Q: Tell us about yourself.
Ugh, I hate that question! I think more than anything, I just love to spend time outside. I really like to mountain bike and I love a good endurance challenge. And, I’m a nurse because I love helping people.
Q: What brought you to the Bike/Run Fitness class at Wright Training?
I started working out a Wright Training in late December of last year. I started with one class per week and discovered right away (Max pretty much pointed it out at my first class) that the nagging injuries/ pain I had was due to some weaknesses or asymmetries in my body. My low back and right hip started to feel better right away. When it came time for the Bike/Run series, I figured it was worth exploring what two classes per week could do for me.
Q: Share your pre/during/post race experience and how your training impacted them.
I ran the hilly 21-mile distance of the Scout Mountain trail run on June 1st. Before the race, I went to Bike/Run Fitness and I tried to run 30 miles per week. I really wasn’t able to get a lot of trail running in before the race due to our snowy spring, so I was surprised by how strong I felt during the event. This was especially true late in the race when, after mile 18, I was able to pick up the pace, pass a few runners, and win my age class. I credit the Bike/Run series with my ability to run strong, particularly late in the race, and recover really fast. I was back in the gym and on my bike after only one day of rest after the race.
Q: Anything else you’d like to share? Thoughts/comments/shoutouts
I’m so excited to discover that my time in the gym supports my outdoor endeavors so well. I feel a lot stronger and more resistant to injury, which just means I can spend more time doing the things I love outside.
Big shout out to my husband, Chris, who always supports me in these events; and shout out to the amazing girlfriends I have in Jackson who are always challenging me or down for the challenges I dream up.