October 2011 CNY Triathlon Club-Member Profile
Name: Crystal Jordan
Tell us about yourself. I grew up on Long Island and have lived in that area for most of my life except for a brief time in South Dakota. I have been in Syracuse for a year and a half.
How long have you been involved in Triathlon and what made you take it up?
My sister placed me on the mailing list for Team in Training NYC, so I begain training for triathlons with Team in Training. I have completed three triathlons, and my first was in 2007.
Who is your Hero?
I admire people who are not afraid to work toward a goal against all odds even if that goal is just to survive for another day.
Tracy Cromp with Crystal Jordan
What is your athletic background?
I began swimming competitively at age six. In seventh grade, I stopped swimming and began playing field sports, field hockey and lacrosse. I played field hockey and lacrosse through high school but did not play in college. After college, my only excercise was going to the gym until I started training for triathlons.
What are your Triathlon strengths and weaknesses?
Swimming is my strength and running is my weakness.
What was your first triathlon and what do you remember most?
My first triathlon was in South Dakota. I remember the hills the most.
What is your favorite race and why?
I don’t have a favorite race yet.
What was your worst race and why?
I am happy with any race that I finish.
What are this year’s goals?
I completed Caz intermediate. I would like to complete Syracuse 70.3 in under 8 hours next year. I made my first attempt this year but didn’t finish. I’m still glad that I tried, am thankful for all the support from everyone, and am looking forward to next June!
In five years you hope to … :
Still be training and completing triathlons.
Something most people don’t know about you:
I like foreign films.