RaceMill Collegiate: Molly Supple of Arizona

Bringing her Tri Game back to Nationals!




RM:  How did you find your sport of choice?

I found triathlon as a freshman at the University of Arizona when I wasn't quite good enough at either swimming or running to make Arizona's varsity teams.  Being mediocre at swimming and running may have been the best thing to ever happen to me!

RM:  What drives your competitiveness?

I've always been a really competitive kid, even from the time that I was little.  I think for me, it has always been a way to make friends and work to improve myself.  The triathlon community is a great place for competitiveness to thrive in an amazing community of like-minded people.  

RM:  Athlete that inspires you? Why?

I'm inspired by my team.  The majority of athletes on my team didn't have any triathlon experience until they started at the U of A.  It isn't natural talent or years of experience that bring them to an elite level, it's pure dedication and commitment to the goal of the team that drives them to be great athletes.  

RM:  How many years have you been competing?

I've been racing triathlon for 4 years and racing swimming for over 10 years!

RM:  Group Training or do you prefer solitude? why?

I'm a huge fan of group training and power in numbers!  It's always nice to have someone holding you accountable on days when you really don't feel like getting up and training.  I've been extremely fortunate to have such a strong support group with TriCats over the past 4 years, and I hope I'm able to find a strong training group post grad!

RM:  Best result so far?

My best result was last year at Collegiate Nationals.  I placed 7th in the draft legal race and 14th in the Olympic non draft legal race.  

Image compliments of Jimmy Song Photography

RM:  What are you working on right now?

I just got hired as an event coordinator at Specialized Bicycle Components out of Morgan Hill California, so I'll be moving to Morgan Hill the week after Collegiate Nationals!

RM:  What are you training for now?

I'm putting all of my eggs in the Collegiate nationals basket, and focusing on moving and getting up to speed at my new job.  After that, I hope to start training for some Olympic distance races in California and possibly a few draft legal races!

RM:  Training secrets? Care to share?

Tucson!  The city that's frequently called the 'dirty T' has SO much to offer in terms of triathlon! There's an abundance of group rides, long mountain climbs, and beautiful running trails.  I may be moving to California, but I'm going to miss Tucson so much!

RM:  Do you have a dream race?

There's a group of 3 girls on TriCats that go stride for stride at the majority of the workouts that we do.  This is especially cool because none of us started college as triathletes, but fell in love with the sport and the team dynamic enough to make it essentially a part time job.  Erica Clevenger, Laura Haley, and I have all bonded in our ability to push each other during every training session.  It's my dream to come down the finish chute with these girls!

Training Tracks:

I like a good shuffle to keep me on my toes!

"Pour some Sugar on Me" -Def Leppard

"Riot Girl"- Good Charlotte

"The Wolf" -Mumford and Sons

"Hey Porche" -Nelly

"500 MIles" -The Proclaimers

Images compliments of Jimmy Song Photography
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