Betsy Phillips

I am so excited to be a Member at Large for the 2016 season. I am looking forward to meeting new members, volunteering and promoting the best club around!

When/where was your first triathlon? Ballwin….on a mountain bike, swimming breast stroke 🙂

What is your favorite and least favorite gel flavor? I don’t care for gel. I use Shot Blocks or my infamous protein balls

What is your favorite race? Innsbrook

What is the most challenging moment you’ve had during a race? Getting the guts up to get into the water at Memphis in May when the thunder, lightning and hail started

What is your favorite place in or around St. Louis to train? I live close to Babler, so I like to ride out west and ride the hills. I like to run at Castlewood

What is the worst food you’ve ever tried in training or racing and why? Seaweed chips 🙁

What is your favorite thing about triathlon? The sense of “team” even though it is an individual sport

What is the one piece of tri-geek gear that you can’t live without? Now that I have graduated to a Garmin, I don’t know how I ever trained without it.

Tip for new (and veteran) triathletes? Continue to learn and grow. Always keep a smile on your face and go out there and do what you love..