Q: How long have you been doing triathlons?
A: This is my seventh season.
Q: What has been your favorite workout in the training block leading up to this race?
A: I have enjoyed being in the pool more than ever before. I have never been a strong swimmer, and I am looking forward to seeing how things go in the water
Q: Do you have any mantras, songs or other tricks that help you push through the tough parts of a long race like this?
A: A great former teammate told me that there will be 10 highs and 10 lows in each race, so I try to stay controlled during the highs and mentally strong during the lows.
Q: What's the most embarrassing thing that's ever happened to you during a triathlon?
A: I am notorious for peeing on the bike. In my 2nd full Ironman, I was relieving myself and a passing athlete said to me, “Your water bottle is leaking!!” I was like, “Nope, I’m just peeing on myself.”
Q: What's your favorite thing about racing?
A: The team camaraderie and knowing that I have teammates going through the same thing I am. Misery loves company.
Q: What do you eat race morning? How about during the race?
A: Always oatmeal with a banana. I use Gatorade Endurance, Carbo Pro and Gatorade gels and chews. I might also have some salt, Coke or Red Bull if needed on the course.
Q: Do you love or hate taper? Why?
A: Who doesn’t love taper!? It let’s you get mentally focused, because all the physical work is done.
Fill in the blank: If ___a Personal Record____ happens, I'll walk away from Galveston a happy racer.