RAQUEL TORRES - Was born on January 28, 1981, in La Vega, Dominican Republic. Her parents Hector Torres and Ana Medina had 4 children: Hector, Sofia, Raquel and Jorge, in that order.
They grew up in the city of La Vega, located in the Central Cibao region of Dominican Republic. In this small town, where there were only two bookstores, things were simple, life was quiet and safe. Raquel swam from the age of 3, participating in children’s swimming events until about the age of 11.
Initially swimming was not her passion during her childhood years younger brother showed interest in biking and encouraged Rachel to join a local MTB club. A few years later her swimming teacher, Manuel Jimenez, observing her agility and passion on the bike mentioned about a sport totally unknown to many called "Triatlon".
I write this with the intent to share my story, passion, efforts, obstacles, high and lows with the objective to inspire others to fight for their dreams, and to be better at whatever they love and in all areas as human beings.
Imagine. Go with the flow. Focus on Details. Keep it simple.
One of the basic techniques that have been working for me with important life events is using visualization.
Here me sharing some good things I discovered using a Garmin for my triathlon training and how it improved my life in so many ways. I am shy or we can call it insecure when it comes to blogging, because a lot of reasons or excuses, the normal feeling we all have at some point when you are a beginner.
Personal Roots. Some Thoughts.
2017 after a few years of a lot of challenging moments in my personal life and as I always said everything is connected, my life in general full of weak areas.
Now having some experience as a pro in 70.3 and the areas I know I can work on with my coach, Mark Olson, we decided to prepare an 8-week plan. I made my mind like this is the next goal, don't look further, I did concentrate on doing my best-balancing family life, mother responsibilities, work, and training.
Making the decisión to race
After my last event in 2016 in Africa, in December, as my 2016 did not participate in may events i was hungry to keep challenging me, so on December 23 I spent some time thinking about my 2017 goals.
When the temperature drops and the snowy days come, a lot of triathletes take the season off, but some, those who still have goals and races, need to train, no matter the weather conditions. The question is, how, when we live in a place that experiences all four seasons, do we train through the winter, especially when it can be cold and harsh?
RT @CampKidwell: There is snow on the ground and more is coming, but rest assured, we are working diligently to get ready for SUMMER!!!!