Lake Placid is officially done, and I can say that I am officially “back” from my accident of last year. The details are below, but the executive summary is as follows. A 9:56:38 finishing time, for my first effort below 10 hours. A 1:07:48 non-wetsuit swim, a 5:18:36 bike and a 3:22:43 run…all of this combined to give me a 5 minute PR for the course, 5th in the 35-39 Age Group and my fourth trip to Kona. Life is officially good.
Finally, a Team EN update with results and some excerpts from their race reports as posted in our members-only forum. The following is an overview of our results with some additional color commentary added! Yeah, Endurance Nation!
TeamEN had 30 athletes on the course last weekend. Many of them are eager to tell their stories and we present them here to you in a consolidated blog post. Be sure to check back frequently as this will be updated over the coming weeks!
The 2010 edition of Ironman Lake Placid went off pretty much without a hitch. Weather reports all week suggested that it would be wet and pretty ugly. But the day actually turned out to be a pretty good day for racing. Still cool in the mornings with a couple quick showers, but the race kicked off under overcast skies with all reports pointing to a rough and pretty fast swim. People said it was brutal in the water. While the additional 800 people didn’t appear to show up so much in the photographs, they were definitely felt by the athletes in the water.
This year we have thirty Team EN athletes toeing the line at Ironman Lake Placid! Including family members, we’ll have well over 100 folks in town to spread the EN vibe! They are a hearty, interesting bunch, as their bios below reveal. There truly is nothing typical about an Ironman or the people who choose [...]