Jeanne does live in Poughkeepsie (proper) but trains around the Shawngunk Ridge (Gunks) and Catskill Mountains. I was informed the Gunks are a world famous rock climbing ridge that leads up to the Catskills. You can definitely find out more at
In the summer, she swims in Lake Minnewaska in Minnewaska State Park. The park has a section of this lake for club members only. You have to pass a swim test and pay $15 to be able to open swim from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Its great open water swim training!
But where does she ride? Well her favorite ride seems to be either New Paltz, NY, Mohonk Mountain hill climb and Minnewaska hill climb. Minnewaska is a 5 mile climb that averages 6%. Mohonk is a 2 mile climb that averages 8%. We ride a 28 mile loop that hits both of them. There are so many great places to ride out here. Ulster and Greene County are really the best places to ride. The Tri-Life Club comes up here to train from NYC.
Looking for a place to lift? Jeanne recommends the The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY. They have a very nice pool that does not get used very much. But its also 86 degrees.
Jeanne's TOP FIVE WORKOUT SONGS/BANDS:
Chemical Brothers – anything by them, great for bike training in the winter
Rage Against the Machine – I place these in the middle of my workouts for some extra motivation
Madonna – the material girl has some great beats
Matisyahu – love ska and dancehall when running, he has such a positive message to his songs!
Pixies – love em!
Of course Jeanne uses her TIMEX iControl when she's running.
She's definitely a punk/ska/alternative/new/inde girl! Look for Jeanne when your in or near Poughkeepsie (yea, I cut and pasted it). Jeanne has some great blog entries of her own. CHeck them out here: Jeanne's TIMEX Blog.