March 2018 – Leshia Scheetz

I’m a PTA (physical therapist assistant). Mom of 2 kids, MikaLeshiayla (10 years old) and Luke (7 years old). Married to Mike, live in Portland. This will be my 3rd “season” doing triathlon. Season ended early last year after a bike wreck. My main focus this season is Chattanooga 70.3. I also plan to complete a few half marathons, varied sprint/Olympic distance tri, and hopefully finish the year out with Rocket City 26.2.

  1. How many years have you been in triathlon?  2   
  2. How many years have you been apart of HEAT? 2
  3. How did you get started in triathlon? My husband had been doing tris for a little while and loved it. At the time I was just a runner and wanted to give try something different. After my first race, I was hooked!!!
  4. What is your favorite discipline?  Run
  5. What distances have you competed in?
    • Intermediate
    • Sprint       
  6. What has been your favorite race?  I think it would have to be ADpi. It’s where I got hooked!!!
  7. What is your go-to nutritional product for training/racing?  I like vanilla bean gu for the run and gu roctane mix on the bike.
  8. What serves as your motivation to keep going when the training or the race seems too hard? My husband keeps me pretty accountable and in check. But mostly, I was in an accident that kept me from training last year. I know there are people out there who want to train or would love to be doing what I’m doing, but physically can’t, those people keep me motivated.
  9. What does your normal training week look like?  Swim 2x, run 3x, and bike 3x. I try my best to get it in but we all know life happens and sometimes 2 swims don’t happen. Most training happens early morning before the kiddos start their day.
  10. What is your first thought after finishing a triathlon?Accomplishment!!!