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Friday, July 23, 2010

Live from Lake Placid!

Sunday is the big day.

We arrived on Wednesday night, after two flights cross-country and a 2 1/2 hour drive from Albany.

Race Check-In at the Lake Placid High School gym

On Thursday, we checked in for the race.  The details are mind-boggling.  We were ID'ed at least twice, weighed in (so that if we end up in a medical tent that the personnel will know our healthy weight), and received our race numbers and bags.
The product expo
LA Tri Club friends

We bought schwag with the race logo on it, including t-shirts, workout clothing, water bottles, and the obligatory M-dot sticker that will go on the back of my car to commemorate this event.

Then we went swimming in Mirror Lake.  It's a beautiful lake, very clear, and on Sunday will be very crowded.

Bike course -- sketchy roads, beautiful scenery

On Friday morning, we went for a 45 minute bike ride followed by a 20 minute run, all at relatively easy paces.  The bike ride was over one of the more challenging parts of the course, which I had no trouble on, and gave me a little bit more much-needed confidence.

Tonight (Friday) is the welcome dinner, followed by the mandatory pre-race "talk".

More to come....

1 comment:

Brenda W. said...

Good luck, Heather!! Most importantly ... have FUN!! You've trained long and hard for this, and you are definitely ready!!

Can't wait to hear all about it!