Triathlete tales: In Jenna’s shoes


I am currently working under renowned coach and former World #1 and World Champion Triathlete, Siri Lindley. I split my time between Santa Monica, CA and Boulder, CO. I have a great group of training partners and the best support network of friends and family that are all helping to make this possible. So, with that, let the blogging begin!

I grew up outside of Boston, Massachusetts. I played a whole lot of sports and can even credit 15 years of dance class on my resume. I found triathlons after my freshman year at Harvard where I was swimming and running outdoor track. I immediately knew that it was something I wanted to pursue to the highest level. 

Right now, I have two great Garmin toys: the Forerunner 405 and the Edge 705.  Before this, I was using the Forerunner 305 and although I loved that one, I am even more tickled with the new devices.

I have had the 405 since February, which has made me the envy of many athletes for a number of months – and rightfully so.  The smaller size and the user-friendly interface make it a joy to take on rides and runs.  I’m not one to spend a whole lot of time learning how to use devices (which is why before Garmin, I rarely used anything when I trained), so the simplicity and ease of use is terrific.

I just got the Edge 705 in the mail the other day and it will get its first trial run tomorrow morning on my long ride. I will have that uploaded as soon as I walk through the door tomorrow! I haven’t had a real computer on my bike for a number of years now, but I’m really excited to put the 705 on. The GPS navigation and ability to track and retrace routes, and to find the nearest gas station (critical for those rides when you need some sustenance) are all great features. It is really easy to use as well, which again, I really like.

As far as racing goes, I just got back from The Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon in San Francisco a little over a week ago. It was my first time racing there and it was a blast.  It was probably one of the most fun races I have ever taken part in – both exciting and challenging from start to finish. I ended up finishing 7th and tallying the 4th fastest run time, which I am quite pleased about. The course and atmosphere were incredible and I will certainly head back there again next year to try to land an even higher finish!

Next up for me is a big block of training here in Boulder, and then a 5-week trip to Europe to tackle 4 races in 5 weeks! The goal of the trip is to get some strong results, a lot of experience and try to move myself up in the ITU World Rankings. There will certainly be some great Garmin uploads after that trip and hopefully a lot of great photos, too!

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