Alyssa Morrison (CoachAJ) Half Ironman Program Coach
As a schooled occupational therapist, AJ has been helping people improve their fitness for years. AJ is the founder and head coach of Multisport In Motion - www.multisportinmotion.com. She is also a certified USAT Level 1 triathlon coach, USAT youth and junior triathlon coach, US Level 3 Cycling Coach and personal trainer. Building on the experience as a collegiate athlete in track and field, AJ is a seasoned triathlete. She was named to DC Tri Club's Elite Team in 2010 and 2011, as well as the DC Tri Snapple Elite Team in 2012. She qualified for the 2009 and 2010 USAT Long Course National Championships, as well as the 2010 Ironman World Championships 70.3. In addition, AJ represented Team USA at the 2010 ITU Short-Course Dualthon World Championships in Edinburgh, Scotland. AJ was named USAT Honorable Mention All-American for triathlon in 2010 and 2011.
As the coach of DC Tri Club’s Half Ironman and Ironman Training Programs, AJ looks forward to sharing her knowledge and inspiring others in the DC Triathlon Club.
Brady Nelson (nelsb7p0) Half Ironman Program Lead Coordinator
A native Washingtonian, Brady joined the club in 2006 after his sisters became involved in triathlon through the Ulman Cancer Fund and coerced him back into the pool after a nearly 15 year layoff from swimming. He is a certified USAT Level 1 triathlon coach. His favorite distances are Olympic and Half Ironman, preferring to shy away from the IM distance. He believes the best way to achieve your goals in triathlon, as many things in life, is working and training with others - whether it's finishing your first Sprint distance race or placing in the top of your age group at an Ironman event. You can often find him out on morning training rides/bricks at Hains Point in the summer and at DC Tri Masters sessions on the regular. When he's not training he enjoys getting out of town for the weekend to hit the beach.
Brady enjoyed working with HIP members last year and looks forward to working with this year’s HIP class and any discussions that come up about race strategy, race selection, nutrition and training to help you achieve your goal of completing a Half Ironman in 2013!
Andrew Howard (howarda20837) Half Ironman Program Communications Coordinator
Andrew joined the DC Tri Club in June of 2012 as a way to get more involved in the local triathlon community and find some company for those long weekend rides and runs. Andrew has been racing triathlons for over four years while progressively getting faster and 2013 will focus on IM 70.3 Syracuse with the goal of qualifying for the Half Ironman Championships in Las Vegas. He decided to volunteer with the Half Ironman program to share his knowledge from 9 Half Ironman races with those interested in tackling the distance.
Charles Molnar (molnarc2) Half Ironman Program Event Coordinator
Charles joined the DC Tri Club in September 2012 as a way to get more involved in the local triathlon scene, and meet other like minded athletes to train with; sometimes 100 mile rides are more fun with others. Charles swam and ran competitively in high school, and continued to run while serving in the Army, but didn't start cycling until 2011 as a way to continue working out while fending off an on-coming runner's knee injury. 2012 was Charles' first year racing triathlons and putting all three sports together (racing from the sprint to iron distance); getting back into the pool after not swimming for 10 years was like riding a bike, just not as fast. After spending 7 years serving in the Army, he's a firm believer that sleep is overrated and has some of his best thoughts and client solutions while working out; if you're up at 4 or 5am you might catch Charles running 10 or 15 miles through NW DC before work or in the pool swimming. He decided to volunteer with the Half Ironman Program as a way to share knowledge and experiences, and help others meet their goals.
David Payne (dpain) Half Ironman Program Clinic Coordinator
David joined DC Tri Club in January 2011 through the New Triathlete Program to fulfill a long time dream of completing a triathlon. Little did he know at the time, but he'd be hooked. After finishing his first Half Ironman, IM 70.3 Augusta, David is looking forward to July, where he'll go up against Ironman Lake Placid. He was led to volunteer with Half Ironman Program as a way to immerse himself more and give back to the club.
Katherine Tobin (kst718) Half Ironman Program Clinic Coordinator
Katie started dabbling in triathlons in 2010 and finally admitted that she was hooked in 2011, thanks in no small part to the Master's swim team. She was a competitive swimmer and water polo player in elementary, middle, and high schools (including playing on a semi-pro team in Switzerland) and started biking while in graduate school. Running came later, usually as a result of signing up for half marathons with friends after having one or more glasses of wine. In 2011, she completed the Alcatraz challenge (1.5 mi swim, 7 mi run) and a Charlottesville sprint tri. 2012 was a busy season: Rumpass in Bumpass Oly, San Diego ITU Oly, Total 200 (200 KM ride), General Smallwood Oly, Washington’s Crossing Open Water Swim, Luray Oly & Sprint, Rev3 Cedar Point Half Rev Aquabike, Warrenton Sprint, Ironman 70.3 Augusta, and the Giant Acorn Oly and Sprint. Firmly demonstrating that sleep is overrated, Katie is now gearing up for Ironman Tahoe in 2013. Despite this plan to “go the distance,” her favorite distance is the sprint and enjoys mentoring new triathletes as they begin their journeys into the most fun sport ever. In the rare occasions she is not wearing spandex and a heart rate monitor, Katie enjoys delicious kitchen experiments and globetrotting.