Saturday, March 23, 2013

Ironman Lake Tahoe Count Down

Yesterday marked exactly six months until Ironman Lake Tahoe

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Last year I felt relief at having more time not less to prepare for Ironman but this year I am green with envy to anyone who is racing an early season ironman. I blame Los Cabos as well as my high training load. I am itching to do an ironman sooner than later. I am wishing I had a June or May race instead of September. It's making me have an itchy trigger finger to sign up for more races. I have been seriously thinking about my 2014 calendar and what I would like to race. The only thing keeping me from signing up for Ironman Los Cabos 2014 is the reports of heat, I don't do well in heat and Denver doesn't offer great heat training between October and March. Is it crazy to be thinking about 2014 when 2013 is less than a quarter over? Probably but for many IMs you have to sign up a year in advance. So Cory and I have started tentatively planning out what our 2014 race schedule would look like. I am drawn towards Ironman Wales

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But that isn't until September and I would love to do two Ironmans in 2014. Any suggestions? Anyone have an Ironman race they think is amazing?


  1. I came sooooo close to picking Los Cabos for my Ironman, but I couldnt get the RD to provide me a bike course profile!

    Ironman Switzerland is getting rave reviews from the research I have done. I will know first hand in July

    If your looking overseas for your IM, most international IM do not have a 17 hour cutoff, it seems the norm is 15 hours and a couple 16 hours (IMSW is 16), so check the cutoff off times.

    Ironman Cozumel is in Novemeber, dead flat bike (ocean cross winds)

  2. I would LOVE to do IM Wales! We were in Wales last summer and got to do a couple of rides. It's beautiful....but cold and rainy!

  3. yeah sept still sounds like a really long ways off, though I know it will be here in the blink of an eye :)
    glad you had fun in mexico!