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Monday, October 7, 2013

Ironman Lake Placid Day 1

Day 1: July 24th

Thankfully, most of us were able to leave several days before the actual start of the Ironman. I highly recommend this is you can afford the time away from family and work.

We met at a central location and the gang carvanned up to Lake Placid, NY. We knew it was going to be an eight hour drive, so we departed around 8:30. Unfortunately (at the time, more on that later), my ride had a change of plans last minute, so I had to drive alone. At first, I was disappointed in my ride's decision to not leave until late Thursday forcing me to drive and be by myself. Anyone who knows me, knows how much I despise to drive. If I won the lottery, I would hire a driver.

Excited to see the mountains.
Anyway, it ended up being a mixed blessing because I was able to think about my race strategy, listen to my own choice of music and sing out loud. :-) Despite a minor missed exit (20 minute detour), the ride up was uneventful.

The house we rented was awesome. E did all of the leg worth and while it wasn't cheap, if I was to do it again with such a large group of racers/sherpas/children, I would use this house. There were three floors and we fit 7 (4 adults and 3 kids) on the top floor, 9 on the second floor (6 adults and 3 big kids), and 2 adults on the first floor.  With a full kitchen, dining area, hot tub, deck and walking distance to transition, it was perfect.

We unpacked and headed to town for a nice dinner at local joint (slightly expensive) and walked around the town. The vibe of the town was totally Ironman related. I saw a lot of eye candy rolling in for the race ... meaning hot bikes. The nerves turned to excitement. Months of training was coming to an end. The race was upon us.

As the sun was setting, I was excited to be swimming in Mirror Lake tomorrow.


3 comments:

coach dion said...

I'll be back to read what happened tomorrow...

gba_gf @ Neurosis of the Stay at Home Marathoner said...

I'm glad you're finally going to blog it...

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