ArchiveJuly 2016

Free Ironman Lake Placid Training Program

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Update: Our program exploded and we have decided to cap it at 40 athletes, therefore it is closed for now! Our advising coaches for this program are: Amy Farrell Heidi Lueb Dana White And Ricky Figueroa  THANK YOU TO ALL WHO JOINED! Back in 2003, I qualified for Kona at Ironman Lake Placid. I passed on that spot, for many reasons. My number one reason? I had a 3-year-old son who needed me more...

Taking on Ironman

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We had an amazing weekend at Ironman Lake Placid. I have been fortunate enough to have finished this race a whole bunch of times, in all sorts of weather conditions, and I have even DNF’d here once. I say that to show to you…. that if that ever happens to you….. there is redemption, there is coming back and there is life thereafter. Training for an Ironman is no small feat, and...

On the beaten path

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I made a pact with myself this weekend….. to not train on the Ironman Lake Placid course. It’s not that I don’t love the course… I LOVE the course. But I have been riding it 2-3 times a year since 2002 (when you were in high school). I did that because I didn’t really know anything else around here, and I liked to be in the thrill of the action, especially during...

Coming back

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I could see my reflection on the bottom of the pool as I swam, the sun was shining so bright above me, it felt good on my back. The water felt good in my arms. Long course outdoor meters never ceases to feel anything less than amazing. regardless of the day I am having …. regardless of the intensity of the session… one thing is for sure….. this is and always has been a privilege...

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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