Member Profiles

Member Spotlight On
Marianna Clement

Fitness Specialist/Aerobics Program Coordinator (Including MS/Parkinsons and Prenatal Aquatics) at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas. On Tuesdays I personal train people with MS at the NMSS in Dallas. I also teach aerobics at Telos Fitness Center.

How did you get into triathlon?
It was one of those things that was always on my "list of goals". I had no idea that I'd get completely hooked!

How long have you been doing triathlon?
For real - one season... Prior to this year I swam, biked and ran, but there was no real method behind my training.

Favorite workout?
Thursday 5:30 team run. Although I don't ever get there on time, it's my favorite b/c at 6:30 we are done and 95% of people are still in bed!

Do you have training partners?
Whoever shows up to team workouts. Love me some F2T folks!

Best Race?
Stonebridge Ranch 2009 - took 17 minutes off my time from 2008 and placed 1st AG. New Orleans 70.3 - I did it!!!

Worst Race?
Austin 70.3 did not end as well as it started, but Sunrise Tri Series #2 in 2006....First race ever, and it was terrible! I got passed multiple times in the pool, I was on a 10 year old (borrowed bike w/no clip-ins), and my run average was 11 min/mi!!! Holy cow! It was bad and I said I'd NEVER do one again!! : )

Why you do triathlons?
It's my outlet. It gives me something to strive for. I always need a goal. I also love to be busy and training definately does that for me. I'm constantly on the go, but I think that if I wasn't, I'd just sit on the couch and watch TV.

What's next for you?

Most embarrassing moment doing sports?
How many falls can I report? In the last 3 weeks I've fallen at the trails (2x), fallen after getting out of my car (don't drive and/or run in cycling shoes), and taken out a Mirage cyclist with my first bike wreck. I'm sure there will be many more.

Running Shoe that you wear?
Brooks Glycerian 8, Asics Speedster; As of yesterday, trying out the Brooks Ghost 3

What time do you wake up?
B/t 4:55-5:30am depending on where I'm working out

Favorite song to train to?
Burn It to the Ground - Nickelback; Uprising - Muse

Out of all 3 sports- which is your favorite?
No favorites, that's why I do all 3!

What kind of food do you eat during a workout?
Any HAMMER product!

Favorite food (regular)?
Meditaranian and Dark Chocolate

Spouse/Significant Other?
Yes! Scott Clement

Other sports interest?
Wakeboarding, Snow Skiing, Gymnastics (grew up doing this...not so much anymore)

Something that you like to do that is not sports related?
Layout, read or watch TV

Favorite TV show/movie?
Of all time: Toss up b/t Will and Grace and Friends Movie: The Blindside

Greatest motivator?
I'm pretty good at motivating myself to do things (comes from being an only child), but I am very motivated by watching anyone that's better then me (which is MOST people). My husband is my biggest fan when I race, though, and that's great motivation.

Shreveport, Louisiana

Interesting fact about yourself?
I've only moved twice in my life (from Shreveport to Waco for college and then from Waco to Dallas last year). I DO NOT like change, so both moves were very hard on me.

What do you like to do to get away from triathlon?
Eat and sleep