The thud in my left hip. That is what I'm waiting for. While I'm spinning on the rollers early in the morning, with my down vest and Team USA stocking cap on, my first goal of the day, before racing even gets started, is putting my hip back where it belongs, so that left leg … Continue reading Pan Am Championships 2015
After what seems like forever that I go without posting on my blog, now all the news hits at once. Yesterday, the team for the 2015 Pan Am Championships was announced via USA Cycling's website. I logged into my Facebook account, and the first thing on my newsfeed was an article posted just minutes before … Continue reading Keeping the Dream Alive
When we sat down and looked at the selection criteria, trying to come up with a plan for the remainder of the season, July 31st became the deadline. We had our fingers crossed, maybe I could race in T-town at the end of June (no). Or maybe in Japan in early July (no). Or maybe … Continue reading Starting, again. Again. Again.
I've been home for a week now. A week of jet lag and being sick for the 1000th time in the last few months. I just got back from a Personal Gold screening in Scottsdale Arizona, where the Foundation for American Track Cycling had its first big kickoff. As I sat shaking in my chair … Continue reading My First World Championships
Quite a bit happened very quickly after I returned from the world cup in Cali. For a few weeks, I've had plans with KSTP - TV out of Minneapolis, who had interest in coming to do a story with me. They also traveled down to San Diego to cover Alise Post, the 2012 London Olympian … Continue reading TV Time, Personal Gold Film, and Track Worlds!
Grab a snack and maybe a water bottle. This is a long one. Day One – Team Sprint My first race day was the women’s team sprint. Last year I was part of a national record team, that took 4th place, just missing the podium, and this year, I wanted revenge and to bring home … Continue reading 2014 Pan Am Championships and….?
This elite national championships was the first "big event", I haven't been 100% prepared for. Physically, I'm not tapered like many of the other athletes. With the 2014 Pan Am Continental Track Championships taking place in just a few weeks, we've taken the approach to prepare completely for that event, being the first Olympic Qualifying … Continue reading 2014 US Elite Track National Championships Recap
In a few days, I'll be getting on a plane for my first trip to Rockhill, South Carolina, for the US Elite Track National Championships. Last year, I competed at the Elite Timed Nationals, and I skipped Mass start, for a chance to race over in Germany for two weeks, and then up to Canada … Continue reading Looking Ahead…
Last year, the national championships were the pinnacle of my season. It was proposed to be my last race of the year, before the next summer, and it was my one last shot to give it everything I had. And for that matter, I did. This year, we're on a whole new playing field, and … Continue reading Road Trip 3.1 : Elite Timed Nationals
Walking into the track was incredible. Sure, it wasn't all decorated up, and it wasn't a world cup. It didn't have stands, a big jumbo-tron, or a loud-speaker system. But to me, that didn't matter. This was all new. My first international race, my first time racing at CNAR, my first USADA test, my first … Continue reading Post-Pan-Am-Depression