She recently qualified for Kona at Lake Placid and she talks about her race in detail. Saw Alix at the entrance to transition and she marked my arms with my bib number, and age on my left calf. The canon went off (for the pros to start) and before we even started our swim, we saw the top three men finish their first lap (talk about fast!). A site where those training for Ironman Lake Placid (July 24, 2016) may gain inspiration and monitor their training progress among others who are preparing for the same race. I wanted a course that would have an easier swim and Mirror Lake is exactly that. Instead, you’re given gear bags to pack what you need for each transition, in addition to special needs for halfway through the bike and run. Bike The key bike workout will be on Saturday and will include a 56 to 112 mile bike around the race course. I finished the second lap in 49 mins for a total swim time of 1:32 - 20 mins faster than I expected!!! The water temperature is typically in the high 60s to low 70s. It was hot and with 16 miles left (which were mostly uphills) and a sore butt, I was losing steam. My garmin watch showed about 7 hours for the ride so I was still on track with where I thought I’d finish. It was a secret goal because I didn’t think I can do it since I ran only 15-25 miles a week and had done no speed work. I happily ran out of the water and made eye contact with one of the wetsuit peelers, Mary, who got me out of my wetsuit. IRONMAN Lake Placid (July 25, 2021) Lake Placid, New York. The journey to an Ironman takes a village, and I am so thankful for my village that got me to the finish line for Lake Placid! It took me a long time to write this recap because there were so many different aspects of my journey that I wanted to convey without making this recap even longer. Before the race, I read about people peeing on the bike to shave time but I couldn’t do it. While there are still people everywhere, it isn’t quite the thrashing, gnashing wrestling match that it’s been in previous years. Unpack and assembly of bike; Includes pre-ride safety inspection; Bike Disassemble & Pack - $159. Lake Placid swim is two loops of Mirror Lake, and a self-seeded swim start so you put yourself in the corral based on when you think you will finish the swim. The one-loop, clockwise swim takes place in Mirror Lake, a calm, pristine lake right in the heart of LakePlacid. It’s an excellent spectator course. Ironman Lake Placid 2015. The Endurance Drive crew traveled to Lake Placid, NY, in early June for an IRONMAN simulation weekend to prepare for IM Lake Placid in July. While I almost never met this schedule, my training plan was to swim 2-3x, run 2-3x (two early weekday runs, and one run on the weekend after a bike ride), and bike 2-3x a week. We swam two loops of Mirror Lake on Friday and Sunday, and rode almost the full bike course (minus the newly added out and back by the Olympics Center) on Saturday, followed by a brick run. Made me laugh and think of Ragnar days. Then you repeat that again. LENGTH: 56-mile loop. Besides great food, we got to talk to the TriLife coaches and other athletes on race strategies. I DNF the Age Group Nationals Champion Triathlon last year, which was the first time I DNF. I stopped at every aid station to either get water or shove ice down my sports bra to stay cool. I saw CC and she’s telling me to chase Jackie, but I just started crying. It all leads to this. I grabbed my bag from transition and ran into the changing room. Bike Transition 1 took ten minutes, so by the time I was on my bike, my heart rate had slowed, and I was feeling pretty relaxed. I really wanted to pee but I was about to go through the finisher chute and blocked out the thought. You should still expect contact – just not to be mauled. I missed more training than I liked, especially when work hours got crazy, and it led to many moments where I really considered deferring my race because the training and miles seemed impossible. But between the combination of being the busiest time at work, buying an apartment, and moving to Queens, I didn’t start triathlon training until late March. Recon Ride POV video of the Steelman Triathlon Olympic Bike Course at Lake Nockamixon near Quakertown, PA. Also including ride workout files for TrainerRO . I raced Ironman Lake Placid 11 times between 1999 and 2013. Good thing she saw that or my time wouldn’t have recorded! At this point my butt was starting to get sore. My longest run was 13 miles 8 weeks before the race, but I was trusting my running base that I’ll be ok for the marathon. Got to say hi to CC and Alix during the run to transition before Mary caught up to me - my timing chip had came off when she peeled off my suit! I didn’t realize I would have the opportunity to change for each legs until a week before the race and had done all my long rides with tri shorts, so since nothing new on race day, I was racing in tri shorts. It’s been a little over four weeks since I completed Ironman Lake Placid and it still feels surreal that it’s done. I started to think about needing to pee again and saw a porta potty around mile 23. I didn’t stop at that aid station but a few miles later, the urge to pee was bad. 1. I wanted a course that would have an easier swim and Mirror Lake is exactly that. What: A race consisting of a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, and a 26.2 mile marathon When: July 26, 2015 Where: Lake Placid, New York Who: Meredith Atwood, AG 35-39 (and 2500 other people). Detailed individual race analysis for