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Elena Perez Elena Perez

Occupation?
Social Worker

How did you get into triathlon?
My sister participated in one several years ago and I always admired her for doing it. I also thought it would be fun way to get back in shape rather than going to the gym everyday.

How long have you been doing triathlon?
Just started. My first sprint triathlon was in Sept '06 (TX Man). I was thrilled to death that I finished and now I want to get more serious about the sport.

Favorite workout?
I love swimming and cycling (although I would like to be faster at both).

Do you have training partners?
I have a few friends I ride with but otherwise no serious training partners. I'm hoping I will be motivated to push myself harder with Fit2Train.

Best Race?
Well since there has only been one at this point, I will have to choose the '06 TX Man.

Worst Race?
I broke my collar bone a week before the MS150 last year and was totally bummed.

Why you do triathlons?
So far, I really enjoy to combination of sports. I would much rather be outside than in a gym.

What's next for you?
I would like to try my first Olympic distance Tri at the Capital of TX triathlon. Additionally, I want to ride in the Shinerbash this year.

Most embarrassing moment doing sports?
Too many to list here! I've been known to be a bit clumsy at times.

Running Shoe that you wear?
Asics

What time do you wake up?
Never early enough

Favorite song to train to?
Anything upbeat

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

What kind of food do you eat during a workout?
none....is that bad?

Favorite food (regular)?
Being Cajun I would have to say I am partial to good cajun cooking

Spouse/Significant Other?
Either would be nice! Do they exist?

Other sports interest?
I'm working on my scuba certification. I love to snow ski and softball is by far my favorite drinking sport!

Something that you like to do that is not sports related?
travel as much as I can afford

Favorite TV show/movie?
CSI, Grey's Anatomy, Heroes

Greatest motivator?
The 76 year old nun who I saw compete in the Hawaiin Ironman. I felt so lazy after watching her.

Hometown?
Baton Rouge, La

Interesting fact about yourself?
still thinking about this one!

What do you like to do to get away from triathlon?
I do plenty away from triathlon.....my goal is to do more with triathlon!