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Frank Pugsley Frank Pugsley

Civil/Environmental Engineer

How did you get into triathlon?
I had always had an interest in Triathlon since my dad entered me in a kids tri. I was a competitive swimmer and rode a mountain bike, but i was a terrible runner. I had progressed from racing mountain bikes, to training for mountain bike racing on a road bike when I met my good friend Ian. He was doing triathlons, so I just signed up for Disco in 2007.

How long have you been doing triathlon?
2012 will be my 6th season.

Favorite workout?
I really like any workout where I am training with friends whether it's running, cycling or swimming.

Do you have training partners?

Best Race?
Races in general? I think CapTexTri is an exceptionally well run race with a great course.

Worst Race?
My first trip to Rivercities. I drank Accelerade and I had some severe GI issues on the run. Hillapalooza 2010 when I crashed on the bike, but then it got better.

Why you do triathlons?
I like competition too much.

What's next for you?
For 2012 it's the Leadville 100

Most embarrassing moment doing sports?

Running Shoe that you wear?
Nike Skylon for racing; Nike Vomero for every day training

What time do you wake up?
5:30 AM +/-

Favorite song to train to?
Fast ones. I don't use music on runs or rides. (or swimming) Just in the gym.

Out of all 3 sports- which is your favorite?

What kind of food do you eat during a workout?
Infinit, Honey Stinger Waffles

Favorite food (regular)?
The kind that's on my plate or in my hand.

Spouse/Significant Other?
My wife Ashley. She has been to almost every race I have had since we met, except for the weekend she got her wedding dress, and then bridal portraits.

Other sports interest?
Mountain biking, softball, fishing, golf

Something that you like to do that is not sports related?

Favorite TV show/movie?

Greatest motivator?


Interesting fact about yourself?
I can smell a school of Speckled Trout in the water.

What do you like to do to get away from triathlon?
First choice: bay fishing in Port O'Connor for Redfish, trout, etc.; Alternates: snowboard, mountain bike, backpacking, couch surfing, etc.