Jay’s Quick Stats
Name: Jay Middleton
Profession: Landscape Architect
Years competing: 2
2014 A race: Ironman Lake Placid
Goals for 2014: Meet my goals set out with Coach Roger
Favourite piece of gear: My Garmin watch!
The one piece of gear I don’t have that I really want is… Power Meter
Favourite “healthy” food: Kiwi
Favourite “unhealthy” food: Ketchup Chips
To reward myself after a race I like to: Drink a nice cold beer
My race day routine: Listen to great music before the gun goes off.
Favourite race: Barrelman (Running right beside the falls)
The race I’ve never done but always wanted to: Kona Ironman
Athletic background: Baseball and Golf
Favourite place to train: Prince Edward County
Favourite workout: Long swims
When not training I like to… Enjoy time with my wife and Daughter
What drives me to compete: New experiences and pushing the body past where the mind does not always cooperate.
What motivates me to train: My daughter and the thought of being a role model for her
Favourite things to do when not training: Spending time with my family.
What I love about triathlon/duathlon/running: Moments of challenging self and meeting great people along the way.
Most exhilarating triathlon moment: The start of the swim at my first half ironman in Syracuse last year.
Person I look up to and admire the most in the sport is: Dick and Rick Hoyt
The story behind my favourite scar Broken knee cap scar from my first Try-A-tri (Rookie mistake)
When I was a kid I wanted to grow up to be…Baseball player
Morning person or night owl? Morning Person for sure
The one food item I could never give up: Pizza
Favourite ice cream flavour: Heavenly Hash
Favourite colour: Ignition Fitness Black and Yellow!
Favourite Movie: Shawshank redemption
Favourite book: Man Search for Meaning (Victor Frankl)
Favourite author: George Orwell
What type of music I listen to when training: Rage against the Machine
Other hobbies and interests Gardening
The strangest fact that nobody would ever guess about me is: I pitched for the Yankees