What is an Ironman?
Lake Placid is a “full 140.6″ triathlon – the longest distance triathlon. If you ever see a “140.6” sticker on the back of someone’s car, it’s for the Ironman! 70.3 is the half Ironman distance.
Originally, Colby made plans to go to Lake Placid so he could sign up for the race. You have to sign up a year in advance and there are only 3,000 spots. This year, Ironman opened up a group deal online the Friday before the race. If you signed up for Syracuse, NY half Ironman 70.3 and Lake Placid Ironman together, you could get in early online. Colby and Matt both decided to do this so they could secure their spot. They wanted to do a half Ironman leading up to the big race, and this one will fit into their training plan.
We decided to still go to Lake Placid even though they were signed up for the race. Lake Placid is beautiful and the guys were happy to ride part of the race course.
We got our hotel taken care of for next year’s race because they were starting to sell out! We are making a vacation of it and it will be nice to run and bike in this beautiful area.
The town is really cute and surrounds Mirror Lake. The actual Lake Placid is close by, but is a bigger body of water. The race swim takes place in Mirror Lake.
This was on the beach area around Mirror Lake. The guys decided to go for a quick swim after their long bike ride.