Athlete Spotlight: Caroline Kaplan

Where are you from? Lexington, KY

How did you get into endurance sports? I was a soccer player and swimmer growing up and always loved to run to stay in shape, had good endurance. Played ultimate frisbee for Butler’s club team and on a travel club in Indy, but then walked on track/XC junior year of college and fell more in love with endurance sports. Wanted to try triathlon a bit after graduating, and so glad I did!

When did you first start with Rocksport coaching? July 2018 

Favorite two races? For shorter distance, waterfront triathlon in Chattanooga. For Ironman/70.3, probably Augusta. 

What is the achievement you’re proudest of as an athlete? Qualifying for IM 70.3 worlds twice now without a roll down slot! And just continuing to be constant with my progress in the sport overall. 

Morning or evening workouts? Morning and mid afternoon. 

What’s your bucket list race? Kona of course! Or if they move it, just IM championship.

Three songs most likely to be on your training playlist?
Drop the World— Lil Wayne and EminemLast Resort (Reloaded) — Papa Roach with Jeris JohnsonImma Shine — Youngbloodz

One song that would NEVER be on that playlist? Anything Backstreet Boys

Favorite running shoes? Saucony endorphin pro for racing, endorphin speed for training

Most embarrassing racing (or training) moment? The classic falling over when still at a light clipped in on your bike 

Most inspiring athlete? Lucy Charles Barclay

What movie makes you laugh out loud? Horrible Bosses 1 and 2

Any podcast, book or YouTube channel you recommend for training motivation? I’ll Have Another with Lindsey Hein podcast and The Rich Roll podcast

Ultimate goal as an athlete? Qualify for my pro card and continue to get better and eventually be competitive as a pro

About erinrockrun

Erin Rock is a master's athlete, NASM personal trainer and USA Triathlon certified coach. She and her wonderful Irish husband Damien have two fur babies. When not on the bike or roads, she can be found plant-based cooking, reading non-fiction, or trying to break the world record for number of grocery bags carried on her arms in one trip.
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