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PAP Athlete Lauren Novakowski USA Triathlon 2012 Aquabike Division Champion (Video)

Pursuit Athletic Performance's own Lauren Novakowski is the 2012 USA Triathlon Aquabike Division Champion for 2012. Yep, this hard-working, dedicated working mom of three ranked #1! HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to Lauren! We could not be more proud of you!

Lauren had a GREAT 2012 season, and I think a bit of a review of her story will be of interest to many of you. Some of her accomplishments in 2012 included WINNING the Rev 3 Quassy Aquabike event on June 3. Anyone who has raced Quassy knows that course offers quite the challenge. She went on a few weeks later to post the fastest female bike split overall--for triathlon, aquabike and duathlon--at the Litchfield Hills Triathlon/Duathlon. And those are just a few of the highlights.

No doubt, Lauren is a talented athlete. But there is another part of her story equally compelling. In the interview posted here, Lauren tells of her recent journey to redefine herself as an athlete. A serious knee injury keeps her from running "for now," as Lauren likes to say. Hers is the story of a deeply committed competitor who did not give up, but chose to evolve and find joy and challenge away from triathlon by focusing hard on the aquabike discipline. Lots to learn here for many athletes who, perhaps, find themselves in a similar situation.

Lauren is an inspirational example of an athlete not only willing to train outside the box, but of a competitor who finds ongoing fulfillment in training and racing despite bumps in the road. For her, training and life balance are not mutually exclusive propositions, even as she strives to reach her ultimate potential. And the proof is in her outstanding results last year! For me as a coach, it doesn't get much better than that. Congrats again, Lauren, my friend!

Coach Al

Meet Our Athletes: Rev 3 Quassy Aquabike Champ Lauren Novakowski

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Pursuit Athlete Lauren Novakowski

I have another GREAT interview to share with you! Lauren Novakowski is an athlete I coach who recently WON the Rev 3 Quassy Aquabike event on June 3. Anyone who has raced Quassy knows that course offers quite the challenge. She went on this weekend to post the fastest female bike split overall--for triathlon, aquabike and duathlon--at the Litchfield Hills Triathlon/Duathlon. She is on a roll, and I just see her getting stronger and faster!

No doubt, Lauren is a talented athlete. But I think you will find another aspect of her story equally compelling. Lauren tells of her recent journey to redefine herself as an athlete. A serious knee injury keeps her from running "for now," as Lauren likes to say. Hers is the story of a deeply committed competitor who did not give up, but chose to evolve and find joy and challenge away from triathlon by focusing hard on the aquabike discipline. Lots to learn here for many athletes who, perhaps, find themselves in a similar situation.

Central to her message in the interview is the effectiveness of our work together. We created for Lauren a focused, dialed in, and structured training program that got her fit and ready in 12 weeks to RACE HARD at Quassy. Our strategic, targeted plan was holistic in its execution as well. Lauren not only learned how to maximize her time spent training, she also developed serious functional strength that allowed her to work hard and recover quickly. AND she did the lion's share of preparation for Quassy INDOORS--training the swim on the Vasa Ergometer, and riding workouts on the Computrainer.

Lauren is an inspirational example of an athlete not only willing to train outside the box, but of a competitor who finds ongoing fulfillment in training and racing despite bumps in the road. For her, training and life balance are not mutually exclusive propositions, even as she strives to reach her ultimate potential. For me as a coach, it doesn't get much better than that.

Coach Al

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