How many years in Tri? I think my first triathlon I raced was in 1991, so that is nearly 23 years ago now. I was working at an athletic club in Carmichael and someone mentioned to me about the Fleet Feet Fair Oaks Tri 4 Fun race series (this was more than 7 year before TBF’s first race in the area).
Do you remember your first Tri event? I recall there were very few bike racks at the race and the transition area was not in the parking lot at Rancho Seco (moved from Folsom Lake due to drought), but instead on the grass. Many athletes had to prop their bikes up agianst picnic tables or trees. It was also before wetsuits were popular triathlon equipment and most men did the entire event in just a Speedo, and maybe added a mesh singlet for the run. Cool huh!
How did it go? I can’t remember many details of that first race, probably because I wasn’t much of a swimmer (I’m still not) and I think things went downhill from there. I enjoyed the challenge and wanted to get better though.
What other hobbies are you into? Camping and Hiking with my wife, Christine, and two boys. Coaching Cross Country and Track & Field.
What goals do you hope to achieve before you hang up your wetsuit? Complete a few more Iron/Half Iron distance races., and see if I can improve my bike and run splits in the process.
Occupation? Risk Consultant – Franklin Templeton Investments
Some little known facts about me?
1.) I love Pizza – and think it’s the best pre-race meal.
2.) I was a sprinter in college, running the 400 meters, and rarely ran over a mile at a time, and then only as a slow warm-up.
3.) I broke my right foot/big toe while racing the 2011 Run to Feed the Hungry 10K (@ about mile 4) and somehow still managed to set my current 10K PR.