So far, the trip has been wonderful. We are staying in a beautiful, fully renovated "cottage" in Lake Placid. It is one of the original cottages of the Lake Placid Club. Rick and I are sharing the house with Blake & Twila, Sharon, Karen & Shawn, and Shelly & Lisa. Right next door, we have Deanna B + family and Bart & Bethany + family. A few houses down from us, we can find Lynnie Lou, Kate O + family, Amy M., and Dr Rick & Holly.
Fun people all around!
Our cottage provides an extraordinary view of the Adirondack mountains. Gorgeous. We can also walk to all parts of the Ironman course. The swim start is maybe a 5 minute walk from our backdoor - and both the bike and run courses are even closer.
And seriously, Lake Placid is one of the prettiest little athletically-inclined towns you can find. Picture quaint shops, flowers galore, and very healthy fit people everywhere you look.
Yesterday, I took my bike on a brief ride (20 miles or so) with the boys (Rick, Dr Rick and Blake). I had no trouble keeping up with them on the way out (I think they were lolly gagging), but it was a completely different story on the way back in. Yowzers - they were cruising. I did everything I could just to keep them in my sights! I figure it's always good to ride with faster people from time to time - as long as you know where you're going.
While out on the ride, I did see cycling studette Cyndi D taking her bike out for a little spin. She looked lovely and fast - as always.
We finished up with a cruise (by car) by checking out the rest of the bike course. It is hilly - but it is so pretty. You might as well be in a beautiful place while you suffer, right?