Hi there! Hope everyone had a great memorial day weekend! What did you do? Was it fun? Did you have any weird run ins from middle school? Me neither.
We spent the weekend in Lake Placid biking on the course as much as possible and enjoying the area! We stayed at a great B&B run by a triathlon coach, Jeff Kline. He hosted us at the house he's renting until race day. The house was pretty incredible with tons of different spaces available for our use and it had amazing views. He even had his three dogs around which was a huge plus!
The best thing about the weekend was building confidence. Previously I thought I was above training on a race course, it does seem a little unnecessary and a lot of extra effort to travel to a race revenue on a non race weekend. All my friends started planning training weekends at Placid, so I followed suit.
After riding about a lap and a half on the actual course, I had totally calmed down about all the climbing, descending, flats, and oh...the entire thing. At this point thinking about doing the whole loop...with a swim before...and a marathon after...still seems unfathomable but at least I can get through parts of the bike comfortably. Posting some pics below of the weekend.