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Name: Greg Bishop
Location: Fairfax, VA
Age Group: Male 55 - 59
About Me: I started triathlon as part of a challenge from a coworker (who never actually arrived at a start line) in 2003 with a sprint and an Olympic tri. 2005 will see me going for my first Ironman.
What I do to pay the bills: Work for America Online in the Operations department
Who defends the ranch when I'm out training: My wonderful wife.
Short term triathlon goals: Complete Ironman Florida course before time expires: happy and health
Long term triathlon goals: Continue to complete races happy and healthy
Fantasy triathlon goals: Qualify for Kona (if you have ever seen me run, you know this is pure fantasy)
Three favorite albums: Bach - Brandenburg Concerti
Mozart - Ein Musikalischer Spass
Phil Collins - Three Sides Live
Favorite book: The Lord of the Rings
Favorite movie: Star Wars
Chocolate: Dark 73% Organic
Garlic: Absolutely
Blue Cheese: Prefer Not
For breakfast, I usually have: Balance Bar and Diet Coke
After a long day of training, my favorite meal is: I've found my stomach settles down quickly with a McDonalds Apple Pie. After that it depends on what I have time to cook.
My best triathlon advice is: Not enough experience to have any advice worth mentioning.
My best non-triathlon advice is: Balance. Just as triathlon requires balance between the three disciplines, life requires balance between many priorities. Focus to stay balanced.
What was I thinking when I signed up for my first race: Swim a mile in a lake? No problem. Bike 40km? No problem. How the $^!! am I going to run a 10k? (At the time I had never run more than a mile and thought running was only torture.)
Everything I need to know I learned from: My wonderful wife.
My deepest, darkest secret is: Not to be posted on the Internet.

Race Summary

Race Type # Done PR Race PR
Run - Marathon 3 Shamrock Marathon (Mar 19, 2005) 5:17:52
Triathlon - International Distance 2 Diamond In The Rough (Jul 9, 2005) 3:17:46
Triathlon - Half Ironman 1 Odyssey Half Iron Triathlon (Sep 24, 2005) 7:01:33
Triathlon - Ironman 1 Ironman Florida (Nov 5, 2005) 16:09:31

Race Schedule

Date Name Type Results
Time O.A. A.G.
Mar 19, 2005 Shamrock Marathon Run - Marathon View
5:17:52 1341 / 1494 149 / 163
May 22, 2005 Columbia Triathlon Triathlon - International Distance View
3:27:50 1109 / 1245 151 / 160
Jul 9, 2005 Diamond In The Rough Triathlon - International Distance View
3:17:46 608 / 688 46 / 50
Sep 24, 2005 Odyssey Half Iron Triathlon Triathlon - Half Ironman View
7:01:33 181 / 200 26 / 28
Nov 5, 2005 Ironman Florida Triathlon - Ironman View
16:09:31 1865 / 1935 290 / 297
Oct 14, 2006 Baltimore Marathon Run - Marathon None
Nov 11, 2006 Richmond Marathon Run - Marathon None