DC Triathlon Club

Cindy Hutchings

June, 2018

Cindy began her triathlon career in 1987 with 2 BudLight Tri’s with a very fun group of friends. There was no training, a borrowed hybrid bike and a visit to the medical tent. Apparently hydration is important, especially in heat. Then life got in the way with grad school and family. As I was trying to shed baby #2 weight one day, a gym friend encouraged me to try triathlons again. I signed up for the Columbia Triathlon, loaded my son in the baby jogger and scouted the course. I have been hooked ever since.  Exercise has always been a sanity release for me. In fact, my kids as toddlers would tell me “Mommy needs a turn now” and I always used my “turn” for exercise. Some things never change….

 

This year I am training for my 1st Ironman distance race for a second time (2020 ended up being a warm up – lol). I really enjoy training which was a huge benefit to my 2020 mental health. For 2021, I am looking forward to the physical and mental challenge of the 140.6 distance. I also can’t wait for everyone to get their vaccines so the camaraderie of racing and hanging with the DCTriClub can come back.

 

Date of Birth/Location: March 13 in Massachusetts
Years Racing: 15+
Athletic Background:  Swimmer in high school, and always learning new sports so I can keep moving.
Strengths on the course: Swim and determination but the bike and run are improving
Goals for 2021: Doing first IM [take #2] in June – IM Coeur d’ Alene
Favorite Places To Train:  Potomac/Poolesville (and I live in VA)
Family Status: married with two adorable kids that have made me an empty nester
Little known fact about me: Huge procrastinator but once I get going, it gets done
Favorite Races: ITU World Championships – the crowd energy is amazing.  Also any race I don’t get a flat.
Favorite Result: Finishing my first race and wanting to do it again!
Favorite thing when not swimming, biking, or running: traveling and being with family
Favorite Food: dark chocolate and brussel spouts
Fav Race Distance: Oly/70.3
Favorite Race Moment: Finishing!
Favorite Book: The Little Engine That Could, which pretty much sums up my approach to life.

 

2021 Schedule:

  • ITU Worlds Bermuda – Sprint
  • Kokopelli – Olympic
  • ITU Worlds Edmonton – Olympic
  • USAT Age Group Nationals – Olympic and Sprint
  • NJ State – Olympic and Sprint
  • Ironman 140.6 Coeur d’Alene
  • Ironman 70.3 Eagleman
  • Ironman 70.3 St. George
  • Postponed – Ironman 70.3 Puerto Rico
  • Postponed – Rock n Roll USA Half Marathon

 

2020 Schedule:

  • Atomicman – Half and Sprint (yay for safe racing in TN!)
  • Falls Creek Falls Half (yay for safe racing in TN!)
  • Postponed – Kokopelli Olympic
  • Postponed – ITU Worlds Edmonton – Olympic and Sprint
  • Postponed – USAT Age Group Nationals – Olympic and Sprint
  • Postponed – USAT National Club Championships – Olympic and Sprint
  • Postponed – Ironman 70.3 Muncie
  • Postponed – Rev3 Williamsburg – Olympic and Sprint
  • Postponed – Ironman 140.6 St. George
  • Postponed – Ironman 70.3 Puerto Rico
  • Postponed – Rock n Roll USA Half Marathon
  • Lots of DCRRC races in the winter

 

2019 Schedule:

  • Annapolis Half Marathon
  • Ironman 70.3 Worlds Nice
  • ITU Worlds Lausanne – Olympic and Sprint
  • USAT Age Group Nationals – Olympic and Sprint
  • Local races to be determined
  • MidEast Club Championships
  • Ironman 70.3 Puerto Rico
  • Rock n Roll USA Half Marathon
  • Lots of DCRRC races in the winter

 

 

2018 Schedule:

  • Annapolis Half Marathon
  • Nations (may it RIP)
  • USAT Age Group Nationals – Olympic and Sprint
  • Rev 3 Williamsburg Olympic
  • Escape from Alcatraz!!!! 
  • Bear Triathlon
  • Rock n Roll USA Half Marathon
  • Lots of DCRRC races in the winter