If you haven't heard yet....Ironman is coming to Princeton, NJ in 2014. Exact date is Sept. 21st, 2014.
Although the race is going to be of the 70.3 variety, and the swim will take place in the same lake as NJ State, at Mercer County Park, there aren't too many details yet, so keep checking here or on Ironman's site for additional information.
Athletes will begin the swim at the regatta finish line and it is a rectangular shaped course. Buoys will be on the swimmers left except for the final turn into finish buoy. Mercer Lake is a man made lake. It has a consistent depth of 8-12’. It is typically very calm with very little current. Lake temperature in September should be in the mid to upper 60’s.
The one loop bike course will begin and finish at Mercer County Park. Athletes will make there way from the suburban park setting to the rolling country side, farms and horse farms of rural Monmouth County. Mile 1-8 is relatively flat, 8-48 is a mixture of flat with some rolling hills and 48-56 is generally flat.
The two loop run course will take place primarily on paved jogging paths within the park. Athletes will make their way to nearby Mercer County College and will run through the tree lined center of campus, around the soccer and baseball venues before turning back onto the path connecting the college with the park. After the second lap, runners will finish in the brand new, six million dollar event Pavilion within Mercer County Park.
Yup...It’s time! Gear up for the National Club Team Challenge!
Keep yourself motivated and close to race shape by joining the fun and team building spirit generated by the club team challenge. Stay connected during the winter months “virtually”. Our roster is limited to 75 people. Please email your name, age, and CURRENT USAT # as of Dec.1 2013.
Want to find out more? Go to USAT National Club Team Challenge to check it out!
Competition begins December 1st!
New Year’s Kick Off Event, January 15, 2014 @ 7 PM
You are not gonna want to miss this! We are very excited to have recently partnered with Atlantic Health in Morristown where we will be hosting our 2014 Kick Off meeting! We will have giveaways, door prizes, kits to try on, and gear for sale or pick up (if already purchased). NO EXCUSES! Clear your calendar and come on down. Bring a friend to check us out. Plan your season and get psyched! 7PM @ Atantic Health, 111 Madison Avenue, Morristown, NJ.
We continue our speed training with Coach Joe King guiding us through intervals on the track. We meet at Morristown High School track. Even though it’s dark now, there are lights on the field.
Warm up on your own and be ready to run by 6:30. We bumped it back 15 minutes to allow more people to get there after work. All paces welcome! We will continue for a few more weeks and wrap it up with the last workout on Dec. 18.
If we have to cancel due to weather or other issues, be sure to check FaceBook or the Website if in doubt.
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