International Women's Day is (today!) March 8th and a chance for all of us to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women. It is also a chance for us to celebrate the achievement and progress of women in sport. It was not so long ago that women weren't considered athletes, their athletic … Continue reading Happy International Women’s Day!
Happy (almost) February! We're now one month into 2018 and I hope after my last blog you took some time to think about your goals for the season - because, man time flies! February already?! That first start line will be here before we know it. Sometimes setting the goal is the easy part - … Continue reading 2018 Goals, Cont.
We're halfway through January and if you haven't already picked your "A" race, event or goal for the season chances are you're starting to think about it. It is easy to feel motivated at this point in January - a lot of us are just coming off of off-season, or maybe a less structured training … Continue reading 2018 Goal Setting
Race Xterra World Championships, Maui HI Race Date: 10/29/2017 Finish 3:47, 5th AG, 22nd Amateur OA The good: 4th OA Amateur Swim The bad: 32nd OA Amateur Bike The ugly: 34th OA Amateur Run, 1:30 off of my age group podium It is really hard to spend a year preparing for a single race, and … Continue reading Race Report: Xterra Maui
This past Sunday our women's mountain bike skills clinic culminated in a beginner friendly group ride at the West Hartford Reservoir. The ride put the ladies' new skills to the test when they tackled downed logs, rock gardens and roots on the trails. And everyone rocked it! It is amazing to see people totally new … Continue reading MTB Skills Series + Ride Wrap Up
IT'S NOT IRONMAN! I sense some hairs prickling already. So let me preface this post: finishing Ironman is one of the accomplishments I am most proud of. I think it is wildly impressive feat and if you're on the fence about doing one, all I can only say is that it is a journey in … Continue reading IT’S NOT AN IRONMAN!
For my July race I had to make a decision between heading up to Xterra Skyhigh in New York or tackling the Litchfield Hills Olympic on-road race. Litchfield seems to be a local favorite -- one of those races that everyone and their mother has done. Since I hadn't done it yet I was feeling … Continue reading Race Report: Litchfield Hills Triathlon
So this post is late! But I had to try and beat all write ups from the first weekend of June - which was HUGE weekend for our women's group. Quassy, Mystic River Valley Tri, Bike MS - I'm sure there are numerous awesome stories on the way for you! Xterra Oak Mountain Post-Race … Continue reading Post ‘Bama post
We've had an exciting - but busy April! April is always a fun month in the bike business because the riding season really kicks off - March can be hit or miss, but usually by April us New Englanders are chomping at the bit ready to get out and ride!!!! While many dusted their bikes … Continue reading What We’ve Been Up to: APRIL
This past Monday Hunter and I headed out to Longo Open Space in Glastonbury for both of our first [cycling/multisport] race of the season! After a long winter on the trainer it felt great to have perfect weather and a low key event to kick off the season. We got there early enough for … Continue reading race report: Dirty Duathlon