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Conquering Challenges, Embracing Growth: Lindsay Teague’s Path To Yeti 100

Conquering Challenges Embracing Growth Lindsay Teague Journey To Yeti 100

Lindsay Teague, a dedicated athlete and mother, has recently completed a grueling 50-mile race, setting the stage for her upcoming 100-mile event at the Yeti 100. Reflecting on her journey, Lindsay shares insights into the challenges faced and the lessons learned. Lindsay discussed the adjustments she’s making in her training regimen for this adventure. In conquering challenges and embracing growth she is setting herself up for success in September.

Embracing Challenges for Personal Growth

Lindsay recently completed a grueling 50-mile race, marking another milestone in her journey towards 100 mile finisher success. Despite facing significant challenges during the race, including unexpected terrain and inadequate aid station provisions, Lindsay came away with valuable insights and lessons learned. This particular race presented unique challenges, such as predominantly flat terrain and unanticipated stretches of pavement. Reflecting on that experience, Lindsay shared, “I took a lot away from it. One, I have never run a flat course race before.”

These obstacles tested Lindsay’s physical and mental resilience, pushing her to adapt her strategies on the go. She recalls how she and a fellow runner improvised during the race, saying, “We started walking backwards, doing things to use different muscle groups. We set a timer on our watches where we ran for five, walked for two. We did that for a while to kind of mimic the idea of going uphills and downhill.”

Preparation Beyond Expectations

In response to the lessons learned from that race, Lindsay is adjusting her training regimen for upcoming events. She emphasizes the importance of personal preparation and self-reliance, especially in terms of nutrition and gear. Lindsay explains, “I’m going to start practicing having my own go-to stuff and not rely on the aid stations to have what I hope they’re going to have.”

As Lindsay gears up for her next challenges, she will use these new strategies in her training routine. Her plan is to incorporate trekking poles for enhanced stability and endurance. These adjustments reflect her dedication to continuous improvement and readiness to tackle the demands of longer races.


Balancing Responsibilities: A Multifaceted Approach

Beyond her athletic pursuits, Lindsay juggles multiple roles as a nurse, mother, and athlete. Finding a balance between these responsibilities requires creative solutions and efficient time management. She acknowledges the challenges but remains committed to personal growth and achieving her goals. While there is a lot of information about training plans and gear she understandsLindsay shares, “Mothering and even being a nurse, each patient is very different. The anatomy of every person is very different. What works for one is not going to work for the other.”

Lindsay efficiently balances her responsibilities, finding creative solutions to integrate training into her daily life. She will face challenges during her summer training with kids at home, highlighting her adaptive approach of incorporating family activities like walks to complement her running routine.Her ability to navigate diverse challenges in both her personal and professional life reflects her desire to be the best that she can be on race day.

Lindsay’s spirit shine through as she shares, “I am competitive with myself. I love to look at where I was a year ago or where I was two years ago.” Her commitment to self-improvement and overcoming personal doubts exemplifies the essence of enjoying the journey.

Looking Ahead with Confidence

Despite the hurdles encountered along the way, Lindsay remains optimistic and focused on her future endeavors. She expressed confidence in her training progress and readiness for upcoming races. Lindsay remarks, “I’m better trained than I gave myself credit for. I finished that 50 miler in a little over 13 hours, which maintained about my 4 mph pace, which is what I’m hoping to do at Yeti 100.”

As she looks ahead to her next races, Lindsay embraces the journey with a competitive spirit driven by self-improvement and personal milestones rather than external comparisons. Her story serves as an inspiration to fellow athletes, highlighting the importance of perseverance, adaptability, and a positive mindset in conquering challenges and achieving success in endurance sports.

Navigating Mental Challenges: From Depression to Endurance

Reflecting on her past struggles with weight loss and depression, Lindsay’s journey epitomizes perseverance and transformation. “I lost the weight five years ago,” she shares, emphasizing the emotional and physical journey that led her to embrace endurance sports. Her ability to shut down mental barriers and stay focused amidst challenges underscores her growth and determination.

As Lindsay envisions crossing the finish line of her 100-mile race, she anticipates a mix of elation and emotional release. “I hope that when I finish, it’s going to be pretty awesome,” she says with a smile, embodying the spirit of enjoying the journey and celebrating every milestone along the way.

Crossing the Finish Line: A Culmination of Triumph

Lindsay Teague’s journey epitomizes resilience, self-competition, and triumph over obstacles. Her story inspires athletes to embrace challenges, prioritize personal growth, and find joy in the journey toward monumental goals. As she continues her training and prepares for future races, Lindsay’s dedication proves conquering challenges and embracing growth we can make our way to our own finish line.

Note: This article is part of the ongoing Enjoying the Journey series, capturing the essence of athletes’ experiences, challenges, and triumphs in the world of endurance sports.


Jason Bahamundi Run Tri Bike Magazine Owner Triathlete Ultra Runner Trail Runner
Jason Bahamundi, founder of Run Tri Bike, is a passionate and accomplished endurance athlete dedicated to proving that there is a spot at the starting line for everybody and every body. With a background deeply rooted in the world of triathlons, running, and cycling, Jason has not only excelled in his personal athletic endeavors but is committed to fostering a supportive and inclusive world of endurance sports. This led him to establish Run Tri Bike, a platform that serves as a hub for enthusiasts to connect, share experiences, and access valuable resources. Jason's genuine enthusiasm for endurance sports, continues to inspire individuals to pursue their goals and embrace the transformative power of an endurance sports lifestyle.