ArchiveMarch 2015

Open water

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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...

Believe

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It’s been a good week, and we are capping it off this week with our first group run along the canal! If you are local to Rochester please feel free to join us ANYTIME on Sundays at 7am, from Towpath Bikes  in Schoen Place. While the shop won’t be open yet, we will be there running and heading to coffee afterwards! All paces, all distances, all abilities. Our goal: to gather the...

Quiet

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I love the silence of the underwater, when you push off the wall. It’s how I begin most mornings. I don’t carry a lot of noise around in my head  but when you submerge and the world goes quiet. I have never understood why people wear waterproof iPods. The non sound of the water, the swoosh swoosh…. is a moving meditation for me. The silence silences my mind. The weightlessness...

Coaching secrets

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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%...

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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