Cyclo cross nationals 2015
After a difficult season, I am proud to have presented Van Dessel at cyclocross nationals in the single speed division and also in the master's 35-40 division. I finished 4th in single speed and 2nd in masters on the podium both times. Excited to be presenting van dessel again this year on their amazing cyclocross bikes including the carbon ftb with disc brakes and sram 1x11 with amazing handling features.
Xterra vegas and alabama report
More hard work put in this spring finally free of rib fractures for 2-3 months have allowed me to train consistently again. After gaining my first elite off road USAT license, I finished 10 minutes faster at XTERRA Vegas west coast championship placing 14th in the pro women's field. Time was cut in the swim, bike, and run. I once again thank my sponsors Van Dessel, Kenda Tire, and Bontrager's women's saddle line for all their help besides all the amazing people including coaches, hosts, race promoters, and tolerant family members for all their help. I was also able to compete in Xterra Alabama or the south east champsionship race for the first time. Really tough race with wet conditions making for a slick, rocky, root filled mountain bike course besides my first speedsuit open water swim made for a long race but really happy to complete the race without any serious injury or mechanicals.
Thanks once again to my amazing swim coach Jim Murphy and the masters sessions at Carmody recreation center. I have been able to remove minutes from my 1500 m wetsuit time and complete my first speedsuit race. I still have a long way to go but try to give faith to all the nonswimmers out there that you can learn a new sport later in life and be successful at it with hard work. About 1.5 years of swimming experience and have my 1500m open water time below 30 minutes. Next goal is to catch the pro group:)
This one has been a little more difficult for me. I suffered a hamstring issue shortly after winning my first duathlon in Moab this spring. It has plagued me a little more then I would have liked to admit through my training and racing. With the help of my physical therapist, Marty Levine, at Push physical therapy and massage therapist Ed Westhead at Kneaded massage, I have noticed huge improvements and will start running with boulder coaching and Darren de Reuck this spring.
Due to difficult weather conditions from a beautiful but dry early spring and a later wet/ flood filled Colorado spring my mountain biking has been limited. I have continued to train by returning to road racing have raced my first criterium, time trial, and road race in years. I really have enjoyed returning to racing with my former road teammates but have been humbled with some loss of skills and fitness due to my triathlon training. However, due to my continued efforts I have noticed an increase in fitness and most recently cut 13 minutes of my pacing time from prior efforts.