About Me

Welcome to SlowBeast

Snowshoe Grindelwald
Snowshoeing Above Grindelwald

I’m Scott and this little site is a place for me to create some accountability for my triathlon, running, and health goals. I hope to also share some tips, lessons learned and the local scenery with you along the journey.

 

Some things about me

  • I’ve been living in Zurich, Switzerland for 16 years. Originally I’m from Ohio, USA
  • I’m a Program Manager in a large-scale company transformations and most recently have done strategy and program/project management roles in insurance and banking. Going way back, I’m an Electrical Engineer/Computer Science guy and spent the first 10 years of my career in R&D developing products
  • Outside of triathlon, I’m most often found in the kitchen cooking away and outside in the nearby Alps, hiking, snowshoeing, skiing with my partner Emily
  • I did my first triathlon 23 years ago in 1993 a sprint race in Pittsburgh, PA. My dad came to support me and neither of us had much of an idea what was going on, but it was a great morning playing outside
  • My first Ironman was 19 years ago at Ironman Canada, where i had 4 flat tires and at one point sat in a roadside ditch in the rain for 50 minutes near the top of the Yellow Lake climb waiting for a support vehicle–a dismal finish time of 13:00 but a great mental toughness day. My Ironman’s so far: Canada, Lake Placid, Hawaii, Switzerland, UK
  • My last triathlon was Ironman UK in 2009 on minimal training (something I do not wish to repeat)
  • Least slow races so far: IM 10:55 in Lake Placid, 2000; 3:09 marathon in Austin, TX, 1997; 4:51 Half Ironman in 2000.  I still have yet to break 40:00 for a 10k

My top 10 list of favorite training and race routes

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General Playing Around Outside…It’s Not All Suffering:

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Lastly, Some Hiking and Drone Flying with Emily in the Alps…

 

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