ArchiveDecember 2013

Let it fly

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I had an amazing Christmas. My entire family-extended family was home. Home is Buffalo. They came from France, Georgia, Pittsburgh and further. Here are a few pictures. My parents hosted everyone … and it was awesome. The pictures capture it better than words can: It was good. Real good. I have a love and passion for the mind. Particularly the mind of the athlete. Jesse got me into this a...

It’s on. Run and bike tests.

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It’s been so long that I have cycled through actual test sets that I found myself drooling at the chance. After nearly 20 years in this sport you learn that your initial testing data shouldn’t be personal bests. Not at this time of the year. At the same time, even with knowing that…. testing can be daunting. For some more mentally than physically. I don’t think I tested...

Swim test

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As I drove to the pool I realized it’s been over 2 years since I have executed an actual swim test. I have to admit, I haven’t worked hard in the pool the past two years. Probably because it’s been a bit of the healing process. It’s my sanctuary. It’s where I have cried a lot of tears through my life. It comes easily to me and I can maintain a towards the top age...

So far

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Training with Coach Ryan thus far has been a breath of fresh air. It’s nothing complicated… we just finished up a 2 week very aerobic block and get down to some field testing this week. I love test weeks. I love the chance to get in and get dirty. Find out where I am. I do them alone. I don’t let results that are too good or not good enough land heavy. I take them for what they...

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 valortri@gmail.com for more information!

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