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Race Reports for Ironman Lake Placid

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  • Comments: Great race totally recommend for anyone looking to do a WTC Ironman.
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  • Organised?Yes
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  • Overall course based on my ability: Just right

  • Comments: I want to go back next year, but not sure if my calendar will support it. I want redemption, but also really enjoyed the venue. Love Emma's Ice Cream. Prefer to cook meals, but the restaraunts were good, although a tad pricey when feeding 4. We departed Lake Placid on Wed. morning with everyone's luggage in tow and had a great rest of vacation.
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  • Comments: Ironman Lake Placid is an amazing town, an amazing race, with amazing volunteers. I loved my experiences at Ironman Louisville and Tremblant; but there is only one Ironman USA.
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  • Organised?Yes
  • Events on time?Yes

  • Lots of volunteers to help?Yes
  • Plenty of drink stations?Yes

  • Post race activities? Good
  • Overall course based on my ability: Just right

  • Comments: Ready for 2017
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  • Organised?Yes
  • Events on time?Yes

  • Lots of volunteers to help?Yes
  • Plenty of drink stations?Yes

  • Post race activities? Average
  • Overall course based on my ability: Just right

  • Comments: Very nice race. Volunteers are amazing. I could've done without the sun! Let me just say that it's a real bummer winning the Kona slot and having to give it up.
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  • Overall course based on my ability: Just right

  • Comments: My 1st Ironman is in the books..My thoughts? The training was not as difficult as I expected it to be. Don't get me wrong I had the moments of being tired, but not to the point everyone stressed over. I wonder if this is due to keeping the family first and having a few times when their schedule prevented a few workouts. There were not many of these, but it did always seem to fall during a peak period. Overall it did not affect the final outcome so that it is good. The race itself was fantastic, I managed myself throughout the day and stuck with my motto of being in the moment. All I could control was what was happening at the single moment and the past was done and all I could do was prepare for the next step. I made a point of enjoying the day and not stressing through which probably helped in the overall results. Now I need to figure out my next!!
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  • Organised?Yes
  • Events on time?Yes

  • Lots of volunteers to help?Yes
  • Plenty of drink stations?Yes

  • Post race activities? Good
  • Overall course based on my ability: Just right

  • Comments: Thank you to the organizers, the police and medical personnel, the town and all the people in Lake Placid who were out supporting the participants. The town embraces this event and support is overwhelming and amazing. Also a big thank you to the volunteers. They were awesome and are a big part of why the race is so great. Thank you to my wife Joyce and my three children Kayla, Erynn and Austin for their understanding and support. Without them getting behind me I’d not be able to do this. I’m very thankful and grateful to have had the opportunity to do Lake Placid this year. I love you all. Thank you Asphalt Junkies! You guys all rock and I can’t tell you how much I appreciate your support and you all following Matt and I this past Sunday. I love you guys. Thank you again to the Wildwood Warriors. It was an honor to represent at IMLP on your behalf. This is an amazing group of Long Island athletes and awesome group of people. I love this group. Thank you to my training partners
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  • Organised?Yes
  • Events on time?Yes

  • Lots of volunteers to help?Yes
  • Plenty of drink stations?Yes

  • Post race activities? Average
  • Overall course based on my ability: Just right

  • Comments: I thought I would be emotional when I crossed the finish line. I thought I wanted Mike Reilly to call out my name. Instead, I flew through the finisher chute because my only thought was to hold and kiss my fiance who was waiting for me. It was an amazing experience. The volunteers were amazing. The energy of the crowds was electric. I could not have asked for a better race experience. This was my first and probably only full distance race. I will be a "one and done" type Ironman.
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  • Organised?Yes
  • Events on time?Yes

