Of the three disciplines, the one I excel at most is ...
Excel is a bit of a stretch, but I come from a running background. I ran marathons before I took up triathlon.
What inspired you to start participating in triathlons?
I got peer pressured! My boyfriend is an ambassador for TTF, and he and another close friend ganged up on me late last fall. I ran out of excuses and before I knew it, I had signed up for a sprint, despite having just learned to swim.
What triathlon-related moment are you most proud of, so far?
Finishing my first sprint triathlon. It took me longer to do a sprint than it takes some speedy people to do an olympic. Every step of the way was painful and I cursed my way through the run, but crossing that finish line was so rewarding.
Tell us about what you are working towards/hoping to accomplish next.
I am rebuilding my running endurance this winter and hoping to run a PB at Around the Bay.
At the same time, I am very focused on my swimming at the moment. It is definitely the most challenging part of triathlon for me, and I have some aggressive goals for my swim this year at TTF.
Beyond this season, I will likely be working towards longer distances, but we'll see what the year brings.
When you see me, talk to me about...
Dogs, craft beer, music, or my recent obsession with Game of Thrones (I'm currently on Season 2, and it's making my trainer rides fly!). I'm a socially awkward introvert who talks a lot, but my defenses fall when it comes to any of these things.
Courtney recently wrote an article for Destination Outside magazine about her first triathlon experience. You can access the article here.
Welcome to the Club Courtney!