Athlete of the Month, September 2012 – Megan Storms
Athlete of the Month
Megan Storms was named the D3 Athlete of the Month! Congrats Megan!
Can you tell us a little bit about your sports background? Up until the year of 2004 I wasn‚Äôt a ‚Äúsporty person‚Äù at all. I came into running then to lose weight, after I did a 5K I was hooked! I have since done multiple marathons and then bridged over to triathlon.
Which sports did you do as a kid and as you got older? Ha Ha Ha, none! I guess I rode a bike as a child but just for fun.
What was your motivation to get started in triathlon? I had been a runner and had started cycling and swimming for cross training purposes. So naturally the thought process went to triathlon. I initially thought I would do one just for fun. Well, we all know how that goes, do one and you are hooked.
When and where was your first race? First running race? It was a 5K in September of 2004 in San Francisco. My first Tri was in Pacific Grove in September of 2010.
What do you do for work? I am a Mom and I do everything as CEO of the household!
What services have you used at D3 to help you with reaching your goals? I have used personal training with a Coach, very happily!
Have you done any races that you‚Äôd traveled for? I have done the Boston Marathon twice.
Best Triathlon moment? I would have to say it was at my most recent race, on August 17, the Folsom Long Course. I felt good during my swim but its always an area where I am so unsure of my pacing. I came out of the water and saw the clock and I had done it in a time that broke through a mental wall in my head about open water swimming.
What is your favorite race and why? The Marathon! Its where my passion for endurance sports was ignited and is a race that continues to torment me but drive me forward to continually grow.
What are your long term goals in triathlon? I am registered for the Innagural Lake Tahoe Ironman in September 2013 so I have that in my sights. In addition to that I want to get faster and stronger across all three sports.
If you could spend one day training with anyone, who would it be? Chrissie Wellington, I read her book and really enjoyed it. She is an amazing athlete and seems like she has much to share.
What‚Äôs in your race future? I am doing the California International Marathon in December and then I shift back to tri focused training all leading toward IM Lake Tahoe in September 2013.
What‚Äôs your favorite workout? The long run, a place where my mind works all thoughts and problems out, my body works hard and feels its best!
What your least favorite workout? I would have to say swim sets with a lot of 100‚Ä≤s and little rest. If I see it in my workout I instantly get nervous!
Tell us something interesting about you! I am a vegan and have been for over 4 years. Its interesting because previous to 2004 I was always a heavy person, weighing over 200 pounds at one point. I loved burgers, fast food and too much junk. The shift in diet came slowly but coupled with endurance sports helped me lose over 80 pounds and keep it off!