Karen Putnam, Nashville, TN
Karen is active in several clubs in Nashville and served as a couch-to-5k coach for a local running program. When not racing she enjoys volunteering and has been the designated last place finisher at some Team Magic events. She also likes spreading the word that Athena’s are always welcome at Team Magic events!
Why Karen likes Team Magic events: My first Team Magic event was the GJCC Tri in 2011 and I loved it. Team Magic events are so well organized and their staff is so nice.
Motivational Quote: "Don't give up what you want most for what you want in the moment!" I love that because so many distractions can interfere with training. We have to respect the distance for the races we do, and proper training is vital! Race days are celebrations of our journey!
2018 Race Schedule: Music City St. Patrick's Day 10k, Chattanooga Waterfront Tri, Music City Tri and Cedars of Lebanon Tri
Connect with Karen: @KarenPutnam and Facebook as Karen Alcorn Putnam
How to Stay Motivated to Train During Off-season – by Karen Putnam
1. Off season is also the beginning of eating season. Train so you don’t gain.
2. Remember, your competition doesn't sit still in the winter!
3. Your next A race is closer than you think!
4. Participate in the USAT Winter Club Challenge. Find information on the USAT website.