SWEAT A LOT  August 9


compete with yourself,

get better. 

Nicole Loher

a few moments from my nyc triathlon morning. 

i get a lot of questions on how i got into triathlons. the short of it is: there isn't one answer. the reason i continued to compete after my first triathlon, is a lot easier: it's because i placed without trying and you know when you surprise yourself with how good you are at something that it motivates you to keep going? triathlons seemed to be just that for me. 

This time around, I was lucky enough to have someone follow me the hours leading up to the race and capture the photos below. I finished in 2 hours and 58 minutes, shaved 24 minutes off my last race time and placed fifth in my age group. Honestly, couldn't think of a better way to spend my Sunday. 

the 8 hours leading up to a race i go through the same motions: because I drink so much water in the 24 hours leading up to a race, I have to pee beginning the hour after I fall asleep; then I'm up every hour on the hour; my alarm officially goes off at 3 or 3:30AM; I eat a high carb breakfast and drink more water; I double check my race checklist to make sure I have everything; then I check it again. a wave of nervousness sets in about 20 minutes before I leave the house, every time. I question if I should even go to the starting line. 

this time around, I was lucky enough to have someone follow me the hours leading up to the race and capture the photos below. I finished in 2 hours and 58 minutes, shaved 24 minutes off my last race time and placed fifth in my age group. honestly, couldn't think of a better way to spend my sunday.