Interviewing Meredith Miller for my book was a real pleasure. She’s a woman of wanderlust now living in Ft. Collins, Colorado. A recent peak in her 12+ year career was winning the USA National Road Race in 2009, riding for Team Tibco. A remarkable feat for a woman whose persistence paid off. What’s even more striking, she’s always considered herself a domestique, someone who helps others win. She saw a break and took it on the last uphill. An opportunity arose and she won. She will go back this year to defend. In addition to successful racng, she’s a coach for Whole Athlete based in San Anselmo, CA. Meredith holds both a B.S. and M.S. in exercise science. Meredith’s training plus her passion for cycling provides great credentials for coaching cyclists.
Growing up, Meredith played soccer, track, and softball. She “…signed up for softball because she thought the outfit was cute.” At the University of Wisconsin – Madison, she walked on to the soccer team, participating in the NCAA Big Ten Conference. She even played semi-pro soccer in Denmark after college. The athletic trainer for soccer turned out to be the man who turned her onto cycling, her husband Ben. She enjoys the camaraderie of the team. As at the Big 10 Soccer Conference Championship in 1994, Meredith still enjoys the “teamwork, operating as one cohesive unit, and all having the right attitude to win.” In talking with Meredith, she considers herself as competitive, motivated, driven, and always involved in team sports. As in her sports, she work cooperatively with Ben, who is supportive and encouraging, as she travels throughout the US and Europe to compete.