Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Tri Friend: Lisa McCombs

 Meet our newest tri-friend, Lisa McCombs!  Who else is chipping away to punching their ticket to Kona through the Legacy Program?

1. Tell us a little about yourself and how you got into triathlon
I'm Lisa McCombs! After 7 years in the Army, I picked up running as a way to stay healthy. Friends in the running community invited me to swim and soon a sprint triathlon was underway. I knew immediately I wanted more. I had never been athletic or good at sports growing up so the thrill of completing the 3 sports together was empowering. It's been a crazy train since then! I've completed 6 full Ironman distance races, 5 half Ironman distance, and many shorter distance races. I work at a running and tri shop, I'm a run and tri coach, and I'm a dedicated Ironman working my way to the World Championship in Kona. I live and breathe triathlon. It's my job, my hobby, my PASSION. 
2. Top reason why you love triathlon: the community of athletes and camaraderie, the energy, the sense of accomplishment at that finish line, the healthy benefits and the discipline it instills in athletes

3. Share with us your favorite workout and why it is your go-to: I love all 3 sports but the run would have to be my favorite. I love being one on one with the pavement. My race, my pace... I get lost in a run.
4. What is your A-Race next year? : I have an awesome line-up for 2015. Next up is Rock n' Roll marathon, Puerto Rico 70.3, New Orleans 70.3, Ironman Texas, and Ironman Barcelona. I'd say my A-Race is Ironman Texas in May. I want to break 13 hours so yeah, I'm going to train my booty off! incorporating speed work, hitting my workouts, and striving to be better than I was yesterday.
its actually 6 time but i liked this pic of Lisa
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Monday, December 1, 2014

Challenge Family Triathlon Coupon Code

So excited to be an ambassador for Challenge Family Americas. As a reader of my blog, I am able to share the love with a 10% coupon code for the following races (any distance)  in 2015!
Knoxville, Atlantic City, Quassy, RUSH, Williamsburg, Maine, & Cedar Point. 

Email me at nicolekesten  (at)  gmail.com 
for the code and happy to answer any questions you might have.  If I don't know them, I will connect you with someone that does!