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My first bike race: F*&%ing Bananas

A few weeks ago, I decided to register for my first pure bike race at the Rollfast Gran Fondo in Indianapolis.  My goals were to go hard at the start, hang on as long as I could and keep the rubber side down. What did I learn?  The first two hours of a big bike race are fucking bananas.  Everyone redlines, the peloton is total chaos while some ... More

Ironman 70.3 World Championship

Ten years in the sport and I no longer write race reports.  However I do have some thoughts on the 70.3 World Championship: As you  know, I have pushed for equality in our sport; not just for the pro women but for all women.  The split format two day race was a nice start towards equality.  It was exciting to see more pro women race than pro men.  ... More

The Hills Are Alive…

My new favorite hill workout: 10' Warmup 4 x 30" hard not to exceed 95% effort /Easy jog return recovery 4 x 60" hard not to exceed 95% effort/Easy jog return recovery 4 x 90" hard not to exceed 95% effort/Easy jog return recovery 10' Cooldown Effort is never 100% to avoid injury.  If you feel any injury/niggle start, stop immediately ... More

Enough is Enough

Many years ago I asked Jane, my friend/sister, her advice on a business expansion opportunity.  At the time, my daughter was young and the business was new.  I felt like opportunity was everywhere.  After relaying the facts, Jane looked at me and asked, "When is enough, enough?" Enough is enough has served as a great guardrail in my life.  January ... More

Wheel Choices for Small Units (Women)

I received a question asking me what I recommended for wheels for small units (women)? An older classic BMW convertible.  You love it and you share your love with your nephew.  He picks it up for prom and five minutes later totals it while remaining unscathed (whew).  End of love story. For cycling, I recommend deep dish for small women.  I ... More

Calm in the Storm

Last night a mother with four small children in her car, crashed into the front of my primary bakery.  All were unhurt.  The damage to the store was significant but the structure remained intact.   I overheard the fire person remarking to KT how well I was handling it.  KT's response, "She races Ironmans."  This made me laugh.  And realized she ... More

Redman USA Triathlon LD Championship Race Report

Winning is a habit.  My habit starts yearly with training camps.  Join me and Coach Marilyn Chychota at one of two training camps in 2016.   More info here. The three words I texted my Coach Marilyn Chychota post-race; Oops. I won. The plan for this race was simple, swim hard, bike harder and run steady off the bike. Two weeks later I would be ... More

Race Reports: Ironman Texas and Ironman Coeur d’Alene

“Did I build this ship to wreck?”   Florence + The Machine          My goal this season was to qualify for the World Championship in Kona, Hawaii.  My long term goal is continuing improvement culminating in a podium spot at Kona. I failed short term, but I am a significant step forward long term.  And no, I am not rationalizing getting ... More

Anything BUT Possible – Our Fight for Equality in Triathlon

The ground is shifting. The signs are everywhere.  Ellen Pao, Taylor Swift, Patricia Arquette, Hillary Clinton, Beyonce, USA Women’s Soccer, Professional Women’s Cycling and now TriEqual. The women of Title IX, like myself, are mad as hell and not going to take it anymore.  Our daughters are empowered and pissed.  Our young girls grew up ... More

Race Report: Florida 70.3

This will not be my typical race report. On Friday, as I was waiting for my flight to leave, I found out that one of my oldest and dearest friends was found dead. I had a short thirty minutes to notify friends/family, sob openly and make a decision. Yes, I was that woman crying in the airport. I learned that if you put your sleeping mask on during the ... More