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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Sometimes setbacks come at the worst times. With just two weeks to go until Whistler 70.3, one of the BATW crashed her bike last weekend. Skidding along her right side, she’s got some impressive road rash, a possible cracked rib, and a sore shoulder that makes it painful to swim. But she got back on the bike the next day to crush a 3-hour Zn3/race-pace workout and this morning hit her numbers hard on a threshold brick. •
She says: “I’ve been thinking about the Belgian diver who led the Thai Navy Seals to the soccer boys stuck in the cave. He said he’d never seen such terrifying and dangerous conditions in 30 years of cave diving. He told the Navy commander to call off the search, saying someone would be killed. But then he told himself “there are kids in there waiting for us. Get on top of your emotions and get back in the cave.” •
Rather than circle the drain of disappointment and frustration, get busy. Focus. Do whatever you can to get back in the cave.


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We are gearing up to keep the racing party going into fall! Cross is coming and we can’t wait because it’s the best time to let loose, get more out of our summer fitness, work on cornering (for out-and-back turnarounds in triathlon, of course), and perfect our flying mounts. @outputspeedlab has a sweet deal on CX bike fits to get you ready to rumble - $199 through the end of Sept. •
The only question left: how are we going to top last year’s Halloween costume??



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Diving into#TriWeek with #swim day! What better time than open water swimming season. We love that swimming can give us an intense full body workout and at other times serve as low impact recovery. And in triathlon each swim always brings with it it’s own unique challenges 🌊❄️🌬️🌫️ (and even sometimes #jellyfish!) #punintended #justkeepswimming #swimbikerun #triathlon


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Mountains ⛰️ or beach 🏝️??•
Would you rather — •Ride along the coastal highway looking out over the ocean at the distant horizon line breathing in the salty air, racing a seagull that glides through the wind like a sine wave; running along the water line on hard-packed sand being chased by the waves, your skin glistening from the reflection of the sun, and then you cool off with a dive into the surf, feeling the force of Mother Nature as your body is tossed around by the force.
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•Inject pain into your quads as you climb, wondering at every switchback if the peak is around the corner, until finally you summit the pass. You take a moment to catch your breath in the thin air before descending, rounding the sweeping corners, the centripetal force sending flutters through your heart. Running through landscape that changes from trees to rocks, on a single track trail between a wall and a steep drop, until you reach a clear, still lake; your ripples disrupt the reflection of the snow-capped mountain as you dive in.

The BATWomen voted unanimously for mountains - but lucky for us in the Pacific Northwest we don’t have to choose!
This weekend Cymon will ride at Mt. St. Helens with @pdxtriclub and Amy will be splashing around the San Juan Islands #pnwforthewin #funfactfriday


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Pacific Northwest triathletes train through eight months of cold, sideways rain for afternoons like these. Cloudless bluebird skies over quiet roads through rolling farmland accompanied only by soaring hawks, we cherish the rise and fall of the training calendar through summer’s racing season. Before the rain returns, the BATWomen will be racing 70.3s in Canada, California and Oregon, with some smaller adventures thrown into the mix. Stay away Old Man Winter...
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... @outputspeedlab #steelheadpdx @tritechbikes
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"It's supposed to be hard, and that's why it's rewarding.” — Hear all about Amy’s Ironman Santa Rosa age group win, how she got started racing triathlon, and the mindsets she uses to fuel her training in the Kona Kamps podcast. https://m.soundcloud.com/konakamps





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Racing together yesterday at Hagg Lake was the epitome of #strongertogether - we came away with two champions and a swept podium. Out on the course we were feeding off of each other’s energy - trading high fives with other @steelheadpdx friends and pushing ourselves to go harder knowing we were accountable to one another.•

The water was calm and a comfortable 71 degrees. Out on the bike we worked the rolling hills - using the strength we have been building on recent climbs. And on the run we did our best to keep our form together on the inclines and enjoy the reprieve of the descents.•

@eliselagerstrom won the overall title for the sprint distance, leading the field from the gun. @hannah_dott claimed the top spot on the Olympic distance podium, with @juliethochman grabbing second and @peteyapples rounding out in third. •

Thank you, @why_racing_events for putting on a wonderful event!




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@eliselagerstrom coming at you with some speedy 100s as the finisher to this week’s track workout. We have been flying in the recent Thursday track series with @pdxtriclub Tonight we started with four fast 400s, then we got a bit faster with five 200s, and topped that all off with six even faster 100s (with only 15sec rest in the end). Now for a day of recovery to put that speed to use on Saturday. •



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We all start somewhere. This upcoming weekend is the @why_racing_events Hagg Lake Triathlon, so here's a #tbt to the very beginning of BATW @cymon.kersch 's triathlon adventures - racing the olympic distance triathlon at this event almost 2 years ago exactly. This was Cymon's first real Olympic distance tri (and other than a small sprint years before, first tri), and the race that got her hooked on the sport. To any new or seasoned triathletes in the PNW, we could not recommend this event any higher as a fun, local race to check out!

This weekend almost all of the BATW squad will be out racing at Hagg Lake! @raschy and @eliselagerstrom will take on the high speed sprint tri, while @peteyapples @juliethochman and @hannah_dott will be racing the Olympic distance. We were out at the course yesterday and the road is fixed, the pavement is fast, and the water temp is perfect! Shaping up to be an epic day. 🍀Good luck to everyone participating!!! #whatsyourwhy #strongertogether #batwomen



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All 6 BATWomen were in for #musclemonday tonight 💪🔥 Coach Shawn @steelheadpdx turned up the intensity with some new strength challenges. Here are a few if you want to try!

Push-up challenge: 1 push up then 1 second rest, 2 push ups then 2 seconds rest, 3 push ups then 3 seconds rest... etc up to 10 push ups then 10 seconds rest. Repeat descending from 10 down to 1.

Shown here is the end of the wall sit challenge. Need a few friends and a series of medicine balls that get progressively heavier (we ended with a 30lb ball). Pass each one back and forth 2 times staring with the lightest and ending with the heaviest! Double whammy arm and leg burner 😜 #strongertogether #batwomen #steelheadcoaching



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Solstice adventure ✅: 1 sunrise, 1 sunset, 2 bike rides, 2 runs, and 2 swims each.

Collective stats: 1150 miles on bike. 122 miles running. 12 miles swimming. 1 broken toe. wind gusts close to 40mph. 1 flat tire. 1 puking. 8 shot-gunned beers. tens of thousands of calories consumed. Endless laughter and some grateful tears. 1 epic day. #whywetri #optoutside #milesofsmiles #strongertogether #poweredbypastini #batwomen



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