Waccabuc, New York | www.bysshetank.com
|Bucket List Race||Three Peaks CX, England|
|Post-Race Drink||Vegan Hammer Recoverite|
|Off-Day Activity||Chopping Wood|
My first triathlon was an SBR race in Harriman State Park, NY in 1989 - That summer I was doing morning long-course workouts with my swim team and then when the team went to their second workout inside for short course, I'd ride 27 miles each day to my lifeguarding job and then a few of those days I'd run halfway home. My 18-speed way-too-big-for-me-Raleigh-maroon touring bike did not have a power meter or even an odometer.
After college, and without a bike worth riding, I discovered Marathon running in NYC (as one does). From that base and my history with swimming, I set out to find and place in the hardest and weirdest races around, i.e. Survival of the Shawangunks and American Zofingen, both in New Paltz, NY, and the Tour of Battenkill. After a few years on and off the podium in my respective age groups, it was time for Ironman. Napa, April 2014. Met my goal time. Won the race but WAY too slowly to rest on that first effort . . . but then life crashed into training an I've been relatively dormant until this year.
Today, with an estimated VO2Max that still ranks 10 years my junior, I feel strongly that it's time to do better.
At work, I am your 'be prepared" Eagle Scout, brand strategist, educator and entrepreneur that many students and executives have followed to find new perspectives. Reframing, listening, poking and pattern finding are just a few of the tools in my kit that get ideas, leaders & employees moving forward more dramatically than typical protocol dictates.