VERY excited for you.... this is just awesome!


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GINA180847 10/5/2012 11:35PM

    Wow! I think this is so great and you can do it. If I tried this they would wheel me across the finish line in a coffin.

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_JODI404 10/5/2012 10:36PM

    I have all the confidence in you that you can totally ROCK this!!!

emoticon I'm so excited for you!!! This is big!!



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LMULLINS4LIFE 10/5/2012 10:33PM

    Wow. It sure does take some balls to do one sprint tri, completely skip over Olympic distance and go straight into HIM distance. Hm.

Well I wish you luck in your training planning - if you could get something consistent and focused going, that would be great.

70.3 is a distance that needs to be respected. I've seen some pretty rough stuff go on in that distance. I worry about you really getting hurt. But if you think you can...well, go for it.

Good luck, Robert.

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SARAWALKS 10/5/2012 10:31PM

    emoticon emoticon What a thrill this is going to be! emoticon emoticon

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LKEITHO 10/5/2012 10:10PM

    Wow! Good for you!

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FITFOODIE806 10/5/2012 10:07PM

    Wow wow wow! I am so excited for you. You certainly are ready. This is going to be a journey of a lifetime. It's gonna be so cool to read about your training. 70.3 wow wow wow!

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LOGOULD 10/5/2012 9:55PM

    No doubt that you can do it.....and you're going to do emoticon ! Those of us who have know you for any length of time already know that YOU, Robert Wadhams - ARE AN IRONMAN!!! No half about it! emoticon The emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon are definitely not all through!

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MAGGIE805 10/5/2012 9:35PM

    Wow! Way to go, Robert. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DANA564 10/5/2012 9:01PM

    WOW!! emoticon You are such an inspiration. Good luck with your training. You got this!! emoticon

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PURPLE180 10/5/2012 8:39PM

    Wow you have some GREAT stats. I am so happy for you. emoticon , I know you will ROCK IT!

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ROXYZMOM 10/5/2012 8:33PM

    Oh my goodness, where do I begin??? I watched the video and I am so excited for you!! You got this one! You will be ready. Your goal is realistic and I can't wait to read your blogs as you progress in your training. And, what a great role model you are to your family! They must be so proud!

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