Episode 146: Professional triathlete Morgan Pearson was one of the founding members of the Tinman Elite club and joins us to talk about the founding of the group. We also discuss his transition to becoming a professional triathlete and his win at this past week’s Club Cross Championship.
1:02 Morgan’s background and how it lead to a later change to triathlon
2:50 What were your times before you made the jump?
3:49 When you made the big jump is that when you realized you may want to run at college?
5:14 Did you compete in swimming in high school too?
5:50 When did you make the college commitment?
6:08 Why did you make that transfer to Colorado?
6:57 Did you realize when you made the transition to Colorado did you realize you wanted to pursue this after school?
8:26 You were one of the founding members of Tinman Elite right?
8:51 What made you decide to join Tom?
12:00 When you started Tinman with Drew early on, did you ever even dream it could become what it has become?
13:58 You have run under Wetmore and Tom, what are some of the biggest differences?
17:02 When did you decide to make the jump to triathlon?
19:39 Your first triathlon you won, how did the race go?
23:09 How much training on the bike did you do before that?
24:17 USA Triathlon must have been interested in you after that win?
25:04 Was it after that win that you decided you were going to focus on it?
25:45 What has been the toughest transition from runner to triathlete?
27:34 Are you racing more as triathlete than you were as a runner?
28:29 When is your Olympic qualifying race?
29:58 Three Club Cross Championships in a row and you won the individual title
32:47 How did the Club Cross race play out?
Final Surge 5 questions in under a minute
Favorite endurance/running book? – Running with the Buffaloes
Current trainers you are wearing? – 361
Favorite race? – Club Cross
Favorite recovery meal or recovery drink? – Kale smoothie
Your favorite workout – Fartlek