WHAT A LONG STRANGE TRIP IT'S BEEN
I am a 10+ time IRONMAN finisher, IRONMAN All World Athlete, USAT All American, and a veteran of over 150 triathlons and other endurance
events. As an accomplished Masters athlete and experienced coach, I have been able to guide all levels of competitors, from novices to Kona
qualifiers, along the road to reach their goals.
I know only too well how intimidating a triathlon might seem to the uninitiated. I was far from being a n accomplished athlete when I made the
decision to attempt my first swim/bike/run event. Approaching my 40th birthday, I had recently quit a 25 year cigarette habit and was looking for
something to do to change my mostly sedentary lifestyle. One that had consisted of one bad habit after another. Triathlon? Sure, why not, especially
since I couldn't swim, hadn't ridden a bicycle since my early teens, and soon collapsed in a heap after my first lap around the local high school track.
But I was stubborn, and yet fascinated by the challenge. I soon immersed myself in the multisport lifestyle and read everything I could find on the
subject as I tried to demystify this crazy sport. I became a student of triathlon as I pushed my own limits to improve, reaching podium finishes at every
distance, and soon began sharing my experience with others to help them reach their own elusive goals. Now, as an IRONMAN Certified Coach, I
have even more resources at my fingertips to share with my clients as we work together to conquer their doubts and fears and reach out to make
their dreams come true. If you are looking for a guide to help you improve upon your current finish times, move up to a more challenging distance, or
just get to the finish line of your first short triathlon, I would be glad to be that guide and would serve you well.
MY PERSONAL BESTS
5K.......................18:20 at age 45
Half Marathon......1:28 at age 50
Marathon........3:00:40 at age 47
IRONMAN 70......4:36 at age 48
IRONMAN.........10:29 at age 50