STAGES ATHLETE: GRACE NORMAN
Grace is a Paralympic Champion, 2x Paralympian, 3x Paralympic Medal holder and 3x World Champion. She is coming off an undefeated 2022 season and starting her 10th season of racing for Team USA. She is currently training to make her third Paralympic team.
BASE: Bloomington, IN
WHAT DOES SHE RIDE?
WHAT STAGES PRODUCTS DOES GRACE HAVE? Stages Power meter, Stages M200 dash, SB20 Smart Bike
HER FAVORITE PART OF DASH: Favorite feature is how customizable it is! I love being able to set up the different pages to exactly what I need for each ride! Currently I just have one profile with several screens but I am looking to make a few different profiles depending on the goal for each ride!
THE POWER OF POWER: Having the ability to measure dual sided power as an amputee allows me and my team to look at data from both my legs and how to optimize power output.
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: Paralympic champion and bronze medalist 2016 Paralympic silver medalist 2021 3x World Champion Undefeated season 2022 Starting my 10th race season for team USA at 25 years old
FAVORITE RACE STORY: This past 2022 season, I took the win at WTPC A Coruna on a broken bike. My shifting was working in warmup and the first 800m of the bike portion of the race and then it stopped. I was in a very easy gear making it hard for me to make up any ground. I was loosing ground to the ladies in front and being caught by those behind. I prayed for something to happen and I got 4 shifts. I was able to get back into a harder gear and push power. I made up the ground Iost and moved into 1st. Then ran with a smile and enjoyed every moment of it. It proved to me that a race isn’t over until it’s over and to never give up even when things aren’t perfect.
GET TO KNOW GRACE!
FAVORITE POWER WORKOUT: 5x4 min at V02 max power! It’s a burner but I love it!
FAVORITE CROSS-TRAINING WORKOUT: I love to get in the gym and do RDLs..idk why I just love them. Also a good core workout does the trick for me too
FAVORITE HYPE SONG: Star Walkin’
GO-TO POST RACE CELEBRATION: A good pizza or burger and then always dessert!
GO-TO POST TRAINING FOOD: Fresh bread or a bakery item