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Ironman Coeur D'Alene

If you plan on racing Ironman Couer D'Alene and want insider information or have information to share come join our group.

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IM Coeur d Alene invite

As of May 12th we have fourteen members in this group. Stay tuned as you are the first race and first group where we will try and create a little cohesiveness at Ironman Couer d Alene. I will be speaking at a couple nutrition clinics in Idaho and will invite you all to join me. Those who do will get a special gift. Stay tuned and I will post updates and details in the coming weeks.

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Comment by Robert Kunz on June 21, 2010 at 11:53am
Davie..Great IDEA to have the group meet up at IMCdA...I sincerely wish I could be there. Keep us informed here if you plan to get together and I will see if I can recruit one of our Pro's to come meet the group.
Comment by Robert Shypitka on April 12, 2010 at 6:09pm going to CDA again this year??
Comment by Robert Kunz on April 12, 2010 at 6:33am
If you don't want to buy a the head piece, I find two or three swim caps work.
Comment by Julie Dunkle on April 11, 2010 at 7:14am
David I wear the Zoot neoprine cap and it is great. As for booties...I have the Blue Seventy ones they the filled with water- and they are the smallest size and my feet are not tiny
Comment by Scottie Brown on April 10, 2010 at 8:15pm
Comment by Scottie Brown on April 10, 2010 at 8:14pm
I agree with Julie, I was there in 08' Yes it was very cold. Just head neoprene will work. The booties are just drag and will drive you nuts if they start falling off half way around. Just make sure you get in the water day before for sure, that way it will not be such a big shock race morning. Beside that, after you start the swim you will soon forget how cold the water is and worry more about full contact sport. If anyone is wanting to watch water temp here is a great website.
Comment by david berman on April 10, 2010 at 7:53pm
what cap and booties do people recommend? i am a real newbie at all of this. thanks,
Comment by Jon & Linda-Ann Newsome on April 9, 2010 at 2:42pm
Thank you Julie and Robert!!!
This is great information.
Cold water is always a concern and unfortunately I'm not getting a warm fuzzy knowing we will not being able to ride the course in advance.I really appreciate the comments!
Good luck at St George Julie and good luck Robert with your season...I hope we all meet up at CDA.
Comment by Julie Dunkle on April 9, 2010 at 2:20pm
I did IM CdA in 08 and 09. 08 was very cold...a hood is a necessity as for booties I do not recommend them- they slow you down and I tried all the ones on the market and they filled with water and were frankly more of a pain than help. A friend wore surfing booties and her feet were very warm but they were very difficult to get off. took 2 people pulling- so if T times are an issue then think about it. 09 the water was 60 and it was fine. Get in the water every day - the 1st day is the worst and with each day the shock of the cold wears off... splash water on your face before the start so when you put your face it you are not shocked.

I have done WI as well and the CdA is similar with steepness of climbs but there are more turns and more technical of a ride. Riding in and out of town you are aero and in a good rhythm but once you hit Hayden and the climbing it is technical you have to come our of the bars and you are braking due to sharp turns. Drive the course at least- as I recall there are something like 33 turns per loop- Good luck CdA is my favorite IM to date. Skipping it this year to go to St George
Comment by Robert Shypitka on April 9, 2010 at 1:29pm
Hi Linda and Jon.....last year the water temp was cool, but certainly not cold; if anything, I would say it was the perfect temp for racing. However, in 2008 it was extremely cold (booties and cap were a necessity), they even set up a heat tent for competitors after exiting the water. The only other thing about the swim is that it can be quite rough.....the winds seem to kick up early and the water gets quite choppy. Hope that helps, enjoy your training and I'll see you in CDA!!

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