Category: Athlete’s Blog

  2015-08-31 |   Category : Athlete's Blog

Contributed by O2fit- athlete, Coby Rowe I decided to hire a coach for Cyclocross as I found myself loving cycling even more. I started working with Julie Young in late spring 2014.  I had really come to love Cyclocross and wanted to get faster to move up into Category 3 with the goal to someday …

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  2015-08-07 |   Category : Athlete's Blog

Contributed by Silver Sage Sports and Fitness Lab sponsored, Reno Tahoe Junior Cycling Team member, Drew Swall. For the Reno Tahoe Junior Cycling team, the entire season has been building to this race. The National Championships. Taking place in Mammoth, California, Nationals was big. Not “Sea Otter big”, but big in importance. Sea Otter was big in …

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  2015-08-05 |   Category : Athlete's Blog

Contributed by physically and mentally gritty o2fitness athlete, Laurie Marlowe, who committed, invested and diligently trained to tap and realize her potential at the Death Ride… One cold evening last December as I sat in front of my laptop, my thoughts turned to the Death Ride.   It’s been remotely in my radar for a number …

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  2015-07-24 |   Category : Athlete's Blog

Achilles tendonitis re-focuses a runner’s goals The worst non-lethal injury known to the long distance runner, the despoiler of the best laid exercise plan, is a rupture of the thick white cable extending from calf to heel, known as the Achilles tendon. Runners can exert upwards of 16,000 pounds per square inch on the Achilles, …

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  2015-07-15 |   Category : Athlete's Blog

I am new to the RENO WHEELWOMEN cycling race team.  I am not a racer and was hesitant to join Reno Wheelwomen until I met Lucie Oren, (Reno Wheelwomen Cat 4), an avid woman cyclist racer and enthusiast.  Her enthusiasm for joining the team was the catalyst I was looking for to become a better …

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  2015-07-14 |   Category : Athlete's Blog

Contributed by O2fitness Athlete, Heidi Littenberg This season, I chose to spend some time working on my time trial racing with the goal of participating in this year’s NCNCA District Championships and, hopefully, the USAC Masters National Championships.  I’m primarily a short-distance criterium racer who does best when I can draft off of other people.  …

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  2015-06-18 |   Category : Athlete's Blog

Contributed by O2fitness Triathlete-Trixie Bradley… It was a day before my race and I had emailed coach Julie Young for some advice for race day.   I was trying to strategically and mentally prepare for the toughest part of a triathlon for me…the RUN!  I was thinking if I could mentally have a plan I …

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  2015-06-12 |   Category : Athlete's Blog

O2fitness athlete, Trixie Bradley contributes to the blog this week with a race report on her first triathlon back since shoulder surgery and rehab. Way to go after it Trixie! Well it was my first Triathlon since shoulder surgery. I had only been in the pool 6 times but figured what the heck. I could …

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  2015-06-08 |   Category : Athlete's Blog

Contributed by Trevor DeRuise, Director of the Silver Sage sponsored, Reno-Tahoe Junior Cycling Team. It’s hard to believe it’s already June and the 2015 season for our Reno-Tahoe Junior Cycling Race Development athletes has already reached the halfway point. Still, after dozens of race starts, hundreds of intervals, and thousands of miles ridden; the hardest …

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  2015-06-03 |   Category : Athlete's Blog

Contributed by O2fitness-powered Bike Like A Girl RAAM team member, Andrea Williams. Eighteen days until race day….am I really ready???? This is the big question that we are all asking. At this point, does it even matter what the answer is? We will be at the starting line ready or not. There is not much …

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