Athlete Spotlight - Ken Campbell

Athlete Spotlight - OutRival Racing Athlete Ken Campbell Coached by Jackie Miller

Questions for Ken:

How long have you been racing?

I did my first sprint Tri in 2011

What are your goals for this season?  Long Term?

For this season is to have a great race at IRONMAN 70.3 World Championships in St George and try to qualify again for 2022 in New Zealand.  For long term maybe try and get to Kona.

What is your favorite workout?

I really enjoy short all-out effort sessions or intervals with all three of the sports. 

What brought you to triathlon (running, cycling)?

I started running after working out, and a friend at work said why don't you do Triathlon with me. So, I did and I thought to myself I can do better than that and the rest is history.

What did you do in 2020 to keep yourself motivated?

I did a lot virtual races with Ironman VC and with QT2. I did some bike riding challenges as well.  

When did you begin with OutRival Racing?

2017

Why did you decide to train with OutRival Racing?

I was struggling with getting the proper training in for long course races and was seeing the success that other athletes were having around me.

Who is your coach?

Jackie Miller

What do you like best about working with Coach Jackie?

I like having the one-on-one interaction regarding workouts and feedback. It has helped to keep me accountable and has made me a better athlete. I never feel under prepared aonrace day.

Questions for Coach Jackie:


What Do You Like Most About Coaching Ken?

When Ken and I started working together 4 years ago, he was a very anaerobic athlete who wanted to focus on long-distance racing.  He did everything fast and intense.  I compared him to the Tasmanian Devil.  Always spinning around in a fury!  Ken put his trust in not only me, but the process itself.  He has evolved into a very strong and successful aerobic athlete.  Ken has an amazing work ethic when it comes to not only triathlon, but life in general.  On top of raising two kids and having a career with the Fire Department, he rarely misses a training session.  VERY rarely!  He keeps his head down, works hard and never complains that it is "too hard, too much or too demanding."

What stands out most about Ken?

When I think of Ken, I think of the following quote, "Work hard in silence and let success make the noise."  Despite Ken's success in racing, he is extremely humble. He does not brag about his workouts, post about his wins or tells others how much or how hard he is training. He just quietly goes about his "business" getting it done and let's his success speak for itself. I really appreciate and admire that about him.



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