This past Lake Placid Ironman was my third a row. Each previous year it has also marked the end of my triathlon season; nothing like going out with a bang. The problem is that after Placid I have triathlon on the brain, I want to race more. Well this year I made sure to schedule some races after Placid, quite a few in fact. Staying healthy and enjoying the "extended taper" since has resulted in some the best racing I have had in a long time, if not ever. Some really enjoyable experiences in what has already been a very memorable season.