AME Athlete Highlight

June 9, 2020

Meet Maureen!

Maureen is a Philly-based athlete with a drive and determination like no other. She started triathlon in 2018 and has raced in numerous events since then. She suffered a rough injury at the end of 2019, which kept her from activity for six months. Did she let that stop her? Absolutely not. Since she started training with me in March, we have seen HUGE GAINS. At the time she started, we began her training with swimming (pre-COVID-19), strength training and stretching because of the injury. Slowly and progressively, we added both running and cycling back into her life and training.

Maureen works her tail off. She pushes when she’s supposed to push, she holds back when she’s supposed to hold back. She stretches, she eats right, she recovers. The result? In the past month alone, she has shaved 35 seconds PER MILE off her threshold run pace and improved her threshold distance on the bike by 38%! She no longer feels pain from previous injuries and most importantly has incurred no additional injuries.

Maureen’s strongest asset is her solid mental game. Instead of letting injury, lack of events and other battles life has brought her way derail her training, she has taken the opportunity to improve. Be like Maureen:  positive, courageous, determined, making gains. #cantstopwontstop

Absolutely PUMPED she chose AME to share in her journey!

Q & A with Maureen:

What got you into triathlon and endurance events?

My local running club (Thanks All Kinds of Fast!). I started running with the group a few months after I picked up running again on my own. A few of the women in the running club were already triathletes and suggested that anyone who was interested in doing their first triathlon sign up for the Women’s Philly Triathlon since the swim was in a pool. So I signed up and the rest is history as they say :)

What is your favorite event and why?

I love the Escape the Cape Triathlon in Cape May, NJ - there is nothing like the experience of jumping off a boat and into the ocean for the open water swim.

What about triathlon brings you the most joy?

The camaraderie - especially at women only events. I’m always surprised how supportive women are with each other - I’d love to see more of that in the world today!

Pick your pain, jelly legs from the bike to the run or forgetting where your bike is racked in transition?

Jelly legs any day!

Favorite workout song?

We Are One (Pitbull, JLo)

What’s one thing you want people to know about you?

I’ve only been doing triathlons for 3 years so I’m fairly new and have so much to learn - I can’t wait to see where this journey takes me :)

We can't wait to see where this journey takes you too, Maureen!

AME high folks and do it with a SMILE!

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