Saturday, June 20, 2009

Ironman Coeur d'Alene Tracking

Ok People…. I am here and ready or not, this race is going to happen on Sunday!!!! EEEEEEEEKKKKKKK!

The race starts Sunday morning (west coast time zone) at 7:00am for us non-professionals. So that’s 2.4 miles of swimming, 112 miles of biking and 26.2 miles of running..on Sunday. Just. Sunday.

You can track me a couple ways:

1. http://ironman.com/ironmanlive - This (should) have the live video feed of the day, plus you can search for me to get my splits. I’m number 2289.

2. http://ironplan.net/events/ironman-couer-d-alene-2009/ - One of our teammates set this up and it will be tracking results for our entire team!

3. Twitter – Follow me on twitter, I’m dmschaffner . Twitter will be broadcasting my splits whenever they get recorded. So if you want them real-time pushed to your phone or something, here are the instructions to make that work:

WARNING: turn on the device updates on Friday/Saturday and turn them off on Monday morning. Else, you will receive all tweets from the athlete!

1. Sign up for twitter at: https://twitter.com/signup

2. Add your phone number to Twitter by following the instructions at: http://help.twitter.com/forums/10711/entries/14589 You will not receive texts from Twitter unless you elect to receive them for a particular user by turning Device Updates On (see Step 3-5)

3. Go to http://twitter.com/dmschaffner

4. Click on "Device Updates"

5. Click the "On" radio button

On Monday morning,

6. Go to http://twitter.com/dmschaffner

7. Click on "Device Updates"

8. Click the "Off" radio button

4. Facebook – Since my Twitter updates get pushed to Facebook automagically, you will see updates there too!

Some have asked how long I think it will take me, and honestly, I have no idea. Seriously. I would love to tell you to tune into a general range of time to watch the finishing chute, but I have no idea. But if you catch any of my splits, it should give you a better idea on Sunday!

And lastly, a big thank you to all of you for all of your support in so many ways…. I really could not even attempt this process without you. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!

Here we go!

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