Wednesday, September 28, 2011

10 Questions with Michelle Simmons

Sports Background before triathlons?

My mom put me in gymnastics when she saw me sitting in the center splits on my own accord when I was 4... that lasted ~10 years until I had a decent growth spurt. I also swam as a kid and was a springboard diver in high school and college. Triathlon came right at the end of my collegiate diving career and I was very happy to finally be involved in a sport that didn't have judges deciding who won!

Pre-race ritual?

Shaving my legs. That must be leftover from my high school swimming days.

Strange place you bodyglide?

Maybe it's most strange that I don't use body glide at all? Not even for 2 hour ocean swims.

What are the two most played songs on your ipod?

Whataya Want From Me, Adam Lambert & Poker Face, Lady Gaga

What do you crave when you are bonking?


How many #2's pre-race?

Depends on how big the race is. At least 2... 4 if it's a big race. Maybe 5 at Kona. Lol.

What is an obscure website you visit?

I spend too much time on Training Peaks, blogs, FB, and Twitter to spend any time on other websites.

What's in your special needs bag?

Bike: CO2 cartridges and tubes, Infinit bottles (2), e21. Run: Red Bull, e21.

Team Macca or Team Crowie?

Macca. I love it that he is so outspoken and honest!

What's your ride?

Cervelo P3. I love that bike so much that I now have two of them. :)

Michelle and I did a little training camp in Kona this past summer, and since then, I have mad respect for her. She is finishing her final prep for the Ironman World Championships in less than two weeks. You can follow her on her blog.


Teresa said...

Love that girl! Hmmm...where can we meet??? Whats next? Want to do the Seattle Marathon?????? Really, its not that cold here!


Libby said...

yea michelle! can't wait to meet you in kona!!!

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