  • Lots of volunteers to help?Yes
  • Plenty of drink stations?Yes

  • Post race activities? Good
  • Overall course based on my ability: Just right

  • Comments: This is a great race. I'd highly recommend it to anyone. I was blessed by so many people helping me along this training block. Having the Cyclonauts to swim and ride with was exceptional. Having Bobby (DreamChaser,) go through the Rev 3 full revolution and IMLP was just terrific. He is a good friend, even though we haven't spent nearly enough time to hang out and just talk about life. *edited to add pics This year, my older son Mike drove a million miles from Philly just to see the race. Very special. And my wife is beyond praise with her never ending support and patience listening to me whine about everything triathlon related. I love my family lots. http://www.ironman.com/triathlon/events/americas/ironman/lake-placi...
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  • Organised?Yes
  • Events on time?Yes

  • Lots of volunteers to help?Yes
  • Plenty of drink stations?Yes

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  • Overall course based on my ability: Just right

  • Comments: Great race and area but not as good as prior years - 2009 and 2013. A few problems were lack of bathrooms at race start, single narrow row of carpet from swim to transition area and road conditions on 9N out and back to Au Sable Forks. Although Au Sable 9N road section recently repaired, it really needed to be repaved. Road the 2009 races' old Black Brook out and back and road conditions were much better plus less traffic for practice rides. On swim had to wait too long a time prior to swim start because of lack of bathrooms and got stuck in back of pack because race area was already full. Waited over an hour for a bathroom. I also liked the original mass swim start better since the area for line up or open water start was bigger. Current swim start area is too small for 3000 people. Still this is a great race and a must do.
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  • Organised?Yes
  • Events on time?Yes

  • Lots of volunteers to help?Yes
  • Plenty of drink stations?Yes

  • Post race activities? Good
  • Overall course based on my ability: Just right

  • Comments: Lake Placid is so special to me. It was my first IM in 2006 where I vowed I was "one and done". And it was where Brad and I completed lucky #13, the final check mark off of the to do list on our way to Kona 2016. My favorite race experience to date is being able to run half of the run course with Brad. Lake Placid 2015 did not disappoint. 2006 vs. 2015 Swim: 1:10.46 vs. 1:07.02 T1: 11:08 vs. 7:30 Bike: 8:38.06 vs. 7:34.06 T2: 5:26 vs. 6:51 Run: 6:22.47 vs. 5:07.46 Total: 16:28.11 vs. 14:03.15
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  • Organised?Yes
  • Events on time?Yes

  • Lots of volunteers to help?Yes
  • Plenty of drink stations?Yes

  • Post race activities? Good
  • Overall course based on my ability: Just right

  • Comments: I thought the race itself was great. I felt like a professional athlete. I will be back in 2017. I want to do something different next year, Maybe something in Canada
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  • Comments: RACE REPORT IS SLEEPS9.BLOGSPOT.COM
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  • Organised?Yes
  • Events on time?Yes

  • Lots of volunteers to help?Yes
  • Plenty of drink stations?Yes

  • Post race activities? Good
  • Overall course based on my ability: Just right

  • Comments: Training was really a struggle with a pregnant wife and two small kids. Then my mother-in-law was hospitalized during the peak training weeks. I just didn't get enough training in to really be where I like to be in these races. It was kind of a miracle I made it at all so overall I'm happy with the results.
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  • Organised?Yes
  • Events on time?Yes

  • Lots of volunteers to help?Yes
  • Plenty of drink stations?Yes

  • Post race activities? Good
  • Overall course based on my ability: Just right

  • Comments: Best volunteers ever!!!! They actually compete for awards. Although this race is extremely hilly, the scenery is magnificent.
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  • Organised?Yes
  • Events on time?Yes

  • Lots of volunteers to help?Yes
  • Plenty of drink stations?Yes

  • Post race activities? Good
  • Overall course based on my ability: Just right

  • Comments: Always glad to just finish these damn things...LOL Experience kept me in it to finish this one after how i felt off the bike. Signed up for 2016......will be more ready....OR not go hard at all and accept my lame 14 hours.
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  • Organised?Yes
  • Events on time?Yes

