As she started training for her first Ironman, Selene began using TrainingPeaks with her coaches at Endurance Multisport. "My coaches at Endurance Multisport used it. It was a tremendous communication tool between them and me. I was training for my first Ironman, so there were a lot of elements to keep up with and specifics to address. Training Peaks made it very easy for me to know exactly what I was supposed to do each and every day. My goal was to do well at Ironman Louisville - I ended up winning my age group and qualifying for Kona, so that all worked out! I would recommend it to a friend."
Although she appreciates the precision that TrainingPeaks offers, Selene also enjoys training intuitively, going by feel to keep her workouts sensible. "I train anywhere from 10 to 17 hours a week in general. I never listen to music when I bike; but often when I run, especially if it's over an hour. I prefer running and riding with just one or two other people; though occasionally a big group on the bike can be a good time. I train very intuitively, almost never using bells and whistles like heart rate, wattage, GPS. I have a power meter on my bike. Sometimes I'll just use that to keep me from overdoing it on an easy day. But I like going by feel."
Still a big fan of triathlon, Selene also enjoys switching it up: she is currently training for a week-long mountain bike stage race in Canada. "I am training for the British Columbia Bike Race, a 7 day mountain bike stage race in Canada. I've enjoyed being able to look back on what I was doing this time last year and compare notes. It's also really great for tracking volume."
Happy training, Selene!