Last season I signed up with QT2 Systems for individualized programming and coaching as a ‘Mission Athlete’. I was assigned to coach, Tim Snow, and I loved my training plans for 2013. Having never had a coach before, I was excited about that the season would bring! In the past, figuring out all of the swimming, biking and running on my own, what days to do each workouts, when to do ‘brick’ workouts, when to actually rest…it was hard to know if I was doing the ‘right’ thing. This is where a coach makes a big difference. They help you train smart and also tell you when to ‘take it easy’ … something I have a very difficult time doing.
I signed on with QT2 when I knew an Ironman was on my radar for 2014, not wanting to go with just any random training program. I had one Half Ironman under my belt, which to be honest, I was kind of ‘winging’ the training (and probably over-training). I was doing really well in races, but knew I wanted to take it to the next level. Since competing in Triathlons since 2010, each year I have seen PR’s from previous years, but nothing like the changes in 2013. Due to my success in 2013, I thought it would be a great idea to apply for the Age Group Elite Team through QT2 Systems. I knew I had met the qualifying standards and that I would be a strong addition to the team.
I was thrilled in excitement when I realized I made the Age Group Elite Team with QT2. Not only will I be sporting the new QT2 uniform in the 2014 Season, but the Team has some big-time amazing sponsors, including Rudy Project, Pearl Izumi and Quintana Roo. I have always seen QT2 athletes in my Triathlons, kicking some serious butt… now I am honored to be wearing the uniform and representing Team QT2! Here’s to taking things to the next level, starting with the Boston Marathon on April 21, 2014!