Runner: Angela S
Race Date: 06/30/2019
Location: Coeur D’Alene, ID
3 Bests – What aspects of the race did you like the most?
- The location is so beautiful
- The volunteers were incredible
- The course is tough but fun
Not so much – Aspects of the race that didn’t do it for you
Really no downside, it was a good race
Highlights of your race – What did you do well and enjoy about your race in particular?
The finish line!! It was so incredible
Lessons for others – Share your pro-tips on the race to help the next runner
I forgot chaffing cream for the back of my neck for during the swim so just going over your gear would be what I recommend
Lessons you learned that will help you next time around
Be ready for anything the bike course throws at you!
Most important course specific knowledge to know about the race
The swim is cold but it’s clean, nice water
The bike is very hilly! Know how to climb and do lots of it!
The run is hot and does not have a lot of shade
Aesthetics – Is it a pretty course?
Very beautiful course
Difficulty – Is it a tough course?
- It has one of the hardest bike courses
- The run is pretty easy just hot
Organized and well run – Did it feel like a well-oiled machine or were they flying by the seat of their pants?
Very well run, Ironman has it all down very well!
Competition – Is there a strong field?
Logistics – Does it require a special handshake, registration a year in advance, hotels all booked? Give us the low down on the nuts and bolts of making the race happen.
I registered about 7 months in advance, that was nice and easy, I didn’t need a hotel but know that it books very quickly! Parking can be very hard to find at times.
Aid Stations – Standard fare or anything special to know about the aid stations in terms of what’s available or when?
The aid stations were perfectly placed, well manned and had tons of yummy stuff! They had themes and fun music and water to cool you down etc they were awesome!
Weather and typical race conditions
It was hot and not a lot of shade!
Gear – Did you need anything special or is there anything you’d recommend for the next guy?
With triathlons take tons of gear, so know what you need and triple check that list
Spectators – Is this a friendly course for your friends?
Such a good crowd!
How’s the Swag?
Loved the medal, not so much the shirt, the bag was amazing!!!
The Overall Score – How many stars do you give this race and do you recommend that others run it?
6 out of 5 stars!!! Definitely recommend! Can’t wait to do it again!