My strongest background is in running. I have been at it for over twenty years, even coming from a some strong cycling a few years before that. I only started triathlons five years ago, but have enjoyed it enormously. I missed cycling, so I entered a Sprint Triathlon and got immediately hooked. The following year, after training for a while, I got involved in a triathlon training group at Fleet Feet. That year, I raced several Sprint Distance events, an Intermediate (Olympic) Distance, and I even threw on a Half Distance at the end of the season. I learned a lot that year -- mostly that I had a new love for a new sport! I've been involved with the Fleet Feet training programs for several years now, and I believe they have not only made me a stronger athlete, but they have allowed me exposure to the local group that I would not have otherwise had. It's been so rewarding, and the friendships I've made are fantastic. Everyone keeps me motivated and the triathlon community is one in which I am very proud to be involved. I am coaching in two training programs this year, and I am meeting a lot of new triathletes.
Short Term Goals
I would like to beat all previous PRs and be the best ambassador I can be!
Long Term Goals
I want this season to include steady training, but also to continue to prepare me for more of the intermediate-distance courses, which I plan to stay in for a while. It's what I seem to enjoy most. Long-term, I would like to continue mentoring, coaching, and becoming more involved in the growing triathlon community.