Meet our first female Tri-Friend, Lauren Wong!
She is a Chicago-based triathlete that describes herself as a:
"nerd who works in healthcare IT and enjoys reading, wine, getting good food with my husband & hanging out with our cat! I grew up on the east coast and have been living in downtown Chicago for almost 5 years now and love it."
How did you get into triathlons?
Favorite leg and why?
Swimming is my favorite & easiest leg. I grew up on swim team, and I find calm in the water. I also enjoy seeing how competitive I can be on this leg, even if I'm not that great overall.
Where do you do most of your training? Belong to a club?
I'm training now with the Trimonster training group out of the Fitness Formula Club gyms. It's a great group of people and I'm loving the motivation I get from them! They're helping to push me to my "A" race for this year and make me a more well rounded athlete overall!
Your "A" race this year
Half Ironman Racine! July 27!
What part of the triathlons is the most challenging for you?
I find the bike most challenging. Last year I put a lot of mental energy into the bike ride, concerned about my abilities and letting fears about crashing get the better of me. I have to work hard at the cycling, not just for the physical fitness of it but also to grow & maintain confidence in my abilities. The things I've found that help so far with this are to ride frequently (I ride to work regularly, just a few miles) and to keep getting out there!
Worst/Funniest Race Moment:
|Thanks Lauren for playing along with a photobomb pic|