ArchiveAugust 2014

Off season so far

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I am having a FANTASTIC off-season. Likely my BEST one ever. As you may recall I shut my season down two weeks ago after a VERY disappointing DNF at Peasantman. I was using Peasantman as a tune up for Barrelman, which won’t be happening. I sustained an Achilles injury ten days prior to Peasantman and was essentially trying to wait out the season before doing any off season / rehab / break...

Turning off

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In his book Elite Minds, Stan Beecham tells the story of a holiday visit by a family friend. To this visit this family friend brought her new boyfriend who it was learned later, was a longtime member of the Army. The boyfriend… after spending some time with the family began asking Mr. Beecham questions about his work as a psychologist and soon revealed that he was a member of Special Forces...

New chapters

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I am so proud of my athletes. They inspire me. They fill me up. We work together, I don’t dictate. We get close. Their goals are my goals. I care about them as people first, as athletes second. A year ago I put myself back into a position to coach athletes as I needed to coach them. It’s paid off in dividends. At Ironman Mont Tremblant Dan Pierce earned himself a 9:51, fastest amateur...

Depression. My experience.

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I remember waking up in the hospital. Both of my parents were standing at my bedside. I remember feeling like a failure. “I can’t even kill myself right.” I will never forget thinking that. I had taken a bottle of sleeping pills, at some point. I don’t remember the details, I really think I blocked them out. I had created a plan. Letters were written. The dress to lay me...

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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