Rookie mistake since you’re not supposed to use anything new on race day! The opportunity to win one of multiple coveted slots to the 2021 IRONMAN World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. I slowed down my pace around mile 8 and this is when I started to walk through the aid station instead of running through them, taking two cups of water - one to dump over my head and one to drink. I can’t say I remember all the details of the bike, especially the first loop. Had breakfast then biked around most of course, including out... - 84.7 km, +1016 m. Bike ride in Lake Placid, NY My legs didn’t have that heavy feeling after getting off the bike and I was able to keep up a pace around 8:30 ish per mile. Peek the missing timing chip on my left ankle. Of all three sports, I trained the least in running. I saw Yin and Nima at the same corral, which was great since I didn’t see them since the night before. At the beginning of the run, the sun was out and it was HOT. 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. The best part of swimming in Mirror Lake besides the calm water is a cable line that holds the buoys and marks the swim course. See above. Sign up for Strava to save this route and share it with your friends. I finished the second lap in 49 mins for a total swim time of 1:32 - 20 mins faster than I expected!!! They're community curated and backed by Strava activity data to help you choose the right roads and paths. My strava showed my pace for that hill was still around 9:33 so the walk was definitely worth it. Having done this race as a mass start and rolling start, I can say that the rolling method is FAR SUPERIOR to the previous mass start. I finished the first lap in 43 minutes - my fastest yet! My shirt was completely drenched in a mixture of sweat and melted ice. Alix and me at body marking - required before you can get into transition. I had beat my goal and that made the finish even sweeter. 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 bought new ROKA goggles at the Oval. 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. So happy to see David and Jenny - right after first loop of bike! Going back into the village around mile 12 was when we hit that big hill we started with, and I decided to walk it. This was an interesting experience as everyone was quickly stripping and volunteers were trying to help us get dressed and sunscreened up before the run. Beyond t… I had such a great race experience and want to hold on to that high a little longer. We went for an easy 30 min swim before heading for our Airbnb to make a pasta dinner and pack our gear bags. I was carrying a banana with me to eat 30 mins before my swim start. 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). All I wanted to do was pull over and take a nap. Unpack and assembly of bike; Includes pre-ride safety inspection; Bike Disassemble & Pack - $159. Results: - Finish time of 12:55:00 – 20th in AG; 104th in Gender; 619th overall - Swim 1:32:56 - T1 8:56 - Bike 7:06:21 - T2 9:25 - Run 3:57:24 Where it all started If you told me when I first started doing triathlons 5 years ago that I would one day compete in an Ironman, I would’ve told you you’re crazy. Will never forget this moment. When I got back into the village, I saw TriLife, David, Jenny, and Vik again (yay!). 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. 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. I was eating and drinking on schedule but perhaps too much since I didn’t practice this before, or I didn’t factor in the half bananas I grabbed from volunteers. Saying farewell to my gear bags on Saturday - not your usual transition site! The Ironman Lake Placid Training Camp is on Friday May 31, 2019 to Sunday June 2, 2019. I didn’t want to waste effort going up the steep hill and risk cramping, which worked well for me. 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. 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. The full feeling I had finally went away and I was able to eat again. I wanted a course that would have an easier swim and Mirror Lake is exactly that. Around mile 20, I saw Ross from TriLife on River Road and he told me to imagine everyone in front of me as a “kill” and to keep up the pace. I barely held it together before I finally got to the aid station. I had decided before the race that I would change my entire outfit again so that I would be comfortable on the run. Training hours per week varied between four hours to peak of 15 hours (more in June when I ramped up the long bike rides). Around 30 miles, I saw a porta potty and started thinking about needing to pee. 