Joe Munchak

Joe Munchak
  • Date of Birth/Location: 8/31/1983, Fairfax, VA (DC area native)
  • Years Racing: since 2004 (go PSU tri team!)
  • Strengths on the course: Overthinking aerodynamics on the bike
  • Goals for 2015: Work on that top end speed before I get too old!
  • Nickname: Metronome Munchies (or just Munchies)
  • Family Status: 2 guinea pigs (Herbie and Precipio) and expecting baby boy Munchak in March!
  • Favorite Races: Half IM - Savageman; IM - Wisconsin.
  • Favorite Result: Collegiate Nationals 2010 (5th overall and repeat grad division champion). 
  • Favorite thing when not swimming, biking, or running: Studying global rain and snowfall patterns (I've been a huge weather nerd since I was 10). Shameless plug for my work at gpm.nasa.gov.
  • Favorite Food: Does beer count as food? New Belgium 1554 and Magic Hat #9 are my must-haves. The Ghost Face Killa from Twisted Pine is maybe not a favorite, but definitely unique.
  • Blog: You're reading it
  • Any other cool bits of info/something funny, etc: I once entered a competitive eating contest with my roommate in grad school - we attempted to eat a 14-lb pizza in 1 hour, and got a little more than 8 lbs into it before we ran out of room. Eating the toppings first was a bad idea.
19
October
2014

Ironman World Champs

Ho'omau

The theme of this year's Ironman World Championship was Ho'omau, meaning perseverance, determination, and endurance. I had no idea just how much those qualities would be needed on race day.

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22
September
2014

This Is Savageman!

Not just another brick in the wall

This Is Savageman!

If you haven't done this race yet, you should. Here's why.

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21
September
2014

North East RR

Regional Club Championship

North East RR

After a mid-summer break, it was time to return to racing and check on my form going into the fall.

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07
June
2014

May Update

PRs, a win and a podium at Columbia!

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26
March
2014

Tri-Mania Recap

Tri-Mania Recap

Team champions for the 4th year in a row!

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12
September
2013

Moo if you love Ironman

Ironman Wisconsin Race Report

Moo if you love Ironman
9:44:30 with nutrition, power, and weather data

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18
August
2013

A Week in Wisconsin

AG Nationals and I-Moo Scouting Report

There's lots of cows and corn in Wisconsin.
My adventures in the land of cheese curds and frozen custard

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13
August
2013

Defeat the Heat

Lessons from Eagleman and surviving DC summers

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