Today was my first triathlon since 2015, and (I think) my fourth triathlon ever. Managed to walk away with the overall female title, but it wasn't without challenge. About 200 into the swim, I may have experienced a minor panic attack and nearly pulled the plug on the race. But I knew I just had to get myself on the bike. Once I found my groove, I felt more comfortable and ended up making up some ground. The bike and run were strong and I ended up 1st female, 13th overall! I am so thankful for the strong @sbc_cycling teammates that keep me motivated and inspired to push to my limits and for @abcycle for keeping this quick #trekspeedconcept in top shape! And of course, thankful for the husband, @graysonjames, cheering, supporting, and taking sweet social media pictures 😆. Next stop, Ozark Valley Triathlon T-2weeks
Now presenting your 2017 USAT Long Course Duathlon National Champion! This win is for all the supporters who have made this possible. Most importantly for the husband who puts up with 4:30 AM alarm clocks, a nonsensical (nonexistent) food budget, crazy travel, and all the high maintenance requests of an athlete. Thank you @graysonjames ❤️. -------------------------------------------#sbc_cycling#abcycles#trekbikes#trek#boydcycling#rotorqrings#cobbsaddles#newzill#usatlcdu#usat
GREEN FLASH 💚 is racked and ready. As far as me ...not so much 😜 will be a great training day for Ironman Texas in 3 weeks👍🏽
Good luck to everyone racing hard tomorrow! I will watch you all from behind 🤣 Give it all 😄#CobbSaddles
#whatadifferencewednesday needs to be a thing, because OH MAN, my life has been changed. Two words: BIKE FIT. Big THANK YOU to Jeremy at @konaswimbikerun !! (okay, I also got shoes/clipless pedals and a new saddle) What a freaking difference! I can ride for days now...And to add to it, we have speed/cadence sensors for our trainers now. Let's ride! #cobbsaddles#randee#look#clipless
My birthday present to myself! This seat is long overdue. I have no idea how I got through 2 half ironmans on my original seat. I hope this is the winner. Cobb designs their seats based on different body types. They have an online questionnaire that matches you with the best seat for you. They also have a great return/exchange policy. If this is not the seat for me I have 60 days to return it. #ironmantraining#swimbikerun#tricrazy#140 .6 #70 .3 #activemom#cobbsaddles#bikefit
Testing the ugliest saddle I've ever had. Found a good deal on German Ebay and after some research thought - why not! Now I know what it looks like, it's triathlon geeky. I'm not into triathlon but John Cobb who makes this endurance/triathlon saddle is well respected and this Cobb Randeé saddle (flirting with the word Randonneur) has received only praise so I thought I'd look outside the basic Brooks-formula 😊. I'll probably end up with a carved Cambium C13 like @elaswan (we're the ones who are going to bike across Sweden next year). #cobbcycling#cobbrandee#cobbsaddles#endurancecycling#ultracycling#touring#longdistancecycling#randonneur
I learnt a very important lesson yesterday that I want everyone to pay close attention to:
DO NOT mess around with your bike fitter's work.
Ryan @3dbikefit set up my position perfectly in January this year. Due to some comfort issues with my saddle I later decided to switch back to my Cobb Max saddle which had always been comfortable for me. This I did on my own, on the assumption that since both saddles were the same height it should be a simple straight switch.
Lately I have been noticing that I felt really low on the bike so I asked Ryan to take a look. Turns out the seat post needed to be raised 2cm!
I rode that compromised position at #im703worldchampionship ...oops!
The video is from post fix yesterday.
Huge thanks to Ryan for fixing everything back up!
@cobbcycling @nimblewear @titanperformancegroup @vision_tech_usa @atmospherehfc
#Repost @spartachicks with @repostapp
Local pro #triathlete @andrea.forrest front & centre at @onepoint_health's info night on hamstring/Achilles issues for triathletes and runners. .
Her tip #4 ; don't forget to train at race pace & faster than race pace. Might seem obvious but it's something many athletes avoid doing ('cause it hurts!) but it can be a major contributing factor in cramps & injuries #strongwomen
There's no telling where you can go when you're comfortable on the saddle! Great post @iamironboom! #comfortequalsspeed#Repost @iamironboom with @repostapp ・・・
Lovely afternoon for a bimble out on Stella 🚲 First ride out since Ironman Mallorca and happily back on the comfort of the @cobbcycling saddle #cervelop5#rideordie#cobbsaddles#xlab