I arrived in Lake Placid around 10:30 last night and was immediately happy to be here. This is such a special place. There is a huge high school hockey team at the hotel so they upgraded our room to the top floor where we'd get some peace and quiet. It also came with a beautiful view of Mirror Lake. I sat in the window last night looking out at the lake, thinking about being there nine months from now at the start of my second Ironman. Very exciting.
It's sunny and 47, heading into the lower 50s. Today is a perfect day to ride the Ironman loop. It will be my longest and most challenging ride since Wisconsin so I'll take it easy and just enjoy being on my bike in a beautiful place.