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. 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 also finally felt comfortable (enough) going down Keene to not brake the whole way down. 46:10. Peek the missing timing chip on my left ankle. I was carrying a banana with me to eat 30 mins before my swim start. I decided to focus on the why, the how (training), and the race so that if I ever decide to do this again, I’ll remember what some of the main drivers were. 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. Several people have asked me how Ironman Coeur d’Alene compares to Ironman Lake Placid, namely the bike courses. 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. 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! My reason for Ironman Lake Placid is redemption. Five day/four night accommodations at the Whiteface Lodge (Superior One Bedroom) … Worried I would forget something, I re-packed multiple times and used ziplock bags to simulate packing for the gear bags. IRONMAN Lake Placid (July 25, 2021) Lake Placid, New York. Then you repeat that again. 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. Knowing it was something outside of my control, I just hoped for the best. 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 bought new ROKA goggles at the Oval. I tried not to think about it but the next aid station wasn’t for another 10 miles! 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. 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. 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. Rookie mistake since you’re not supposed to use anything new on race day! I remember going a little easier in the beginning, enjoying the beautiful views, going down Keene, some hills, eating every 45 mins, drinking every 10-15 minutes, taking two salt tablets per loop, and successfully grabbing water and bananas from the volunteers in the aid stations without unclipping or falling off my bike. 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). Beyond t… I learned I needed to eat every 45 mins and that I needed to drink way more liquids. 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. Detailed individual race analysis for each athlete. Ironman Lake Placid - Distance: 72.00 km - Elevation: 632 hm - Location: Lake Placid, New York, United States of America Tri shorts don’t have as much padding so I was feeling the pain. At the beginning of the run, the sun was out and it was HOT. 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! Saw Alix at the entrance to transition and she marked my arms with my bib number, and age on my left calf. 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. Ironman Lake Placid Bike Course, plotted on Google Maps. We haven’t seen each other in 10 years so this was a really nice moment. 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. Recon Ride POV video of the Steelman Triathlon Olympic Bike Course at Lake Nockamixon near Quakertown, PA. Also including ride workout files for TrainerRO . Training hours per week varied between four hours to peak of 15 hours (more in June when I ramped up the long bike rides). 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’s an excellent spectator course. Going through the finisher chute I stated to get emotional when I realize I was about to finish the race. 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. Event Date: July 22 – 36, 2021 . Going back into the village around mile 12 was when we hit that big hill we started with, and I decided to walk it. I saw CC and she’s telling me to chase Jackie, but I just started crying. I stopped at every aid station to either get water or shove ice down my sports bra to stay cool. Where can I find the race course maps? Since the bike portion is so long, the ride can get very monotonous. I couldn’t be more happy to get off my bike and handed Eleanor to a volunteer to rack her. Good thing she saw that or my time wouldn’t have recorded! I ate my banana and went in for a short swim to test the new goggles - works great! 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 have small hills in the beginning, then a huge descent, then hills, more hills, and more hills. 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. 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. Saying hi to Alix and CC after swim- stoked about my 20 min PR! Ildar was by the finish line and I told him my marathon goal. I finally got to do my business and continued the ride. Ironman Lake Placid Bike Strava Routes. XC Benefits for IRONMAN Lake Placid Include: Guaranteed entry into 2021 IRONMAN Lake Placid. One thing I love to do is bike the course in reverse, climbing up through the Cascades, giving me time to take in the mountains cut by the lakes and winding road. Real Ironmen and Ironwomen do this twice! Will never forget this moment. Course -General. We arrived at the parking lot around 4:45AM and took a short 15 min nap before getting on the shuttle bus to transition. 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. 2019 IRONMAN Lake Placid Race Report by Katie Clayton. Coach Patrick of Endurance Nation gives a review of the Bike and Run courses of Ironman Lake Placid at the 2011 Triathlon Rally. So happy to see David and Jenny - right after first loop of bike! The bike ride is two 56 mile loops of the Adirondacks, with about 8,000 feet of elevation gain per the athlete guide. ), which had some strong headwind, and another bathroom break that included reapplying sunscreen, I felt more awake. 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. For the run, I had a secret goal of 4 hours, and it was actually my only goal for the Ironman. The Col de l’Ecre, a grueling 14 km ascent, is the most difficult part of the Ironman Nice bike course. My garmin watch showed about 7 hours for the ride so I was still on track with where I thought I’d finish. The one-loop, clockwise swim takes place in Mirror Lake, a calm, pristine lake right in the heart of LakePlacid. There was one more small out and back and this is where I saw Ildar who told me I was crushing it. 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. 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. 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. Unpack and assembly of bike; Includes pre-ride safety inspection; Bike Disassemble & Pack - $159. I grabbed my bag from transition and ran into the changing room. My shirt was completely drenched in a mixture of sweat and melted ice. There’s Mary running behind the guy to give it back to me! 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. 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. 1. The swim is an age group rolling start keeping all swim buoys to your right. She recently qualified for Kona at Lake Placid and she talks about her race in detail. I reapplied some chamois butter, grabbed the rest of my nutrition and cold bottle, and started my second loop. I finished the first loop (around 3:23) and saw Alix during special needs and told her how I was feeling. Become more comfortable navigating the Placid swim course. Results and statistics of the Ironman Lake Placid 2019. 