Meet Your Nation’s Tri Bloggers
Welcome to the new Nation’s Triathlon Blog!
This weekly blog will feature regular articles from Kristen Avioli, Michelle Harburg and Jeff Horowitz, our resident multi-sport experts, and guest articles from other Nation’s Tri Brand Ambassadors. Visit our blog weekly for training tips, info on nutrition, injury prevention, race updates and insider info. Want to read about a topic we haven’t covered? Visit our Facebook page and let us know. Happy reading!
Meet your Nation’s Triathlon bloggers:
A former Division One collegiate swimmer and record holder, Kristen completed her first triathlon in 2008 and fell in love with the sport immediately. Never a runner or cyclist and only running short distances to entertain her sister Natalie during marathons, she decided to get crankin’ on the tri train. Since 2008, she has completed 9 triathlons, including a half iron man, 4 half marathons, and a marathon, and now loves to run! She is a USAT Level 1 Certified Coach, Swim Coach, and Adjunct Faculty Member at George Washington University. Next up for 2011: her 2nd marathon and several tris!
Originally a six-day per week runner, Michelle started training for triathlons in 2007 when she realized that she should cross train in order to keep her knees healthy into old age. Since then she has competed in all of the triathlon distances. Michelle is a USA Triathlon level 1 certified coach and has lots of tips on effective training for triathlon. She currently is attending American University for her MBA while working as Program Director for ACHIEVE Kids Tri. ACHIEVE is a free six-week summer camp that teaches at-risk youth fitness, nutrition and health through the sport of triathlon, and ends with a USA Triathlon certified mini-kids race. Her 2011 race schedule includes the National Half Marathon, Miami Olympic Triathlon, New Orleans Half, Ironman Texas, The Washington DC Triathlon and The Nation’s Triathlon.
Jeff first fell in love with endurance sport almost a quarter century ago, when he chose the Marine Corps Marathon as his first race. Since then, he’s run over 150 marathons, including at least one in every state and on 6 continents, including Antarctica. He’s also taken up ultramarathoning and long distance cycling. His swimming is a work in progress; it took him a while to realize that when people said he swims like a runner, it wasn’t a compliment. Jeff is the author of “My First 100 Marathons: 2,620 Miles With An Obsessive Runner (Skyhorse Press, 2008) and is the Mid-Atlantic editor of Competitor Magazine, He is a coach and personal trainer, certified by USAT, USATF, RRCA, USA Cycling, and AFAA. He also is a member of the Clif Bar Pace Team, and loves being a brand ambassador for The Nations Tri and the Washington DC Triathlon.
Stay tuned for guest bloggers!