Big Savage Challenge
Ironman Lake Placid
Ironman 70.3 Eagleman
|05/12/2019||Kinetic Sprint Triathlon||11th OA|
Kinetic Half Iron Triathlon
|04/07/2019||Loudoun Half Marathon||5th OA|
Prospect Park Duathlon (Brooklyn, NYC)
|10/13/2018||Hagerstown MD Duathlon||1st OA|
|09/29/2018||Waterman's Half Iron Triathlon||1st OA|
Ashburn, Virginia | https://wordpress.com/stats/day/theresanie.wordpress.com
|Bucket List Race||IM 70.3 Boulder|
|Post-Race Drink||smoothie (almond butter, flax, berries)|
A native of PA, I grew up a state qualifying swimmer in high school, walked onto Notre Dame's varsity rowing team as a freshman, and fell in love with cycling when I biked 3,600 miles across the U.S. before my senior year of college. After teaching overseas, I settled in the Washington, D.C. area, which has a surprisingly large triathlon community. I've been competing in triathlons for the past 10 years.
It wasn't until I met my husband, an Ironman triathlete and off-season spin instructor for our D.C. Triathlon Club in 2016, that I was properly taught how to train with power and heart rate. We married in 2017, and I inherited an Argon 18 tri bike, custom built road bike, power meter, and constant encouragement to excel as a cyclist and triathlete. We ride together regularly. In the past 2 years, I've gone from earning podium spots in my age group at triathlons (mainly olympic and sprint distance) to earning overall female wins in 2018 in the following races: Maryland Olympic Duathlon, Culpepper Olympic Duathlon (swim cancelled), Waterman's Half Iron Triathlon, Hagerstown Duathlon, and Brooklyn Duathlon. I switched my 2019 focus to the half iron distance and completed my first full IM race, IMLP. I run with Ashburn Area Running Club (AARC) in VA and train with triathletes on that team. A goal in 2019 is to train more with others and enjoy the community rather than train solo!