Lake Placid Training Camp
Wed, 18 Jun 2008 00:32:41 -0800
30 athletes enjoyed perfect weather the weekend of June 7th at our 10th edition of the Ironman USA training camp. We have experienced 45 degrees and rain one year and 90 degree heat and humidity the next, but this year was perfect with temperatures in the low 80's with mild humidity.
Fridays training included a key swim session very specific to Ironman. Mirror lake had already warmed up to 62 degrees so most of the athletes swam two loops of the course while a few took the pool option. A short ride around the run course and then back up the last 5 miles of the bike course followed by a talk on Ironman Nutrition took care of the afternoon.
Saturday morning included a 6-7 hour ride on the course followed by a 30-45min transition run. The athletes realized that one loop of this rolling course is deceiving as you can fake it on the hills once through, but the 2nd lap is where the race begins. Lunch was followed by a talk on the training that is needed the next 7 weeks prior to race day and then another swim around the course before dinner capped off the day.
Sunday morning included a 2 hour plus run on the course, a huge breakfast buffet followed by a motivation talk by Heather Fuhr. Lake placid is an amazing venue for an Ironman. If you have yet to do the race make plans to get this one in sometime during your Ironman racing days.