Pro Cyclist, Ex-Pro Triathlete, Coach.
Jen is a cycling and triathlon coach and professional cyclist based out of Bend, OR. With a major in mathematics, Jen loves using balancing the metrics available to athletes and coaches (power, heart rate, swim times, TSS, etc.) combined with regular athlete feedback (athlete notes and weekly calls) to form a successful coaching relationship. It’s not all about the data; but sometimes it’s about the data. Jen has experience coaching swimming to all ages – ages 5 to 85 – after coaching an age group swim team and Master’s group for more than 5 years. She likes to tie this into her triathlon coaching, where she’s coached the first time Ironman finisher to the Kona qualifier to off-road athletes. Perhaps her favorite discipline to coach, though, is cyclists – any cat, any surface. Regardless of the type of athlete Jen coaches she strongly believes in one of the cornerstones of the Endurance Collaborative – having a stretch goal.
Originally from Montana, Jen grew up swimming competitively through high school and started triathlon in college. Although she’s solely a cyclist now, she has a very strong triathlon background of 10 years (6 professional), everything from sprints to Ironman, on and off-road. In 2015, Jen made a big switch to become a single sport athlete. Within 2 seasons Jen landed a contract with her first UCI team and even had the opportunity to race in France and the Tour of California. Currently in her second season as a professional cyclist, she’s already won the Tucson Bicycle Classic General Classification (overall) and podiumed at a UCI race for the first time (2nd place, Stage 1, Joe Martin Stage Race).
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