Lauren Vallee

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LAUREN VALLEE, MA

CEO, Head Coach, Founder

Lauren has been in the fitness and wellness industry since 2004.  Her education and certifications have helped create a well-rounded knowledge base and holistic view of wellness that sets her apart from others. From a humble start (and slow at that), Lauren’s focus on learning the science behind success in the sport along with hard work over the course of several years has made her both a stand out coach and athlete.  Lauren has worked with some of the top coaches in the nation along with leaders in the field of sport nutrition and hydration science. She utilizes these relationships for the benefit of all of her athletes to provide the best information possible to her athletes.

Triathlon success in Lauren’s opinion “comes from hard work and the determination to know that even if your genes didn’t make you a natural talent in this sport, it doesn’t limit the possibilities for true success.  If you look at my career I was not a naturally talented triathlete. It’s taken years, YEARS, but it’s been a progression and really given me perspective that anyone can be a great athlete if they put the work in.”

In 2014, Lauren was ranked 1st in the USA and 2nd in the world in the W30-34 age group in the Ironman All World Rankings.  She was also ranked 31st in her age group by USA Triathlon, All-American Status.  Lauren has been recognized by USA Triathlon as an All American or AA Honorable Mention since 2011. Lauren has served as an ambassador for lululemon athletica and sits on the Board of Trustees for the Center for Balanced Living, a non-profit eating disorder clinic in Central Ohio.

EDUCATION & CERTIFICATIONS

The Ohio State University M.A., Sport Management
DePaul University B.S.ed, Physical Education
USA Triathlon Certified Coach Level 1
IRONMAN Certified Coach
USA Cycling Certified Coach Level 3
NASM Certified Personal Trainer
Academy of Holistic Fitness Holistic Fitness Specialist

PUBLICATIONS & INTERVIEWS

1- Hour Workout Bike Lactate Ladder, USA Triathlon
Finding Peace: Depression, Eating Disorders and Triathlon
Q & A With Athlete & Coach Lauren Updyke
Lauren Updyke Eleonore Rocks Athlete
Lauren Updyke lululemon athletica Run Ambassador

TOP RESULTS

6th Place Age Group Ironman 70.3 Ohio 2016
1st Place Overall Female Ross Tri-Fit Challenge Olympic 2016
3rd Place Overall Female Subway Triathlon 2016
3rd Place Overall Female Arnold Indoor Triathlon 2016
8th Place Age Group Ironman Wisconsin 2015
2nd Overall Female Last Chance for Boston Marathon 2015
5th Place Age Group Ironman Florida 2014 (*swim cancelled)
6th Place Age Group Ironman Boulder 2014
8th Place Age Group Ironman Couer D’Alene 2014
3rd Female Overall Bone Island Half Iron 2014
2013 USA Triathlon All American F25-29
27th Place Age Group Ironman World Championships 70.3 2013
2nd Place Age Group Ironman Steelhead 70.3 WC Qualifier 2013
2nd Place Overall Female Vattenfall Triathlon Stockholm 2013
2nd Place Age Group Giant Eagle Olympic Triathlon 2013
12th Place Age Group Ironman Coeur D’Alene 2013
Honorable Mention USA Triathlon Female 25-29 Age Group 2012
8th Place Age Group Ironman Wisconsin 2012
5th Place Age Group Ironman Muncie 70.3 2012
4th Place Age Group Ironman Hawaii 70.3 2012
Honorable Mention USA Triathlon Female 25-29 Age Group 2011
12th Place Age Group Ironman Florida 2011
1st Place Age Group Lifetime Chicago Triathlon 2011
6th Place Age Group Ironman 70.3 Muncie 2011
2nd Overall Female Racing for Recovery 2011
2nd Place Age Group Racing for Recovery Triathlon 2010
1st Place Age Group Portage Lakes International Triathlon 2009
2nd Place Overall Female Fat Rabbit International Triathlon 2009

MAJOR RACING HISTORY

Ironman Wisconsin 2015
Ironman 70.3 Steelhead 2015
Ironman CDA 2014
Ironman Boulder 2014
Ironman Florida 2014
Bone Island Half Iron 2014
Ironman World Championships 70.3 2013
Vattenfall Stockholm Triathlon 2013
Ironman Steelhead 70.3 2013
Giant Eagle Olympic Triathlon 2013
Ironman CDA 2013
Ironman Wisconsin 2012
Ironman Muncie 70.3 2012
Ironman Hawaii 70.3 2012
Ironman Florida 2011
Marine’s Ironman World Championships 70.3 2011
Ironman Muncie 70.3 2011
Lifetime Chicago Triathlon 2011
Racing for Recovery 2011
Cap City Half Marathon 2011
Ford Ironman Louisville 2010
Racing for Recovery 2010
American Triple T 2010
Portage Lakes International Triathlon 2009
Ford Ironman Louisville 2009
American Triple T 2009
Columbus Marathon 2009
Fat Rabbit International Triathlon 2009
Ford Ironman Louisville 2008
Muncie Endurathon 2008
Scarlet and Grey Sprint Triathlon 2008
Ironman Steelhead 70.3 2007
Chicago Triathlon 2007

Coach LU from Base Tri Fitness