ArchiveMarch 2018

Fire Within

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Ironman Lake Placid is going back to the original bike course. Cue the celebration on my end. I love this bike course any way that it’s designed. I especially love the original one. Debates are aplenty on which version has the most elevation., which one is easier, etc etc. I don’t give one sh*t about elevation. This is Lake Placid. This course requires skill and it rewards patience...

Friday mornings

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I love Friday mornings at the pool. This past Friday morning was no exception, except that it was a testament to the people who share the lanes. At 0430, there was a band of snow coming through Rochester that would have (and did) cause many to turn around. With visibility zero and roads yet untouched, getting to the pool was dicey. Two hours later you would never have known what had happened. But...

Preview

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Registration is now open for our Valor Triathlon Project Lake Placid Camp! June 28-July 1, all abilities, all levels, all are welcome! CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION!  I found my last Texas 70.3 finisher’s medal the other day. It was from 2014. It’s been four years since I have really raced (I think?). A lot has changed. I am 44 now and a Masters athlete. A lot changes when you are a...

Five weeks

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Five weeks from yesterday I will arrive in Galveston, and I can already feel the sun on my back as I ride that bike course. I can already see the ocean surround me. I can already feel the hugs of friends I haven’t seen in so long. I can already feel some of those starting line butterflies. What a gift. Before I stepped away from the sport that feeling, those butterflies, they had vanished...

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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