Train N Pain #79

Train N Pain #79

  • Derby name: Train N Pain (she/her)
  • Skater number: 79 
  • How did you choose your derby name? The London Calling album by The Clash has always been one of my favorites and one which I think crystallized in me a very punk-rock spirit that eventually launched me into roller derby. “Train in Vain” is a ghost track on the original album release in ’79. 
  • Position(s): The tiniest of blockers 
  • Derby debut year: I started skating in 2013 as fresh meat for Steel City Roller Derby in Pittsburgh, PA. 
  • CRG debut year: 2017
  • Previous sports/athletic background: I played pretty much every sport I could get my hands on growing up but felt the most strongly connected to swimming, soccer and Ultimate Frisbee. 
  • Gear: Reidell (boots), Sure-Grip (plates), Triple 8 (pads), Sisu (mouthguard), S1 (helmet), and DonJoy (knee brace)
  • Cross-training regimen: I like to run. Roller Derby is a lot of contact and pushing and shoving and congestion and hitting. You rely so heavily on your teammates and are constantly pushing and pulling and leaning on each other to serve a common goal. Running is just about you, the clock, and the track/road/trail. So, I think the combination of running and roller derby provides a good balance for me. 
  • Derby awards: CRG – Grit Award (2017 Season); MVP Blocker – Star Wars Night (2017); MVP Jammer – Star Wars Night (2018); MVP Blocker – Pride Night (2019) 
  • Fun fact: I have a dog named Archibald who loves belly rubs!