Professor/Physician, 4 Years Racing Triathlon
“With the help of TrainingPeaks, I have been able to progress from being a runner who had not raced for several years, who could not swim, and who didn’t even own a bike; to being an Ironman. To train for Ironman distance races while being an active physician and surgeon is no small task, and TrainingPeaks has been an important part of making my goals a reality.”
Edward “Ted” Barnett decided to take up running again after 18 years of college and medical training, raising three wonderful kids with his wife Cathy, and doing everything but exercising. Eight years, thousands of miles, and 30 pounds later he was ready to expand his training and did his first sprint triathlon in 2009 at the age of 44, just months after taking up swimming and cycling. With the help of TrainingPeaks and great coaching, he has completed two marathons, two Half Ironman races, and last year finished his first full Ironman (IM Louisville). Originally from Wisconsin but currently living in St. Louis, Ted is training for several half and full IM races this year, all while maintaining a busy schedule as an eye surgeon and medical school professor. Recently he decided to tackle the “fourth discipline” and clean up his nutrition, and is looking forward to his best year ever, and a long triathlon career.