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Tracy's story: Oregon Trail Gravel Grinder

BaseCamper Tracy Ellwein shared her experience at the 2023 Oregon Trail Gravel Grinder stage race.

The 5 day stage race - Oregon Trail Gravel Grinder - was a challenge with 360 miles and 34,000 feet of climbing, all while sleeping in a tent each night. I smashed all my expectations and all time power marks, riding to 2nd place overall in Masters 45+ women. Being able to place in each stage and have the fitness, stamina, resiliency, drive, and some luck feels tremendous!

The three years of BaseCamp program, two years of coaching with Kate Johnson, and my focus on strength training, body composition, and nutrition plan were game changers. Last year I suffered at this event and swore I would never do it again, and to come back and conquer it 👍. Training smarter, managing stress better, mindset, and being intentional with the training plan.

To this wonderful community, keep chasing those goals, it will happen!


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