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. The opportunity to win one of multiple coveted slots to the 2021 IRONMAN World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. Even though I had prepared my bags already, I still repacked a few more times until I felt ready. 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. I won’t go into all the details, but I signed up for IMLP as a goal to work towards. 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. I wanted a course that would have an easier swim and Mirror Lake is exactly that. After getting to transition, I lost Vik and didn’t see him again until I was on the run. 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. DIRECTIONS: Take Route 73 south out of Lake Placid, pass the Cascade Lakes, and head down the infamous Keene Hill. He checked the app - 3:57. Two laps = 112 miles. I had decided before the race that I would change my entire outfit again so that I would be comfortable on the run. I was most worried about the potential rain forecast, especially if it happened while I was on the Keene descent. All athletes plan their effort differently. Of course, everyone else seemed to have skipped the earlier station and there was a queue for the porta potties. I started to think about needing to pee again and saw a porta potty around mile 23. Ironman Lake Placid 2015. Made me laugh and think of Ragnar days. Ironman Lake Placid 2018 – Finish Finish Time: 13:24:34. Before the race, I read about people peeing on the bike to shave time but I couldn’t do it. 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. Learn more. Then you repeat that again. I raced Ironman Lake Placid 11 times between 1999 and 2013. 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. Had breakfast then biked around most of course, including out... - 84.7 km, +1016 m. Bike ride in Lake Placid, NY Would I do another ironman again? Congrats to Jackie, Nima, and Yin on finishing! 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. I came around the finisher chute, saw the red ironman mat, saw Jenny, and David on the left, right before the finish line and heard Matt Riley say, “Jiayan Huang, you are an Ironman.” I had crossed the finish line. There’s a lot more details than what’s written, so happy to discuss further over a run/ride/drink/meal anytime! For now, I’m basking in this sweet victory. Around 30 miles, I saw a porta potty and started thinking about needing to pee. I saw Jackie again and I ran in front of him for a little bit before he started running towards the finish. I dropped off my special needs bag for the bike (second half of my food, which was honey stinger waffles and SIS bars, and a cold bottle of water with SIS tablets), pumped my bike, went to the bathroom one more time before I walked over to the swim start. 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. This is my first loop of the Lake Placid Bike Course. My nutrition plan was one SIS gel every 40-45 mins and I stuck to it. 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. When I got to Wilmington (another hilly portion of the ride), we got a few minutes of heavy rain. It’s been a little over four weeks since I completed Ironman Lake Placid and it still feels surreal that it’s done. 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. Swam 3 k in Mirror Lake from 6-7. 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). 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. It is a bit off-the … I initially said no but I think a part of me will want to. I felt like I was going to explode. 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. 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. Some may say this was wasted time but comfort was important to me. I didn’t want to waste effort going up the steep hill and risk cramping, which worked well for me. We couldn’t have done it without this support group. Lake Placid Marathon & Half Marathon Course. IRONMAN Lake Placid is done and dusted! 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. 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. Number of athletes per agegroup, country or finish time. I’m also hoping it provides perspectives for others who are considering tackling the 140.6 miles. 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. With Ildar, my HS friend who flew from Texas to support me and his coach (who won second overall!). I barely held it together before I finally got to the aid station. I can’t say I remember all the details of the bike, especially the first loop. Rain and thunder when I got on the bike. LENGTH: 56-mile loop. Besides great food, we got to talk to the TriLife coaches and other athletes on race strategies. 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. Not the worst thing to lose since you can test the goggles before swim start and make adjustments. I really wanted to pee but I was about to go through the finisher chute and blocked out the thought. Ride distances can be tailored to ability level and race schedule. My bike times were between 5:27 and 5:41 depending on the years if I recally correctly. Mirror Lake is narrow, and when you had almost 3,000 people starting to swim at once, it was an absolute mess. Of all three sports, I trained the least in running. 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. 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 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. Cruise the hills of three towns and test yourself on the Ironman Bike Loop. Yin, Jackie, Nima and I went to Lake Placid for a training weekend. Started with Rick H. Finished after Rick. Ironman Lake Placid continues to use a rolling start, based on predicted swim finish. It takes the athletes past the famous Olympic ski jumps to the scenic River Road. 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. My legs were getting tired but again I thought of the Ted Talk and kept thinking, one foot in front of the other. 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. 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. 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. 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. Around 50 miles, I started to feel very full. In this episode of the Pursuit of the Perfect Race I talk with my good friend and wonderful mom Missy Norcross. I ended up not using the special needs bag for the run since I planned to carry my gels. 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. My strava showed my pace for that hill was still around 9:33 so the walk was definitely worth it. It has a maximum elevation gain of 1,251 meters. The Ironman Lake Placid Training Camp is on Friday May 31, 2019 to Sunday June 2, 2019. 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. 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. 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