About the Author
Edwards has raced for 30 years and won the women's divisions at the 1997 RAAM (Race Across America) and the Western States 100 Miler, and formerly held the master's world record at the Ironman Triathlon and the Iditashoe 100 Mile snowshoe race. She is a professional triathlete, having finished all 55 of the Danskin Triathlons over the past 10 years, and serves as the national spokesperson for the event. She has had top finishes at the Eco-Challenge Adventure Race, the Outdoor Quest in China, and the Olympic Marathon trials. She is a professional speaker who gives speeches on both fitness and success in life to audiences around the world.
Reed is the athletic director of the Bellevue Club, a large multipurpose club and hotel in Bellevue, Washington, and the creator of the training system used in the Heart Zones Cycling series. For the past three years, she has traveled around the country writing, speaking, and teaching workshops at camps, seminars, and programs on Heart Zones Cycling. She has written more than 100 workouts, three manuals, including an intructor's manual for the Heart Zones Cycling training program, and has led seminars and workshops as the founder, master trainer, and spokesperson for Heart Zones Cycling.