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Thursday, March 6, 2014

Get To Know Megan Gregoire - TeamINFINIT Athlete

In 2013 we started working with local triathlete Megan Gregoire - we get numerous requests to support athletes, this one was a little different.  Megan was only 14 - just about to go into high school, but she had decided that she was going to compete/excel in triathlon and her behaviours well completely in line with her goals.  We continue to help Megan with her nutrition, both during and after workouts/competitions, she is an important member of TeamINFINIT.  We thought you would like get to know Megan, might inspire another teen athlete.

Infinit: What was the first triathlon that you competed in? When did you decide to try it and what compelled you to sign up?
Meg: My first race was the Leamington Kids of Steel race in 2010. My dad was training for his first ½ Ironman race in Muskoka and I decided to try it out. It seemed like a sport that I could really get into.

Infinit: What was the experience like? What did you love about it and what did you learn from it?
Meg: I liked the idea of being able to do three things in one race. I thought the race was just something fun that I could do. Little did I know how it would become a big part of my life. I did learn that is takes a lot of work for one race!

Infinit: Prior to triathlon, what sports did you compete in and when did you start those?
Meg: Before triathlons, I literally started swimming when I was 6 weeks old. I’ve always been in the water, although I didn’t join a swim club until this year when I joined WEST. It was always swimming lessons through Red Cross. I’ve already got my Bronze Cross certification and I am on my way to become a lifeguard. Besides swimming, I think I’ve tried almost everything – ballet, Irish dancing, soccer, gymnastics, and all of the local running and cross-country races. I did most of those when I was really small, and I started running when I was around 9.

Infinit: What are your goals for 2014? What would make you happy to say that you accomplished at the end of the year?
Meg: Ideally, my goals this year are to qualify for the 2015 Duathlon World Championships, finish in the top 10 at the Ontario Summer Games and place in the top 3 in Triathlon Ontario’s Junior Development Series. Beyond that, I am really focused on 2020 and 2024 as Olympic years. Becoming an elite triathlete is a long process and I’ve just started to get serious about training. As long as I am getting faster and stronger every day, then I am happy with my efforts.

Infinit: When did you first hear about Infinit and what was it about Infinit that made you want to learn more.
Meg: I heard about Infinit through the local triathlon community. Their responses about the brand were really positive. I thought that having a product that worked well and was good for you would help me too.

Infinit: Tell us about your custom blend and how it is tuned to your body?
Meg: My custom blend has extra protein to make sure that as a vegetarian, I am getting the right amount. Also, I am relatively small and in racing an endurance sport, Infinit made sure that we considered my size, the length of the race and my workouts, as well as how much I sweat to get the formula just right for triathlon and for me. I also got the opportunity to blend my recovery formula, which has been a tremendous help in my training.

Infinit: What Infinit products do you use and when do you use them?
Meg: I use both a performance blend for my workouts and races and my recovery blend for right after a hard day’s training.

Infinit: How do you think Infinit has helped you in triathlon?
Meg: Using Infinit during long practices and races helps me maintain constant energy and allows me to give a consistently strong effort. It’s important to be able to have quality workouts and not just “do the miles” and Infinit has definitely helped me with that. My recovery formula has made a huge improvement with my recovery time between workouts and practices. I train 6 days / week so it’s very important that my body recovers properly every day. Muscle fatigue and soreness between workouts is no longer an issue for me.

Infinit: Tell us something about you that we haven’t covered or something you’d like to share that we haven’t talked about.
Meg: Being sponsored by Infinit, as a young athlete, is an amazing feeling. Infinit takes my sport seriously and takes my goals and me just as seriously as the professional athletes and Olympians they work with, which is a huge honour considering my age. With Infinit, I am now seen as a serious athlete within my community - the same as I see myself. It motivates me to know that others believe in and support me. Thank you!

Continue to track Megan's performance through out the year, right here at TeamINFINIT.ca.



Darcy Haggith, President, Infinit Nutrition Canada

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