Athlete of the Month, September 2012 - Megan Storms

Swim, Bike, Run
January 30, 2017

D3 Staff




Megan Storms has been named the D3 Athlete of the Month! Congratulations, Megan!

Can you share a bit about your sports background?
Before 2004, I wasn't into sports at all. I began running that year to lose weight, and after completing a 5K, I was hooked! Since then, I've participated in multiple marathons and transitioned to triathlon.

What sports did you engage in as a child and as you grew older?
Honestly, none! I rode a bike for fun as a child, but that's about it.

What motivated you to start triathlon?
As a runner, I began cycling and swimming for cross-training purposes. Naturally, this led me to consider triathlon. Initially, I thought I'd do one just for fun, but as we all know, one race is all it takes to get hooked.

When and where was your first race?
My first running race was a 5K in September 2004 in San Francisco. My first triathlon was in Pacific Grove in September 2010.

What do you do for work?
I'm a Mom, and I handle everything as the CEO of our household!

What D3 services have you used to help you reach your goals?
I've used personal training with a Coach, and I've been very happy with it!

Have you traveled for any races?
Yes, I've participated in the Boston Marathon twice.

What's your best triathlon moment?
I'd say it was at my most recent race, the Folsom Long Course on August 17. I felt good during my swim, which is always an area where I'm unsure of my pacing. Coming out of the water and seeing the clock time broke through a mental barrier I had about open water swimming.

What's your favorite race and why?
The marathon! It's where my passion for endurance sports began, and it's a race that continues to challenge and inspire me to grow.

What are your long-term goals in triathlon?
I'm registered for the Inaugural Lake Tahoe Ironman in September 2013, so that's my immediate focus. Additionally, I want to improve my speed and strength across all three sports.

If you could train with anyone for a day, who would it be?
Chrissie Wellington. I read her book and found it very inspiring. She's an amazing athlete and seems like she has a lot to share.

What's in your race future?
I'm doing the California International Marathon in December, and then I'll shift back to triathlon-focused training, all leading up to IM Lake Tahoe in September 2013.

What's your favorite workout?
The long run. It's where my mind sorts through thoughts and problems, and my body feels its best.

What's your least favorite workout?
Swim sets with lots of 100s and little rest. Seeing that in my workout instantly makes me nervous!

Tell us something interesting about you!
I've been vegan for over 4 years. It's interesting because before 2004, I was overweight, loving burgers, fast food, and junk. The shift in my diet, combined with endurance sports, helped me lose over 80 pounds and keep it off!

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