Monday, June 16, 2008

Ironman CdA Spectators...

I know there are a bunch of folks who won't be in CdA that are watching and thinking good thoughts for us...so I thought I'd try and make it easier for ya.

First. On Sunday morning you'll want to go to IronmanLive. From that site you'll be able to watch a live feed from Coeur d'Alene. That feed has interviews with VIP's from the race (no, not Tacboy or Bigun...yes, hard to believe...) and usually shows views from the transition area or other parts of the course. The quality of this broadcast in terms of content and just plain old staying "up" is dubious at best. I've seen them do a fantastic job - Ironman Wisconsin for example, and a horrible job - like for the recent Ironman Arizona. The swim starts up at 7am local on Sunday morning - and that's really cool to watch - so try and tune in for that at least.

Second. On IronmanLive there will be a link to track an athlete. When you go there, you can enter in bib numbers or athlete's last names to get split times for various parts of the course. The quality of this feature is also troublesome - it is delayed, and sometimes it goes out, but you'll never know it. When it's not getting updated properly, you'd think your athlete has not yet, for example, transitioned from the bike to the run - when in actuality they are already out there pounding the pavement. So use the tool, but don't get worried if it gets late and people are not yet where you think they'd be.

Third. We'll do everything we can to keep you updated with our blogs. Hopefully we'll have internet access and have time to post while in CdA. There are at least 29 of us racing, with more of us bloggers there in support - so someones gonna be posting while all this is going on.

I thank everyone who has wished me luck and want to let you know that I appreciate your well wishes! It's nice to know that you'll be looking out for me on race day. Dad wanted me to post this dashboard view of the bike course just to see what we are up against out there. I hope I didn't miss anyone who's racing in my number's picture above!

It's getting close now.

19 comments:

Danielle in Iowa said...

Wow, that's a nice convenient post - now I don't have to go around searching for race numbers :-)

Wendy said...

Yes. What Danielle said! Thanks!

And, "Go, Bigun, Go!!!"

greyhound said...

**singing**

"I'm leeeeeaaaavin' on jet plane
don't know when I'll be back again"

Scottie said...

Great post Bigun !!!

Nancy Toby said...

Thanks for the list!! I'll be checking results when I return from the Philly Olympic!

ShirleyPerly said...

Oh, thank you! I am going to create a IM race status board with everyone listed at EnduranceSportsBar.com on Sunday so spectators can see how everyone is doing at a glance. Will try to update it every hour.

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TriBoomer said...

Awwwwwwwwwww'hell yah I'll be watching on IronmanLive.com

Too bad I couldn't make it to CdA as originally planned.

Stay tuned...

Kevin said...

Thanks for putting all the numbers together. Definitely makes it a little easier to track everyone. You definitely have the easiest number to remember of the bunch

Supalinds said...

You rock, thanks for making that list!

I would tell ya good luck, but I'll wait to do that in person.

21stCenturyMom said...

Y'all can look for the Dread Pirate Rackham and moiself in T2from 12 - 3 ready to slater you wtih sunscreen. We'll be there! Come to think of it - who the heck will be in there at noon? OH yea - THE PROS! And they do NOT stop for sunscreen. Come to think of it - I'm guessing there isn't a lot of AG action in T2 from noon to 3 so we'll see you out on the course!

The Clyde said...

Give 'em Hell Bigun.

In some ways, IM Sundays are more fun to me than the Superbowl....following everyone, etc, etc.

triguyjt said...

thanks for putting all the numbers up there bigun...

good luck to you..and to all the racers....

everyone race strong,finish strong...

Lana said...

Thanks, Bigun!!! Go gett'em, man!!

IronJenny said...

See you tomorrow!!!!

Ryan said...

I watched the video and couldn't figure out why there was so much blue showing....... Oh! Because you are going uphill!

Good luck.

Wil said...

Have a great time everyone!!!

Cody the Clydesdale said...

Good luck Big un. I'm rooting for you.

Anonymous said...

Best of luck!! Will be watching and rooting for ya