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. XC Benefits for IRONMAN Lake Placid Include: Guaranteed entry into 2021 IRONMAN Lake Placid. My legs were getting tired but again I thought of the Ted Talk and kept thinking, one foot in front of the other. When I got to Wilmington (another hilly portion of the ride), we got a few minutes of heavy rain. Bike The key bike workout will be on Saturday and will include a 56 to 112 mile bike around the race course. I wanted a course that would have an easier swim and Mirror Lake is exactly that. I could tell everyone around me was feeling the heat and humidity and most were walking by this point. It’s an excellent spectator course. Race weekend Friday - I finished packing around 1AM Friday morning (so much for getting extra rest before the race!). I ended up not using the special needs bag for the run since I planned to carry my gels. I just wanted to get out of the water! 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. I won’t go into all the details, but I signed up for IMLP as a goal to work towards. I felt like I was going to explode. For triathlons your age is for end of the year, not your actual age. 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. Make the most of your run or ride with Strava Routes. 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. Ironman Lake Placid Bike Course, plotted on Google Maps. Going through the finisher chute I stated to get emotional when I realize I was about to finish the race. Congrats to Jackie, Nima, and Yin on finishing! I saw Fabian around 3 miles and Jackie was going back into the village as I was about to hit the 10K mark. Short lived because around 60 miles I was SO sleepy. After hanging our gear bags, I counted the number of rows I would need to pass as a mental note for when I get out of swim and back from bike tomorrow. This part of the course has a small out and back so I was thinking maybe I’ll pee on the way back. I realized later I got a cut on my right ankle, likely from another swimmer’s Ironman wristband, which is now a new battle scar on my ankle. I learned I needed to eat every 45 mins and that I needed to drink way more liquids. 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. Race Report – 2018 Ironman Lake Placid . Grabbed my bag in T2 and ran into the changing tent again. 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. Fueled by his positivity, I picked up the pace a little right into transition. Around 50 miles, I started to feel very full. Coach Patrick of Endurance Nation gives a review of the Bike and Run courses of Ironman Lake Placid at the 2011 Triathlon Rally. For example, an 8:37 in Barcelona (course rating of 23 minutes) is a similar performance to a 9:28 in Wales (course rating of -28 minutes). I was passing everyone on the run and still feeling relatively good. Two laps = 112 miles. Some may say this was wasted time but comfort was important to me. The Col de l’Ecre, a grueling 14 km ascent, is the most difficult part of the Ironman Nice bike course. Swam 3 k in Mirror Lake from 6-7. 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. Results and statistics of the Ironman Lake Placid 2019. The bike ride is two 56 mile loops of the Adirondacks, with about 8,000 feet of elevation gain per the athlete guide. 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. Before I knew it, Ironman Lake Placid 2018 was here, and it was a day I will never forget. 46:10. You have small hills in the beginning, then a huge descent, then hills, more hills, and more hills. 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. We haven’t seen each other in 10 years so this was a really nice moment. Ildar was by the finish line and I told him my marathon goal. LENGTH: 56-mile loop. We left by 8PM and I was in bed by 9:30PM. It was still sunny and hot. We couldn’t have done it without this support group. Even though I had prepared my bags already, I still repacked a few more times until I felt ready. Shoutout to Maria and Kieran for the routine and company during our early #morningmiles; Jason, Samson and Jackie for the company on long bike rides; and CC and Alex for their advice throughout my training. Between going down Keene descent (very happy to report no rain at this point because I had shaved off time during the swim! I saw CC and she’s telling me to chase Jackie, but I just started crying. Saw Alix at the entrance to transition and she marked my arms with my bib number, and age on my left calf. It takes the athletes past the famous Olympic ski jumps to the scenic River Road. You will then head to the turn around on the shores of Mirror Lake and will pass through the city center four times. In my first lap, I was in a vortex of much faster swimmers and they helped pull me along. I ate my banana and went in for a short swim to test the new goggles - works great! I started with 50 miles as a long bike ride before getting two 100+ miles before the race. It wasn’t until two weeks before the race that I finally felt ready for the Ironman. IRONMAN Lake Placid Race Day Recap Part II -- Bike. Before the race, I read about people peeing on the bike to shave time but I couldn’t do it. The