Athletic Background: 25+ years of Road Running – racing distances 1 mile to marathon, 5 years of triathlon – completing 3 Ironman distance events, recreational tennis, softball, bowling, high school basketball and track
Passion: Being my best every day.
Objective: Assisting athletes to set realistic and challenging goals, achieve those goals via proven training methods and ultimately live their triathlon dreams.
Coaching Philosophy: I personally use and advocate data driven training. Acquiring and analyzing performance data allows workouts to be optimized for maximum effectiveness. Periodic testing enables the development of realistic race goals and plans.
Favorite Race to Date:2014 Ironman Cozumel
Favorite Race Distance:Ironman 70.3 and Half-Marathon
Favorite Discipline of Triathlon:Running
2015 Race Goals:Execute my race plan for all A races (World’s Toughest Half, Vineman 70.3 and Challenge Rancho Cordova)
Other Hobbies/Interests:Current events reading (newspapers and magazines) Learning, some day (I promise!), to play the guitars I have purchased.
Playlist:SiruisXM Coffee House and Spectrum channels
Favorite Movie:Justified (TV show)
Little Known Facts:I grew up on a farm and can drive a tractor.
“You are not finished when you’re defeated, you are finished when you quit” Phone: (916) 690-9738 Certifications: USA Triathlon Level 1 Coach, Ironman Certified Coach, NASM Certified Personal Trainer, F.I.S.T. Certified Triathlon Bike Fitter, NASM Nutrition Specialist Formal Education: Master of Business Administration B.S. Applied Science and Technology Background: 2x Ironman Finisher, First Triathlon in 2005, Former Youth Football and Baseball player and coach Passion: I am passionate about the sport of triathlon and fitness in general, living a healthy lifestyle, and helping others reach their maximum potential. Objective: My personal mission is to help athletes of all ages and abilities accomplish their goals. I am excited about coming back to EPIC and coaching because it provides me with the opportunity to lead a healthy lifestyle, give back some of what the sport has given me, and meet a lot of great people with common interests. My approach to coaching is finding that balance between fitness, career, family, and nutrition and using the advancements in technology to individualize training. Favorite Race to Date: Ironman St. George Favorite Race Distance: I enjoy competing in the Olympic distance but I love the challenge of the Ironman. Favorite Discipline of Triathlon: Cycling, because I can use technology to maximize my outcome. 2016 Race Goals: Ironman Vineman Other Hobbies/Interests: Olympic weight lifting, Obstacle course racing, and CrossFit style workouts Playlist: Classic Rock Little Known Facts: In my younger days I was in the Marines, Air Force Reserve, and Sheriff’s Department…That explains my attention to detail!
Nearly anything outdoors, swim, bike, run, kayak, hike, mt bike, dirt bike, ski, ride horses, archery, shooting sports – if its outdoors I want to be doing it.
USAT Level 1
I started running because of a weight problem/health concerns over 25 years ago. Running to lose weight led to a casual 5k and then 10k to mountain bike racing, to road cycling, to half marathons then full marathons to my first sprint distance triathlon. I fell in love with the sport of triathlon at my first event and have never looked back. I completed my first Ironman in 2014 and that experience was a dream come true.
To share what I know and help other people augment their lives through healthy hobbies and achieve their athletic dreams – whatever those look like.
Favorite Event to Date: It’s a tie between Ironman Arizona and the Boston Marathon.
Favorite Race Distance: All, for differing reasons, but the journey to Ironman distance was my favorite experience to date.
Favorite Race Discipline: Run!
My 2016 Race Goals: Improve swimming, stay healthy, improve swimming, learn as much as I can from those around me, improve swimming, enjoy the journey to Ironman Vineman. (And did I mention improve swimming?)
Other Hobbies/Interests: I train and compete with horses in the Jumper discipline, I love to draw or do anything artistic, target shooting and archery. I love to build things with my hands, work hard on our farm. I love to ski/snowboard and generally hang out with my son.
Playlist: Mostly country but if you dug into my iPod, you’d find Neil Diamond to Eminem and everything in between
Favorite Movie: Love Actually
Little Known Facts About Me:I was a volunteer EMT/Firefighter for 22 years, I can play the flute and piccolo
Passion: Watching others earn, achieve and celebrate success.
