Thursday, January 24, 2013

Ironman Lake Tahoe Picture Recon

While I was "studying" last night I started googling information about IMLT, I had been getting very nervous about the amount of climbing there would be on the bike. After scoping out the elevation profile carefully I compared it to the IMCDA profile since that is my best frame of reference . It looks like Tahoe has less than 1000 feet more than CdA. Tahoe will definitely be difficult but I had it in my head that it was going to be twice as hard.

As I was trolling around the internet I found a blog called IM Tahoe Live written by a triathlete who lives in Tahoe. This site has amazing information about the race! He has loaded videos of the swim area, and the bike and run course. Plus tons of photos and information about the race.

Photo pf the bike path that the run will be on [Source]

I had fun checking out all the information I could find, the one downside was that I was getting so excited about the trip and race that once it was time to go to bed I felt too ramped up to sleep. Thankfully it didn't take to long to wind down and fall asleep. 

Anyone else so looking forward to races that aren't until this summer, or in my case fall?!?


  1. I have studied my course profile, inside and out, like you. I am trying to figure out how to get hill training in the flatlands of Ohio. This is going to be interesting.

  2. So After IMWI and IMCDA AND IMAZ I do NOT feel like doing another IM right now. The only ONLY thing that's keeping my head in the game is the fact that it's Tahoe! I'm doing Triple ByPass this year (GULP!!!!) I figure if I can ride 120 miles with almost 11k of verticle I should be good to go for IM Tahoe. Now I'm going to go check out that website you found!