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Joey Jenkins

Occupation?
Firefighter/Paramedic

How did you get into triathlon?
I always enjoyed running and always wanted to do Tri's

How long have you been doing triathlon?
Got my first bike in 4/2011. So i guess that will be my official start date.

Favorite workout?
Running intermediate distance.

Do you have training partners?
Currently no.

Best Race?
As of now I have only had one race. Disco Olympic in July 2011 and I hope it does not remain my best race!

Worst Race?
See above. I was overly worried about finishing the swim and I by far did the best on it. Was not worried about the run and did terrible on it.

Why you do triathlons?
I don't really know... Maybe it's the fact not everyone can do one? I just always wanted to do one and now I want to do more! My favorite thing about them is I don't seem to get the nagging little injuries that I got when I used to just run.

What's next for you?
Take on the Heat Sprint 8/21 in The Colony. Hopefully the Toyota Open olympic in October and maybe one more Sprint in October. Half Marathon in December.

Most embarrassing moment doing sports?
I can't think of one off-hand.

Running Shoe that you wear?
Right now i wear Brooks but i always have my eye open for a better pair.

What time do you wake up?
On work days around 4:00 - 4:30. on off days around 6-7.

Favorite song to train to?
I like about anything that is Bullet for my Valentine.

Out of all 3 sports- which is your favorite?
running, swimming, biking.

What kind of food do you eat during a workout?
I really like the Gatorade series.

Favorite food (regular)?
Tex-Mex!!

Spouse/Significant Other?
Single.

Other sports interest?
I love Football and Dallas Stars Hockey!

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


Favorite TV show/movie?
I don't really have a favorite TV show. Favorite movies are the Indiana Jones movies!

Greatest motivator?
A specific incident that happened on the job drives me to stay in shape.

Hometown?
Van, TX

Interesting fact about yourself?
I changed Careers to firefighting relatively late at age 34... Most people get on in their mid 20s.

What do you like to do to get away from triathlon?
Triathlon is my get away from just about everything else. But i do love to drink beer by a campfire on a cold, clear night.