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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:
ALDEBARANIAN 10/5/2012 8:20PM

    I am in awe. I could, perhaps do this if I had a motorboat and two cars.. Thank you for your inspiration.

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FIRECOM 10/5/2012 7:58PM

    I am humbled. I could not accomplish this in a year. HUZZA for you.

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ACTIVE_AT_60 10/5/2012 7:53PM

    Good decision. I don't see you have any problems meeting the cut off times given the time you have to train

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KAYLA0041 10/5/2012 7:43PM

    wow, rock on you! That's awesome!!

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SKIRNIR 10/5/2012 7:31PM

    Wow, I am still in awe. I will not be taking on those distances together any point soon. Never biked that far at one point yet, have walked that far and me and swimming. Uhhh, I would need swimming lessons, as I never mastered breathing. Wishing you the best. Will keep watching your blog as you train, etc. I hope it goes well for you.

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DR8561 10/5/2012 7:24PM

    That's great! Best of luck with the training. emoticon

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ONEKIDSMOM 10/5/2012 7:12PM

    I followed the link to the video of the age groupers... and y'know what? I don't think I'm up to a half, nor do I think I will be by next August, but I might just come as a spectator to see YOU! No giving up on your cheering section, y'hear? Wisconsin Dells is within a days drive of me!

Did I see there was an Olympic distance at the same event? Have to think about that one! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TAMMYINPA 10/5/2012 7:08PM

    Congratulations for making the commitment. You can do it. You've got lots of time to train. You can put your mind to it and do great.

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ALYSSAR2012 10/5/2012 7:06PM

    Good luck! That is awesome! Wish I had the guts to sign up for something like that. I am so not ready, haha.

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TYKXBOY 10/5/2012 7:03PM

    This is very exciting! And you can totally do this. You WILL do this! You got it.

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SMOOCHIESMOMMY2 10/5/2012 7:02PM

    That sounds great...good for you!

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ORODEO73 10/5/2012 6:55PM

    Good luck! emoticon

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LYNSEY723 10/5/2012 6:52PM

    I'm so excited for you!!! You will do amazing!

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