11 responses

  1. Courtney @ Journey of a Dreamer
    November 15, 2012

    I think it is admirable to do a 70.3 anywhere!! Awesome recap and great job on the race. You’re a rockstar!
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  2. Katie @ Peace Love & Oats
    November 15, 2012

    I love races in cities, that’s one part of the Chicago marathon and the Chicago Rock N Roll half that I liked: we went all through downtown! I still don’t know how you pushed through that wind, I have a feeling I would have been crying.
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  3. Carrie @ Fitness and Frozen Grapes
    November 15, 2012

    Nice review, Meghann! Thanks for sharing your observations–I love reading and hearing about what triathletes think of the race course, the event overall, etc. 🙂
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  4. Allyson
    November 15, 2012

    Congrats on finishing. I did ironman fl in 2009, bike course can be very windy and its also boring. Bike portion is not the most spectator friendly. But it is flat!

  5. Annette @FitnessPerks
    November 15, 2012

    My 70.3 seemed similar–the bike course was pretty flat, and the run course was so open. it was HOT & no shade. I didn’t love our swim course, but what can ya do, right?!

    Agreeed on setting up the bike the day before. LESS stress.
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  6. Julia H. @ Live Young & Prosper
    November 15, 2012

    I’m always so impressed by people who do ANY kind of triathlon! I forgot how to ride a bike (apparently it IS possible) & just suck at doing anything more than treading water, so anything beyond the running portion is awesome to me!
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  7. Jean
    November 15, 2012

    Good thing you didn’t walk to the start-I bet you would have been a wee bit upset having to walk those two miles back afterwards!
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  8. LizForADay
    November 15, 2012

    That is an awesome race report. Congrats on the finish. I wish I could swim then I maybe could do an iron man. Right now I will live vicariously through you. Also just wanted to let you know that I have been commenting on your blog and they are probably in you spam folder. For some reason WordPress did not like my email address so I had to change it. I really love reading your blog, it is very inspiring. 🙂
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  9. Mary
    November 15, 2012

    I did Vineman 70.3 in Sonoma, CA. That course is very beautiful but very hilly. It was comfortable as far as temperature goes. I would not do well with the hot run in Miami. Next year I am trying something flatter, but close to home with Ironman 70.3 Steelhead… hoping the weather cooperates! Every course has pros and cons, but the fun part is making it through the unique challenges and enjoying it as much as possible along the way. Good luck in your next challenge!

  10. Ebernst
    November 16, 2012

    This was a great race review! Even though I’m not racing Miami, it gave me some great tips for my first HIM….Ironman 70.3 Raleigh. This is the first year they are doing the race so no reading up on others tips..but should be an awesome race (with a super hilly bike!).

    I’ve found that I actually prefer some hills on the bike over a super flat course…the flatness just gets so boring!

    • Meghann
      November 16, 2012

      Congrats on registering for your first HIM! You’ll have to swing back and let me how the course it, Raleigh isn’t a terrible drive from here, so it might be one to look into.

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