And then it happened . . . .

The amount of time it took for my back wheel to rise up directly behind me, causing me to reach vertical (upsidedown) first, and then come crashing back down over me when I landed on my shoulder I estimate to be about .7 seconds. My head crashed against the pavement a split second after and the crash was finished before I had a chance to realize what happened. A moment later I then clipped out of ... Read More

The perks of being on a team

First off, I want to thank Endurance Films for accepting me to their Racing Team! It is a great honor and I can't wait to kick things off in Burlington on August 18th!! Second off, the perks I'm talking about aren't the physical gear or apparel (being a broke college student, those are definitely a plus) but the perks I'm talking about are the psychological boosts that come from being on a tea... Read More

Lessons learned on the sag wagon

Let me just start off by saying how incredibly excited and grateful I am to be a member of the Endurance Films Racing Team. I am looking forward to a great race in Vermont with my new teammates, and in preparation for that race I packed up the car and headed to Santa Barbara at Crazy o'clock this morning for the Goleta Beach Olympic Triathlon. As my final practice race before Age Group Nationals ... Read More

I did do a race this summer . . .

Greetings Team, My apologies for the late race report. Right after the race I had all the moving stuff to deal with and relocating business so I was swamped. Just wanted to do my part to contribute to the EFRT podium count this year. Managed a 3rd place overall at: Race info: Muncie June Triathlon - Sprint Course Entry by: ZuluRoadmaster Muncie June Triathlon - Sprint C... Read More

Boy have things changed . . . .

First off, let me just say I'm sitting in my new house in front of my big screen tv totally hyped to watch all things Olympic and I'm staring at the damn Dish screen that reads "Complete Signal Loss". It's Saturday afternoon, not a freakin cloud in the sky, I already rode this morning and I planned to spend at least ten hours sitting on the couch this weekend drinking my last six pack of Guinness ... Read More

Adios my dear Petunia!

Petunia was the name of my very first, high class , road bike! Being that I have not road the dear thing in over 6 months, I decided it was time to pass the torch and let someone else get introduced into the world of triathlon. Petunia brought me into the world of triathlon. She taught me how to bike with clips and pedals, how to fall, how to speed up, and how to slow. She taught me how to get ... Read More

Cycling Workout: RIDES North Carolina Trailer

Enjoy watching this cycling workout. Clips from Endurance Films’ latest installment of RIDES in North Carolina. [leadplayer_vid id="51DEADB1282B0"] To comment on this video on YouTube, click here 0:01 - Sage Rountree outlines the route around Maple View Dairy 0:34 - Starting the ride 1:02 - Standing climb In this instalment of RIDES we head off to North Carolina Offseason training doesn... Read More

Triathlon Videos: ITU-Style Draft-Legal Triathlon Promo

The quickest way to grow a sport is to get spectators involved. By incorporating UTI-style, draft-legal triathlons the fans are now a bigger part of the sport than ever. Learn more from our triathlon videos. [leadplayer_vid id="51DEAD5D2DA6A"] To comment on this video on YouTube, click here 0:01 - Think triathlon isn’t a spectator sport? 0:26 - Riding in packs on the bikes is legal and much ... Read More

3 weeks out from Nationals!!!

I am so excited to be one of the newest members of EDFRT, Thank you so much!!!! I am honored to be a part of this team. I have had a rough year thus far with a massive bike crash 6 weeks before my 2, 70.3's and one was a Kona qualifer. I had bad, bad rib contusions and a real bad flare up of Achellies tendonitis on top, so I am glad that I am back on track and healthy to race nationals. What I hav... Read More

A Race Directors Timeline

Ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes of your favorite triathlon? Have you ever questioned what it takes to pull something like that off? It's definitely not easy, and it's a lot of thankless work. The timeline that I share below is only of the week before, and doesn't factor in the year of planning with different municipalities to make sure we had a fair, safe route, that all towns could ... Read More

