Monday, November 29, 2010

Workout Wednesday

Last Wednesday I had the opportunity to spend some time with Karly, my sister, during her kindergarten class’ Workout Wednesday.  One Wednesday a month she talks to her kids about exercise and diet to promote a healthy lifestyle.  I arrived at her classroom as her class was returning from recess.  I brought in some of my gear to show them and explained how I have to do two transitions as part of a race.  After that we went outside to do 4 laps around the tennis courts to get warmed up.  It was cold out so everyone had to wear their jackets and hats, and limited the amount of time we could spend outside.  I then went through some simple run drills with them.  As we were going back inside I showed them a flying bike mount and Karly asked them if that is how they get on their bikes and they all yelled “NO” and laughed.  Right before we went back inside Karly had them line up on the sidewalk and I rode fast in front of them.  They thought it was fast but I could only get up to 25 mph in the short amount of room I had.  Once inside I went through a simple core routine with them.  The final activity of the day was for the kids to have a transition race.  The boy and girl champions both received water bottles.  They had to run across the room, put their shoes on, and then run back and give me a high five.  There were two heats for boys and three heats for girls.  The winners of each heat met for the championship.  It was a great experience and I am glad I got to help Karly with her Workout Wednesday.  I hope the kids enjoyed it as much as I did!
Karly's Kindergarten Class

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Nicole Kelleher

Please welcome Nicole Kelleher!!  We are very excited to have Nicole on the team.  She is an outstanding triathlete and person.  She finished 3rd at USAT Elite Nationals and 3rd overall in the Lifetime Fitness Triathlon Series.  She is currently balancing a career as a professional triathlete while attending Medical School at the University of Virginia.  She grew up in Seattle, Washington and excelled in Cross-Country and Track at Dartmouth College.  She finished out her collegiate eligibility while attending grad school at Southern Methodist University.

Nicole currently has her own blog at so you can read about her adventures from last season.  Nicole will be focusing on non-drafting races in the future, and we hope you enjoy following her as well as she dominates some of the largest triathlons in the US.

Nicole on the podium at USAT Elite Nationals

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Twenty Eleven

This year has been such an awesome experience. I have got to travel to places that I never thought I would have the opportunity to go to and I got to race some of the best athletes in the world. Someone asked me the other day why I do triathlon. I sat there and thought about it. Was it because I want to stay in shape? Or because I needed to fulfill the competitive drive in me? After racing as a professional for half of the season this year, I would have to say I am doing triathlon because of the truly amazing people you get to meet, race, socialize with, and connect with. Not everyone has the opportunity to travel around the US and even the world to do something they love. I am so lucky to have the support of my sponsors, family, friends, teammates and coach. Without them I would not be able to do what I do. Thank you! 

2011 has just kicked off. This week last year I randomly signed up for a marathon with no training and just did it for fun. I think of that race and laugh about how crazy it was and how I had no idea then where I would be a year later. I wonder what I will be doing next year this time? Well, what I do know is that Team IE will be dominating the triathlon world. So excited! And most importantly--welcome Nicole Kelleher to Team IE!

First ride back!
Good Luck to Lisa racing this weekend at 70.3 Worlds. Represent!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Exciting News

Greg has been hard at work locking up sponsors for next season and Hammer Nutrition and Nytro Multisport have agreed to pair with Team IE Elite.  Hammer Nutrition offers the best endurance nutrition on the market and was already a part of our race day nutrition and training recovery.  Nytro Multisport is a fantastic online multisport store offering great products for all your triathlon needs.  We are excited to bring these two sponsors on board and look forward to a long successful partnership.