I became involved in triathlon very much through my loud mouth. My bluff was called by a friend while going on about how I could handle a sprint triathlon. Four months later I was standing on a dock in Clear Lake, Texas, about to compete in my first race of any nature ever. It was a far cry from my former life as a power lifter, but I was hooked even before I entered the water. People who aren’t triathletes ask me all the time what it is that draws me to enter triathlons and more specifically iron distance triathlons and it comes down to one thing, competition. I love the competition with my peers, competition with the clock, and competition with myself.
Biggest Triathlon Accomplishment Turning over control of my training to my coach. I am a very stereotypical Type A triathlete. It wasn’t until I was on the verge of injuring myself from overuse that it hit me that I needed an objective party to control my training.
Triathlon Coach 2012 – Present I’ve been recently focused on working with newer, less experienced athletes looking to make the jump from short course racing to long course and the challenges that lie within. At the core I believe that every athlete is different and that every athlete needs a program tailored to address their specific weaknesses and maximize the return on their strengths. My experience with athletes in the past has also dealt with addressing body composition issues and discussing solutions that are traditional in the endurance community and ideas that originate in other sporting communities. I am also a believer in tough love coaching. I am not going to tell an athlete what they want to hear, but what they need to hear.
Cypress Triathlon Club. Cypress, Texas 2011-Present
Previous Results and Highlights:
5/18/2013- Ironman Texas- 12:39:15
4/7/2013- Texas 70.3- 5:18:39
11/4/2012- Oil Man Texas Triathlon (70.3)- 5:36:12
04/29/2012- Memorial Hermann Kemah Triathlon- 2:39:46
10/23/2011- Ironman 70.3 Austin- 6:10:58