Cycling Video: USAT Age Group Nationals 2012 Course Preview

From Burlington Vermont this Endurance Films bike course preview is the best you’re going to get. Practice as you see the course winding in front of you. [leadplayer_vid id="51DEACA1868D7"] To comment on this video on YouTube, click here 1:49 - T1 3:16 - On the Bike 9:11 - Out of the saddle 19:12 - Outside of town - open road 29:50 - Passing on the left 39:57 - Back down the other way 4... Read More

Follow Blonde Runner on Facebook

I am a big social media user and especially love to stay in contact with my fans on Facebook. Please follow my athlete page here: and let's take this fun journey to USA Triathlon Age Group Nationals together and beyond. Triathlons rock! Train Happy, Coach Lora Erickson "Blonde Runner" Read More

Thank you Endurance Films!

I am super excited to be part of the team and compete at the USA Triathlon Age Group National Championships in Vermont next month. Thank you for the opportunity! ~ Lora Erickson "Blonde Runner" Read More

Race Report: Cort the Sport Third at Colonial Beach International Triathlon

This was my first time racing the Pohanka Honda YMCA Colonial Beach International Triathlon in the Virginia Triathlon Series. It is my 19th triathlon and my 5th at the Olympic/International distance. It's my 4th race of the year. I had only a vague idea where Colonial Beach was; geography is not my strong suit. It’s along the Potomac just east of and midway between DC and Richmond. It turns out... Read More

Triathlon Videos: Endurance Core Trainer

This follow along strength and conditioning program is designed specifically for the endurance athlete and is key to maximizing power, preventing injury and enhancing performance. Learn more from our triathlon videos. [leadplayer_vid id="51DEAD0F3DDBC"] To comment on this video on YouTube, click here 0:01 - What Endurance Core is 0:27 - What Endurance Core will do for you 0:58 - Why your cor... Read More

I wore the yellow-ish jersey

I wore the yellow-ish jersey on my very own Tour de Foggy Ellett Valley. Rider count = 1. I led from the start and despite the peloton of roadside rabbits giving chase, it was not to be their day. I emerged victorious, as I crossed the finish line to (no) cheering at the entrance to Luster's Mill. I would post the elevation profile, but oddly enough, it's nearly identical to what the Tour rider... Read More

Mid-season race update

Hello Everyone! I apologize for the long delay between my current blog and last blog. Racing this year has had many ups and downs! For the good Side I have broken three course records and won 4 races! Those Races include Santa Maria Tri For Fun Sprint. (pictures Below) it consisted of a 750 M swim a 18 Mile swim and a 5k rn. I went 1:10:00 breaking my course record from last season of 1:12:00. Th... Read More

2012 Volume Totals- So Far

2012 Training Goals- From my early January Post Swim-200,000 yds Bike-4,000 Miles Run- 1,000 Miles Strength-25 hours As of June 30th- Swim- 107,221 yards, 13.16% of training time Bike- 2891.35 Miles, 61.68% of training time Run-481.37 miles, 23.3% of Training time Strength/Vasa Trainer 1.86% Training Time With my biggest volume weeks still ahead of me I am definitely on track to ... Read More

Triathlon Videos: The Olympic Experience - QA with 2008 Triathlon Team

In 2008 the USAT Olympic Triathlon team sat around and answered all sorts of questions about competing and coming through the selection process. Learn more from our triathlon videos. [leadplayer_vid id="51DEAC3447B06"] To comment on this video on YouTube, click here 0:01 - Qualifying for the team followed by Q&A The fastest and most competitive racing in the world bar none, not even close!... Read More

Cycling Workout : RIDES Hill Country Trailer

A quick look at our industry leading RIDES’ indoor cycling workout series. Let your mind leave the gym and go to the hills. Check out our other RIDES’ titles as well [leadplayer_vid id="51DEAB94F007E"] To comment on this video on YouTube, click here 0:01 - Setting up at the starting line - excerpts from RIDES Hill Country 0:35 - Warm up, seated flat 1:02 - Steep pitch. 11% grade. Welcome to... Read More
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