Interview with Pro Triathlete Molly Roohi
Q: Tell us about yourself.
I live in King George and when I am not teaching Physical Education to five, six and seven-year olds, I am swimming, cycling, or running.
Q: What keeps you inspired to continue to train for and participate in triathlons?
I participated in my first triathlon in late 2008 and I have been hooked on the sport ever since. I am very interested to see how far I can take my body and I love the thrill of race day!
Q: Do you think that your lifestyle has changed since you did your first triathlon?
My lifestyle has definitely changed since my first triathlon. I spend a lot more time training and everything from my diet to sleep patterns has changed. I came to this sport with a running background; the swimming and cycling have just augmented my already considerable love of sport.
Q: What are your goals for the Luray Triathlon?
It’s been quite a few years since I’ve raced a sprint triathlon. I’m excited to race all out and have fun!
Q: What advice would you give any aspiring triathletes?
You WILL get better with time. No one training session defines you. Embrace the suck.
Q: What’s next for you after Luray Triathlon?
Ironman Louisville on August 24th.
“Embrace the suck.” – love it!
Good luck, Molly, both at Luray and at Ironman Louisville the following weekend!
Luray Triathlon Race Director