Featured Member: Casey Conlon

What do you like most about training with Peri or at Pure?

It is hard to pin down what I like most about Peri. Anyone that knows her knows how kind, caring, and extremely knowledgeable she is about all aspects of triathlon. However, if I had to choose one thing, I think it would be her ability to embrace, support, and help you achieve your goals no matter your background or skill level. Whether your training for your 3rd Ironman or learning to swim for the first time, Peri puts in the effort as a coach to help you achieve your goals. It is rare to see a coach who truly welcomes anyone and everyone.

How long have you been training with Peri/ at Pure? 

I’ve been training with Peri for two years. When I started Master’s Swim in February of 2015, Peri asked me why I signed up on the first day. I told her I had a 70.3 Ironman race that August and had never swum competitively before. With her help coaching, I was able to finish in the top 15 for my age group in the swim and hit my overall race goal! Since then, she helped me finish my first full Ironman race and has worked with me to improve my running times in half and full marathons.

Are there other amenities or aspects of Pure you especially enjoy?

I have been a member at Pure about for 3.5 years I believe. Living downtown, I enjoy having the option of working out close to home and the perks of having a pool/lake to swim in while training for triathlons. I also am a big fan of Bo’s 6am spin classes on Monday/Wednesday at the downtown location.

What are some of your past race accomplishments?

Past race accomplishments include: Ironman Canada 140.6 finisher, finished 3 Ironman 70.3 races, 4 marathons, and numerous half-marathon/various other running distances

What are you training for currently? How’s training going?

I am currently training for the Austin Marathon on February 19th. Training is going great! I am tapering now so am focused on staying healthy and rested. Looking forward to setting a new PR!

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