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Mark Millard Mark Millard

"lung doc" (pulmonary medicine)

How did you get into triathlon?
I swam in high school, and didn't start running until I was 49, picking up cycling a few years later. You never get bored, and you might even prolong your usefulness by not wearing out any specific joint early.

How long have you been doing triathlon?
My first sprint Tri (Tom Landry) was 2006. My first olympic distance was 2011.

Favorite workout?
Spinning around White Rock at dawn in the summer.

Do you have training partners?
That's why you join a group.

Best Race?
Augusta 70.3 2017

Worst Race?
Any time you DNF.

Why you do triathlons?
It's all about balance, endurance and goal setting. And after you've done it, you want to start all over again. Maybe it's the endorphin rush of prolonged exertion; maybe because it's just fun.

What's next for you?
Whatever my friends can talk me into attempting.

Most embarrassing moment doing sports?
Being razzed by a 72 y/o passing me on the bike during the 2011 NYC Nautical Olympic Tri who kept asking, "didn't you train for this?"

Running Shoe that you wear?

What time do you wake up?
When the alarm goes off.

Favorite song to train to?
My iPod broke.

Out of all 3 sports- which is your favorite? run.....I don't know. They all have their ups and downs. The nice thing about training is you can't get bored.

What kind of food do you eat during a workout?
Infinit during a race or long ride. Blocs.

Favorite food (regular)?
Foodies eat almost anything that can be purchased from CM or WF.

Spouse/Significant Other?
My running partner for the last 4 years.

Other sports interest?
Exercise physiology

Something that you like to do that is not sports related?
Cooking (especially when my children come home for holidays), listening to classical or jazz music, reading (Updike, Fitzgerald, Maugham), and teaching

Favorite TV show/movie?

Greatest motivator?
William Osler

NYC by way of Austin

Interesting fact about yourself?
I was one of two students in my 5th or 6th grade class to flunk the first President's Physical Fitness exam.

What do you like to do to get away from triathlon?
Medicine is a demanding mistress; triathlons get you away for a "breather", not the other way around.