Club Leadership

Brent Phinney

Brent Phinney (Picture courtesy of the Windsor Beacon)

Originally from Wyoming, I moved back to Colorado from Washington 5 years ago to raise my family. My wife Lindsay and I have 2 boys, Miles and Briggs. We live in Windsor where I have my business, Windsor Eye Care. We absolutely love Northern Colorado and the people here.

 

How I got into triathlon

After 15 years away from any kind of sport I figured it was time to get back in shape. I also realized how out-of-shape I was when I watched my twin brother compete in an Ironman. Pretty hard looking at a mirror (figuratively) and realizing you are the fat brother. And so the journey began 4 years ago with a humbling experience at Boulder IM 70.3.

Favorite part of triathlon

The camaraderie. Although it is an individual sport, it feels like everyone is pulling for you.

Least favorite part

Cold water! Still takes me at least 5 minutes standing at the edge of the pool every workout trying to convince myself that it's not that bad.

Why I became involved in NoCo Tri Club

Northern Colorado has so many endurance athletes and we really need a club that can bring everyone together in an organized fashion. It's so much more fun to train and race together with people you know.

Training and/or racing philosophy

Never quit! No matter how bad it seems, there are people who aren't as lucky to be able to hurt so good.

What I am looking forward to most about the NoCo Tri Club...

Getting to know more of the Northern Colorado endurance athletes on a social basis.

2014 Tri Goals

Finish the year with a good showing at Age Group Nationals and IM 70.3 Worlds in Mont Tremblant.