Bryan Frank

Bryan Frank

Bryan got his start in triathlon back in 2008 when a good friend wanted to go to the informational meeting for the New Triathlete Program with the DC Triathlon Club and that she did not want to go alone. After his interest was piqued at the meeting, he joined the club and competed alongside the NTP class at New Jersey State Triathlon. The race has gone down in NTP history as Bryan placed third in the novice division despite riding on his mountain bike and he has become hooked on the sport of triathlon ever since (he has even upgraded to a road bike for racing). Bryan has also become highly involved in the DC Triathlon Club serving as a Lead Program Manager for NTP from 2010 to 2012 and now serves on the club's Board of Directors as the Director of Programs for the upcoming year. Bryan now trains for all triathlon distances though he really enjoys the Olympic distance triathlon the most, yet technically he has never done a Sprint distance triathlon. Since someone stole Bryan's idea of riding a Capital Share bike in a triathlon, he has had to up the ante in his ideas and now wants to race a Sprint triathlon on a penny farthing bicycle (though he still has to figure out the "flying dismount" into T2 for that).

  • Date of Birth/Location: 3/7/1975; Dallas, TX
  • Current Residence: Gaithersburg, MD (it's not THAT far from DC)
  • Years Racing: 5
  • Strengths on the course: Smiling and acknowledging fellow club members.
  • Family status: Single and accepting applications.
  • Nickname: None and accepting suggestions.
  • Race schedule for 2013: The Goofy Challenge, Ironman Austria and a few other races as yet unplanned.
  • Goals for 2013: After knocking off Boston Qualifying in my 2012 goals, Ironman Austria will be an attempt to Kona Qualify. Other goals include going sub 2:05 in an Olympic and closing in on the 4:30 Half Ironman benchmark.
  • Currently on my iPod: Fun., Lady Gaga, O.A.R., Edward Sharpe, and Gangnam Style of course! Anything that's upbeat and fast.
  • Little known fact about me: I am a Lord of the Rings fan (though not sure that's "little known"). Okay, I play the piano. How's that?
  • Favorite Race: SavageMan 70.0; call me crazy, but it's fun.
  • Favorite Result: Crossing the finish line at his first Ironman.
  • Favorite Movie: The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, of course.
  • Favorite thing when not swimming, biking, or running: Happy hour. After all, I run cleaner on ethanol.
17
February
2014

Learning about my body - Part 1

Active Release Therapy

20x30-IKDQ4995smallThe first part in a series of posts about physical therapy. Not because I have an injury, but because I want to learn more about my body and how to take care of it to prevent injuries.

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25
November
2013

Breaking the Barrier

Richmond Marathon Race Report

BFrank Richmond 21For some people the goal is just to finish a marathon. For some it’s to break the 6 hour… the 5 hour… the 4 hour mark. For me, at some random point in time, it became a goal to break that illustrious 3 hour mark. I’ll leave it to the amazing runners to break that 2 hour mark. I don’t know why that became a goal. I had already qualified for Boston and will be racing it next year, but that 2 at the front of my marathon time became an objective. I didn’t care if it was 2:59:59, that still had a 2 at the front.

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10
November
2013

Supporting Burn Victims

Nearly Naked Mile Race Report

BCFrank NNMile01It was a mile run. It was nearly naked. It was to support burn victims being comfortable in their own skin.

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16
October
2013

The tale of a squirrel and his nut

Giant Acorn Race Report

BFrank_GA2013ShirtWhat better way to end my first season of triathlon on the DC Triathlon Club / Snapple team then back in the location where I did my first race on the team: Lake Anna State Park. A very scenic and peaceful area to hold a race. Kinetic Half IM was in the spring when all the trees were lush and green. Giant Acorn was in the fall when all the foliage was changing and the temperatures were cooling off.

 

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26
September
2013

The Double Edged Sword

Nation's Triathlon Race Report

BFrank NationsSwim02After gallivanting and drinking my way around Austria post Ironman, I finally had to return to reality and come back to the good ol’ US of ‘Muricah (and go back to work to pay for drinking and gallivanting around Austria). It was time to do some shorter distance racing!

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02
July
2013

The hills are alive with the sound of Ironman

Ironman Austria Race Report

So how to begin my race report on Ironman Austria? Well, I’m sitting in a leather recliner in the first class cabin of a train bound toward Innsbruck while out to my left are the crystal clear waters of the WortherSee flowing by, the lush green and quaint Austrian countryside rolling past, and not too far off in the distance are the Alps, some even snowcapped, reigning majestically over the area. I think that’s a good enough place to start.

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12
May
2013

Never Over 'til it's over

Kinetic Half Iron Distance Race Report

Never Over 'til it's over
A race is never over until you cross the finish line. That's the lesson I've learned twice over now. In hindsight both times.

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01
March
2013

A weekend of Goofy-ness

Going to Disney World as an adult

The Goofy Challenge. Two races in one, which leads to two race reports in one. Or three. Or an epic novel. 

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