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IM Maryland... What are normal conditions?
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I'm thinking about signing up for IM Maryland.. Reading about prior race reports, was last year an anomaly? I don't want to race in 40'F weather lol.

What are typically weather like there in October? Website says water is high 70s?

Also read that there are jellyfish?
Last edited by: 125mph: Jun 5, 16 7:33
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Re: IM Maryland... What are normal conditions? [125mph] [ In reply to ]
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normally it would be very nice, maybe a little windy.
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Thanks for starting this thread, as I along with 4 others are considering doing IM Maryland. Interested in what the experienced ones say. I have read about the jellyfish too.
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Re: IM Maryland... What are normal conditions? [jareed58] [ In reply to ]
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Living in the northeast it can be 60 and crisp on October 1st or it can be 80. It really is a crap shoot that time of year.

I will say the hurricane last year is extremely rare so I wouldn't worry about that.



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Re: IM Maryland... What are normal conditions? [125mph] [ In reply to ]
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If you're 45-49 male and going for a Kona slot the course is brutal. Jellyfish swarm during the swim, all headwinds during the bike, and they'll be out of water, ice and cola on the run. If you're 45-49 male and have no interest in a Kona slot this race is so easy you don't even have to train for it. Kind of a gimme. Bring more 45-49 male friends like that.

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125mph wrote:
I'm thinking about signing up for IM Maryland.. Reading about prior race reports, was last year an anomaly? I don't want to race in 40'F weather lol.

What are typically weather like there in October? Website says water is high 70s?

Also read that there are jellyfish?

It is usually really nice that time of year. 60's temp but it can get windy.

We bay locals call those jellyfish sea nettles. Some years they don't make an appearance and others are bad. The last year of the Chesapeake Man (2013?) race they were bad. Late summer was mild. You just have to wait and see.
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Re: IM Maryland... What are normal conditions? [surfNJmatt] [ In reply to ]
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+2 on the crap shoot. Early October is shoulder season with potential Indian summers and a once in a rare rare while hurricane. Last year's race was delayed with cool days/cold evenings weather for the 2 weeks before start date. Water temp dropped drastically. Expect low to mid 70's water temp. Odds are just as good for a perfect day, a hot day or a cool wet day.
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Re: IM Maryland... What are normal conditions? [thechromedome] [ In reply to ]
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I've also heard that males 40-44 that are looking to qualify for Kona start behind the 80-84 women. And that the run course is 18 loops with people throwing rocks at you.
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Re: IM Maryland... What are normal conditions? [thechromedome] [ In reply to ]
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**this** Hilarious!
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