April’s New England Tri Fit Member Profile spotlight is on Tim M; Tim has been an athlete since the tender age of 4, when he started playing golf. He didn’t stop playing until he discovered the triathlon lifestyle. He apparently loved it so much that he gave up golf almost completely in 2012. Since then, he’s raced three Ironman (all Lake Placid), a bunch of shorter distance tri’s, and even passed the bug along to one (so far) of his daughters. Tessa joins her dad for at least a third of his workouts and is challenging him at times to keep up. Thanks for sticking with us, Tim, and good luck on your 2019 races.
What is your Athletic Background? High School Golf, track and swimming; golf, basketball and softball all through my 20s, continued golfing until my first triathlon then stopped completely (once or twice a year since)
When and Why did you Start Training for Triathlons? I started gaining weight a little each year and started swimming again in 2008 to stop the weight gain. Then I started mountain biking on Sundays with a friend in 2012 and would show up at the pool once in a while on Monday mornings with fresh bruises and with the resulting conversations I learned that several of the people that I was swimming with did triathlons and they talked me into it.
What is your Most Memorable/Favorite Race and Why? Ironman Lake Placid 2018, my third Lake Placid in a row…because it was a week of family and friends with 4 Athletes (me, Missy, Gina and Heather – Tracey Lincoln raced too but didn’t stay with us) and 20 something people sharing a house and my daughters both list it as their favorite vacation ever…and we all saw everybody, athletes and family, several times during the race.
What Races are you Excited for this Season? Summer Solstice & Patriot.
What do you do When You are Not Tri-ing? Quality and compliance consultant for investigational new drugs.
What is your Favorite Place to Run/Ride? Moose Hill.
What Kind of “Off Season” Training do you do? Swim, bike, run, in moderation
What is a Fun Fact about you? I played golf 50-100+ times per year from age 4 until a few weeks before my first triathlon…and about 10 times total since my first triathlon.
Can you Share a Triathlon Tip? Nothing new on race day. been there, done that, it was never a good idea.
What do you love best about being a NETF Club Member? Friends.