This month’s Member Profile focuses on one of our most consistent triathletes, Naomi Hermina, who completed all three of our Club Triathlons in 2018.
Naomi’s triathlon journey shows how far she’s come in a very short amount of time. She caught the triathlon bug when she was riding a single-speed bike with friends in 2013 and together decided to do a triathlon. She did a Sprint, then did an Olympic, then jumped right into a Ironman 70.3 in Puerto Rico in 2015. Her most recent race was the tough St. George 70.3 on May 4th.
Naomi likes the local races the best, as she gets to know new training partners and meet new friends. When asked about her best races, she says, “Crossing the finish line is always good!” This is being quite humble, as she finished 4th in her age group in her very first triathlon and finished 2nd in her first Oly.
Naomi is wise beyond her years. When asked about her training and racing tips, she answered, “Listen to your body and have plenty of fun.” She also recommends that we seek professional help, whether it be a coach, nutritionist, or experienced friends already in the sport.
Naomi likes new rides but says that her favorite ride is in Puerto Rico along the north coast, because of “the fresh air and the sound of the waves.”
When she’s not training, Naomi enjoys abstract painting and is a Landscape Designer for Gothic Landscaping.
When asked about her “Why”, Naomi says “Personal achievement. I love the adrenaline and the challenge of completing these events. It also gives me a motive to keep improving myself and staying on track.”
Naomi, it is wonderful having you in the club. Best of luck to you in your future races!