People: Nikki Perschy

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Nikki Perschy

Triathlete

Age: 32

Occupation: Meter Services/Met-Ed

East Stroudsburg, PA

What event(s) are you currently training for and what does that include?

Ironman 70.3 Pocono Mtns. 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike, 13.1 run

Aardvark Aamble 5 mile road race

What are your personal goals for this year?

To complete my first Half Ironman

What does your weekly workout out look like?

Mon: I usually swim at least for 60 mins, Tues: I do a transition bike ride for 75 mins then a 30 min run. Wed:Open water swim for 30-60mins Thurs: 60-75 min track workout Fri: possible day off or light run. Sat. Long bike ride (anywhere from 3-5 hours) then followed by a transition run of 30-1 1/2 hours. Sun: usually a long run anywhere from 40 mins to 2 hours.

What do you think is the hardest part about training and doing an endurance event?

Finding the time and making the commitment

What benefits/rewards do you get from competing?

Staying in shape and feeling good about myself.

What advice would you give someone looking to compete?

Start out slow, and if you miss a workout, don't stress and just move on to the next day.