February 2018 – Bill Findeisen

My journey in triathlon started Billwith the 2009 Old Hickory Lake triathlon on an old steel mountain bike.  I was instantly hooked.  The next year I discovered and joined HEAT as well as upgraded that old bike.  Since then I’ve done 2 full Ironmans (Louisville and Chattanooga) and several 70.3s.

I am a software architect for a healthcare information technology company.  My wife Heidi and I live here in Hendersonville with our Vizsla Layla.  Layla is a big hit on our Tri-Cations and I’m jealous of her speed and endurance.

  1. How many years have you been in triathlon?  9   
  2. How many years have you been apart of HEAT? 8
  3. How did you get started in triathlon? On a whim I signed up for the 2009 Old Hickory Lake triathlon. I did it on an old steel Trek mountain bike. Even though I nearly drowned and finished near the bottom of my age group I was hooked.
  4. What is your favorite discipline?  Bike
  5. What distances have you competed in?
    • 140.6
    • 70.3
    • Intermediate
    • Sprint       
  6. What has been your favorite race?  Ironman Louisville – My first full Ironman and what a fantastic finish line. 
  7. What is your go-to nutritional product for training/racing?  I usually train with whatever my A-race provides and live off the course.
  8. What serves as your motivation to keep going when the training or the race seems too hard? Besides the post race beer and pizza, I just remember how lucky we are to be doing this.
  9. What does your normal training week look like?  During tri season I’ll train about 10-12 hours a week. Generally 4-5 rides, 3-4 runs with a few swims thrown in.
  10. What is your first thought after finishing a triathlon?  I’m glad that’s over…where do I sign up for next years race