Colorado Triathlon 2015 USA Triathlon's Collegiate Overall Team Winner By RaceMill // May 1, 2015 https://twitter.com/cutriteamhttps://www.facebook.com/CUTriathlonUniversity of Colorado at Boulders Triathletes have a little fun and tell what it means to be part of the team.Brittany WarlyRM: Plans for the “off-season”?BW: Though my collegiate season is ending, my individual season is just starting as we enter the summer. During the off-season, which typically starts in October for me, I enjoy catching up with friends, spending time with family, cooking, and playing other sports. In the off-season my training usually consists of little to no intensity, and involves more strength based work.RM: Tell me about your most humbling moment?BW: My most humbling moment would definitely be when I competed in my first draft legal race, Tri Monroe in 2012, and nearly missed the lap-out by 15 seconds. My coach really threw me in with the sharks. This experience showed me how elite the top girls in the field were, and it motivated me to not only reach that level one day but to surpass it.RM: What does it mean to you to be able to say you are part of CU Tri?BW: I am very proud to be a part of the CU Tri Team. We are not only a collegiate club sports team, but we are a family. Some of my best friends I have met on this team and I feel that we are not only there to push each other as athletes, but we genuinely care about one another as people.RM: What is something that you can’t live without? Why?BW: I can't live without ice cream because it is goodness in a cup, and definitely my favorite food :)Rachael LenzRM: Plans for the “off-season”?RL: I want to learn to mountain bike so that I can try an Xterra!RM: Tell me about your most humbling moment?RL: Seeing everyone's family come out to watch us race at Nationals…this team is already a family, and to see an even greater extension of that family just makes you realize that triathlon is much bigger than swim, bike, run.RM: What is something that you can’t live without? Why?RL: Chocolate. I love it.RM: What does it mean to you to be able to say you are part of CU Tri?RL: Colorado Triathlon is not only an amazing group to be a part of in athletic sense but as a whole. This team is such wonderful family, and I am honored to have had the opportunity to be a part of it.Cole BunnRM: Plans for the “off-season”?CB: USAT Collegiate Nationals was really the start of my race season. I’ll be competing in the XTERRA Southeast Championship/USAT Off-Road Championship on May 16th in Pelham, AL. After that, since I’m part of the CU NROTC Battalion, I’ll go to San Diego from May 20th to June 20th for CORTRAMID (Career Orientation for Midshipmen), which consists of spending time with and learning about different service communities within the Navy. I’ll spend the rest of the summer training for and competing in XTERRA triathlons, and my peak race will be XTERRA US National Championships. Of course, I’ll also be racing Collegiate Fall Conference Races. I’ve heard that the Oktoberfest Triathlon in Longmont, CO, will feature a draft legal race.That’d be something I’d like to try.RM: Tell me about your most humbling moment?CB: This entire last semester has been humbling for me. I spent a large part of the semester fighting illness and trying to get healthy so I could train. In the past, I’ve been able to get away with a little bit of overtraining, but trying to live in residence halls with a compromised immune system from overtraining just sets you up for failure and to get sick. The past semester has made me realize that my body has limits and that I need to be smarter with my training.RM: What does it mean to you to be able to say you are part of CU Tri?CB: Being part of the CU Triathlon Team means being part of family and realizing that you have other people depending on you to perform. Normally, triathlon is an individual sport, but with CU Triathlon there is definitely a time aspect. Being part of the CU Tri Team also means living up to the legacy of excellence set by the first members of CU Triathlon and continued by eachRM: What is something that you can’t live without? Why?CB: My dog, a golden retriever named Champ. Unfortunately, with me being in Boulder, I’ve had to get used to living without him. Champ is definitely my best friend and closest companion and he’s just as attached to me as I am to him. For the first few months after I left home to come to CU, he started having bad panic attacks and needed to be put on tranquilizers for a while. I was absolutely heartbroken when I heard this. I’ve been home to visit him a few times over the school year, and he’s doing better. I’m really looking forward to seeing him over the summer.Grant CristRM: Tell me about your most humbling moment?GC: My plans for the off season are to climb a lot of 14ers here in Colorado. It's my goal to finish all 54 before I graduate, so knocking some big ones off the list this summer will be awesome! I also plan to race a half marathon, visit with family in Chicago, and work on my weakest sport of swimming with the Boulder Aquatic Masters (BAM) Swim Team.RM: Tell me about your most humbling moment?GC: My most humbling moment comes about when I think back to the road that has led me to where I am today. When I woke up after 5 days in a coma after a terrible cycling accident in NSW, Australia in August 2013, the doctors told me that I may never compete again. I made it my goal to prove them wrong. So many people pushed me through my rehab and extensive training since to where I am today. I could never have done it without each of them. They are all a part of the victories of CU Tri as well.RM: What is something that you can’t live without? Why?GC: I can't live without chocolate milk after long rides!RM: What does it mean to you to be able to say you are part of CU Tri?GC: Being a part of CU Tri has defined much of my college experience. This CU Tri family has had my back and will continue to be strong friends for life. This team has a legacy and work ethic that is unparalleled. It makes me proud to say that I am a part of this team of greatness. People around the country have come up and spoken with me simply because I was wearing CU Tri apparel.