Jan. 12, 2016

You can't miss this fiery female around town, especially if she is on her bike wearing her signature pink helmet while training and racing. Kelly is outspoken and passionate about how early detection saves lives. Get your mammograms, ladies!

How did you get into Triathlon? 
An instructor at the Siskey YMCA convinced me to do the Ramblin’ Rose 6 years ago. After that I was hooked.

What is your favorite discipline? 
I would have to say running. I like that all I need are my running shoes and my Garmin and I can run pretty much anywhere. I guess the convenience makes it my favorite. Also, I don't mind running alone, that way I can solve all the worlds problems. LOL

What is your career highlight?
Training for and crossing the finish line at Ironman Louisville. It was an incredible 9 months of training and a day I'll never forget. I had an absolute blast. And what made it even more special is I started my first IM with the same girls I started this triathlon journey with. And when I crossed the finish line, they were there waiting for me! I can't wait to train for and race another full distance!

And biggest challenge? 
I think the bike will always be my biggest challenge. I really came a long way with it training for Louisville and I plan on getting better and better each season.

Favorite local race?
Lake Norman YMCA Sprint in August

What is the biggest race day mistake you’ve made that you’ll never forget? 
Not to check my tires after I’ve put air in them. My first Olympic distance ever was Stumpy Creek. I put air in my tires that morning before the swim, but the front tire must have busted. I didn’t know it until I was ready to get on my bike. Now I’m superstitious and always take my bike to bike support for air the morning of the race. I refuse to touch the tires!

What is your one training tool that you couldn’t live without? 
I have a few: My friends, my husband and family, and definitely my coach, Kelly Fillnow! I'm sure I'm supposed to put a power meter or some gadget here but oh well.

Do you have a strict nutrition/recovery regimen? 
Eat within 20 minutes of a workout, a long shower, and Sunday's off to spend with my hubby!

If you have any advice for folks who have yet to begin their endurance racing journey, what would it be?
Just keep moving forward. There will be days that the workout will get to you and you will be down on yourself. But what builds that mental toughness you need to complete a triathlon is the will to get up the next morning and do it all over again. Also, you need to learn to "embrace the suck". I tell myself all the time that pain is temporary and/or the faster I go the sooner it will be over with.


Tomato, Mozzarella Salad with Israeli Cous Cous and Cannellini Beans

0:30 Time · 15 Ingredients · 1 Steps

Another great grain based summer salad!

Greek Quinoa Salad

0:30 Time · 19 Ingredients · 1 Steps

Great summer salad featuring quinoia, fresh veggies and a great tangy dressing.

Thursday

Apr 6th

Team Event (April) - HIT Cycling & Bradshaw's Social House

6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Team ride at HIT Cycling and social at Bradshaw's

Tri Suit

$130.00
46 In Stock

EPT Racing's official tri suit

Short Sleeve Tri Suit

$205.00
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EPT Racing Team's official racing tri suit

Tri Top (Singlet)

$85.00
25 In Stock

EPT Racing Team's official gear

Cycling Shorts

$95.00
47 In Stock

EPT Racing's Official Race Shorts

OwnWay Apparel

Official triathlon apparel sponsor for EPT Racing

HIT Cycling

Official cycle studio sponsor for EPT Racing. Visit our new site at hitcycling.com

Charlotte Running Co.

Official running store sponsor for EPT Racing