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JUNE 2010 FIREMANIRONMAN CAMP ITINERARYLooks like a great weekend of weather so keep your fingers crossed. Water temps in Mirror Lake are in the low 60S
Air temperatures - Highs look in the high 70s to low 80s and lows look in the 50s, as always a chance of scattered thunderstorms. Bring gear for all weather conditions, better to have more than you need than realize you have to buy something because you left it home! Please print this itinerary out you will not receive another one.
5:00 PM until 8:00 PM: NEW this year!
CHECK IN AT THE MEETING HOUSE DIRECTLY NEXT TO HIGH PEAKS CYCLERY
You can park in the High Peaks parking lot and walk, directly after the bike shop is the house.
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Check in will be open from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm only.
All campers must check in, sign waiver, pick up course maps and gift bags. You will receive an armband that must be worn all weekend while attending camp.
SPECIAL NOTICE TO ATHLETES IN REGARD TO USAT CARDS FOR REGISTRATION
Athletes MUST bring proof of annual membership or purchase a one-day permit. Athletes who do not bring/show proof of membership must purchase a one-day license. Athletes who forget their membership cards will have four options below:
- Go" back" and get your card.
- Print off a temporary membership card from the USAT web site, www.usatriathlon.org. Showing it on your iPhone or BlackBerry is acceptable also. Staff members cannot pull up your USAT information or allow you use of computers. Do not ask them to do so.
- Purchase a $10.00 one-day license, payable only by cash or check; no credit card purchase is permitted.
- Renew your annual membership online and bring proof of renewal.
Please remember to pack your USAT membership card. Don't leave home without it.
7:30 PM: A quick welcome meeting where you will meet the camp staff along with our pros Karen Smyers and Tara Norton. We will have an overview of the weekend. This is not mandatory but suggested for all, especially first time campers. You will have time to address any questions or concerns in regard to the weekend.
If you are unable to make registration at this time there will be registration at the Cobble from 10:00-11:00 PM, but please make every effort to make the early registration.
We have created some optional Friday workouts if you arrive early and would like to get some training in. Please be advised that there will be no support for these training sessions:
• 11:00 AM: Bike approx 40 miles, pace will be easy-moderate on the IM bike course. Leaves from the Cobble Mountain Lodge. Leader is Jason Santarcangelo, any questions you can contact him at email@example.com
• 5:00 PM: Yoga at the High Peaks Studio. Very light stretching and positive mental preparation for the upcoming weekend, limited space. $10.00 at the door.
• 6:00 PM: Swim one loop. Meets at the lake near the tennis courts. Please park legally, they will ticket you. There is a dirt lot across the street by the Lake Placid Brew Pub.
• 7:30 PM: Welcome meeting at the High Peaks Cyclery house (see above).
7:00 AM: High Peaks Cyclery. On the road maintenance class and course overview, at 2733 Main St.
Brian Delaney, owner of High Peaks, gives this informative class. You will be able to ask questions and purchase any last-minute items you may need. http://highpeakscyclery.com/
8:00 AM: Olympic Oval for long bike, two loops, 112 miles.
We will start our ride together after a group photo, starting as one large group. The beginning of the bike course is tricky so please go slow and keep your distance from each other. We will have a vehicle leaving 1 hour after the start to check on all the riders. You will also be given a phone number to call in an emergency only and our vehicle can assist you.
Course variation: Due to the bridge closing on the out and back to Hazelton. This is the unofficial, but we will ride the likely course change that you will encounter on race day if the construction has not been completed. Riding on Rt 9N at approx mile 24 you will, instead of turning left onto Rt. 86 go straight and continue approximately 5 miles towards Au Sable Forks. The street to turn around at is Broad Street. I will try and put some kind of turn-around sign. You will make a u- turn around and head back 5 miles and make a right onto Rt. 86. This puts you back on the original course. The only other variation is you will go down the out and back at Hazelton but only for a mile or so then turn around and head back out and continue on the original course Please review the course variation. We have plotted it for you on mapmyride.com. Copy and paste the link below and print for your records:
Special needs You can drop off your special needs at the Cobble Mountain lodge in the morning or bring them with you to the oval where we will bring them back to the Cobble and stage them for you for access after your first loop and after your run. We will also have supplies at the Cobble such as Gatorade, Hammer products, PB&J, Endurolytes and Hammer gel.
Aid Stations: Aid station will be stocked with water, Gatorade, Endurolytes and Hammer gel Perpetuem and located as follows:
Start at the Oval (mile 0)
Beginning of the out and back, 39 miles
Out of the out and back, 42 miles
Cobble Mountaint Lodge, 54 miles
Transition run: After completion of your bike you are strongly encouraged to follow up with a transition run. This will be either a 3.7 mile from Cobble, once around the lake or a 6.4 mile run. The 6.4 mile run finishes with a nice steady uphill to the Cobble. There should be a water station in front of High Peaks Cyclery at 4.5 miles and of course at the Cobble. Here is the map for the 6.4 mile loop:
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM Dinner: Crowne Plaza Hotel
Dress is neat but casual. We will enjoy a nice buffet followed by guest speakers and a question and answer period with the panel. The dinner will conclude with our raffles at approximately 9:00 PM. Everyone is invited to the Northwoods Inn on Main St. to relax in a beautiful room set aside for us to mingle and conclude the evening.
8:00 AM Open water swim clinic With Karen Smyers and others from our staff, discussing strategies, techniques and placement for the swim start.
8:45 AM Mass swim start 2 loops of the course patrolled by kayak. Swim caps are mandatory. Please -- do not risk a ticket -- park legally!
11:45 AM Run Clinic Cobble Mountain Lodge with Sheri Fraser and others from the staff.
12:30 PM Long Run Start will be at the Cobble Mountain Lodge or the Olympic Oval. If you choose to leave from the Cobble we will leave promptly at 12:30 and head out to the Olympic Oval where we will take a Camp photo. If you choose to meet us at the oval please be there promptly at 12:45 We will then start out on the Lake Placid Ironman course:
8:30 AM Leaving from the Cobble, 40 mile bike ride. Although the camp is officially over we usually ride a loop of the bike without the out and back …or in this case without the extension on 9N. Please be advised this will be totally unsupported and camp is officially over so you are on your own.
I hope this covers everything. Any other questions, we can answer them for you at camp. Please have a safe trip and I look forward to seeing everyone this weekend.
Larry and Staff