I am Erik Shewmaker, a 30 year old from Rochester, Minnesota. My athletic background consists of wrestling. I have been doing triathlon for 4 years now. I joined the triathlon scene because I was training for a half marathon and was going crazy only running. Growing up in sports, running had always been punishment, so it was a bit of a learning curve.
My best event is the biking portion. I enjoy doing interval workouts because you can go really fast and recover quickly. Before a race I like eating an Eggo with peanut butter and syrup. I enjoy training with my wife; it is one of my favorite times to spend with her. She makes training more fun and it’s great to share that time with her.
I enjoy whole Hy-Vee Triathlon event. Nobody puts on a better race from top to bottom. This year at the Hy-Vee Tri I hope to have another great race and to improve my swim from last year.