one-loop, clockwise swim takes place in Mirror Lake, a calm, pristine lake right in the heart of LakePlacid. I’m also hoping it provides perspectives for others who are considering tackling the 140.6 miles. I focused on putting one foot in front of the other and was able to broke up the marathon into smaller miles, like thinking about the early morning runs I did with Maria and Kieran on Mondays and Fridays. My bike times were between 5:27 and 5:41 depending on the years if I recally correctly. This is not intended to represent a competition although leader board and "most balanced" (median) triathlete results will be posted to the Ironman Lake Placid 2016 Facebook group each week. During the practice ride, I was able to climb the second round of mama bear, baby bear, and papa bear with ease but I struggled on race day. Worried I would forget something, I re-packed multiple times and used ziplock bags to simulate packing for the gear bags. Ride distances can be tailored to ability level and race schedule. 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. 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. Cruise the hills of three towns and test yourself on the Ironman Bike Loop. I was most worried about the potential rain forecast, especially if it happened while I was on the Keene descent. Since the bike portion is so long, the ride can get very monotonous. I tried to dry myself off with the towel I packed before changing into dry clothes. 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. I DNF the Age Group Nationals Champion Triathlon last year, which was the first time I DNF. We arrived at the athlete check-in around 1PM and met up with Vikram, Yin, Jackie and Nima for athlete briefing. For more, see Ironman Lake Placid Bike Course: What to Expect and our complete Ironman Lake Placid Coverage. 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. Learn more. Yin, Jackie, Nima and I went to Lake Placid for a training weekend. I saw TriLife members, David, Jenny, and Vik around the halfway point, which gave me another boost. 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. You should still expect contact – just not to be mauled. 2019 IRONMAN Lake Placid Race Report by Katie Clayton. 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. It was hot and with 16 miles left (which were mostly uphills) and a sore butt, I was losing steam. Become more comfortable navigating the Placid swim course. This is not intended to represent a competition although leader board and "most balanced" (median) triathlete results will be posted to the Ironman Lake Placid 2016 Facebook group each week. Then you repeat that again. The weekend included two loops on the bike course (112 miles) and one loop of the run course (13.1 miles) on Saturday, and the second loop of the run course (13.1 miles) on Sunday. We arrived at the parking lot around 4:45AM and took a short 15 min nap before getting on the shuttle bus to transition. I stuck to the same nutrition plan of eating every 45 mins and drinking water and gatorade (when my SIS water ran out) so I wouldn’t bonk on the run but I couldn’t keep to the same pace as before. When I got to the final turn before the exit, I was met with more arms and legs contact before I finally got out of the water. I couldn’t be more happy to get off my bike and handed Eleanor to a volunteer to rack her. I was trying to do math to see if I could hit my marathon goal but I was estimating maybe 4:03 or 4:04, which was ok too. In hindsight, I should’ve packed gels with caffeine to wake myself up but since I never got sleepy on training rides, I didn’t think I’d need them. There’s Mary running behind the guy to give it back to me! 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. For the run, I had a secret goal of 4 hours, and it was actually my only goal for the Ironman. 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. Once I was in the swim area, you can feel all the nervous energy and buzz as athletes went in for a practice swim and spectators watched. 2021 IRONMAN Lake Placid will offer 40 qualifying slots to the 2021 IRONMAN World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawai’i. Started with Rick H. Finished after Rick. 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. For finishes around 12-hours, the numbers should be increased by a third (i.e. I had watched a Ted Talk on “The Power of Now” before the race and it talked about focusing on the present to get through the run/difficult part of the course. 