Joe Munchak

Joe Munchak
  • Date of Birth/Location: 8/31/1983, Fairfax, VA
  • Years Racing: now in my 2nd decade of multisport!
  • Strengths on the course: Hills, as long as they aren't in the transition zone.
  • Goals for 2014: Enjoy every race I do, stay injury-free, spend more time working on efficient form and technique.
  • Nickname: Metronome Munchies (or just Munchies)
  • Family Status: Married to the the best race bear in the world and human slave to 3 guinea pigs.
  • Currently on my iPod: A mix of late 90s west coast rap, euro beats, and puccini operas (seriously).
  • Favorite Races: Oly - Columbia; 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).
  • Favorite Food: The Chicken Saag from Gurkhas in Boulder, CO is the most amazing thing I have ever tasted.
  • Blog: Snapple Team Blog
  • 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.
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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22
May
2013

Columbia 2013

A promising start to the season

Columbia 2013
Columbia Triathlon race report

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30
April
2013

The purpose of camp is...

to crush your own dreams

The purpose of camp is...
Highlights from the Lost Barn weekend in April

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07
April
2013

Preseason is over

Cherry Blossom 2013

Not many cherry blossoms yet
After a winter swim focus with some solid time on the trainer, I decided to open up my 2013 race season with the Cherry Blossom 10 miler.

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