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Cat Makarewich

Occupation?
Scientist

How did you get into triathlon?
I played basketball in college and when my career was over I was pretty lost and searching for a new identity. I teamed up with about 5 of my former teammates and we all got into triathlon together. None of us had any idea what we were doing, but we definitely had fun.

How long have you been doing triathlon?
7 years!

Favorite workout?
Any bike ride that's not on my trainer

Do you have training partners?
You guys are stuck with me now

Best Race?
Ironman Maryland-My first and only full IM

Worst Race?
TWU Pioneer Sprint-I learned a valuable lesson about the athlete's responsibility to know the course ;)

Why you do triathlons?
I love competing and pushing myself beyond my limits and I enjoy the variety of workouts that triathlon provides.

What's next for you?
Hotter N' Hell Triple Threat, Disco X50, Waco 70.3

Most embarrassing moment doing sports?
One time at basketball practice I was getting really annoyed with one of my teammates who kept fouling me. I lost my cool and grabbed her jersey right after she fouled me again and (to my horror) it ripped completely off of her body.

Running Shoe that you wear?
Mizuno Wave Rider

What time do you wake up?
Usually between 4:45-5:15

Favorite song to train to?
I actually don't listen to music while I train. I prefer to listen to myself gasping for air ;)

Out of all 3 sports- which is your favorite?
Biking

What kind of food do you eat during a workout?
Honey Stinger Waffles

Favorite food (regular)?
Lasagna

Spouse/Significant Other?
No/Nope

Other sports interest?
Basketball

Something that you like to do that is not sports related?
Sleep

Favorite TV show/movie?
Law and Order/Top Gun

Greatest motivator?
Being disappointed in anything but my best effort

Hometown?
New Fairfield, CT

Interesting fact about yourself?
I have a twin sister and she is the coolest

What do you like to do to get away from triathlon?
Nothing. I do triathlon to get away from everything else!