Paula Findlay

Canadian Olympian and Professional Triathlete

Landed in Canmore for the next 3.5 weeks, where we can eat, sleep and train with zero distractions. I love being at home in Bend, but here I’m not tempted to furniture shop, re-organize the closets, or landscape the backyard in my free time πŸ˜‚. Canmore has some magic πŸ’« to it, so I’m soaking up as much as I can before PTO Edmonton. @that.triathlonlife #canmorecamp

Because people are asking: I was intending to do the road race at Canadian Nationals tomorrow, but decided with my coach that it’s not really worth the risk of crashing with PTO Edmonton coming up in 3 weeks (and a lot on the line there!). It would have been super fun to race through Edmonton with a fast field - but the risk is not really worth it and I haven’t been doing enough group riding to be totally confident in my skills. Next time πŸ˜‰. Best of luck to everyone racing, especially @hannah_dott 🀩 πŸ“Έ Rob Jones

Scenes from yesterday. Loved racing with mom & dad & Eric & Flynn on site πŸ₯° πŸ“Έ @eric_lagerstrom

Canadian National TT Champion πŸ₯‡πŸ˜ƒ I absoltuely LOVED riding as hard as I could without swimming before or running after πŸ˜‚ not contemplating a career change, but it was so much fun (and painful). Congrats to all of the other women and thank you to the organizers and volunteers for a safe race. Also thank you to Eric for being here ❀️. More later! @lsanderstri - you in for Paris 2024? 🀣 πŸ“Έ @shorelinegold and @eric_lagerstrom

Course is fast, bike is fast, so I’d better be fast! After over-analyzing the start list, I may be in over my head more than I expected πŸ˜‚ but I’m excited to test myself against the best cyclists in Canada. Thanks mom for being my follow vehicle this morning 😍 @that.triathlonlife

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Filming for the PTO this week, including a call with my mom for some Canadian Open course insight (she designed it 😜) - a small home town advantage 🏑. AG registration is still open… sign up!!! πŸ“Έ @eric_lagerstrom @that.triathlonlife

My #1 running partner. Loves a good river plunge. No complaints 😍 @that.triathlonlife

Eric is on an easy week so our ride yesterday was him sprinting in front of me for a πŸ“Έ, and me sprinting to pass him back. I cannot believe the shots he gets while going >40km/hr. Very fun 😍❀️ @that.triathlonlife @eric_lagerstrom

Are we in the way? 🐢 @that.triathlonlife

New ride: the Shiv TT 🀩 I’m racing the Canadian TT Championships at the end of June, so this is the UCI legal Shiv, slightly different than my triathlon specific Shiv. It’s insanely light, fast, and fun to ride. Excited for the challenge and hoping the TT specific work will give me a boost for PTO Edmonton a month later. πŸš€ Big thanks @iamspecialized_tri @sramroad for setting me up with this beauty, and @eric_lagerstrom for (yet another) 10/10 bike build 😘 πŸ“Έ @samanthaweald

Thought I was getting pretty fast at gravel until I tried to keep up with Eric πŸ₯΄πŸ˜‚ @that.triathlonlife

Rainy family run. Recovered well after Chattanooga and refreshed for some good training ahead. Happy = fast. @that.triathlonlife

The spring classic: ride β€˜till you hit the snow bank. @that.triathlonlife πŸ“Έ @eric_lagerstrom

Swim Bike Run from yesterday. (Nervous -> Fun for a minute -> Is this almost over?) Thank you for the photos @itskennywithrow & @topho 😊

2nd at N American Champs yesterday, didn’t feel my greatest so was proud to hold it together until the end. Thank you to the volunteers 🧊and crowds πŸ‘ who made that a lot easier! Congrats to @jackiemhering who was on fire from the start, and to @hollylawrencetri for 3rd. It was genuinely fun racing with you two on the bike. Still need to get some πŸ’₯ back in my running, it’s in there somewhere. πŸ™‚ πŸ“Έ @nbtricoach / @nordicaphotography

Ready or not πŸ‘€ #im703chattanooga tomorrow. Thank you to Eric (as always) for getting my bike ready to roll. ❀️ He said I’m actually maxed out on bike favors for the month so hopefully nothing goes wrong before tomorrow πŸ˜‚. Good luck to everyone racing!

Looks like it’ll be a few degrees cooler with some ☁️ cover on Sunday, great news for red-head Canadians. 🀣 @that.triathlonlife #im703chatt

Made it to Tennessee 😁 only a few minor equipment mishaps so far but that’s why we got here 4 days early πŸ˜… πŸ“Έ @eric_lagerstrom @that.triathlonlife

Race week πŸ‘€πŸ”₯ I’m meeting Eric in Chattanooga tomorrow and I’ve successfully packed my bike without his help πŸ˜‚ … I can do hard things! @that.triathlonlife #shivdisc

Sunday long ride: half on the Shiv (no photo evidence) 😈, half on the Diverge (for happiness watts) πŸ€Έβ€β™‚οΈ. A good way to trick your brain into riding for 5 hours πŸ˜‚ πŸ“Έ @samanthaweald πŸ₯°