– Why do you want to participate in One Water Race?
What an epic challenge. I saw the video and said I want to do this. Luckily Sara and Misty and I all train together and being triathletes and adventure racers this fits our skill set perfectly.
– Have you taken a similar challenge before?
I have raced a few Ironmans, raced a few 48+ hour adventure races, but I think this challenge is going to be on another level. The constant strain on your body in cold water will be something beyond what I have experienced before.
– What are your strengths?
This race fits all my strengths: running, swimming and navigating.
– What are your weaknesses?
The biggest weakness for me will be the cold temperatures. I don't mind cold water, but I also like to be out of the cold to recover, not getting back into again!
– What will be your biggest challenge?
Personally it will be the length of time we will be wet and cold
– Have you been to the Stockholm archipelago?
I raced in Stockholm at the ITU World Triathlon Series triathlon race in 2012 and placed 17th place. I did not do any other exploring, but I loved the city!
– What do you know/think about the terrain?
I am from outside of Boston, Massachusetts, so I have spent a lot of time in the rocky areas on the coast and in the mountains. I expect rocks and cold water, but beautiful views.
– What are you most looking forward to?
The challenge and adventure. I know this can be done, but I really think it is on the edge of what is possible while pushing hard and we plan to push hard.