each athlete. I saw Ildar again at the beginning of my run and we chatted for a bit before I was on my own. Rain and thunder when I got on the bike. Grabbed a cup of water and ran back into the lake. The opportunity to win one of multiple coveted slots to the 2021 IRONMAN World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. Fitness, #140.6, #bike, #bound, #ironman, #kona, #kq, #lake, #of, #perfect, #placid, #pursuit, #race, #run, #swim, #the, #triathlon. I DNF the Age Group Nationals Champion Triathlon last year, which was the first time I DNF. On the way to the Oval I realized I had left my goggles and cap at the lake after the practice swim yesterday. There’s Mary running behind the guy to give it back to me! It was a hot day and we didn’t have enough water on the bike course but we got to fine tune our race strategies. IMLP is a hilly course, but also an iconic race and one of the longest running Ironman events, or so the friends who were already registered told me when they were encouraging/coercing me to sign up. I just wanted to get out of the water! Ironman Lake Placid Bike Course, plotted on Google Maps. Based on when I expected to start the ride and when the rain was going to happen, I might be going down the descent right when it started raining. A volunteer came over to help me with my socks and I ate half a banana (the other half fell), drank 3/4 bottle of water before I ran out of the tent and to my bike. Olivier Marceau, pro and local triathlete, holds the second best time on the Strava segment, but on race day, Croatian Andrej Vistica was the fastest climber. I ended up not using the special needs bag for the run since I planned to carry my gels. I was passing everyone on the run and still feeling relatively good. Yin, Jackie, Nima and I went to Lake Placid for a training weekend. Stick to your own training plan and recognize what works best for us individually is based on work demands, family balance, other hobbies, personal goals, and limiting ourselves to avoid injuries or negative effects of overtraining. Coach Patrick of Endurance Nation gives a review of the Bike and Run courses of Ironman Lake Placid at the 2011 Triathlon Rally. 2:53 PM on Wednesday, August 28, 2019   •   Edited. It takes the athletes past the famous Olympic ski jumps to the scenic River Road. Several people have asked me how Ironman Coeur d’Alene compares to Ironman Lake Placid, namely the bike courses. I walked the big hill again and knew I only had about 3-4 miles left even though my watch was showing me something different. There was one more small out and back and this is where I saw Ildar who told me I was crushing it. My best practice swim time was 1:50 but I seeded myself in the 1:20 - 1:30 corral based on Ildar’s advice that everyone else is seeding themselves faster than actual pace, so I would get stuck behind other swimmers if I didn’t do the same. Learn more. It has a maximum elevation gain of 1,251 meters. DIRECTIONS: Take Route 73 south out of Lake Placid, pass the Cascade Lakes, and head down the infamous Keene Hill. I had learned from other Ironman friends that Ironman is not like your traditional triathlon where you get to lay out all your race gear for each segment. Short lived because around 60 miles I was SO sleepy. Number of athletes per agegroup, country or finish time. IRONMAN Lake Placid Race Day Recap Part II -- Bike. Lastly to David for always being my #1 supporter and taking care of everything else (often doing all the cooking, cleaning, and laundry) so I could focus on training. I can’t say I remember all the details of the bike, especially the first loop. With Ildar, my HS friend who flew from Texas to support me and his coach (who won second overall!). Collection of bike from transition (during run segment of race) Disassembly and packing of bike; Bike Build, Disassemble & Pack - $249. The Ironman Lake Placid Training Camp is on Friday May 31, 2019 to Sunday June 2, 2019. It was more of a mental block on my end that I wanted to train so I had this 4:00 mark on my mind when I started the marathon. I ate some chips and pretzels on some of the aid station, took a few licks of salt from salt base to prevent cramping, and continued taking water and shoving ice down my sports bra. This is my first loop of the Lake Placid Bike Course. See above. I’m also hoping it provides perspectives for others who are considering tackling the 140.6 miles. Lake Placid Marathon & Half Marathon Course. My breakfast was oatmeal with Justin’s version of Nutella and half a bagel. Most people take 6-7 months to train for an Ironman but given I was short on time, I tried to maximize my training by incorporating brick workouts (doing two different sports with minimal rest time in between) to help my body adapt, focusing on swim drills to improve my technique, and doing one long bike ride during the weekend. In reality, I had a great training week if I swam 1x, bike 2x (usually only over the weekend), and ran 2-3x a week. I saw Yin and Nima at the same corral, which was great since I didn’t see them since the night before. Race swim was chaos for me. In fact, after I did the half-ironman distance in Lake Placid in 2017, I said I would never do a full in Lake Placid… But when you’re surrounded by the same “crazy” friends who like to push the limits, you inevitably end up signing up for one. Five day/four night accommodations at the Whiteface Lodge (Superior One Bedroom) … Saying hi to Alix and CC after swim- stoked about my 20 min PR! When I got to Wilmington (another hilly