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Race Reports for Ironman Lake Placid 2012

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Race rating (5)
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  • Organised?Yes
  • Events on time?Yes

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

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  • Comments: I'd like to come back, but it won't be 2013. IMLP is a special place,that is for sure. I got to the starting line healthy, but undertrained due to some knee injuries, and most important to me, I finished Ironman #2. Great learning experience overall too.
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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: Thanks to my cousin and his family who came up to watch the race. Sorry I wasn't able to provide the epic finish at your first IM viewing, but it was great having you there. I'm glad to hear the girls (and their parents) were inspired by the event anyway. Thanks to the Simmons for hosting us in the days following the race, and to my mom for always traveling with me and spending hours ringing that cowbell.
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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: A very special day for me. Completing it with (ok after) my wife along with seeing so many family and friends along the course was amazing. Not sure if any race can ever top this. To many family and friends to name, but they all kept my spirits up for the whole race.
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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: Lake Placid is beautiful. I was simply amazed. This venue would be very, very hard to top. The volunteers are AMAZING!!
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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 awesome event. And I can't say enough about the volunteers!! They were amazing and absolutely make the event what it is.
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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: Ironman events may be pricey, but the organization/volunteers cannot be beat. Always reliable aide stations. This was my first full Ironman, and I would definitely do one again!! :)
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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: A phenomenal event. Beautiful scenery. Great support. Many very eager volunteers. Well worth the money.
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  • Comments: A very challenging course for sure but I liked it better than IMFL. It was beautiful and the crowd support rocks! This race was a good test of mental fortitude - I so did not want to run but I knew I wouldn't quit. A few days before the race while chatting w/ my Dad, I told him how nervous I was. He looked at me and hugged me and said "You should be nervous. It's a lofty goal and it's gonna be tough. I'd be worried if you weren't nervous." It's interesting to find out where "your line" is. Some folks pulled themselves out due to fatigue, some pull out if they don't make their planned splits, others battle it out to the bitter end. I know where I am and Im proud of that. Never will I qualify but never will I quit.
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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 volunteers rocked as usual.
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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: for my first Ironman I couldn't expect anything better (well maybe a bit quicker on the run). I was so happy to be able to compete! a 7 mile run was my longest run 6 weeks before the race because I didn't run for 3 weeks. The 3 weeks should have been my peak running weeks, but I coudln't because of my ankle. 6 weeks prior to the race I ran 16 miles. I used the elliptical for 2 weeks, but it's def. not the same as running. I really think all the biking saved my fitness! Can't wait for the next one!
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  • Organised?Yes
  • Events on time?Yes

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

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

  • Comments: Volunteers were simply amazing, no question about it.
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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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  • Comments: I think the race was awesomely set up, very organized, and the amount of volunteer support/cheering was amazing. I at least learned about what I'm capable at swimming and biking for this distance, and I also think that fitness-wise I was where I wanted to be. So I can now go into a full IM next year and know what 2/3 of the race is like.
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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: We REALLY loved this entire experience.....Lake Placid as a town is wonderful.....I could live here. The race is great and I can see myself doing this one again some day...........some 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: The level of organization exceeded my expectations. All volunteers were professional and kept me going at each stage. I was blown away at the finish when a volunteer walked me to get my medal, blanket, picture, food.. all the while asking and reasking if was ok / needed assistance from medical. I felt like there was no excuse other than my own ability for completign the race.
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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:

  • Comments: If you want to test yourself in a beautiful location than sign up for it in 2014. 2013 is already SOLD OUT! I'll be sitting in a chair drinking beer at the top of papa bear cheering you on.
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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 Loved Lake Placid and would do it again.
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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: See you at IMLP 13. I don't have words to sum up the experience -- it was that grand, that wonderful, that difficult and that boggling. I'll spend a year trying to figure it out.
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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: Gotta love IMLP! Had a great time. I'll get my 11:30:00 next year for sure!
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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 offering suggestions and helpful hints in the Beginner Triathlete IMLP thread. I 'met' so many people but the best was DC, Mr. DreamChaser, Bobby M. He always had something to offer and with his experience and knowledge, I felt that I had an unfair advantage over other first timers who did not participate in the thread. I also was able to look into the logs of Bobby, Rusty (TankBoy), Dave (03djmorris), Kent (Klassman), Jason (jmoney) and so many more that I can't even begin to thank you all. With the support and comradre, the race was the icing for the months of training with all it's trials and tribulations. Athlete's who are undergoing the same thing understand best how difficult this really is. But without my loving spouse and her ability to keep control of everything, I would be lost. I love you, Denise.
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  • Comments: I Love Ironman Lake Placid. I love the Adirondacks, the volunteers, the athletes, the whole vibe of Ironman USA is just a top-notch, amazing experience. We had ideal weather and race conditions. I am sure to return in a few years.
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