Open water


It’s hard to believe that in just weeks we will be swimming open water. I promise you…. the snow will stop falling, the sun will come out and the circle of life will begin all over again. One of my favorite feelings is passing by a tree that seems to have been destroyed by winter… and seeing a tiny purple bud. Signaling that new life is upon us. A new season. A new beginning...

Coaching secrets


As many coaches do, I assign field tests set to my athletes once every few weeks. It might be a race, or a certain effort, the infamous “rubber glove” bike test, or a time trial in the pool. To be very honest with you, I don’t measure an athlete’s progress or lack thereof with a field test. On a scale of 100% I give about 10% weight to the results of a field test, and 90%...

Valor Triathlon Project Lake Placid Training Camp


Heidi, Tina, Jennie, Curt and I would like to invite you to join us at our Lake Placid Training Camp this June! We invite athletes of all abilities, regardless of what you are training for sprint distance through Ironman are welcome, beginner to veteran…. we have a great camp to help you become a better athlete! The nitty gritty: June 11-14th (Thursday through Sunday) Lake Placid NY Cost...



At 6am Sunday morning I found myself positioned between Ed and Jackie, in my first ever computrainer class at the studio. I had relayed to coach in the previous week that my biggest fear was that my FTP was wrong. It just seemed high but my Powermeter and Wahoo both confirmed it. Midway through the workout he assured me… both were correct. At one point he commented “You are powerful...

Mary Eggers

Mary Eggers. Mom and wife. 20 Years Racing Triathlon, 9 time Ironman finisher, 3 time Kona qualifier. Co-founder of Valor Triathlon Project. USAT Triathlon Coach and guiding RN students in academia. Cancer crusader. Rocking the mic at Score This! events! Currently based out of Rochester, NY.

Mary currently coaches athletes of all levels, abilities and experience from beginner to professional. Please see the "coaching" page or email for more information!

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