DC Triathlon Club

2020 Member Spotlight – Jin Bae

March, 2020

What was your first triathlon?

Brambleton sprint. I trained with Bikeshare bikes and rented a bike on race day. Blew out my lungs in the swim and hyperventilated through the whole thing. Very painful.

What is the biggest mistake you’ve made in a triathlon?

Not during a race but, not getting a bike fit when I bought my bike. Apparently the reason I was having so much trouble was that I was sitting so low, my quads were never able to kick in, and thus I wasn’t able to use the big gear on my bike. I just thought my legs were weak. And I ended up with tendonitis in both knees and my left hip while training for an Olympic. After bike fit, game changer.

What do you enjoy outside of triathlon?

Hiking, kayaking, eating ice cream, pretending to read but just piling up my TBR list.

Any fun facts about yourself that you’d like to share?

I eat watermelon like an Olympic sport. About half a gallon at a time.