Seeing all the posts about CX nationals this week I figured I should do a CX season review. I was able to do 3 races this year (2017) in the CT CX Series. Belltown 2. March Farms 3. Elm City Belltown was a new race this year in East Hampton. I was happy to have … Continue reading CX Season Review
Dreaming of summer miles already . . . Just a quick post to thank Amanda and everyone at Newington Bike for the chance to be a part of the 2017 Women's Ambassador Program. Meeting the ambassador group and hearing about their goals and accomplishments through the season was fun and inspiring. I've been buying bikes … Continue reading Thanks & Happy New Year!
I know I have been missing in action….but I guess that is what graduate school will do to you! You can put up with my blogs for a month now while I'm on holiday break. I had such an incredible season and I just wanted to put it all into words and give you a … Continue reading Tri Season Recap
With the year coming to an end, I feel the need to re-group and summarize what I would describe as a year of highs and lows. Not everything can be perfect and not every goal on my list got a check mark--nonetheless I am still very satisfied with my 2017 accomplishments. I also definitely know … Continue reading ‘Tis the “off” season
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
I want to start with saying that this season was a challenge for me and I am going to say it was my first structured "season" of endurance sport training. In this blog I want to talk about goals. As athletes especially athletes who are looking to accomplish something specific we set goals. No matter … Continue reading Progression of the Goal Board (Goal Setting basics)
My birthday was earlier this month. Apparently my hubby is under the impression (accurate, I suppose) that I want to up the ante with my basement training this winter (and I suspect he may also want to share haha ) because I’m now the proud (very intimidated?!) owner of a Cycle Ops Hammer Trainer, courtesy … Continue reading Thanks Honey! (I think?)
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!
I have been friends with this crazy girl named Sarah since we were in 4th grade. We played on the same soccer team at that time--up an age group, with the 5th grade girls. We were the slightly crazy, athletic girls of our grade. We even decided to go on runs around the block in … Continue reading Du-ing it with your best friend