After the swim, it was time to get some food and Karel wasted no time to find the local European bakery.
Karel gave a little talk about executing the 16+ mile "climb" (a mix of rollers) back to Lake Placid and then we all rode back up together.
It's really important that our athletes have an opportunity to wake-up their legs a few days before the race so this was a welcomed ~90 minute ride for the group, following their morning swim.
Karel and I ended up with 74 miles and a little over 4 hours of riding.
Although I am not racing, our athletes have the best sherpas which prepared dinner...which was amazing in the evening.
The weather outlook from Thurs - Monday looked great in Placid but Friday was the only "off" day with the typical mountain weather mix of rain, clouds and sun.
After my swim, I met the guys at the expo and we all headed back to the house.
I ran 1 loop of the run course and finished with 12.5 miles in 1 hour and 45 minutes. I didn't have my phone so no pictures but I can assure you that the run is just as beautiful as the bike course.
Later in the day, Karel gave a bike clinic for the guys and apparently, Campy was not impressed with all the bike talk.
After our get-together and snacking all afternoon, it was time for our dinner at the house which was pasta and pizza and Caesar Salad. Sorry no pics - we were so hungry!
After a quick clean-up and food around 12:30pm when I finished my workout, it was time to walk downtown to the bike check-in. So excited for our athletes!!
And to make sure us sherpa's are ready for Sunday, we did our nails - Trimarni-style!
(Thanks Trimarni athlete Kate for the customized Jamberry Trimarni nails)
As I always tell my athletes (and myself)...as long as you keep moving forward, you WILL get to the finish line!