Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Lake Placid Here She Comes!

With less than a month before Lake Placid Ironman things are getting intense. Amber went up to Lake Placid for a long weekend training camp where she among other things bike around 500 miles, swam the 2.4 mile course multiple times and ran a sub-3 hour marathon on the Ironman course. That's right! A sub-three hour course as PART of her weekend training hell, er camp.
In the spirit of everyone making predictions of race outcomes, here is my humble one on Ironman Lake Placid on 7/25/2010:

Swim(2.4 miles): 0:57
Bike(112 miles): 5:28
Run(26.2 miles): 3:22
Total(140.2 with transitions): 9:50

Obviously, there are a lot of things that can impact this prediction, such as flats, weather and nutrition but I feel that Amber has practiced and prepared for all elements and despite whatever comes her way race day, she will not only be one of the fittest out there but also definitely one of the most mentally prepared.

For those who can't wait to see Amber at Placid, she has recently added the Black Fly Triathlon weekend, at Waterville Valley to her race plans. Let's see if she can retain the Lord of the Flies title! Good Luck to Amber and all the other participants.

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