Ironman Lake Placid

  • gayimct

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    Apr 26, 2015 12:51 PM GMT
    Anyone heading up to Placid this year? I will be going to training camp late June and the race itself. Would love to meet up with a guy or two while I'm up there. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Apr 26, 2015 5:46 PM GMT
    Train for those hills - the cycling course is very challenging!
  • gayimct

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    Apr 26, 2015 8:00 PM GMT
    This will be my 6th time doing Placid... LOVE the course and really like the hills in a sick, twisted way.
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    Apr 26, 2015 8:07 PM GMT
    That's hot!
  • gayimct

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    Apr 26, 2015 8:18 PM GMT
    My best times have actually been during the most extreme weather conditions. I like to push my limits icon_biggrin.gif
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    Apr 26, 2015 8:22 PM GMT
    A mentor of mine taught me that you don't learn when things are easy; in the heat, the wind, the rain is adversity. And with adversity comes choice - get discouraged, and negativity takes over. Get encouraged and push harder, and you gain a new predictor of what's possible.

    So keep pushing!
  • roadbikeRob

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    Apr 26, 2015 10:29 PM GMT
    onejock saidA mentor of mine taught me that you don't learn when things are easy; in the heat, the wind, the rain is adversity. And with adversity comes choice - get discouraged, and negativity takes over. Get encouraged and push harder, and you gain a new predictor of what's possible.

    So keep pushing!
    Well there Mr. one jock you look more than ready to conquer the steep never ending mountains around beautiful Lake Placid as evidenced by that beautiful, muscular physique. You appear to be serious iron man material, seriously.
  • gayimct

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    Apr 27, 2015 12:22 AM GMT
    Thank you Onejock... hope to see you out on the course one of these days.
  • Ironman4U

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    Apr 27, 2015 2:23 AM GMT
    Always good to see another Ironman on here. Welcome. I have yet to do Placid, but it's on the list. Will be doing the HITS 140.6 race in Kingston, NY in July. My partner and I will be up there cycling in June and/or July.
  • gayimct

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    Apr 27, 2015 2:29 AM GMT
    Thanks!
    I'm doing Tough Mudder in VT in June, then the Patriot Half to do my final tune up prior to Placid in July.
    I LOVE that race... feels like home up there.
    I've done Ironman Florida as well, but prefer the variation with hills. Hope to meet more like minded people and maybe even run into some at the races, or training.

  • Apr 28, 2015 3:03 AM GMT
    Im actually competing in my first triathlon this june in Philly! I know its NO ironman...but, thats my goal...to to compete in an Ironman in three years...the realization that there are hills....renders me breathless... icon_neutral.gificon_neutral.gificon_neutral.gificon_neutral.gificon_neutral.gif
  • gayimct

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    Apr 28, 2015 12:27 PM GMT
    cool_swimmer13 saidIm actually competing in my first triathlon this june in Philly! I know its NO ironman...but, thats my goal...to to compete in an Ironman in three years...the realization that there are hills....renders me breathless... icon_neutral.gificon_neutral.gificon_neutral.gificon_neutral.gificon_neutral.gif


    Good Luck!!! I did my first Tri at age 40 which was a sprint... I'm turning 50 in June and will have completed 8 Ironman Tri's by the end of this year.
    Have fun with the journey and the process. Its a test of endurance, yes... but most of all - it's a personal journey and test of your mind and your personal limits. It is truly amazing what you can achieve when you leave the outside garbage behind, and it's just you out there.
    Can ya tell that I really like it? LOL
    Seriously... put in the training and you'll be fine. ENJOY!!!

  • Apr 29, 2015 5:25 AM GMT
    Ive been using it as my 'me' time. The idea of training for something like this...came at a PERFECT time. It's keeping me grounded and more relaxed. Has pretty much decreased my anxiety. I pretty much love it. And its helping me improve my overall health icon_smile.gif

    Im 24 and have completed a 109 mile bike race...now an olympic tri in philly...and now maybe another in DC?????!?!?!?! The Possibilities are truly endless icon_smile.gif