Interview with Steve Rosinski
Q: Tell us a little bit about yourself.
I am a 29 year old Pro Triathlete who is also a full time Doctor of Optometry at Crozet Eye Care in Charlottesville, VA. I am in my 2nd full season as a Pro who mostly competes in half distances and will be doing my first full distance race this fall at Ironman Chattanooga.
Q: What keeps you inspired to continue to train for and participate in triathlons?
I enjoy the sport of triathlon as it is a way to test the limits of your body. I hear many people enjoy a triathlon training camp and I can understand why. There are so many amazing athletes out there that I look up to. I see what they are doing and try to emulate what they do. I try to not set limits on what I can accomplish and hopefully one day I will be finishing right with the best in the sport!
Q: Do you think that your lifestyle has changed since you did your first triathlon? If so, in what ways?
I started out running cross country and track in high school then ran at NCAA Division I Lehigh University. After college I started riding a bike my Uncle gave me and I enjoyed everything about riding. Since I was riding and running I might as well start swimming – so I raced my first triathlon. Since then, besides my wife, family, friends and work, most things revolve around triathlons. I make sure I get the right amount of sleep, eat the right foods and even plan some vacations around races. Fortunately triathlons take you to some amazing places!
Q: What are your goals for the Luray Triathlon?
I am hoping to put together two good races in both the Sprint and Olympic. These will be my only races shorter than a half this year so it will be short, fun and painful at the same time!
Q: What advice would you give any aspiring triathletes?
For those new to the sport…I would say enjoy the ride and make the most of it. Find a group of athletes and start training with them…even if they are faster than you. Training with others makes the miles go by more quickly and the time more fun!
Q: What’s next for you after Luray Triathlon?
I will be training hard for Ironman Chattanooga the last weekend of September.
Good luck, Steve, and see you in a few weeks in Luray!
Luray Triathlon Race Director