After a heart racing 60 seconds of seeing this count down to 0 and then repeat
I did some of my fastest typing ever and finally got this
This may be the craziest thing I have ever done, but I am now officially registered for Ironman Mont Tremblant 2012. Yes, that is right, I registered for a 2nd Ironman before finishing my first one. Absolutely could not pass up this opportunity to
party with some amazing people race what looks to be an awesome venue.
Just recently announced, this will be the first year for a WTC Ironman in Mont Tremblant (that is Quebec Canada, eh). As soon as I saw that the race was announced, I sent an email to Jennie with a link to the some of the pictures. Not surprisingly, she was in from the get go. And how could you not be with stunning views like this
The Twitter was instantly abuzz with interest in IMMT and polls all over the place where showing how popular this race was looking to be. In no time, The League of Extraordinary Tri-Geeks began to plan a
party race of epic proportions. So, without further adieu, here is the current roster for IMMT:
Myself: Soon to be IM Wisconsin finisher
Jon @ SwiCylcoRun: Soon to be IM Lake Placid finisher
Mandy @ Caratunk Girl: Soon to be IM Lake Placid finisher
Jeff @ Dangle the Carrot: Recent first time Ironman finisher at Ironman TX
Kristin @ The Lazy Marathoner: Multiple Ironman finisher and fellow IMWI racer
CDNHollywood @ Newbie Triathlete 2011 Edition: I’m a new follower, but I think this will be his first IM
I honestly am almost more excited to meet and hang out with all these amazing people than I am to race.
In anticipation of the registration, we booked a hotel suite (that includes a kitchen, bedroom, and living area) over the weekend. On the off chance I didn’t get registered, we could cancel the hotel with no penalty so it was better to get something while it was still easily available. The venue seems absolutely perfect for this time event. Below is a map of all the hotels, condos, and resorts. Over 30 different options all within walking distance of the transition area and start/finish. The place we ended up with is only about a 100 yds from the finish (which is near the large parking lot in the map below).
Here is where the transition area will be. It is currently sand/grass, but is supposed to be paved before the race.
Ok, so it all looks wonderful and amazing. So, what’s catch?
How about this? A double loop bike course with some serious elevation.
12% elevation? Are you fricken kidding me? And we have to do that twice? Shit.
Well, the run has to be easier right? Right…..??
Nope. The bike is followed by a double loop run with even more hills.
CouplaHounds, a Canada resident was recently in the Mont Tremblant area and captured some video of the course and surrounding area. If you want to check it out, visit his blog here. If you are reading, huge thanks for this!
So, definitely not looking like a PR course, but it will be a challenge. And that is what this sport is all about right? Challenging yourself and pushing yourself to the limit. So, IMMT, I’m coming for you, so you better Bring It!
Finally, Ironman Mont Tremblant was announced at the same time as Ironman
New Jersey New York City (if only the finish is in NYC, but the rest of the course is in NJ, is it really Ironman New York City?). Now, as appealing as swimming in the Hudson River sounds, don’t you think a swim start here would be much more enjoyable?
I rest my case.
Look out Canada, here we come!