Heather S.Heather S.

Heather S.

Member

Location

Seattle, WA

Joined group

Dec 23, 2018

How many triathlons have you completed and what distances?

4 Sprint tris 4 Olympic tris 1 Aqua Bike (1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike) 1 half IM distance 1 half IM relay (bike section)

What are your triathlon goals for next year?

Improve on Half IM distance (transitioning to run was a HUGE hit last year) Improve my cycling speeds and consistency Running strength - continue to understand my transition from bike

What is your favorite memory from a triathlon?

When my friends and I did 70.3 Lake Placid together last year - our swimmer was so nervous because that is her weakest section but due to injury she couldn't do the other legs. When we saw she got out of the water in time before the cut-off we were jumping up and down! After I got off the bike and tagged our runner I hugged my friend and cried because I hadn't had that chance when she got to the pen to pass on the timing chip. I was so proud of her completing the course and seeing her smile filled my heart.

What are you hoping to get out of this group?

Since I relocating to the area I want to make more friends who are like minded and enjoy the goals triathlons present and enjoy training in groups.

Which is your favorite triathlon discipline (swim, bike, or run), which is your least favorite, and why?

Swimming and cycling are favorites. Swim - I am very comfortable in the water and enjoy the zen I feel while I swim. Plus I enjoy teaching people swim techniques. Cycling - I have had huge improvements on my power and efficiency and want to building on this improvement. Running is the least favorite, but I don't hate it. It's my least favorite because I haven't made the huge jumps like I did with cycling, but I am working to better understand ways to build strength through running with workouts versus just running for the sake of running. It's also been the leg that I cramp up the most on because of how much power I put into the biking. I do enjoy just having a zen run where it helps clear my head.