Friday, May 9, 2008

IM CDA Peeps Get Together

I appreciate the response to my original post. Some have suggested a Friday evening dinner would work better for them. In looking at the IM CDA website schedule of events, it offers the following for Friday evening:

5:30PM - 7:30PM - Ford Ironman Coeur d’Alene Welcome Dinner - Banquet Tent
7:30PM - 8:30PM - Mandatory Athlete Meeting - Banquet Tent

That is what headed me in the direction of Thursday evening. Your thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.


tri-dogmom said...

I agree with Thursday. The Friday welcome dinner is a must, it really gets you excited for race day!

Italian of steakhouse (for fish) would be my preference.

For those coming into town later we could have an after dinner cocktail (oh wait are people going to be all serious and no drinking in CDA?.... not me!) :-)

tri-dogmom said...

Oh, the Greenhouse (Ironshane, Krista, momo, Bold, ironjenny, nytro & benny, etc....) are thinking of a celebration BBQ for Monday for those possibly staying thru until Tuesday!

Fe-lady said...

Man why is the mandatory meeting so LATE? It's definitely past my bedtime!!!!
I guess I should begin looking at the CDA site, huh?

momo said...

al - i definitely agree with tri-dogmom, the athlete dinner is really a must do. not that the food is all that wonderful - spaghetti, i think? but the stories and the rah-rah, it sets the tone for the weekend!

the athlete meeting starts as soon as the hoopla for the dinner has ended, and they go over what is in the athlete guide and any changes that have been made to anything - timing, course, etc. i think we stayed for about half of it last year.

S. Baboo said...

We should probably plan on meeting up for the athlete dinner and then meeting. I know that's where I'll be.

blink140pnt6 said...

FYI. The "mandatory meeting" is not so mandatory.

Bigun said...

Bigun's thoughts: Pre-race gatherings should just be a time/place; if you make it great, if not, there will be another one. Thursday night, lets (I nominate Spokie) just make a command decision and know that there's no pleasing everyone. Friday night at the casa d' Baboo Outlaws et-al... Sounds good.

Pre-race; Nervousness and focus on race would seem to make social plans secondary. If I seem like a dick pre-race, please don't take it personally. Post-race; no-holds-barred partying! I'll be the.bigun then. If I finish that is.

But hey....ya gotta eat!

TriSherpa Di aka "Mrs Bigun" said...

I like the idea of Thursday dinner. It'll take the pressure off of having to coordinate times for those who DO wish to attend the IMCdA stuff friday night. - just my thoughts. ;)

Supalinds said...

I'm down for whatever and will show up where I can. I think I will be doing the athlete dinner, sounds good and I like the post race bbq idea, that soudns worth staying for :)

Nytro said...

anywhere that has mojito's is cool in my book. i'm discriminating that way.

T-Guy J said...

Thursday works great for me. Also, if anyone is up for the gatorade swim on Thursday morning, I plan on doing 1 lap Thursday morning.

Less Than 6 Weeks...SWEEEET

JohnnyTri said...

Haha Bigun.. umm, being a dick prerace, wait.. thats Mr. Dick!

ya no pleasing everyone, this is IM and according the Mr. Dick, there is no fun, j/

Me and Jenn will be coming in Thursday night about 9pm so Friday is good and I gotta check out that athelets dinner.. guess we need tickets or something, huh?