Steelhead Select (BATWomen)@steelheadselect

A high performance team of female triathletes chasing podiums and levity in Portland, Oregon. @steelheadpdx @trisportscom @tritechbikes @handfulbra

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Steelhead Select (BATWomen)

Amy here - reporting in from London. When you get an opportunity to travel to Europe during your two biggest training weeks in an Ironman build...you turn it into a train-cation. This is not “staying fit while on vacation” this is a “tour by training” (“training comes first”) mindset. It has been fun pretending I’m a local triathlete getting in my daily doubles even though I’m sacrificing some museum hopping.•

Today’s challenge was 8x800 in a bit of a windstorm. From the start my body was feeling sore and tired and coming around the first corner was like hitting a wall of wind. My first 800 was 6 seconds off my goal but I forced myself to bat away thoughts of “this just isn’t my day.” I concentrated on each 800 individually. I pushed myself a little harder on the first straightaway with the wind at my back. And every time I came around that corner my mantra was “Breath in the power of the wind. That energy becomes oxygen that feeds your muscles. Repurpose that energy to push through.” Got it done and my average was under pace 💥👊

Swipe right to watch a making of video! Evidence of the wind.


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Triathletes have to be master multi-taskers; so few of us can pay the bills doing the sport that we love. Juggling our real life responsibilities with our love for training and racing is a daily challenge and bounces between “boo-yah!” and “groan” as we schedule work, study, training, family and sleep down to the minute. But there is fun and humor and a feeling of accomplishment when we manage to get it all in, as @raschy demonstrates cranking for her anatomy final on her trainer last week. She killed it, of course. Pretty soon you’ll see her in a white coat on the other end of a stethoscope, needle or blood pressure cuff. Keep slaying it Rachael!
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For many triathletes, fall means a long recovery block following the end of the race season. This is not always welcome as daily doubles suddenly shrink to four workouts a week. Rather than relishing this critical part of the annual training cycle, panic ensues as we worry about losing fitness and strength. To keep ourselves from hammering the precious training time we have, we make up games to keep it easy. Yesterday’s ride was about grabbing as many blackberries as possible without stopping...which quickly morphed into just eating as many late-season berries as we could find. Plus we added a new friend to the cycling mix. Relax. Take the recovery time to catch up with old friends, meet new ones, learn new skills, purge your closets, watch more movies, try a new brewpub, walk the dog for longer...and eat blackberries. Training will start up soon enough. .
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The "I survived!" pose from BATW teammate Cymon! Cymon has been out of training and racing most of the summer with a femoral neck stress reaction, unable to run and only spinning on the bike. Luckily we are triathletes so there is still one sport left 😜 To celebrate the transition from a summer of rest/recovery to a fall of rebuilding Cymon swam the 10th Annual Seattle open water 10K yesterday. Picture 2 (swipe right) shows a good portion of the swim course: starting on the close shore under the bridge, then swimming along next to the bridge to the other shore, turning left and hugging the shoreline around the first three coves on the other side (Mercer Island)... and then back. Injury sucks, we can all agree on that, but focus on what you CAN do and perhaps it can really be a fun intermission en route to your long term goals 👊💥 and remember that although it may feel like it, you don't lose all of your hard earned fitness during the down time. Cymon finished in a time of 2 hour and 30 min flat (that averages about 1:22/100yards including food/water breaks), and came out of the water the first female... on the toes of the first male finisher. #BATWomen #strongertogether #marathonswim #splishsplash #gogglemarksforever

Cymon says a HUGE thanks to @karl.kolbeck.pt @onpacewellness and @steelheadpdx for helping her get through the summer and out the other side healthy and ready to get back to action!




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@eliselagerstrom spent the afternoon dialing in her fit with @velojosh from Output Speed Lab in preparation for finishing the season strong at Arizona and Palm Springs 70.3.
IT, hip, and lower back pain had made it difficult to sustain TT position for extended periods of time.
We are certainly grateful to have the knowledge and experience of our sponsor, Output Speed Lab,to help us dial in on the perfect balance of comfort and speed. @outputspeedlab with @get_repost
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Fun time working with crusher @eliselagerstrom of @steelheadselect to dial in her TT position as she preps for @ironmantri Arizona 70.3 and Indian Wells. We made a few small tweaks to improve comfort, power, and ultimately.... speed 🚴🏻‍♀️💨
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Circa 2018 — the members of the Portland Triathlon Club enjoy a leisurely moment after climbing 1000ft and arriving victoriously at Pittock Mansion.

During our social run and ride this week, we toured the west side — visiting Council Crest, the zoo, and Pittock Mansion with @pdxtriclub On the Wednesday bike we saw lightening so bright we thought the paparazzi were after us, we then showed some newcomers to the West coast what real climbs are like, and we were rewarded with rainbow 🌈 beam at the top. We attempted to warm up with some Justa Pasta, though many were still shivering by the end. After talks of “segments,” Thursday’s social run turned into a mad sprint up to the mansion, photobombing a wedding on the way. The prize was worth the fight as the clear sky allowed for a great view of our favorite city. •

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Monday Race Roundup: Amy and Elise earned themselves cowgirl hats and homemade apple pies, winning the half and sprint races at Best in the West on Saturday! •

Elise led from the front all day - sprinted through the 500 meter swim, pushed her tired legs through the bike, and then negative split the run to cross the line victorious in 1:04, just seconds off the course record! •

Amy cut 4 minutes off her swim PR, spent the first half of the bike chasing after the faster swimmers to take the lead by the halfway point, and then, after a painful first mile on the run questioning if she had biked too hard, got her running legs and came away with a massive PR of 4:43 and a new course record! •

The @steelheadpdx representation was strong this weekend, which put a little extra pep in our step as we cheered each other on throughout the day. The 🍒 on top of a great summer of racing. Amy and Elise are ready to carry this momentum into October races — next up: Ironman Hawaii and Ironman Arizona 70.3



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Who let the 🦇s out?! It’s time for the weekend and we are ready to go. @peteyapples and @eliselagerstrom are headed to Best in the West Festival in Sweet Home, OR to stir things up. After bike hill repeats Wednesday and a two mile time trial on Thursday, the adrenaline is flowing. Looking forward to some fun competition and camaraderie. Good luck to every racing! #bestinthewesttriathlon @bestinthewestevents #strongertogether



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The line up for the @outspokensummit is getting more and more inspiring! Amongst the most recent announced speakers are Julie Moss, whose iconic crawl across the Hawaii Ironman finish line has inspired many to compete in the sport, as well as Sally Edwards, co-founder of USA Triathlon, and US Representative and chair of the Women for Tri advisory committee Krysten Sinema. @peteyapples will be heading to Arizona in November for the first annual summit that aims to foster connections in order to elevate women’s triathlon and lead a coordinated effort towards gender equality in the sport. Let us know if you’ll be there, too!

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Triathlon pioneers Sally Edwards and Julie Moss as well as triathlete and Arizona Congresswoman Kyrsten Simena are going to #beoutspoken 😃🤩😃
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📷 (counter-clockwise from top left) @headheart1 , @juliemoss1982 at the Oceanside finish line 💪, @kyrstensinema
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Sometimes long rides are just...long. And hot. The hills keep coming and the wind keeps blowing. In both directions. On these days take a bike path you’ve never seen before. It could lead to a pool you never knew was there. With a really cute lifeguard who looks the other way when you jump in, just once. Suddenly the last 25 miles and 1800’ of vertical in your 80 mile ride don’t seem so hard. The Klondike Bar probably didn’t hurt either.




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