Speed Hurts

Sonja Wieck

A Denver area triathlete enjoying every day of swim bike run. Mom to Annie, wife to Troy, and guide to a few brave athletes, I'm always in search of the next adventure.

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6 Responses

  1. Hillary says:

    Just remember, speed doesn’t kill, it’s the sudden stop at the end… :-)

    I just hope the weather is decent for the “BIG” race… ;-)

  2. Mom says:

    Can’t wait to see you in Portland!

  3. Sonja says:

    If anything I think it will be on the cold side. I do better in the cold! I’m just hoping the roads are dry as the bike course is pretty curvy!!

  4. Hillary says:

    The weather is usually pretty stable that time of year in Portland. It is actually one of my favorite times to be there. Its sunny and warm, but not too hot, it doesn’t rain much and the days are just gorgeous. Besides, Ben always tells me that my tires should stick better if the roads are a little wet, just stay off the paint.

  5. Cami says:

    OK. My question for you is: Were you always fast? Even when you just started competing? When you were ’rounder’ did you know you were fast? Did you just start running or riding and you were just that fast?

  6. Sonja says:

    Cami,
    I think I have always had a predisposition to running. I ran in high school and two years of college until I couldn’t handle the pressure and turned my thoughts to rock climbing. I’ve always been pretty much a Tom Boy and athletic, even heavy. When I was heavy and I first started running again a year after having Annie and I hadn’t run since college. That first 5K I ran in November 2006 was in 26:50 and hurt worse than any 5K I have ever run since. But, as I lost the weight, my times came down quickly.
    With Biking…I never road biked before April 2007, so everything there is just ability, but I have put in a lot of hard work over the last year since I hired my coach.
    :) So was I always that fast? Yes and No.

    Thanks for thinking I’m fast! Ha!

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