Hi, I’m Scott Herrick.  This is my accountability corner for my triathlon, running and overall health goals.

Starting in January 2023, I’m returning to regular training after a long layoff and I’ll share my planning, progress, and some Swiss scenery along the journey.

About Me

  • I live in Zurich, Switzerland with my partner Emily. I moved here 20+ years ago, and I’m originally from Ohio, USA.
  • Career wise, I’m a full time program manager in transformation and change management, including some strategy and operating model development.  Going way, way back, I spent the first 10 years of my career in Research & Development designing radio communication systems, pharmaceutical lab instruments, and software for managing laboratory data. I did my undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering/Computer Science at Ohio State University and later a Global Executive MBA from IESE in Spain (with studies in Barcelona, Silicon Valley, and Shanghai).
  • I coach at aBetterAnimal, with a first book underway.
  • I am also an IRONMAN Certified Coach and  Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
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At the Races

  • I did my first triathlon almost 30 years ago, 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.  I did the whole swim-bike-run in a pair of Umbro soccer shorts and rode a very ill-fitted bike, but it was a great morning playing outside.

  • 5 IRONMAN races so far: Canada, Lake Placid, Hawaii, Switzerland, and UK. My first was 24 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 pass waiting for a support vehicle.  I had a dismal finish time of 13:00 but it was a superb mental toughness day.

  • Least slow races so far: IRONMAN 10:55 in Lake Placid, 2000; 3:09 marathon in Austin, TX, 1997; 4:51 Half Ironman in 2000.

MY OTHER SITES

Strategy For Athletes And Coaches

Strategy For Businesses And Organizations

Recipes For Home Cooks

Coaching and tools for preparing the whole athlete from goal setting through execution through tailored and comprehensive planning.

Consulting and tools for executing strategy through the entire organization via designing Target Operating Models and change/transformation capability.

Recipes from my home cooking workshop.