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Sarah Olivard

Occupation?
Learning Content Developer / Project Manager of Business Performance Support Dept. at TrinityRail, Inc.

How did you get into triathlon?
My sister asked me to join her for the RocketChix II Sprint Triathlon summer 2014 for her 30th birthday. She has been into triathlons for a few years now. I was hooked after my first race.

How long have you been doing triathlon?
1 year

Favorite workout?
Long steady swim, or a long bike ride or run, followed by hot yoga the next day.

Do you have training partners?
Not really. I travel to College Station every now and then to cycle with a friend. We finished the BCS Marathon the same year and also just completed the Shiner GASP together.

Best Race?
Rocketchix II Triathlon in Baton Rouge

Worst Race?
Rocketchix II Triathlon in Baton Rouge BCS Marathon - the first and last time I ever ran a marathon

Why you do triathlons?
I get the chance to build on my swimming and running strengths. I used to run half marathons; those got boring and very tough on the body.

What's next for you?
Aggieland Triathlon July 26th 2015- My "Triversary". My sister and I are making it a tradition to do a triathlon every year on her birthday. We are also looking to so the Santa Rosa Island triathlon on October 3 in Pensacola Beach.-my first open water swim triathlon.

Most embarrassing moment doing sports?
I forgot to bring a shirt to throw on for the running part of the triathlon. I stuck it out wearing my swimsuit.

Running Shoe that you wear?
Asics GT-2000 or Nimbus The sketchers "go run" are also growing on me for shorter distances.

What time do you wake up?
7 am.

Favorite song to train to?
I don't usually listen to music while training. If I go to Pilates class, there is music playing, but it varies.

Out of all 3 sports- which is your favorite?
Difficult question. I took many years of swim lessons, became a runner in high school, then got into cycling the last year. I am finally back into swimming, and it might be my favorite at the moment.

What kind of food do you eat during a workout?
Gu, Pickle Shots, Hammer Heed or Perpetuem, Lara Bars, Protein bars, Peanut Butter Crackers

Favorite food (regular)?
Pizza

Spouse/Significant Other?
Phillip Lang is my fiance'. He is a "marathoner" and hopes to qualify for Boston the next few years. He claims he will get into cycling afterward and has toyed with the idea of trying a half Ironman. We will see if he can break his marathon habits before his knees blow out!

Other sports interest?
I like watching sports, especially football.

Something that you like to do that is not sports related?
Walk my dogs, happy hour, movies, visiting museums / zoos / aquariums, 2-stepping, FESTIVALS.

Favorite TV show/movie?
Liar Liar The Big Bang Theory

Greatest motivator?
My family and friends' support

Hometown?
Slidell, LA

Interesting fact about yourself?
I am a chemist, although I do not currently work in the chemical industry. I like to talk about science.

What do you like to do to get away from triathlon?
Take a weekend vacation or go shopping