ArchiveJune 2015

19 Walls


“There are 19 walls in the 500 free.” Coach Mike called to me from the deck (I was in the pool), “there are 19 seconds right there.” Referring to my long breath coming into my turn, I knew he was right. I smiled. In college Coach Alexander used to call walls “Walls of opportunity.” And that means I have 19 walls of opportunity. Done right the flip turn is the...



Our 2015 Valor Triathlon Project Camp was hands down, our best one yet. For photos check out our Facebook page here. I have held camp in Lake Placid since 2003, minus the few years I coached with another company. When we designed this camp it was our intention to give athletes four days of coach supported training, in an amazing location, including lodging, and with clinics and more. We did that...

Valor Triathlon Lake Placid Camp


We are here in Lake Placid with 20 awesome athletes, holding our annual training camp. This year we extended our camp to four days and added in running clinics, yoga, nutrition clinics and more. Here are some of our athletes as we get ready to swim in Mirror Lake For more photos follow our camp page on Facebook by clicking here. There is just something about Lake Placid. I have done this Ironman...



I will never take for granted the feeling of pushing off the wall for the first time each practice. It’s that moment when the world falls silent, the water surrounds you, and you are weightless as you just glide. That first stroke, waking your body up as you pull through the water. Every single time I swim, every single time I think “Thanks Mom and Dad for putting me in the water...

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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