We have an incredible team of athletes at Triathlon Training Team. Each member has a story and a path that brought them to the here and now, we are so excited to share their stories with you so you can get to know our team that much more. We will be featuring athletes every month so be sure to check back often. Maybe you’ll find someone that shares your same fears, loves the same distance as you, has similar obstacles making it difficult to commit to training. Whatever it is you are looking for, we are confidant you will find it at Triathlon Training Team and look forward to joining you on your journey!
Today we are honored to feature Triathlon Training Team member: Donna
How did you get your start in triathlon?
I got started doing triathlons because I was inspired by my son, Steven when he completed the Long Beach Marathon and my husband brought home a flyer for the 2012 Race on the Base. I decided to sign up for the race even though I did not even own a bike at the time. After participating in that race I meet the Divas and started training with them.
What do you enjoy most about the sport?
What I enjoy most is the support of my Diva friends and the challenge of pushing myself.
What is your favorite triathlon distance and why?
I enjoy doing a variety of distances.
What are your goals for this season, what are your upcoming races?
My goal for this season is to complete the Tempe 70.3 under the 8:30 time limit.
Do you have a bucket list race?
I think that I would like to complete an Ironman race at some point.
Describe the feeling of finishing your first triathlon?
When I was about halfway through the Race on the Base it dawned on me that I was actually going to complete this race and I was hooked.
What is the biggest obstacle you’ve had to overcome to participate in the sport?
The biggest obstacle I have faced and continue to struggle with is my own fears and insecurities, doubting my abilities to meet my goals.
What is your favorite memory / experience the sport has brought you during either training or racing?
My favorite thing about doing triathlons is the support and friendship that I have experienced with my Diva friends, training and racing together and supporting each other.