About Me What makes me tick and keeps me going every single day

I was never one for long distance sports.  Growing up I often cut the corners if I went for runs.  I would say I ran longer than I did because I hated running.  I also had never biked nor swam long distances.  Despite one attempt at cross country and track in high school, it was never in my desires at a young age to run.  I was all about basketball.

It was not until an injury while playing college basketball that I decided to give running a try.  With an older brother who was an All American and a younger brother who would end up being an All American, I figured I had to give a go at running. Despite only competing in the mid distance races in college, it was one month after college track and field completed, I got the endurance bug! I completed my first short distance triathlon.

Despite finishing and acknowledging it was the hardest thing I had ever done, I signed up for my next one that night.  Over the next 5 years I slowly progressed to begin winning my age group and increasing the distances of my triathlons and running races.  In 2013 I hit the peak race of triathlon and became an Ironman.  Since then it has been multiple Ironman triathlons, 70.3 triathlons, marathons, half marathons, and running races.

In all these years I have gained intense knowledge, experience, and understanding about what it takes to achieve personal best times, expand your endurance abilities, and use the mind to control what the body puts out. I have been able to share this information by coaching several people to personal best times, breaking endurance barriers they did not believe the could, and enjoy a sport many people consider a punishment.  My goal is to do the same for you!

I have come to grow and love this sport more than I could ever dream of. It has brought my mom and I to run the New York City Marathon together. It has gotten my wife and I to run the same marathon together.  It has gotten my brother and I to run several races including half and full marathons together, Lastly but certainly not least, it has brought me my closest friends to date.

Here is a list of some of my favorite races that I highly recommend to try and do before you hang up the shoes:

New York City Marathon (see my specific training plan for this race)

Escape from Alcatraz Trialthon

St. George 70.3

Challenge Roth (140.6 in Roth, Germany)

LA Marathon

  • 2012 Ironman Vineman 70.3: 4:46.34
  • 2014 LA Marathon: 3:23.54
  • 2014 Escape from Alcatraz: 2:29.39
  • 2014 Ironman Whistler: 11:05.07
  • 2014 NYC Marathon: 3:24.16
  • 2015 LA Marathon: 3:19.39
  • 2015 Ironman St. George 70.3: 4:50.22
  • 2015 Escape from Alcatraz: 2:24.01
  • 2015 Ironman Boulder: 10:35.17
  • 2016 San Francisco 50 Miler: 9:28.36 (6th overall)
  • 2016 NYC Marathon: 2:54.32
  • 2017 Challenge Roth 140.6: 10:19.46
  • 2017 Giant Race SF: 1:24.30
  • 2017 NYC Marathon: 2:49.26
  • 2018 Boston Marathon: 2:54.32 (exact same time as my qualifying time)