portion of the ride), we got a few minutes of heavy rain. By Raymond Britt The Ironman Lake Placid Bike course is one of the most beautiful, but also one of the toughest 112-mile Ironman rides you’ll ever experience. When I got back into the village, I saw TriLife, David, Jenny, and Vik again (yay!). The swim is an age group rolling start keeping all swim buoys to your right. My shirt was completely drenched in a mixture of sweat and melted ice. Most swimmers try to stay close to this line to help with sighting and minimize extra yards, but you often get scratched, kicked, and bobbed in the head by the other swimmers. The Lake Placid Marathon and Half Marathon course is a beautiful course set in the heart of the Adirondacks. Saturday - After a light breakfast, we headed out for one more short brick (13-15 mile ride and 2 mile run) before bringing our bikes and gear bags to transition. Will never forget this moment. RACEDAY - I managed to fall asleep almost right after going to bed but woke up a few times throughout the night until my alarm finally went off at 3AM. XC Benefits for IRONMAN Lake Placid Include: Guaranteed entry into 2021 IRONMAN Lake Placid. I had such a great race experience and want to hold on to that high a little longer. A site where those training for Ironman Lake Placid (July 24, 2016) may gain inspiration and monitor their training progress among others who are preparing for the same race. My legs were getting tired but again I thought of the Ted Talk and kept thinking, one foot in front of the other. Ironman Lake Placid 2018 – Finish Finish Time: 13:24:34. I won’t go into all the details, but I signed up for IMLP as a goal to work towards. I was most worried about the potential rain forecast, especially if it happened while I was on the Keene descent. I did the practice ride in 6 hours and 50 minutes and I felt good, but I wanted to save my legs for the run so I was aiming for 7 hours on the bike. You start off with a huge downhill that seemed great until you realize you’ll later need to run back up for the second loop. I ate my banana and went in for a short swim to test the new goggles - works great! I saw Fabian around 3 miles and Jackie was going back into the village as I was about to hit the 10K mark. Rookie mistake since you’re not supposed to use anything new on race day! I felt like I was going to explode. In the second lap, most of the faster swimmers were already done but I was still getting bobbed and kicked to the point where I got really annoyed. IRONMAN Lake Placid is done and dusted! I was carrying a banana with me to eat 30 mins before my swim start. Tri shorts don’t have as much padding so I was feeling the pain. There was a great support crew on top of papa bear cheering everyone on, and I leveraged their energy and pretended all the “Go Grace” written on the floor was actually “Go Cathy.” Finally I got back to the village and saw the runners and knew I was close to transition. I started with 50 miles as a long bike ride before getting two 100+ miles before the race. From the encouragement (read: coercing) to sign up for the race, to the training buddies who made sure I logged miles, and family and friends who provided mental and emotional support leading up to, during, and after the race - thank you! I could tell everyone around me was feeling the heat and humidity and most were walking by this point. Started with Rick H. Finished after Rick. I finished the first loop (around 3:23) and saw Alix during special needs and told her how I was feeling. She told me to only drink water until that feeling went away. I wanted to hold on to this moment. Ride distances can be tailored to ability level and race schedule. Course -General. For the run, I had a secret goal of 4 hours, and it was actually my only goal for the Ironman. They're community curated and backed by Strava activity data to help you choose the right roads and paths. Mixture of tears and joy as I crossed the finish line. While the course features exceptional scenery and some very generous downhill sections, the course can demoralize and defeat riders on the last 10 miles of each lap. Thankfully I had family and friends who lent an ear, talked me off the ledge, and offered to ride/train with me to keep me accountable. I felt stressed about being behind in my training, which added to me not feeling ready and questioning why I signed up for this race. Vik and I wanted to get to transition right when they opened (4:30AM) in case there was limited parking (we were staying in Keene), so we headed out earlier than Nima, Yin, and Jackie. I tried not to swim right on the line but was pushed toward the line by the other swimmers so just tried to draft off of them. I barely held it together before I finally got to the aid station. This is where I saw CC, Jenny, and David on the course and that gave me a small boost. So happy to see David and Jenny - right after first loop of bike! The descent is about 12k long and contains a few fast sections, and some bumpy patches. We went for an easy 30 min swim before heading for our Airbnb to make a pasta dinner and pack our gear bags. Peek the missing timing chip on my left ankle. Not on the descent, I was relieved for the rain but right after, we were hit with 100% humidity and I could feel the steam coming off the ground. If you’re lucky, a volunteer would’ve already grabbed your bike while you were changing but given I was middle of the pack and there was so many of us, I grabbed my own bike. 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