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US Army Physician, 1-3 Years Racing Triathlon
“Training for triathlon is difficult when you are in the military. For example, I recently spent 5 months on a remote airfield in Eastern Afghanistan. My coach was literally on the other side of the planet in Florida. TrainingPeaks allowed her to see and analyze every workout almost instantly. Her ability to analyze my workouts and modify my training regimen even for the next day, regardless of our locations, is a testament to how valuable TrainingPeaks has been for us.”
Previously a sub 3-hour marathoner, Amit Bhavsar began racing triathlon in 2009 when he entered his first sprint distance event. Two years later, he raced his first 70.3 distance triathlon and is currently training for his first 140.6. He hopes to qualify for Kona in 2012. Amit is also an Army Officer and physician currently stationed in Hawaii. Amit spendsl 60-90 hours a week in the hospital and, in his words, “I don’t have time for junk miles. I need to know that every hour I devote to training MUST make me faster.” Amit has also had to do quite a bit of traveling in recent years and has been known to train on a stationary bike in places such as a makeshift shelter in Eastern Afghanistan, or a hotel room in Washington DC. Amit currently lives in Honolulu with his wife and two boys, who are his biggest fans.