We decided to interview an awesome and supportive DelMoSports Athlete this month. Meet Evan Pellegrino!
Each month, we sit down with a DelMoSports athlete and ask them five questions.
Meet DelMo Athlete, Evan Pellegrinio!
1. What are your race goals for the 2018 season?
Cycling is my strongest discipline so I have two goals for it this year. I am doing the cycling portion of my first relay team triathlon, Escape the Cape, and I am looking forward to going as hard as I can knowing that I don't have to leave anything in the tank for a run. Doing it as a team (with two newbies) is pretty exciting.
Two of my friends have been riding the MS150 for as long as I can remember and they have inspired me to try it. The long distance will really force me to train hard and feel good doing it because the funds raised go to a great organization.
2. Best racing advice?
I think that at some point during an event we all think it would be best to quit. Do Not Quit! Push on and you will get to the finish. Remember, on any given Saturday or Sunday you do more before most people get out of bed and will do all day.
3. Favorite pre-race meal?
Banana (loaded with good for you stuff, cheap, and they come in their own biodegradable wrapper), peanut butter crackers, a nut bar and a low sugar caffeinated gel. Favorite post race meal is a DelMoSports breakfast.
4. What is your race mantra?
I am not a mantra guy but I do keep telling myself to "relentlessly move forward," which I picked up from a magazine article. The dialog in my head during events is often NC-17 and the daydreaming is about cold tasty beer after the event.
5. Tell us three things we should know about you.
A. I wear a silicone wedding ring during events so a little part of my family can be there with me. After all, they are the ones who have to deal with the training schedule.
B. I have two dream jobs. The summer job would be a professional backpacker, if such a thing exists. The winter job would be to teach blind people to ski.
C. I am constantly trying to get new people to do events with me whether it's a 5K, a Tough Mudder, or a Triathlon. I have been fairly successful and I love seeing them cross the finish line. It is also great when they get sucked in and sign up for more events.