The tri club I am a member of had a great speaker the other night, Desiree Ficker. She recently tried out for the US Olympic marathon team after she ran a marathon in 2 hours 40 minutes. The marathon I ran I did in 4 hours 15 minutes. Yeah she is pretty fast. She is always coming in 1st or 2nd in some of the biggest triathlons around so it was really cool to meet her.
She came and talked to us about her story about how she got into triathlon, her quest to make the Olympics as a marathoner and her typical training. What amazed me is how down to Earth and normal she is. She really does have the same struggles training and racing that we normal people go through. She just does it while going really fast.
3 months ago