Now that the teams are a couple weeks into the triathlon training, workouts are getting longer and more difficult. So we wanted to find out what is it that keeps you going on your workout? When you can’t catch your breath and your muscles are burning with the fire of a thousand suns, but that song comes on your iPod and you feel like you could do cartwheels to the finish line. What is that song?
We asked our athletes that question, and this is what we got –> the Ultimate Generator Group Workout Playlist.
Did we miss anything? Add your workout favorites in the comment section and we’ll update the playlist to include your selections!
Great ride out of Scappoose (the hometown) on the old Vernonia-Scappoose hwy. A bit of a choppy road heading up into the hills off of the Columbia River side. Gradual climb for 3+ miles then gets to be a bit steeper grade for about 4 miles before flattening out on the backside of the ridge that runs alongside the Columbia.
Incredible day for a ride with little to no wind in the trees. Right before Hwy 47 the road has been recently paved so it makes for pretty smooth riding along the Nehalem river. We stopped in Vernonia for a little lunch then headed out towards Hwy 26 on 47.
We made the mistake of getting on the bike path on the East side of 47 which is pleasant until you run out of pavement somewhere around 7-8 miles out of Vernonia, if I remember correctly. No fun. Gravel road riding for a couple of miles until we could trek back down to the 47.
Once we hit 26 it obviously got flat and monotonous with some head wind. No fun. We hit North Plains and headed up into the hills on the southwest side of Skyline. This was a longer gradual climb that went on for 4+ miles. It hurt. After 60+ miles behind us we dropped down to Hwy 30 on one of the best descents in town, Rocky Point road. Very fun. Overall a good days ride along 70 miles of mostly pleasant roads.
– Jeremy Barnaby, Partner and COO
This year Generator Group will be celebrating its 10th anniversary! It has taken unyielding strength and endurance to make it through this economy and we’re putting it all out on display at the Hagg Lake Triathlon, July 10th, to celebrate.
Over the course of the next four months our staff will undergo a rigorous training and diet regime, pitting recruiters vs. recruiters and partners vs. partners in the name of competition.
Starting this today, stay tuned for all the insider information, including everything from workout playlists to training updates to the smack talk that has already started.
Team 1: Patent Pending
Heidi Barnaby – half mile swim
Heidi spent her high school days either skiing down the slopes or tearing up the soccer field. Not only has she run two marathons, but with multiple triathlons and Hood to Coast runs to her name she is hardly new to this game. But, if you ask Heidi, she’ll tell you her most impressive athletic feat is being a mother of two boys under age of seven.
Workout mantra – “It is a rough road that leads to the heights of greatness”…. we will be spending some time on the road.
Favorite athlete - Andre Agassi
Biggest threat on the other team – Art, the other team’s swimmer, since we are going head to head in the water.. or, actually, fin to fin.
Jeremy Barnaby – 19k cycle
As a t-ball Coach for Scappoose, Jeremy regularly deals with the intense pressures of competitive sports. Although he is a former high school wrestler with multiple triathlons and Hood to Coast runs under his belt, his passion is cycling, biking as far as Seattle to Portland. As with Heidi, Jeremy attributes his athleticism to the fact that he has to keep up with his two boys (both under the age of seven).
Workout mantra – Pain is temporary, quitting lasts a lifetime.
Favorite athlete – George St. Pierre
Biggest threat on the other team – The biggest threat is the ride itself.
Kevin Servino – 5k run
Kevin’s long and impressive history of high school athletics positions him as a fierce competitor. He was a 3 year high school varsity football player, co-captain and recipient of “Most Inspirational Player” award, as well playing 2 years of varsity basketball. Additionally, Kevin was a member of the Oregon class 3A State Championship team (Astoria). Like Jeremy and Heidi, he now runs around with his boys, both below the age of five.
Workout mantra - Shake… and Bake
Favorite athlete – Walter Payton
Biggest threat on the other team – Enrique Washington, just the former collegiate record holder in the 800m for Seton Hall. But he is going down!!! But honestly, the real threat is that I will be recruited to join the U.S. Olympic team and have to leave the sport of Recruiting.
Team 2: Mo’GO™
Cody Johns aka Ceej – 19k cycle
In high school Cody lit it up on the basketball court, ran cross-country and aced her serves on the tennis court.
Workout mantra – Keep going!!!!
Favorite athlete – Right now my favorite athlete is Ashley Fiolek, 5' 2? 18 year old fastest female motocross racer — and she’s deaf.
Biggest threat on the other team – Jeremy because he has been putting in 60 mile rides on the weekend.
Elaine Lees – 5k run
Elaine’s claim to fame is having won a three legged race with her husband for three years in a row.
Workout mantra – This too shall pass.
Favorite athlete – Oprah.
Biggest threat on the other team - Kevin, he has been leaning up.
Enrique Washington aka Roadrunner – 5k run
Enrique is known for his victory at a sprint contest eating a box of Cheerios. His prize? Bruce Springstein box seats.
Workout mantra – Take out the competition!
Favorite athlete – Major Taylor.
Biggest threat on the other team – No one threatens me.