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  1. MissPinkKate
    September 22, 2013

    Thanks for the report! Do you and your sister plan to stay together on the Ironman course?

    • Meghann
      September 22, 2013

      No, she’s a faster swimmer, so she’ll probably beat me out of the water by a good bit.

  2. Rebecca P.
    September 22, 2013

    Awesome ride, glad you had amazing volunteers and help! I did a ride this summer that was supposed to be 14 miles, but the volunteers and organization was awful and we ended up going 20 miles! Something I was completely unprepared for!
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  3. Sara @ LovingOnTheRun
    September 22, 2013

    Great job!! Even though you didn’t get the time you were hoping you finished and you had a great time with your sister! That is the most important part! You are going to do awesome in your ironman! I love following your training.
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  4. Lindsay
    September 22, 2013

    Are you planning any solo long bike rides? Seems like a concern if you’ve only done long training rides with someone else!

    • Courtney
      September 23, 2013

      Most of her long rides have been solo. Plus the IM courses are filled with other participants, you won’t have the same person the whole time, but there are always people on the course… so it shouldn’t be a concern.

  5. Michelle @ A Healthy Mrs
    September 22, 2013

    Amazing! Congrats on finishing your first 100 miler!
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  6. Kayla
    September 22, 2013

    This makes me totally want to do a century ride! Way to go!!
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  7. Megan (The Lyons’ Share)
    September 22, 2013

    Wow, you two are amazing!! And what nice volunteers!! I’m always amazed at how much solid food I can consume on the bike (especially since I have a super sensitive stomach when running). Congrats!!

  8. Mrs. Swan
    September 22, 2013

    Loved the recap!
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  9. Mary
    September 23, 2013

    Well done on your super-long bike ride! I’m sure you will make the cut-off on race day.
    It was a really nice day over here in England yesterday too and I saw loads of groups of cyclists out and about in their groups.
    I got really confused for a minute when on your map I read ‘Keep on the right side of the road’. I thought ‘Well that’s not safe at all!’ before realising that in America you do drive on the right hand side! Whoops!
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  10. Amanda
    September 23, 2013

    I can’t fathom being on a bike for that long! Your training is SO well rounded, I really admire your commitment to this 🙂

  11. Lisa
    September 23, 2013

    wow, you two are awesome!!! 🙂
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  12. Runner Girl Eats
    September 23, 2013

    100 miles and 8 hours?!? My butt is tired just thinking about that! You guys did great. I love reading your recaps and your realistic goals adn outlook. Very inspiring 🙂
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  13. Becky @ Olives n Wine
    September 23, 2013

    Way to go on the 100 miles! Regardless of break or times, that is incredible!! I bet it feels awesome to have that under your belt 🙂
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  14. egb
    September 23, 2013

    Congrats on your first 100 milers (sounds like there will definitely be more in your future)!!! Sounds like a great ride with even better volunteers!
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  15. Ashley (@FiddleDeeAsh)
    September 23, 2013

    Congratulations! Great volunteers really make a great event even better. You can just tell by your photos that you had a fun time. You’re going to do amazing at IM!
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  16. Brian J
    September 23, 2013

    Great Job on the Century. You said keep your stops to a minimum…are you talking about during the Ironman? Not many people stop at aid stations, only special needs.

    If you haven’t already, you might want to practice grabbing a water bottle and GUs, Bananas or Bonk Breakers while riding. It’ll come in handy.
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  17. Katie
    September 23, 2013

    I’m bummed you were working for IronGirl this weekend as I particpated in the Duathlon in Bloomington! But I am glad you got such a great ride! What a great way to get the mileage in and stay positive!
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  18. Beth
    September 23, 2013

    I’ve done two group rides like that & felt the same way. All very relaxed with a good vibe. You can absolutely make the bike cut off at IMFL. You got this Meghann!

  19. Sam Terry
    September 23, 2013

    Totally amazing and inspirational!! I have always been scared to try the 100miles but next time round I will give it a try..even if I don’t finish..I must just stop being such a perfectionist!!

    Have you ever traveled by bike? A few years back I got to Paris, bought a bike and rode my way to Versailles (Biiiiiig uphill leaving town) then took a train to Chartres and rode my way all along the Loire river, seeing a castle a day and camping in the teensy weensy camping grounds which were ridiculously cheap.. have I inspired you back? 🙂
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  20. CaitlinHTP
    September 23, 2013

    is that my old orlando airport course? man, i miss that a lot.
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  21. Nicole
    September 23, 2013

    Wow, congratulations on 100 miles!!!
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  22. Ashley
    September 23, 2013

    What an amazing ride! Sounds like you took advantage of a fun and exciting event — you have the right attitude (obviously). The IronMan will be different. You just spent over 7 hours on your bike — that is AWESOME training. Let’s not even talk physical — I doubt I’d have the MENTAL stamina to do that!

  23. Erin
    September 23, 2013

    My first thought after reading this…and your crotch isn’t sore at all?!?!?!?

  24. Emily
    September 23, 2013

    Congrats on finishing your first century! And only one flat tire from the group? That’s unheard of. The Good Biking Fairies were on your side this weekend!

  25. Sonia the Mexigarian
    September 23, 2013

    Congrats on the century!! Sounds like a lot of fun 🙂 Glad you all got to the finish safe and sound. Great volunteer support there!
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  26. Caroline
    September 23, 2013

    Congrats on finishing 100 miles. I can’t even imagine biking that far! OUCH! How’re you feeling today?
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  27. Jessica
    September 23, 2013

    It sounds like you had a really great time!
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  28. Shannon @ A Pinch of Ginger
    September 24, 2013

    That was such an awesome post! My family and I are doing our first (almost) century this weekend in Philly for MS. Its called CitytoShore and I’ve sent my sisters your post as a means to pump them up 🙂 Congrats!! It’s so awesome that you did it for a good cause, had a great training ride and good time with your sister 🙂 I hope mine will be the same experience!

  29. Floey
    September 25, 2013

    Did u ever swim in high school? I did, but I’m scared to join a masters team so late in life! lol/
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  30. Jess
    October 2, 2013

    Oooo heyyyyy! Me and my girl friends are in your pic of the start arch 🙂

  31. John Baker
    October 9, 2013

    A really phenomenal job. It is hard to imagine the end when you are at the beginning but believe and train enough and you can do it. Nice Job
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