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shanewalshShane grew up in Houston, Texas and after college, he spent 4 years in the U.S. Army as a tanker. After 6-7 years of becoming lazy in his workout routine, he had the opportunity to hike the Grand Canyon – Rim-to-Rim-to-Rim in 3 days – and this was the push he needed to get serious about his fitness again. While training for the hike, he signed up for a local sprint triathlon and was instantly hooked. Shane competed for 3 years before finally racing his first 70.3 race and has discovered his passion. Shane and his family try to take at least one family vacation a year that includes a race, and his passion has taken him and his family to some terrific places – San Diego, Maui, Sonoma County – where he’s enjoyed some great races and gotten to explore some of the U.S. as well. This year, Shane and his family moved to Austin, Texas, which offers some truly awesome training and racing opportunities and is home to some of the most accomplished cyclists and triathletes in the sport. Shane just finished his 6th season of racing and still hikes the Grand Canyon every other year, with a personal best time of 7:59 from the south rim to the north rim. This season’s races will include the CapTex Tri on Memorial Day and the Pacific Crest Triathlon in Sunriver, Oregon.
I became aware of Base while following Chris Lieto as a pro triathlete. I began using the product 3-4 years ago when I started to focus more on recovery. Most of the improvement we seek as endurance athletes happens AFTER we exercise and train, and I wanted to supercharge that recovery process because like most people, I’m very busy with family and career and I need to be as efficient as I can be with my training and improvement. I count on Base to have me ready to train with my multivitamin, I count on it to help my body function efficiently with the amino and salt, and I count on it to help me recover with the amino and recovery activator. I proudly wear my Base kit at every race and it’s always great when you see another person in the race with the same Base kit. We always say hello to each other and are able to encourage each other not only as fellow competitors, but as athletes that have discovered one of the keys to training and racing at our very best.
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