Q&A: Jenny Weber and Tamara Gorman talk all things WTS Hamburg

 

On Saturday, July 12, Z3 athlete Tamara Gorman will race in her first Elite World Triathlon Series race in Hamburg, Germany. We had a chance to sit down with Tamara and Coach Jenny Weber to discuss Tamara’s preparation for Hamburg and her future as an elite athlete!

Z3: Jenny, how long have you been coaching Tamara and how did the coaching relationship begin?

Jenny Weber: I have been working with Tamara since early 2010. She became interested in the team hearing about it from another Z3 athlete in Rapid City at the time  - Tony Smoragiewicz. She and her brother, Brian, made Z3 in 2010 together.

Z3: When did Tamara become elite?

JW: Tamara earned her elite card by winning Junior Worlds in London last September, 2013.

Z3: Will Tamara race any other elite events this year?

JW: That is to be determined. Right now our plans include her first debut WTS race in Hamburg. She was successful at her first elite race earlier this year in Sarasota, placing 3rd. Right now we’re focused on the Junior World Championships in late August, and we will see about extending her triathlon season into the fall to include more elite racing to earn points.

Z3: Tamara has been very successful in the junior elite ranks, but racing elite is a whole new level. How did you decide that you were ready to make this jump?

Tamara Gorman: Success at 2013 Junior Worlds has given me the opportunity to race at the elite level and has also started opened up many new doors. I still have two more years of eligibility to compete at the junior level, which puts me in the perfect spot. It enables me to compete at my current race distance as a junior, at the most elite level against the very best women in the world.

JW: If you wait to be ready for something like this, it might be too late. You have to go race the best to be your best. Tamara is a top level junior but certainly has room to grow at the elite ranks. Her bike tactics will improve over time and her run times will get faster in time as well. In addition, we have to graduate to the full Olympic distance. Hamburg is a Sprint, which gives us the opportunity to race the junior distance at the world-class elite level.

Z3: Have you made any changes to Tamara’s training program to prepare her for Hamburg?

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