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About Nick

  • Grew up with mom and grandmother as nurses, many athletes in the family, so adopted a healthy active lifestyle early on...
     

  • 20 years of competitive soccer
     

  • High School running-

    • Varsity District mile Champ as a Freshman 4:33

    • State Cross County as a Sophomore

    • National Record Holder of half marathon for a 16 year old 1:10:01

  • Experience of burn out and injury. Became a student of massage therapy and natural healing. 20 years experience in prevention and recovery from sports injury

  • 6 years experience in the safety and health industry as a medic, caring for industrial athletes and reducing OSHA incidents with physical therapists and athletic trainers.

  • Collegiate Triathlon (Texas State University)-

    • Club President/ mentor/ coach (2003-04)

    • First full Texas ​Team to go to Collegiate Nationals (2003 Memphis, TN, 2004 Peoria, AZ)

    • Small Club Nationals, 2nd place (Boulder, CO 2004)
       

  • First full distance triathlon, Great Floridian 140.6, 2000 National Long Course Championship- 1st Place 20-25 10:41
     

  • Long Course World Championships, Team USA
    2003 (Nice, France) & 2013 (Belfort, France) 

  • Race Production

    • Seidel Productions​

      • River Road Run

      • TXTRI/ Devil's Backbone​

      • Schlitterbahn Kids' Tri

      • Aquarena Springs Triathlon

      • Tri It In Spanish

      • San Marcos River Ranch Triathlon

      • DU3

      • River Fest
         

  • High Five Events & ScallyWompus​​

    • Austin Marathon

    • Texas Tri Series (CapTexTri, Kerrville Tri Festival)​

    • Cap 10k

    • Alamo Beer Distance Challenge

    • Texas Hill Country Half Marathon Series

    • Don't Tread on my TRI!
       

  • Always growing and learning!!!​

So my TriDot story. I have a degree, my bachelors was triathlon focused... My degree is in Exercise & Sports Science. I went to Texas State to be on the Triathlon Team. I was President/ Coach/ Mentor/ Race Director... I took PE swimming, biking, running... I took REC Programming and created the Schlitterbahn Kids Tri as a class... Near graduation, I went to USA Triathlon Coaches Certification and also Race Directors Cert when they first came out...Served on the USA Triathlon South Mid-West REgional Board as Collegiate Chair...I wanted my career to be as a coach and race director... BUT, like in the Matrix Clip below, I felt like I was in a prison, I did not have the confidence in coaching... 

 

I value honesty and trust... Looking back, my lack of confidence in my coaching is because every time I tried to understand writing training programs or understanding what athletes needed to be their best. I felt like I was lying to them. I could not see the full truth/ all the data and reference points...Just like TriDot Jeff said in his podcast, I could not honestly coach people on trial and error like so many coaches I know.

 

This is why TriDot made total sense to me when I was introduced to it. TriDot coaches the data while I coach the person the athlete. TriDot is here now and I just ask you to trust it as you trust me and you will reach your goals like you never have...

 

Like the Matrix, Triathlon training is very complex, a lot of inputs and outputs. Tridot gives us a better perspective, a dashboard, to measure your fitness and progress. Combined with my experience, we will plug you into the Matrix of triathlon and beyond!

 

Matrix (Coaching was a thorn in my mind before Tridot)