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What do you want to be when you grow up?

“What do you want to be when you grow up?”
How many times have you been asked this question?I feel like I have been asked this question since elementary school and I never had a true answer.Even upon graduating college I still could not answer the question.
It has taken me nearly 30 years to figure out the answer to that question. I want to be an endurance sports coach.For the past few years I have become obsessed and passionate about learning how the body functions.The human body is truly impressive and capable of unbelievable feats.Triathlon has provided an amazing outlet to test my understanding of how the human works and has fueled my desire to coach triathletes.
With any profession there is a specific amount of education needed to be an accredited coach. In less than a year I have obtained my Personal Training Certification as well as my USA Cycling Coaching Certification.I’m currently in the process of completing by USA Triathlon Coaching Certification.Throughout this certifica…

4 weeks until Vineman 70.3

I am now just 4 weeks away from my first focal race of the year, Vineman 70.3.
My preparation for this race has gone well although, Ill be able to provide a more accurate response after the race.I have completed two preparation races, Harriman Olympic and Rev3 Quassy Half.These two races were both very challenging, offered quality tests of current fitness levels as well as provided valuable feedback on what I can/need to improve on.
Regarding training I feel that I’m on point and where I should be. I have spent a lot of time pedaling because of my injured shoulder so I’m confident that I will have success over the 56 miles.With my shoulder being such a limiter in the pool I have had plenty of time for slow, technique-based swimming that I feel has paid off dividends.My running is progressing and I believe that the next few weeks will allow my run to come into form.
Over the last few years I have become a big proponent of scouting the course prior to race day.Having first hand knowled…

Rev3 Quassy - "Race" Report

Date: June 2nd 2013
Race: Rev3 Quassy – Half
Location: Middlebury, Connecticut
Weather: Sunny, 85 degree, 75% humidity

Race Goals:

1. increase effort on swim
2. maintain specific wattage on bike
3. put in a solid effort on first ½ of marathon

“You have to do Rev3.” “You have to do Quassy.” “Rev3 Quassy is awesome.”

- Everyone

The swim course was in Lake Quassapaug a fresh water lake located at Quassy Amusement Park. The course was triangular and was to be swam in a clockwise direction. The water quality is very similar to that of Timberman 70.3. As compared to two weeks ago at Harriman, the water temperature was much warmer, 72 degrees!

Prior to my 7:15 wave start I was able to get in a 7-10 minute warm up. Everything felt great including the arm coolers I was wearing. My intentions were to wear them during the swim to save some time during transition, we all know how annoying putting spandex type material on when wet is. I mention this because I have never swam with t…