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Pro Round Table Dinner
Have you ever wondering what life is like as a Pro Triathlete? How the first year is like to turn Pro? And how about several years into Pro life?
The CNY Tri Club is hosting our local first year Pro, Kristin White, along with at least two other pros to be announced as we see their travel to the area is successful. Air travel, flooding, wildfires, hurricanes and staying healthy is just some of the challenges these athletes have just to get here to race our equally challenging 70.3 course.
We get to have a relaxing evening listening to their stories, asking questions and maybe even discussing that race course that suits Kristin well but may have a few of us a bit anxious.
But you only have until Sunday to sign up!
So this year start your 70.3 weekend off by coming out to Bella Domani on Friday September 16th from 6-9 pm to meet several of the pros competing in this year’s race. The RSVP date has been extended to Sunday, September 11, 2011. Don’t miss out on this great event.
Please RSVP to Meghan MacBlane at email@example.com
by Sunday, September 11, 2011
What: Pro Roundtable with buffet dinner provided by Bella Domani
Where: Bella Domani, 5988 East Taft Road Syracuse, NY 13212
When: Friday, September 16, 2011 6-9 pm
Cost: $10 for club members and $20 for all others
Hope to see you all there.
Also if you have any questions you would like to submit ahead of time to the pros please forward them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org .
5988 East Taft Road
Syracuse, NY 13212
Take I81 North to exit 28 Taft Rd. Turn right at light. 1/2 mile on right hand side.
Get off at exit 36. Take I81 North to exit 28 Taft Rd. Turn right at light. 1/2 mile on right hand side.
Take I81 South to exit 28 Taft Rd. Turn left at light. 1/2 mile on right hand side.
September 2011 CNY Triathlon Club-Member Profile
Name: Janet Ohlsen
Tell us about yourself.
I’m a mom, 54, have a son Lars 14, married ummmmthinkthink… 16 years to Hans. After burning out in the advertising field I took a break and now I am a Triathlon Coach and love it! I am an advocate and writer for the stigma of mental illness for www.N.A.M.I.org. I am bipolar. I am also getting involved with www.bringchange2mind.org. These are two websites that are worth visiting sometime if you know someone suffering from mental illness.
How long have you been involved in Triathlon and what made you take it up?
I started getting involved in 2005 after the previous Caz tri in 2004 as I happened to be on a bike ride, saw you guys and thought, “how cool…” It became very therapeutic for me.
Who is your Hero?
Anyone who perseveres after or during emotional/physical illness (there are many out there) who completes a Triathlon of any length. Awesome! Lance Armstrong coming back from cancer.
What is your athletic background?
I have always been involved in team sports in school but got bored and wanted to accomplish singular endurance goals of sorts to keep me engaged. I have a bucket list of biathlon (once so far, loved it) mountain climbing, all forms of x-country skiing, snowshoe running/racing which is totally exhausting but great for off season training.
What are your Triathlon strengths and weaknesses?
Oh boy, running is my weakness, never have been fast. Swimming and cycling are my strengths for my age group. I can hardly wait to be older in January (huh?) and be in a different age group. What a great sport… IT’S OK to get older!
What was your first triathlon and what do you remember most?
Caz tri 2005. A FLAT. There was one of those safety pins from a race number lodged in it! I tried to fix it but had to bail out! I then completed the next year’s YMCA Green Lakes Tri and fell in love.
What is your favorite race and why?
I just finished Lake Placid Ironman 2011, my first. I never dreamed I would do one and talked myself out of it for years. It reminds me that I am strong when I don’t feel well. It was really a dream of mine and one of the highlights of my life.
What was your worst race and why?
I guess if I had pick, Delta Lake 2010; I had a flat BUT this time I could fix it and finish!
What are this year’s goals?
To stay healthy and focus on continuing coaching and racing with an optimistic attitude.
In five years you hope to … :
Make it to the next age group healthy!
Something most people don’t know about you:
I am playing the Cello again after 35 years.