Because I am relatively new to the sport (at least at the elite level) my goal is to continue an upward progression of improvement, getting stronger in the water, on the bike, and in the run. Learning how to swim late in life at the age of 20, has created its own challenges. My main goal is to make every stroke count, developing the right technique in the water so I can swim to the ability of my aerobic engine. I am committed to working hard day in and day out, and my motivation is to find long-term consistency; therefore, I can be the best athlete I can possibly be.
It is difficult for me to put a time stamp on my racing, for triathlon has become such a lifestyle for me. I think realistically I can see myself racing through my mid-thirties, however, once I have a family I would like to ensure I have the right family/life balance. I am a competitive person by nature, so I will most likely always be competing in some fashion :)
If I could offer advice to someone looking to enter the sport it would be to join a club (or college team if in college), have fun, don't take yourself too seriously, embrace the relationships you make along the way, and be patient. It can take years to develop as an athlete, so keep showing up, make good habits, and take your easy days easy!
Given the diversity of the Colorado Peaks, I believe through intelligent tactical choices and hard work, we have the ability to bring home the Major League Championship this season.