In this episode of the #AskASwimPro Show, we’re chatting with the Global Marketing Manager of MyTriPro – Heath McKnight. Hear his journey of how he found his passion for triathlon and joined the MyTriPro team!
Hi, my name is Heath! I live in Palm Beach, Florida and am excited to join the MySwimPro team. I have a film and video production background, and worked in TV news, independent film, corporate video and film education for a few years before moving into marketing and writing.
How He Got Into Triathlon:
A few years back, I had slowly gained weight and decided to start running. I really never ran before, so it was a big deal for me at the time. Since then, I ran everything from a 5K up to a few marathons. In early 2018, I decided a triathlon would be a great new challenge, so I ‘dove in’ and became a part of a great community
What Motivates Him:
The things that motivate me with triathlon include beating my best times, signing up for a longer distance race, pushing myself to succeed more.
What He Loves About Triathlon:
The triathlon community, which is very friendly and inclusive, plus very helpful when I was starting out. I now give back to those new to triathlon. The other thing I love is the training – I always feel great during and after a swim, bike or run training session.
His Advice For Beginner Triathletes:
Join a local triathlon community, or swim, bike and run groups. They will keep you motivated and give hard-earned suggestions as you start out. Sign up for a sprint or super sprint triathlon and set that as your goal, and just enjoy the training and race. Be patient with yourself as you make progress.
Meet your new personal triathlon coach – the MyTriPro app. Crush your next triathlon with an easy-to-follow training plan tailored to your unique skills and goals. Train anywhere, anytime with your calendar of swim, bike, run and strength training workouts available on iPhone and Apple Watch.
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