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Drafting and Sprinting Practice

Drafting and Sprinting Practice

Lisa Eirene

About Lisa Eirene Lisa lost 110 pounds through calorie counting and exercise. She swims, bikes, runs, hikes and is enjoying life in Portland, Oregon. Her weight loss story has been featured in First Magazine, Yahoo Health, Woman's Day and

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  1. Becky

    Great job on the miles for the week! Well done!!

    The trail is gorgeous–it makes me want to find some more trails in my area!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      It was an impressive trail. I wish it had been a little longer.

  2. Lori

    Great job on the mileage! John and I draft off each other, but truthfully you don’t notice too much unless there is a headwind or going really fast (20mph). We average 13.5 mph on our hybrids.

    Our ride on Saturday was very windy and drafting was really helpful!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Yes, drafting helps when it’s really windy. The Springwater Trail and Marine Drive can both be SUPER windy and drafting makes it a lot more enjoyable.

  3. Amber from Girl with the Red Hair

    Nice job on your bike ride! I really wish I had someone local to ride with (my one cycling friend lives 2.5 miles away) I think I would do it way more often then. I like to practice sprinting when I’m biking on flat trails too – oh and that trail is really pretty!!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      2.5 miles or 25? Could you guys meet half way in between your houses for a bike ride?

      The trail was gorgeous! I’m lucky that I have a built in bike partner with Michael.

      1. Amber from Girl with the Red Hair

        HAHAHA. I totally meant 2.5 HOURS away 🙂

        We do meet in the middle every second weekend or so! Would love to have someone to meet during the week for motivation, though!

        1. Lisa Eirene

          That makes more sense! 🙂

          Finding workout buddies is definitely hard.

  4. Eleah

    Beautiful! I’ve done sprints on and off with running but never gotten too serious about it. The last time I did it, I got terrible shin splints and had to take a week off of running… so I’ve been a bit afraid to do it again. I’ve built up a pretty good base, now, so I should probably start! I would like to not have a victory dance just because I got a mile under 10 minutes anymore. 🙂

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I used to do sprints running once in awhile and it was HARD! Hard work for sure. My thighs would be sore for days.

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