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City: Lacey, WA
Occupation then, now: “Tri-bum” and sports magazine publishing. Web developer
Racing Highlights: Collegiate T & F and CC, Pro tri circuit 1981 – 86, USCF bike racing, National Championships, Orieda Women’s Challenge, MBAA racing -won state championships, 6 Olympic Marathon Trials, Master winner Baker Lake 50k Trail Run.
Favorite early days event: Runner’s Den 10k, Fiesta Bowl 10k, Run for the Arts. Crown King 50k.
Greatest early days memory: The excitement of the new “sport” of triathlon, the great people to train with, the effort the race directors.
Training then: Ran 60-70M or biked 150M a week.
Now: Run year round, less mileage. Sea kayak, snowshoe, bike and strength train.
What you loved most about your sport then: It gave me a feeling of shaping my own outcome.
Proudest life moments: 6 Olympic Marathon Trials. (One other woman has done that) Starting SWEAT with Sue, and returning to grad school to study information technology.
What you have learned: Still learning. Now I’m learning to accept where I am.
The best training tip: Listen to your body and give it a break. We never do, but that’s my tip! Save it for when you are 70.
Reading: Abigail and John: Portrait of a Marriage by Edith Gelles, and The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown
Occupation then, now: Professional Duathlete (Coors Light Duathlon Series). Territory Manager for Pearl Izumi
Racing Highlights: Winning National Coors Light Duathlon Series 1990, NCAA All-American distance runner University Kansas (1984), National High School Cross Country Champion (1979)
Favorite early days event: Coors Light Duathlon Series Greatest early days memory: Beating Lance Armstrong at Coors Light Duathlon San Diego in 1990, (Lance was reigning Jr. Nat. Tri. Champion.
Training then: I have always been a low volume, high quality type of athlete.
Now: Cycling road and Mtn. running, light weight lifting, kayaking
What you loved most about your sport then: Traveling around the country, meeting variety of people, developing lifelong friendships
Proudest life moments: Winning National Titles in running and duathlons. Marrying my wife Kati in the Kilauea crater at volcanoes National Park in Hawaii
Best advice you ever got: Be humble, count your blessings
What you have learned: What I perceived as setbacks usually ended up being blessings in disguise.
The best training tip: Be smart, listen to your body, don’t be afraid to take rest days
Reading: Be the Pack Leader by Cesar Millan.
Janet Stamper Holland
Occupation then, now: Elementary Phys. Ed. Specialist, Middle School Phys. Ed. & Health teacher & coach
Racing Highlights: 15th female Hawaii Ironman Triathlon 10:07, 2nd Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon, 2nd USTS San Clemente, CA., 2nd Kawaii Loves You Triathlon. Competitive in Master's running.
Favorite early days event: Valentine's Day Biathlon swim/run Scottsdale
Greatest early days memory: Going home to Coos Bay, OR and winning the Prefontaine Memorial 10K, 1992. My dad was in the war with Steve Prefontaine's dad. Later I found out I was pregnant with my first child, Brooke, while running that race.
Training then: 3 morning runs, 3 evening swims, and bicycle 3-4 days a week.
Now: Two weekday runs (one speed work), Sat. run and long trail run Sun., masters swimming.
What you loved most about your sport then: My social life revolved around the people I trained and raced with. I met wonderful people from all over the US. We had so much fun.
Proudest life moments: Becoming a mother
Best advice you ever got: To keep things in perspective
What you have learned: To keep training fun and to know when it is time to back off or take a break completely.
The best training tip: Listen to your body
Reading: I love to read books but don't anymore because I'll fall right to sleep.