Name & Age
Dana Prentice, 25
Elementary PE Teacher
Hobbies (other than triathlon):
- Collecting key chains
- Watching sports – especially Aggie Football. Also, my family and I vacation around the US visiting and watching games at different MLB stadiums
Family Status (married/single/number and age of children or siblings):
- I have 3 brothers (Daniel – 28, Anthony – 21, and Adam – 17). Yes, I am the only girl. Probably a good thing now that I look back. I am way too competitive. :)
- Engaged to Jonathan Van Horrick. We are getting married August 2nd, 2014!
Pets (name, age, breed etc.):
Benjamin – Long Hair Chihuahua (8 years), Lady – Chocolate Lab (9 years), Stone – American Staffordshire Terrier (8 years), plus 3 cats Nilla, Pumpkin, & Buttons
Years in Triathlon:
Starting my 4th season
Best or Favorite Event (swim/bike/run):
Swim.. maybe because that’s the first event and I am not super tired yet?
It has to be the sprint distance. Favorite race is the Clear Lake Triathlon, I love the bike course all around Clear Lake.
Currently Training For (list the race(s) you are focusing your efforts on for this year):
A few I would like to do this season are - No Label, Kemah, TriGirl, Sylvan Beach, Tejas, Clear Lake, and Galveston 5150.
Started Triathlon Because:
After college I wanted something to motivate me to stay in shape. My mom was a good runner and my dad a good swimmer, so I figured I’d give it a shot!
Best Racing Experience:
Clear Lake Sprint 2012 – One of those races I felt confident and strong the whole time. My boyfriend (now fiancé) was there rooting for me and I ended up getting 1st place in my age group! So I was VERY happy I could “win one for him” :)
Worst Racing Experience:
CapTexTri 2011. I had a stomach virus and could hardly eat anything the whole day before or that morning. Decided to race anyway, first tri with hills + stomach virus = horrible combination
Racing Advice (training tips, favorite drink or food item, ways to avoid injuries etc.):
Make excuses or make progress. You can’t do both.