Entries by julieyoung

Trixie Takes On the Winter’s Road Race

Below Trixie Bradley, dedicated and talented o2fitness- athlete shares her fist foray in to the road racing scene.. It was an early morning as I ventured my way to Winter’s to take place in my FIRST official road race.  My husband was working so I dropped the kids off at grandmas and was off on […]

For the Love of It

Contributed by Silver Sage sponsored, Reno Wheelmen racer, 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 […]

Journal Jog Training Plan for Advanced Runners

By Julie Young, Director, Silver Sage Sports and Fitness Lab The Journal Jog is steeped in heritage; in fact, this year’s event is the 47th annual edition, and it is Reno’s oldest footrace. So many of you may be approaching this event as seasoned, experienced runners planning to improve performance (and stay injury-free, of course) […]

Journal Jog Training Plan for Beginning Runners

By Julie Young, Director, Silver Sage Sports and Fitness Lab The Journal Jog is widely known as a great first 8K for new runners. I mean, any race that features a division for pushing strollers and “caterpillars” — and of course, that encourages costumes — is probably a family-friendly, mostly low intensity event. But many […]

Reno Tahoe Junior Cycling Team’s Take on US National Mtn Bike Champs

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 […]

My Death Ride

Contributed by physically and mentally gritty Silver Sage 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 […]

Turning Adversity In To An Asset

**Disclaimer – this blog post was mentally crafted during a cyclo-cross sprint training session, so excuse its seeming edgy-aggressive tone. So last year at this time I was in the throes of a torn MCL, ACL and meniscus – the result of a series of events – a couple of encounters with enthusiastic dogs, and […]

Training For Life

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 […]

Racing Outside the Box

Contributed by Silver Sage sponsored Reno WheelWoman 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 […]