Saturday, July 26, 2014

Gearing up for Ironman Lake Placid -- In Pictures

Two of my great supporters and I loaded down the cavalier and headed out of DC pre-dawn Thursday morning.  The roadtrip went by quite smoothly from Washington DC to Lake Placid NY.  Thanks to RosePT we stayed mobile and healthy with a stretch out strap and lacrosse balls during the drive!

During the drive we took some time to review the race plan. Simply put it says...Swim fast, bike fast, run fast...with some other minor details.

Upon arriving in Lake Placid we stopped at check in, signed my life away, took a peak at the Olympic Oval, and took some obligatory Lake Placid snow pictures.

We had a great dinner at Lake Placid Pub and Brewery and took some sunset selfie's by Mirror Lake!
I sat down after a quick swim, bike, run to prepare gear and special needs bags.  IMHO this is one of the most stressful parts of the preparation process.  Is it in there, do I need it before then, will I remember to drop it off on race morning if I don't put it in the bag now....

Our 3rd member of my Sherpa team arrived...Mom!  We surprised her with dinner on the deck at the Dancing Bears overlooking Mirror Lake.  As this Ironman marks my dad's 3rd "Angelversarry" this restaurant was perfect...Dancing Bear was his nickname!

Today we will do important decide which swim cap to wear in the race.  You can track me at Ironman Live beginning at 6:30 am tomorrow.  I'll be wearing bib #579! 


  1. Best of luck, Holli! Rooting for you here in DC... - Hernando

  2. Hope you had a great race!!