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IM Alaska

kjrunninkjrunnin Member, Rooster Endurance Member, Level 2 Supporter

Anyone contemplating tackling this next year?


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    MartinMartin Member, Rooster Endurance Member
    edited August 11

    I'm buying a Lotto 6/49 ticket, if that's what you mean. Would be a pretty amazing experience.

    AaronWebsteyCraig_D
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    kjrunninkjrunnin Member, Rooster Endurance Member, Level 2 Supporter

    So, so tempted. I think the swim will be cold, the bike will be amazing, and the run... well, there are worse places to go for a very long walk, right?

    StruangMartinAaronWebsteyJames LangeTad_M

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    RashRash Member

    attacking bears and moose should help keep folks motivated.

    StruangMartinAaronWebsteyJames LangeTad_M
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    kjrunninkjrunnin Member, Rooster Endurance Member, Level 2 Supporter

    I guess I will add trying to outbike/run wildlife to my training then!

    M_WareAaronWebsteyTad_M

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    StruangStruang Member, POTM

    @kjrunnin said:
    So, so tempted. I think the swim will be cold, the bike will be amazing, and the run... well, there are worse places to go for a very long walk, right?

    This is exactly what was tempting me. Just can't currently get insured to travel for it, so not dropping that much money on an event I might not be able to do.

    AaronWebstey
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    kjrunninkjrunnin Member, Rooster Endurance Member, Level 2 Supporter
    edited August 17

    @Struang said:

    This is exactly what was tempting me. Just can't currently get insured to travel for it, so not dropping that much money on an event I might not be able to do.

    Yeah, I sure hope it's a different world next year. I can't enter US through a land border right now but can fly in. Looked up return flights from Vancouver to Juneau... about $1200, and there's nothing direct. Or drive across the border and fly from Seattle and it's $335 return for a 2.5h nonstop flight on Alaska Airlines, who don't charge a bike fee.

    *Edited to add: I signed up anyway.

    MartinStruangTad_MJames LangeAaronWebsteywchevron

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    James LangeJames Lange Member, Rooster Endurance Member

    I'm excited for you @kjrunnin, it's going to be an epic race!

    kjrunninAaronWebstey


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    Brew_TriBrew_Tri Member, Rooster Endurance Member

    Props to anyone heading up there! Pretty sure its raining like 225 days a year there so pray for a clear day! Interested to see how the alaskans treat the racers and the other way around. Make sure you stop at Alaskan Brewery!

    M_Ware
    Yay Sports! :#
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    kjrunninkjrunnin Member, Rooster Endurance Member, Level 2 Supporter

    There is a livecam on Auke Lake (swim, T1/T2, finish line) and I've been checking it daily since I discovered it existed. Today it is the first time that it has not been raining!

    I am no stranger to an IM in torrential rain, having survived the monsoon that was Ironman Canada 2015. But I really hope it's not like that. Especially since I talked 2 friends who did IMC 2015 with me to also sign up for Alaska. =)

    As for the brewery... challenge accepted!

    StruangM_WareMartinJames LangeAaronWebsteyBrew_Tri

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