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Tales from a Beginner – Miriam Ranells

Empire Tri Club’s first Beginner Program Session of the season has just finished! Here is what some of those participating athletes have to say about their experience in training with the team and completing their first triathlon.
Newbie triathlete Miriam Ranells shares her story:

Q: Tell us about your journey with Empire Tri Club in preparation to your first race?
A: The journey has been amazing! I always felt I could ask and they always were there to answer and guide.  I couldn’t have done it with out Empire!

Q: What inspired you to take on a triathlon?
A: I wanted to spend more time outside.

Q: What was the first thing you did when you crossed that finish line?
A: Told my mom I finished 🙂

Q: If you had to do it over again, what would you do different on race day? Or not change?
A: I’d do an open water swim before the race. I think it’s important to go swimming in your wetsuit before the actual race.

Q: How were the nerves on race day?
A: Nervous, once I got through the swim part I was much better. Alison and the rest of the club were supportive and helpful through out the race.

Q: Did you feel prepared for the race?
A: No, but that’s because I didn’t do it as a race, I did it as a workout since I never did the swim. I felt prepared for the bike and run.

Q: What was the greatest takeaway from your experience with Empire’s Beginner Program?
A: The people and the coaches and ambassadors are all amazing people. I now have more confidence in my training thanks to Empire.

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