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! The bike ride is two 56 mile loops of the Adirondacks, with about 8,000 feet of elevation gain per the athlete guide. Knowing it was something outside of my control, I just hoped for the best. Ironman Lake Placid - Distance: 72.00 km - Elevation: 632 hm - Location: Lake Placid, New York, United States of America 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. At the turnaround point I saw Ildar again and he tells me I’m about to finish under 13 hours if I kept up this pace. With Ildar, my HS friend who flew from Texas to support me and his coach (who won second overall!). Lost Yin when she went for her practice swim but Nima and I got to talk to other first-timers before it was our turn to enter the water. The Ratings are based on a 9-hour Ironman (consisting of a 55 minute swim, a 4:50 bike and a 3:10 run plus five minutes for T1 and T2). There was one more small out and back and this is where I saw Ildar who told me I was crushing it. There’s a lot more details than what’s written, so happy to discuss further over a run/ride/drink/meal anytime! This is where I saw CC, Jenny, and David on the course and that gave me a small boost. 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. 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. The race begins in town next to the Olympic Speed skating oval. It is a bit off-the … I only rode it twice when I had a power meter, and my AP was 185W and 191W and those were the times in the 5:27 to 5:35 range (with a flat). What are the course cut-off times? 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. I stopped at every aid station to either get water or shove ice down my sports bra to stay cool. 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 raced Ironman Lake Placid 11 times between 1999 and 2013. ), which had some strong headwind, and another bathroom break that included reapplying sunscreen, I felt more awake. Because the run was set up to be 6 miles out then back into the village, and repeat, I was able to see the other athletes multiple times on the course. While there are still people everywhere, it isn’t quite the thrashing, gnashing wrestling match that it’s been in previous years. Mirror Lake is narrow, and when you had almost 3,000 people starting to swim at once, it was an absolute mess. Mile markers are approximate. bike, cycling, olympic, steelman, trainer, trainerroad, training, video, workout, zwift; Leave comment; Jul 24. 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. This is my first loop of the Lake Placid Bike Course. Ironman Lake Placid 2018 – Finish Finish Time: 13:24:34. 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. I had set my watch on ultratrac mode to save battery but because it wasn’t picking up signal as frequently, I couldn’t always tell if the pace I was seeing on my watch was accurate. The swim is an age group rolling start keeping all swim buoys to your right. I really wanted to pee but I was about to go through the finisher chute and blocked out the thought. Good thing she saw that or my time wouldn’t have recorded! In this episode of the Pursuit of the Perfect Race I talk with my good friend and wonderful mom Missy Norcross. I saw Jackie again and I ran in front of him for a little bit before he started running towards the finish. Lake Placid Run Course The Lake Placid Ironman Run Course sees a similar two-loop layout as the bike course. Detailed individual race analysis for each athlete. Just bring your bike to use at the IRONMAN Village and we will get you taken care of: Bike Build/Disassemble Packages >>> Bike Build - $149. Real Ironmen and Ironwomen do this twice! So, I decided to attempt to answer that question with a bit of a comparison of the data that I accumulated from the last two races. You have small hills in the beginning, then a huge descent, then hills, more hills, and more hills. I even took the time to wipe my face and reapplied sunscreen so total time spent was longer than my first transition. It has a maximum elevation gain of 1,251 meters. The training I signed up for the race almost a year out with the intention to work on my swim technique (my weakest sport) and keep up a running base during the winter, before ramping up the miles on bike in the Spring. After getting to transition, I lost Vik and didn’t see him again until I was on the run. Number of athletes per agegroup, country or finish time. 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. I started to think about needing to pee again and saw a porta potty around mile 23. You’ll find yourself racing past historic Olympic sites including the ski jumps, 400 meter outdoor speed skating oval, and the 1980 Arena, home of the “Miracle On Ice”. For me, Ironman Lake Placid was one of those races, I felt strong throughout the entire triathlon and was able to empty out the tank on the second half of the marathon which has been a while since I managed to do that. Tri shorts don’t have as much padding so I was feeling the pain. Looking at the stat’s for the race on Coach Cox’s site, it appears times overall were a bit higher than in previous years. I wanted to hold on to this moment. He say’s that there was no change to the bike course, but that is obviously wrong. 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