Cait Snow Biography

Career Highlights

  • 6th at 2013 Ironman World Championships(Top American)
  • IM PR 9:01
  • 2004 Collegiate National Champion


Background

How did you start in your sport?
At 13 saw footage of the IM World Champs and asked her mom if she could try one. She signed up for a local youth event and was hooked

What does a typical training day look like?
Start with a swim upon waking up. Refuel, head out for a few hour bike. The bike can range from 1-6 hours and intensity. Typically followed by a 45-90 minute run. Finishes everyday in NormaTecs. Also incorporates strength training and deep tissue massage.

What keeps you passionate about your sport?
Combination of how it makes me feel, the friendships that I continue to initiate and foster, and the lifestyle that it allows me to lead.

What continues to drive you forward?
The pursuit of perfect race

What made you realize you had made it?
I started triathlon when I was 13 years old, and competed at local events nearly every weekend, from April through September, for the next several years. As I got a little older, I started racing on the national youth development team, got my Pro card around 2000, and did some ITU-racing. After college, I began teaching while continuing to train and race on my free time. In 2006, I tore the ACL and meniscus in my right knee, and needed to have reconstructive surgery, which benched me for the season. As I neared the end of my recovery, I decided that it was time to give long-course racing a try, and competed at my first Ironman in 2007. After a relatively relaxed approach to training for my first season of long-course racing, I ratcheted everything (training, nutrition, fueling, etc.) up a notch for my 2008 season. I did well enough to justify taking a break from teaching, and giving the full-time triathlete gig a shot. With the backing of my amazing support system (family, coach, friends, sponsors), which now includes ASICS, so far so good!

Hobbies:
Cooking, knitting, and reading