Team D3

Past Races

11/07/2020 IRONMAN 70.3 Gulf Coast
08/29/2020 Thunder in the Valley

Ian Tuffley

Bloomington, Indiana

Main FocusTriathlon
Bucket List Race70.3 WC & Kona of course...
Post-Race DrinkOrange Pop
Off-Day ActivityWhats an off day?

I'm a Canadian now living in the US! Primarily played hockey and soccer at a competitive level growing up. Running was also always a part of my life, track and cross country growing up, leading into half marathons and marathons in my 20's. I worked as a lifeguard for 12 years so the water is my friend, however no competitive background, so I fight the same battle on getting faster in the water as many others. My triathlon journey started when I was 14, I can't even remember why I did it. All I remember is coming last out the pool and slugging along on my mountain bike. I raced a few more sprints throughout the years but nothing serious. I moved from Windsor, Ontario to Toronto when I was 27 to do my masters. I got back into tri's with a more serious focus and competed in a 5 race series around Toronto. I was a mid pack guy who trained hard but with no real structure. Then came a knee injury, a stressful busy job and triathlon training disappeared. Fast forward to 3 years ago, I moved to the US (Bloomington, IN) for work and my love of Triathlon re-emerged. I had a more stable schedule and the perfect domain to train! in 2018 I completed my first 70.3 in Raleigh- I bonked on the run and it was HOT and came in around 5:30- happy to finish my first. I then decided to keep training and do my first Ironman that fall in Louisville. The weather was at/near freezing, the swim was cut short and I lost feeling in my arms on the bike..but! I had a good run and finished in 10:30. I started training with more purpose in 2019 and raced 70.3 muskoka. It went well finishing in 5:11 but I felt I could have done better and knew it was time to get serious. I went online and came across D3, I purchased the 16 week advanced training program and embarked on my first structured program. I had planned to race the fall of 2019 but didn't (for a few reasons) but finished the program anyway and raced the monumental 1/2 marathon in Indianapolis. I set a PB by 10 min! with a time of ~1:23. The results from following the program had me excited to throw down a fast 70.3 and aim to qualify for the WC. I signed up for gulf coast and traverse city this year. I got about 9 weeks into training for gulf coast and it was postponed. Im now in limbo like many others but I have my eye on the price and I'm taking this time to improve my cycling. Cheers!