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Jennifer Sabin

I work in Revenue Cycle Management in Healthcare

How did you get into triathlon?
A friend of mine had completed a few and I thought that sounded like a good way to get in shape without drudging to the gym each day.

How long have you been doing triathlon?
A little more than a year

Favorite workout?
A long bike is my favorite workout...steady swim sets are making a move up my list.

Do you have training partners?
Whoever shows up! I like that I can count on that no matter who is there, someone will be going my pace or push me to improve.

Best Race?
Toyota US Open - I set a 5k PR for myself and took home a 1st place Athena trophy even though I hate the cold and it was a cold/rainy day.

Worst Race?
Blackland Sprint - I had a terrible cold it was very hard to breathe and the heat made me even more nauseous. Just felt awful.

Why you do triathlons?
It is a fun way to get exercise in and to accomplish things you didn't think you could.

What's next for you?
My first Half-Iron distance race (Redman) will be this year

Most embarrassing moment doing sports?
Getting out of the pool and running across the deck at Blackland I slipped and fell flat on my face right in front of the bleachers - the crowd went 'ohhhhhhh!'. I jumped up and said 'I'm ok!' and carried on...another reason that race was a fail for me.

Running Shoe that you wear?
Asics GT for longer and K-swiss Kona for shorter

What time do you wake up?
Around 5:30am on training days

Favorite song to train to?
Just about anything that gets me out the door!

Out of all 3 sports- which is your favorite?
Cycling; except when I'm climbing hills and suddenly swimming seems like a much better sport.

What kind of food do you eat during a workout?
Gu chomps/Gu and Hammer nutrition (Heed, Perpetuem, gel), and water!

Favorite food (regular)? Mexican is my favorite.

Spouse/Significant Other?
Jeff - husband

Other sports interest?
Basketball, volleyball, soccer...and is Wii a sport?

Something that you like to do that is not sports related?
I do some mean scrapbooking and love playing with my family.

Favorite TV show/movie?
The Amazing Race, Biggest Loser, and Project Runway. I love you Tim Gunn!

Greatest motivator?
Knowing I have a race coming up is a good motivator for me. And having fun with my friends gets me up in the morning or to a late swim.

Mesquite, TX - home of the Championship rodeo

Interesting fact about yourself?
Our apartment in New York City was damaged during 9/11 and we decided to move back to Texas; otherwise I might still be a New Yorker.

What do you like to do to get away from triathlon?
Hanging out with my family, going to the movies, home improvement projects