A family man at heart, and a freaky fast runner, Jason brings a different beginning to his triathlon hobby.

Jason Philbin

If a gazelle would ever take a human form, we are pretty sure it would look like ‪#‎EPT_racing‬'s newest member, Jason Philbin. A family man at heart, and a freaky fast runner, Jason brings a different beginning to his triathlon hobby.

How did you get into triathlons?
I volunteered at Ironman World Championship while on vacation in Hawaii one year and absolutely fell in love with the event and sport. I felt really connected to the athletes like never before. I told myself “if I could swim I could do that”. I turned 40, and had Patty Waldron teach me how to swim. My first triathlon was Set Up Events White Lake Half (yeah, skip the sprints) where I found myself praying with Locke Stuart 30 seconds prior to the start. I’ll never forget that moment. Thanks Locke! Oh yeah, I did finish.

What is your favorite discipline?
Duh, running.

What is your career highlight?
It hasn’t happened yet! I know what it will be but that’s a secret.

And biggest challenge?

Favorite local race?
PPD Beach2Battleship 70.3 was awesome. Tri Latta pretty good too. Big South 5k

What is the biggest race day mistake you’ve made that you’ll never forget?
It was a while ago…but I was racing a sprint running race, thought I had won and slowed down only to get passed at the finish line…..You have to race all the way to the finish line and don’t turn around and give the competition any hints that you are hurting.

What is your one training tool that you couldn’t live without?
Is coca cola a training tool for my caffeine fix?

Do you have a strict nutrition regimen?
Sorry folks, not me. Except I don’t eat much red meat. Loads of chicken, pasta and I’m a banana freak…..4 a day easily.

Recovery regimen?
Recoverite, chocolate flavored

Goals for the upcoming year and beyond?

Ironman Louisville in October….…not just to complete but compete. What “compete” means is between me and my coach right now.

OwnWay Apparel

Official triathlon apparel sponsor for EPT Racing

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Charlotte Running Co.

Official running store sponsor for EPT Racing

Beth Hernandez

Performance Therapy
"after each session with Mike Dannenberg,
I walk away with new tools and a better understanding for how I can improve my running form and overall training performance. Not only is he an expert at the ART technique, he's taught me a lot about nutrition and hydration - all of the things needed for great athletic performance on and off the race course!"

Laurent Painchaud

Performance Therapy
"I have been going to see Mike and Matt at Performance Therapy for a few months now and all I can say is that they live up to the promise of their name! PERFORMANCE + THERAPY as in I've been experiencing tremendous gains in my endurance sports performance without the debilitating injuries that I have had in the past when pushing my body too hard. Mike has been using ART and other techniques to work on some serious scar tissue in my hamstring, but has also worked on correcting various inefficiencies in my running gait and posture. Matt is my strength coach and has been working with me on my mobility and fostering new movement patterns to correct my bad habits. A well earned 5 star rating for Performance Therapy! Top marks."

Jack Heil

Performance Therapy
"Mike helped me with my run training years ago. I get great strength & flex training ideas from LaDawn. I love getting nutrition tips from Heather."

Paul Harrold

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