Ellie Collett

I started with the sport last summer as I was trying to find something to do after I graduated from SLU. I played lacrosse all through high school and college and knew I would have to leave it behind once I graduated. I wanted to not be training and figuring it all out on my own, which was why I came to the club. I am involved at my local YMCA and love incorporating their spinning, body pump, & yoga classes into my training.

When/Where was your first triathlon?
Ballwin Sprint Triathlon last summer. Great course , but the hardest run in my life!

What is your favorite place in or around St. Louis to train?
I love biking on ossenfort in wildwood. I am fortunate to be living in an area with a lot of amazing trails!

What is your favorite thing about triathlon?
I love the challenge a triathlon presents. You never realize how much your body can actually do until you do a triathlon!

What is the one piece of tri-geek gear you can’t live without?
My Garmin vivoactive HR watch! I just got it for my birthday last year and absolutely love it! It’s gps tracking is wonderful.

Tip for new (or veteran) triathletes?
Jump in, get involved, and have fun!