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Tracy Nelson

Tri Zones Training

Austin, TX

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Group training, monthly training plans, and email support

Beginner and intermediate level triathlete training during the spring and summer, including women's training teams for women's triathlons like Danskin, Trek, and Skeese Greets Women's Tri. Running training (5K, 10K, half marathon, marathon) during the fall and winter. 

Tri Zones Training -- where a fun and friendly team atmosphere empowers beginning and intermediate triathletes to reach their personal fitness goals.

Tracy is the co-founder and co-head coach of Tri Zones Training. She is also the head coach of the Tri Zones marathon and half marathon training programs.

Tracy became hooked on triathlons after completing her first Danskin race in 1997. Tracy has completed over 30 triathlons since then, including every Danskin race but one. Inspired by the mentoring and empowerment that makes up the Danskin experience, Tracy resolved to help other women achieve their goals of finishing the Danskin.

Tracy has played the role of mentor, coach, and volunteer in the triathlon community over the years. She was involved with Team Danskin Training since its inception in 2002. She was the Head Coach for Team Danskin Training, North Austin and/or NXNW from 2004 - 2007, was the Team Danskin Regional Coordinator for Texas in 2006-07, and was the Team Danskin National Coach in 2007.

Tracy and Gina founded Tri Zones Training in 2003, allowing dozens of women to continue their triathlon and running training throughout the year.

Tracy has been a USAT Level I certified triathlon coach and has served as a coach at Camp Danskin, and a coach at the WomenTri training program. Tracy has been on the Danskin-Austin race committee and was the author of the "Danskin Austin This Week" e-newsletter. Tracy has played an active role in the Austin triathlon community, serving on several race committees and has served on the board of Austin Triathletes, the fifth largest triathlon club in the nation. In 2004, Tracy was awarded Mentor of the Year by the Austin Triathletes. As a mother and author, Tracy feels strongly that her triathlon training helps keep her life balanced.