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Cherie Gruenfeld

CHERIE GRUENFELD
• TRIATHLETE •

LOCATION: Cathedral City, US-CA

 

FAVORITE GU PRODUCT: ROCTANE Energy Gel

FAVORITE ENERGY GEL FLAVOR: Sea Salt Chocolate­­

FAVORITE NUTRITION HACK
I usually use the individual packets of ROCTANE and put them into my sports bra - new, unused and used, empty ones. When I find a receptacle for recycling the empties, I've learned to move up alongside it and deposit the empties, as I pass by. This is a no-brainer while running, but an acquired technique while on the bike!

WHAT MOTIVATES YOU TO COMPETE? WHAT'S YOUR WHY?
Because I love a challenge!  As I've aged, doing distance triathlons becomes more of a challenge. But it keeps me fit and young!

WHAT'S YOUR GU MOMENT?
This isn't exactly a "back-from-the-brink" moment, but a fun story all the same.   I was running up a major hill and passed another runner on the way up. At the top of the hill, I stopped and was eating a GU. The running approached and engaged me in conversation about how I was able to run to the top faster than she and inquiring about what I was eating. Her final comment was...."Well, I'm 63 years old, so I really can't run that fast any more." I turned to start my run down the hill and left her with these words:  "Well, I'm 75 years old - Try GU!!"

2020 RACE CALENDAR

  • 3/1 Desert Tri (Olympic) Palm Springs
  • 4/5 Lava Man (Olympic) Kona
  • 5/3 IM Monterrey 70.3 Mexico
  • 5/30 Hawaii 70.3 Kona
  • 6/28 Lubbock 70.3 Texas
  • 10/10 Ironman World Championships Kona
  • 11/28 70.3 World Championships New Zealand