CCIEx2, USA Cycling Level III Coach
Swam as a kid. Developed a chlorine allergy. Stopped Swimming. Jacob Bulemjian’s 1986 Crest-Blue Cannondale is when I got the bug. Rode in High School and then a bit for my first year of college. I put the bike away for about 20 years. I started riding again with my friend Richard Welch in 2005. I caught the racing bug and launched a racing team in the Roseville area. In 2013, I joined Victory Velo Racing based in Auburn, CA. When my wife was diagnosed with cancer in 2014, I needed a more regular outlet than riding and I started doing some “running” and then foolishly, I purchased a wetsuit because I was going to swim from Alcatraz. Well, all that led to the distraction of the great Tahoe IM 70.3 smoke out. Which then lead to Challenge Rancho Cordova 70.3, and then a trip to Kona for Honu 70.3 (because everybody knows the best way to make up for the expense of Tahoe was to double down and go to Kona!).
Objective: See a need, meet a need; Live with purpose.
Coaching Philosophy: I like to come alongside people and help them make incremental steps towards their goals, politely pushing and prodding as needed.
Favorite Event to Date: The “Catherine Morgan Annual Plank-Off”, followed closely by Challenge Rancho Cordova 2014 (because I got to cross the finish line with my kids!).
Favorite Race Distance: Anything with a swim exit to T1 that is less than Santa Cruz 70.3.
Favorite Race Discipline: I’d like to say cycling. But, as I’ve yet to have a good 70.3 outing, I’ll go with swimming.
Phone: 916-224-8121 Certification: RRCA Certified Run Coach Background: Former masters sweep rower, numerous run distance finisher in 13.1, 26.2 and 50k. Finisher of three 70.3 (Vineman, Oceanside, St. George). Ironman 140.6 Coeur d’ Alene finisher in 2015. Coached for Fleet Feet Folsom/Roseville Marathon Program (2015). Objective: Helping others experience what they are truly made of with a splash of fun in the mix! Coaching Philosophy: Train effectively with patience, persistence, and laughs along the way. Passion: Growth and balance in my personal endeavors, in my faith, and in my relationships.
Favorite Race to Date: St. George 70.3—loved the climb, the heat, and the red rocks! Favorite Race Distance: 13.1 and 70.3 Favorite Race Discipline: Run (and sometimes swim, really.) My 2016 Goals: Cheerleader and supporter of all my peeps and racing this year Other Hobbies/Interests: bible study, anything crafty (it’s not pretty, but I keep trying), being outdoors and moving Playlist: R&B old school, Christian and Pop Favorite Movie: Steel Magnolias Little Known Fact: Competed in World Masters Rowing Championships in Canada 2010 in a lightweight 4 (didn’t win, but we beat a big-girl boat—BAM!)
B.S. in Exercise Science, USAT Level I, USAT Youth & Juniors, Metabolic Efficiency Training Specialist, USA Cycling Level III, US Masters Swim Level II
3x Ironman Finisher, Began Triathlon in 2001, Began Road Running in 1995, High School Athletics
To joyfully help people find untapped capabilities within themselves through the sports of swimming, cycling and running. While I find joy and growth in each of my coaching relationships, I particularly love working with “newbies” to triathlon and first time full Iron Distance athletes. Additionally, the ability to positively impact the lives of kids through the fun and discipline of our sport is a privilege and a constant source of inspiration. To have the privilege of walking alongside a person of any age that is discovering new levels to their tenacity, strength and spirit? There’s nothing like it!
To meet athletes where they are and skillfully help them advance towards their goals, whether it be a child taking on their first dip in the pool, a beginner staring down their first sprint distance event or an accomplished athlete looking to shave time off their personal best for a 70.3 or 140.6.
Coaching Philosophy: Excellence and positivity are as important to bring to coaching, training and racing as are knowledge, technique and skill. I strive to uphold and live out each of these values in relationship with every EPIC Member with whom I get to work and play.
Favorite Race to Date: Ironman Canada 2012 Favorite Race Distance: Sprint and 70.3 Favorite Discipline of Triathlon: Swimming!
My 2016 Race Goals: Ironman Vineman 140.6 (done!)
Little Known Facts: I have been married to Keith for 25 years and together we have an adventurous young adult son who rock climbs, traverses highlines, and can basically teach himself to do absolutely anything and a multi-talented young adult daughter who has just started the International Studies program at Pepperdine University. I was in the Army for 4.5 years. I have an M.A. in Theatre Arts and was once nominated as Best Director for a Theatre Elly Award in Sacramento. I also work remotely full-time for an awesome software company.