That's my confirmation number for signing up for Ironman Lake Placid 2008! http://www.ironmanusa.com
Officially, that's my next race. I have decided not to do LA Tri this september, but I still may sign up for Mission Bay Tri as a fun race - with the emphasis on "fun" - can't disclose too many details yet :)
But back to the big news, I have signed up for the Ironman Journey.
A few years ago, when Jeff Hartnett was battling his lymphoma for the first time, I made a deal with him that if he got better, that we'd do an Ironman together. Well, Jeff is certainly well on his way to recovery, and I needed to hold up my end of the bargain. Jeff has wanted to do this race for some time now since he is from the upstate new york region. Myself, I have plenty of family and friends from the northeast that I'd really like to see come up and witness the race. A "race" - whatever I can consider "racing" a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike and 26.2 mile run. I think it's more of an "event" than a "race", but those are just opinionated formalities anyways!
I haven't really sorted my thoughts about this just yet, but I know it's gonna be an incredible. From the training to the event, it's going to be a journey - that's for sure. Not to mention that there is about 8 or so of us that are doing it (we are all friends with Jeff, but don't all know one another) from all over the country, so it will be cool to keep tabs with everyone during their training. The wheels are already in motion to have a "training camp" weekend in San Diego. Hey, if you are gonna live in the best year round climate for training, you might as well host a weekend with a bunch of people who you are going to do the race with.
Projected start of IMLP training: 1/1/08