Where To Train: Boulder, CO

Of course everyone knows Boulder is the mecca for triathletes. If you didn't-now you know. SO I thought I'd ask Laura Tingle, resident tri-athlete and TIMEX athlete some of her favorite places to swim, bike and run. If it's good enough for the pro's-it should be plenty fine for you and me.

First a little background.

Boulder CO. (opens in new tab)

Founded February 10, 1859.

25.46 Square Miles

Population: 103,100

City of Boulder Stats (opens in new tab)

Laura Tingle (opens in new tab), originally from

Lincoln,

Nebraska, is now living in Boulder,

Colorado. Laura swam

and ran track in high school

and during her first two years of

college, She had heart surgery her junior year of

college. While recovering she started

riding a bike, and

fell in love with it. Laura

completed her first triathlon in

April of 2005, and started

racing professionally in

August 2005. She has completed

two Ironmans, and is now

focusing on the half ironman

distance.

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Unfortunately Laura was hit by

a

car while riding in November,

2007, and is now working

her way back into shape for the

2008 season. NOTHING GETS HER

DOWN!

When she's not training and

racing, Ishe enjoys going to

church, riding her long board, and baking cookies.

YEA-COOKIES! SHE'S TOTALLY DOWN TO EARTH!

Laura recommends the Flatiron

Athletic Club
 for chlorinated swimming and weight lifting but also likes the

Boulder Reservoir (opens in new tab) for open water swimming. Her favorite place to ride is any mountain in Boulder. She's a maniac. Admits she likes to ride up as much as

down! Her favorite run spots

include the Marshall Mesa (opens in new tab), just south of Boulder. At Teller Farms (opens in new tab), on the

Boulder Creek Trail, and in the winter she

runs the stairs in front of the Westminster Rec

Center
.

Laura's top workout bands are

the Foo Fighters, Rolling Stones, Kanye West, Incubus and Trina.

Laura's a tough chick so be sure to check out her favorite spots. Be sure to wave if you see a hot blonde on a bike go flying by (uphill).