U.S. Paralympics followed paratriathlete and three-time world champion Allysa Seely around for one day at the Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center as she prepares for an upcoming stop on the 2019 International Triathlon Union World Series in Yokohoma, Japan, taking place May 18-19. Seely won a gold medal at the Paralympic Games Rio 2016, leading a U.S. podium sweep with her fellow Americans Hailey Danz and Melissa Stockwell. She logged an undefeated season in 2018, sweeping all three ITU World Paratriathlon Series races. See below for a behind-the-scenes photo gallery documenting everything Seely does in a day:
Seely gets to the Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center pool at 7:00 a.m. for a morning swim workout with her team. She first does some stretches to warm up before getting in the water.
American paratriathletes, including Seely, most recently competed in Milan, Italy, on April 27. Seely earned a gold-medal performance in the women's PTS2 division, her fifth consecutive win on the circuit.
Seely and the rest of the paratriathlon team spend about two hours at the pool, swimming laps and doing a number of swimming exercises in the morning.
After finishing up at the pool, Seely walks her service dog, Mowgli, with her coach for a quick meeting in the dining hall at the Peter Ueberroth Athlete Center.
Next, Seely walks to the UCHealth Memorial Hospital Central to get some blood work done for her dietitian.
Upon returning to the Olympic Training Center, Seely and her teammates complete a workout in the Ted Stevens Center gym.
The Glendale, Arizona native moved to Colorado Springs for training. She was named USA Triathlon's 2018 Elite Paratriathlete of the Year, along with Mark Barr, after going undefeated in the 2018 ITU World Paratriathlon Series.
After a quick lunch at the dining hall, Seely and teammate Melissa Stockwell ride stationary bikes inside while watching a movie.
After a biking workout, Seely sits down to make a few calls. She serves as a member of the Athletes' Advisory Council, and regularly fits in AAC conference calls between training sessions.
Seely and Mowgli head to sports medicine for the final appointment of the day. The paratriathlon team will travel to Yokohama, Japan, in just a few days for their next world series competition.