ArchiveJuly 2015

Lake Placid


From the city of Chicago to the Adirondacks, we’ve certainly taken to extremes. While we loved the big city and hustle bustle, there is no place like Placid. It’s become a second home for our family over the years we’ve come here. Ironman is what brought us here back in 2002, and along the way we have developed friendships with the town and the athletes that come here each year...

Testing…. Testing….


“Wanna run a version of that 500 free set tomorrow? Or wait a few weeks?” Coach Brett, one of my awesome swim coaches, posed the question Monday night. We had just driven 10+ hours home from Chicago, I was jacked up on caffeine and it was past my bedtime. My first reaction was oh shit, a test set and I am going to feel like ass in the morning. “Let’s do it.” I...



Hello from Chicago! We are here as Curt completes his USAT Certification while he finishes making the transition from corporate world to coaching with me at Valor. Luc and I tagged along for a few reasons: family trip, see some friends and most importantly for Luc to navigate another city. He’s got Boston and New York under his belt, so it was time for him to take the full charge and plan a...

Find the deep


Despite what it appears, I actually don’t think a lot during training. I feel. Afterwards is when I do the thinking. As I am switching to this swimming focus I am really trying to recapture everything I feel during practice because when it comes time for the big dance, I take a look back through it. I like to read what I was feeling and thinking so that I can remind myself…. see...

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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