Of the three disciplines, which is your strongest, which is your weakest and what are you doing this season to build on that weakness?
Cycling is my first passion and is by far my biggest strength. Admittedly, my swimming needs a lot of work. To tackle this head on, I joined TTC this fall and signed up for swimming lessons with Coach Miranda Thompson. Having a fun, structured plan is already making a huge difference for me.
What inspired you to start participating in triathlons?
Throughout the years I've always tried to push my limits through running and cycling endeavours. After cycling 10,000+ kms across Canada for charity two summers ago, it was time to raise the bar again. Multisport seemed like a logical next step, and do I ever have a lot to learn! Triathlons are amazingly fun, and also bring a whole new set of challenges that each sport doesn't present when you take them on one-by-one.
What triathlon-related moment are you most proud of, so far?
Nothing will compare to completing my first Olympic distance triathlon. The moment I completed the swim course (by some miracle) and ran to transition onto the bike gave me a rush that I'll never forget. I was hooked.
Tell us about what you are working towards/hoping to accomplish this year?
This year is all about refining technique in all three disciplines and developing a solid training foundation. I'm hoping that all the work pays off when I up the ante this September for the Barrelman Half-Iron Triathlon in Niagara Falls.