ironman coeur d'alene 2009

Ironman Coeur d’Alene 2009

We got there on Wednesday night and went straight to the cabin (on the east side of the lake). Nice house with a view and a dock. Ready for Ironman Coeur d’Alene 2009 ! 

Thursday morning was all about a first swim in the choppy lake (not cold at 63 degrees though). Swallowed a lot of water but not too bad. Registration at 10 am. It was pretty exciting to visit the expo, see the top bikes and buy some IM stuff. Everyone wearing Mdot temporary tattoos. Then a short run in the mountains, a little out of breath because of the altitude.

After a quick swim in the lake at the house, we went to drive the bike course. The area of the course with the hills around Hayden lake is gorgeous. Rest is a bit of CDA lakefront, farm roads, and freeway and city. Not too hilly by my standards.

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