  • Lots of volunteers to help?Yes
  • Plenty of drink stations?Yes

  • Post race activities? Good
  • Overall course based on my ability: Just right

  • Comments: Good event. Hot Humid day
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  • Organised?Yes
  • Events on time?Yes

  • Lots of volunteers to help?Yes
  • Plenty of drink stations?Yes

  • Post race activities? Good
  • Overall course based on my ability: Just right

  • Comments: What an experience for my first IM! A tough course...tough conditions...an amazing finish. Not sure what the future holds for me but I WILL not be a "one and done" Ironman. Probably not feasible for me to do an Ironman distance race every year with my kids as young as they are right now. Thinking I will be on the every other year plan if my wife will allow it. Looking at possibly IM Louisville, Wisconsin, or Chattanooga in 2016!
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  • Comments: This race would NOT have been as fun as it was had it not been for my TL family both racers and athletic supporters. Hehe that joke never gets old. Seeing everyone out on course was truly motivation enough to get my klunky and broken ass to the finish line.
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  • Organised?Yes
  • Events on time?Yes

  • Lots of volunteers to help?Yes
  • Plenty of drink stations?Yes

  • Post race activities? Good
  • Overall course based on my ability: Just right

  • Comments: It wasn't perfect conditions, and I didn't get my dream time, but I still had an almost 20 minute PR, and finally got to RUN in an Ironman. I'm incredibly proud of this performance, and to be out there with so many teammates was just awesome. Three in a row and this was definitely my favorite experience at Ironman Lake Placid.
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  • Organised?Yes
  • Events on time?Yes

  • Lots of volunteers to help?Yes
  • Plenty of drink stations?Yes

  • Post race activities? Good
  • Overall course based on my ability: Just right

  • Comments: The race itself ended up being an interesting day weather wise and surprisingly not as difficult as I had expected, although I guess that’s what happens with proper training, race planning, and nutrition in place :) Overall it was a great first Ironman experience and I loved the race even with the rainy weather… now it’s time to decide what to do next – I think I may have caught the Ironman bug and plan to do Lake Placid again in 2016 (my mom and little sister have agreed to join me!) Who knows I may do another next year in 2015… just have to figure out which one since Lake Placid is now sold out.
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  • Organised?Yes
  • Events on time?Yes

  • Lots of volunteers to help?Yes
  • Plenty of drink stations?Yes

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  • Overall course based on my ability: Just right

  • Comments: the check-in was pretty quick, although, not to miss a merchandizing opportunity, you could not get your swag bag at check in, you had to go down to the IM store, and go fully into the tents to get your backpack lest you forget to buy IM stuff while you are at it. on the other hand, in lieu of the banquet, we all received a $25 gift certificate to use at pretty much any area restaurant. I was very pleasantly surprised and happy to receive this. as an aside, as we were standing in line, there were some Kiwis behind me, then somehow in front of me, but from the line, we could see out a window overlooking the restaurants. one restaurant said, "wood fired pizza" they misread it and thought it said 'wood fried pizza', then proceeded to make fun of fat Americans and deep frying everything including pizza. I wondered when one of them would realize they misread - they didn't. I do wish they would do a better job of getting good expo vendors. it was pretty lame with minimal vendors.
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  • Organised?Yes
  • Events on time?Yes

  • Lots of volunteers to help?Yes
  • Plenty of drink stations?Yes

  • Post race activities? Good
  • Overall course based on my ability: Just right

  • Comments: Love IMLP! Already entered for 2015
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  • Organised?Yes
  • Events on time?Yes

  • Lots of volunteers to help?Yes
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  • Comments: Love the venue and the race. Glad to have done it.
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  • Organised?Yes
  • Events on time?Yes

  • Lots of volunteers to help?Yes
  • Plenty of drink stations?Yes

  • Post race activities? Good
  • Overall course based on my ability: Too hard

  • Comments: This is a fantastic race with great scenery and more energetic volunteers than you can shake a powerbar at. If long course if for you, I highly recommend it. And having a shitty personal day, I got to race with some people who were really giving it their all to be an Ironman. Very inspirational.
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