April 2018 – Steve Dickens

SteveI’m a Financial Analyst for Ford Motor Company. 2 kids- (Katie 16 and Christian 9). Married to Tory. Live in Hendersonville. Type I Diabetic (for 33 years)… This will be my 3rd year doing triathlon. After finishing up a great year last year with IM Chattanooga 70.3 in May and IM Louisville 140.6 in October I decided that I would get back to running more this year which allows me to spend more time with family and friends. I have enjoyed the HEAT group runs this year and the opportunity they have provided me to be able to run with a few new faces. While race day often reminds us that triathlon is an individual sport, it’s the time training with others that are the best and most memorable.

  1. How many years have you been in triathlon?  1st was ADPi-athlon April 2016   
  2. How many years have you been apart of HEAT? 3
  3. How did you get started in triathlon? A few good friends talked me into my 1st and I was hooked the moment I finished.
  4. What is your favorite discipline?  Run
  5. What distances have you competed in?
    • Sprint
    • Intermediate
    • 70.3
    • 140.6       
  6. What has been your favorite race?  Ironman Louisville 140.6
  7. What is your go-to nutritional product for training/racing?  GU Roctane Gel and Nuun Hydration
  8. What serves as your motivation to keep going when the training or the race seems too hard? Friends and Family
  9. What does your normal training week look like?  N/A – THERE IS NOTHING NORMAL ABOUT TRI TRAINING!!!!!!!!!!!!
  10. What is your first thought after finishing a triathlon? Next challenge please!