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Name: Jen Tallman
Nickname: Ironjen
Location: Alexandria, VA
Age Group: Female 40 - 44
About Me: I beat and incurable disease to become a four time Ironman finisher. . . Now, I just want to be a fast Ironman finisher!
What I do to pay the bills: Retired Cop, tri coach, photographer
Who defends the ranch when I'm out training: My two crazy black labs, Dexter and Sam
Short term triathlon goals: Keep the PR streak going!
Long term triathlon goals: Kona Qualify
Fantasy triathlon goals: Getting paid to tri
Three favorite albums: Eminem - Recovery
Calling the Fight
The Temper Trap - Conditions
Favorite book: The Alchemist - Paul Coehlo
Favorite movie: What the Bleep Do We Know
Chocolate: The darker the better
Garlic: Absolutely
Blue Cheese: Hellz yeah
For breakfast, I usually have: Fruit smoothie or eggs with hot salsa.
After a long day of training, my favorite meal is: Anything spicy... and lots of it.
My best triathlon advice is: Recovery is a critical part of training. I hated learning this, but it is so true.
My best non-triathlon advice is: Do what you love even when everyone says you can't/shouldn't!
What was I thinking when I signed up for my first race: I didn't actually sign up, I agreed to fill a spot for someone. I was thinking, "how hard can this really be?" Oh, I found out alright!

Then I immediately signed up for a Half Ironman...
Everything I need to know I learned from: Challenges
My deepest, darkest secret is: I don't have secrets.



Race Summary

Race Type # Done PR Race PR
Run - 10 km 1 Ukrop's Monument Run (Mar 28, 2009) 1:02:43
Run - Marathon 2 Marine Corps Marathon (Oct 28, 2007) 6:16:41
Triathlon - Sprint 3 Culpeper Triathlon (Aug 2, 2009) 1:57:44
Triathlon - International Distance 1 Luray International Triathlon (Aug 16, 2008) 3:50:34
Triathlon - Half Ironman 1 Patriot's Half (Sep 8, 2007) 7:41:15
Triathlon - Ironman 4 Ironman Cozumel (Nov 27, 2011) 14:55:28



Race Schedule

Date Name Type Results
Time O.A. A.G.
May 25, 2007 Triple-T Triathlon - Other View
(DNF)
Sep 8, 2007 Patriot's Half Triathlon - Half Ironman View
7:41:15 12 / 12
Oct 28, 2007 Marine Corps Marathon Run - Marathon View
6:16:41 19628 / 20667 1287 / 1379
Apr 20, 2008 Kinetic Sprint Triathlon - Sprint View
2:07:08 145 / 197 35 / 46
May 23, 2008 Triple-T Triathlon - Other View
18:03:37 14 / 14
Jun 8, 2008 Great Chesapeake Bay Swim Swim - Swim Meet View
(DNF)
Jun 22, 2008 Charlottesville Sprint Triathlon Triathlon - Sprint View
1:50:51 195 / 277 17 / 19
Jul 20, 2008 Ironman USA Triathlon - Ironman View
16:41:38 2161 / 2300 103 / 111
Aug 16, 2008 Luray International Triathlon Triathlon - International Distance View
3:50:34
Sep 21, 2008 Savageman Triathlon - Half Ironman View
(DNF)
Mar 28, 2009 Ukrop's Monument Run Run - 10 km View
1:02:43 10899 / 26242 699 / 2064
May 22, 2009 Triple-T Triathlon - Other None
Jun 21, 2009 Ironman Coeur d'Alene Triathlon - Ironman View
16:34:27 1995 / 2153 89 / 100
Aug 2, 2009 Culpeper Triathlon Triathlon - Sprint View
1:57:44 134 / 224
Mar 20, 2010 National Marathon Run - Marathon None
Nov 21, 2010 Ironman Arizona Triathlon - Ironman View
16:04:44
Nov 27, 2011 Ironman Cozumel Triathlon - Ironman View
14:55:28 1340 / 1770 84 / 98