Thursday, June 20, 2013

Ironman Lake Placid Training Camp

This weekend I will be in Lake Placid getting a first hand view of what I'm in for in July.  This could be great or I could realize how much of a bad decision I made a year ago by volunteering for this race in order to sleep outside a gym and sign up for this year's race.  *sigh*  Only one way to find out!

There are some 20 members of my tri club heading up to swim, bike, and ride the whole course.  Some are training for Placid themselves and others are just using the training camp as a great weekend training for other races.  Or maybe they're scoping the course out before signing up; who does that?!

With my calf issues behind me (*crossing fingers*), and my hip adductor tension 90% gone, I'm excited for this weekend's training.  I won't make it up for the Friday evening short run due to work, but I'll make the Saturday/Sunday swims, Saturday's 112 mile ride, and Sunday's 13.1 mile run.  Woohoo!!  And the weather is somewhat cooperating thus far. 

Rain I can deal with.  Thunder & lightning might put a hamper on our activities.

I'm excited to see what the course is like and to test some new things out:

  • More frequent nutrition intake on the bike.
  • Greater Perpetum concentration on the bike.
  • Half bottle of Coke at the end of the bike.
  • Cruising the first bike loop and kicking up the second.

This puts me 5 weeks from Ironman Lake Placid and just one week from HITS North Country 70.3.  The pre-race jitters are starting to settle in from time to time.


1.  Have you ever been to a training camp?
I've been to summer camp.  That's as close as I get.

2.  When's your next big race?
Ironman Lake Placid in just over 5 weeks.

Dream.  Believe.  Achieve. 


CautiouslyAudacious said...

Have fun! I've never done anything like that before a race.

ajh said...

I am trying to do my first century this weekend and I am not too excited about the possible thunder storms either.

Caratunk Girl said...

Hey there, I was out there this weekend with the Fireman Ironman training camp - hope all went well for you! I got a little rain on the second loop yesterday. No thunder thankfully, and no rain on the screaming downhill either. Maybe I'll see you at IMLP, good luck!