Becca – Queen of Fistman

Training is in full swing for Becca.  She is preparing for the Boston Marathon in April and doing her inaugural Ironman in Whistler. Becca reminds me a lot of my work ethic and willingness to be the best she can be. The progress she has made in just over a year in triathlon is incredible.  Age group wins, a 70.3 podium, and Boston qualifying.  It’s tough to describe, but she has that “X factor” at races.  Becca trains her butt off, but where she really shines is race day.

She follows a similar mindset as Ricky Bobby – “If you’re not first, you’re last.”

Becca entered Le Fistman AKA Powerman Short Course Duathlon on a whim.  This was her first duathlon ever. Being a personal trainer and endurance coach at Lifetime Fitness, Becca is very aware of her body and can race off perceived effort astonishingly well for relative beginner in the sport.  She trains with power and heart rate, but her ability to recognize how hard she is working without these metrics is a characteristic is very hard to master. Also, she is very competitive, she loves to hurt, and racing is natural to her.


Becca swept the women’s field at the Powerman short course (5k trail run/ 38K bike/ 5k trail run), and was 4th overall! Winning is something Becca is getting very accustomed to… and something I didn’t get to experience until a few years in the sport.  The future is very bright for this young padawan. Go reBekkA!


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