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(Embarrassing) Lessons From The Pros

  • By Julia Polloreno
  • Published Aug 3, 2011
  • Updated Nov 10, 2011 at 4:13 PM UTC
Dede Griesbauer at the 2011 Ironman 70.3 California triathlon. Photo: Paul Phillips

Jessica Jones

I always get done swimming and head to the individual showers in the locker room. Of course this is where I take off my suit and shower. Once in a blue moon I swim at a local Christian University. This place has public showers literally right next to the pool to rinse off. So I get done swimming and start to rinse off. Without even thinking I start to take off my suit. Suddenly I realize my mistake and I’m trying to get my wet suit back on (not easy as you can imagine!) I definitely got some harsh (and very happy) looks! So what advice can I give about this? Situational awareness!

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Julia Polloreno

Julia Polloreno

As Editor-in-Chief of Triathlete magazine, Polloreno oversees the monthly magazine’s content and production. A Stanford University graduate with an award-winning track record in publishing, Polloreno is a two-time Ironman finisher and has been a competitive triathlete for more than a decade.

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