10Qs W John Hansen

UCDavis Tri Coach

John Hansen

Hometown:  Folsom, Cal

Twitter.com/ tricoachtrain


RM:  Athlete that inspires you?

JH:  Athletes who are humble yet successful: 
Katie Ledecky 
David Rudisha 
Haile Gebrselassie

RM:  How many years have you been competing?

JH:  40+

RM:  What fuels your competitiveness?

JH:  To push my mental and physical boundaries

RM:  Weekend trip... where to? what do you bring? Your car, pet and gear. Itemize it! Tell us why it is in the list.

JH:  Calistoga, Cal (Napa) 
Bike and run gear 
3 gear changes for a Fri, Sat and Sunday ride and or run 
Cliff bars – Mint and trail mix 
Cliff blocks - Margareta 
Gatorade endurance 
RM:  Lone wolf or training companion? why?

JH:  I would like to train more with groups but matching training and personal schedules is hard so I am mostly a lone wolf.

Pinnacle racing moment so far?
2016 Collegiate Club Nationals - the UC Davis Tri team, I coach, finished 11th overall in the men's/women's combined.  This race is the pinnacle of the sport at the Collegiate level and our team did a fantastic job competing again top flight schools from the big 5 power conferences around the United States.

RM:  What are you training for now?

JH:  Olympic distance triathlons and 10 k road races

RM:  Training secrets? Care to share?

JH:  Maintain a consistent training regime by listening to your body, resisting the urge to train/race when you know you should not, resting when needed, and avoiding injuries.

RM:  Do you have a dream race you want to create?

JH:  A triathlon that is handicapped based on PRs.  Slowest athletes begin first and the fastest athletes go last.

RM:  Training Tracks: 

Alive - Sia 
My Songs Know What You Did in The Dark- My Fan Boy 
Love Runs Out - One Republic 
Do It Again - Steely Dan 
Runnin Down a Dream - Tom Petty 
We Will Rock You - Queen

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