Hometown: Middleton, WI
Residence: Wauwatosa, WI
Personal Blog: adrienneamman.blogspot.com
Top 20 OA at IM WI 2010
Top 20 OA at KS 70.3 2011
Ex-swimmer, turned triathlete.
5 things we should know about you:
1. Retired Racing Greyhound lover
2. Best training/racing/pre-race/all the time music = Joan Jett, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and some sweet G 'N R
3. Rusted out beach cruiser bikes rock for toodling to the coffee shop in the off-season
4. I love roller derby
5. I avoid gluten during race season
How did you first get into triathlons?
My husband started doing them regularly in 2007 and I decided that I could do them too, so I did a few races in 2008 and then my first full IM in 2009.
What was the first race you ever participated in and what place did you finish?
My very first triathlon was the Devil's Challenge sprint tri in WI Dells in 1998. I was 19 and rode an old road/touring bike with toe cages, a hand pump, a tractor seat, and mirrors. It didn't shift well, but somehow I made it up the hills. I thought I might die on the run, but I ended up winning my AG. Unfortunately the bike broke down after that, and I was in college, so I didn't do another tri until 2007.
What is your favorite race?
IM WI--it's race where I've had things go badly for quite a bit of it, only to persevere and finish strong. Also, you have to love a race where the spectators carry you the whole way and you are encouraged up a hill by the devil and a cow...
What is your favorite workout?
Running at night to check out Halloween and Christmas decorations
What are your favorite Zoot products and why?
Ultra Kalanis--I train and race in them all the time. They are super comfortable and I don't get hardly any blisters!
What is your proudest accomplishment?
Getting hit by a car while training for IM WI and coming back 8 weeks later to qualify for Kona.
What motivates you?
What is your pre-race meal?
A Clif bar, a Luna Bar, and some sports drink with caffiene.
What is in your triathlon bag that you cannot live without?
What are your goals for the 2011 season?
Have fun, race fast, get better.
Events you are racing in this season:
Ironman 70.3 Racine (July 17), Whirlpool Ironman 70.3 Steelhead (August 14), Ironman World Championship 70.3- Las Vegas (September 11), Ford Ironman World Championship (October 8)