Janae Vlaar

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Occupation:

MSc Student / Research Assistant.

The accomplishment you are most proud of:
Consistently going to late evening swim practices. When I'm home and cozy and it's dark and cold outside (and I know that cold water awaits me- see fun fact below), leaving my blanket and books is not an easy task. But I suck it up and do it because consistency is key.

Your go-to pre-race meal or ritual:
Toast with peanut butter, banana, cinnamon, and honey while staring at all my gear laid out on the floor.

Favourite quote:
Though she be but little, she is fierce.

Tell us something fun about yourself!:
When I was younger I used to cry every time I had swimming lessons, I started cycling in 2016 while working on a study with cyclists in an environmental ergonomics lab, and I started running long distance when I was 12 and finally harnessed my attitude to walk off the baseball diamond and declare I really hated all sports that involved balls. And ice cream is my absolute favourite post long run treat.

What 2018 races/events can we find you at?
Loop the Lakes trail run (May 19- Squamish, BC)
Ironman 70.3 Victoria (June 3- Victoria, BC)
Ironman Canada (July 29- Whistler, BC)
Kelowna Apple Triathlon (August 19- Kelowna, BC) (tentative)
GranFondo Whistler (September 8- Whistler, BC)
Marathon TBD (October).

Why Brava?
Because female triathletes are strong, fierce, and passionate and we need gear that exemplifies that.

Your favourite Brava product and why?
Colour block tri short: 1) they have polka dots and polka dots make everything better, 2) the fit and style is perfect, and 3) I love these shorts so much that even when I'm exhausted, I want to go to a 6am spin class just to wear them.