Joe Maloy, 2014 USA Triathlon Elite National Champion
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Race Season Begins!

Without any major races, I've taken the past few months as an opportunity for change.  I changed up my routine with trips to see family and friends over the November and December holidays.  Between, during, and after those trips, I've simultaneously worked on changing details of my swimming, biking, and running techniques.  Removed from the pressure of competition, it's nice to have a time of year dedicated to making these changes.

That being said, it's about time to transition into competition season.  I'm ready for that change, too.  It's time to see how all of those small adjustments will pay off against the best triathletes in the world.  I love to compete, and I undoubtedly believe this is the best use of my time and energy.  Enjoy the following snippets from my "change" season, and look for more updates as we head to the races.  Thanks for sharing my journey! 

"In human affairs of danger and delicacy successful conclusion is sharply limited by hurry.  So often men trip by being in a rush.  If one were properly to perform a difficult and subtle act, he should first inspect the end to be achieved and then, once he had accepted the end as desirable, he should forget it completely and concentrate solely on the means.  By this method he would not be moved to false action by anxiety or hurry or fear.  Very few people learn this."

-John Steinbeck, East of Eden

2015 Race Schedule & Results






Coronado Valentine's Day 10K



Tritonman Triathon, San Diego



New Plymouth World Cup



Auckland WTS



Cape Town WTS



Yokohama WTS



London WTS



Pan Am Games (Toronto)



Rio Test Event



Edmonton WTS



Chicago WTS



Cozumel World Cup


race schedule is subject to change

ITU Rankings
  • 16th: ITU Olympic Points
  • 24th: ITU World Series Points
  • 25th: ITU Points (general)

Physiological Testing at EMU




"Physiological testing is great, but it takes more than numbers and data to make a champion. Good numbers in the lab guarantee exceptional performance about as well as fresh ingredients ensure a delicious cooked meal."

I'll use the data I collected from my running evaluation at Eastern Michigan University's Running Science Laboratory (my 4th visit in the past 3 years to Dr. McGregor's lab) to be more efficient in my training. I only have so much energy...these tests ensure I'm channeling that energy in the right direction.


Bike Fitting


I worked with CycloLogic (Scottsdale, AZ) to find a more aerodynamic bike position.  


The left screen (above) shows the pressure on my undercarriage. These adjustments (along with a new Cobb saddle) cut that pressure in half! It was like going from this:



to this:

News & Media


Top five on the motivational playlist!



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Photos and Video

Pre-race at the Coronado Valentine's Day 10K.
Caught retying shoes - non-elastic laces!

Coronado Valentines Day 10K StartCoronado Valentine's Day 10K Start

Pleased to be atop the podium with a 30:18 finish.

The Triathlon Squad

Birthday celebration with a special group of friends

"Cross training" with Gwen Jorgensen