ArchiveJanuary 2016

Evolution

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My 20 year tenure in multisport has afforded me the opportunity to watch things change before my eyes. Back when I began (I raced in the Subaru triathlon series for years!) timing was done with velcro wrist straps. I remember the day Marc Roy showed me the championship for the first time and he personally told me it would change the sport forever. I remember the day Curt and I watched live...

Today I am 42!!!!

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I spent my thirties dreading being 40. I think we are all taught that 40 is this magical age where you are deemed “over the hill” and it’s literally all downhill from there. That… couldn’t be further from the truth, and I am here to tell you and tell you loudly that 40…. is where it’s AT. I turn 42 today and I am not one of those women who will claim to...

Simple and sustainable

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Because I live and work in academia my life goes from zero mph to 60 mph, then back to 0 when the semester ends. If only my graduate program staggered a bit! But as I said last week, I function well and am highly productive when things are busy. And I graduate in summer of 2017, so it’s short term! Training rolled right along this week. There is nothing too exciting happening, but that is...

Recovery done right

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Snap in my legs, zing in my stroke and excitement for more bike is what happens when I do recovery weeks right. I am notorious for half assing them, but I remained steadfast in my commitment to myself and to my path. It’s easier to nail a 20 hour training week than to nail the recovery weeks, for me. I know better too. And I practice what I preach. This week in numbers: Swimming: 3 hours (2...

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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