I love camping. I love the Adirondacks. But camping before the Ironman, just seemed like a bad idea. Given my luck at the North East and Dewey tris last year, I know I have a knack for bringing the rain with me when camping before a race. Plus, I knew if I wanted any supporters (which I will desperately need from mile 12 on of the marathon), I would have to figure out something convenient.
So began my search for a house in Lake Placid from July 16-22! After countless searches on Adirondack rental sites, Craigslist, and more, I quickly learned that I was about 6 months too late. IMLP is THE event of the summer. People sign up for the race a year in advance, so of course they secure housing as well. But, I had the brilliant idea to sign up in December and look for housing in February. My prospects were looking pretty grim until I spoke with Marti from John La Selva Real Estate! She uncovered the PERFECT house at Lake Placid!
Not only will this house fit my growing crew of supporters (Mom, Dad, Seth, Sharon, Evie, Mona and Andrew confirmed so far), but it is located right next to the transition area! Yay! That means I can sleep later and all my supporters can relax while I’m biking somewhere between Keene and Jay for hours.
The house has 4 bedrooms, 2 baths and was recently updated. Of course, I’m most excited about the kitchen!