David Glover, MSE, MS, CSCS
Introducing David Glover – Endurance Sports Coach, Athlete and Author:
My passion is helping my clients achieve their dreams in triathlon and other endurance sports through training plans, consulting and teaching. I currently reside in the triathlon mecca of Boulder, Colorado and train and work alongside the world’s best triathletes and coaches.
I still vividly remember my first triathlon in 1995 – a sprint-distance race in Atlantic Beach, Florida. I had recently completed radiation and surgery for cancer while active duty in the U.S. Navy so I wanted to prove to myself that, even though I had cancer, cancer did not have me. I nervously lined up at the starting line with my swim wave, but when the starting gun went off, all of my fear and anxiety disappeared. I finished in the middle of my age group that race, but I was instantly hooked.
In my third year of triathlon with my friend Phil’s influence, I discovered the Ironman® distance (2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike, 26.2-mile run) and have now successfully completed 28 races (8:51 PR) including competing in the Ironman Hawaii World Championship and winning 5x Iron-distance events overall. In 2007, I was selected for the Vineman Hall of Fame and my profile appears on the back of all the finisher’s medals from that year. Overall, I’ve competed in more than 100 triathlon events.
I have degrees from:
- U.S. Naval Academy (Bachelor of Science in Computer Science in 1993)
- Catholic University of America (Master of Science in Engineering Management in 1998) and
- Eastern Michigan University (Master of Science in Exercise Physiology in 2011)
In addition to the numerous articles I’ve written, I published Full Time & Sub-Nine: Fitting Iron Distance Training into Everyday Life, a book about my experiences at the Naval Academy, surviving cancer and my rise from age grouper to an elite level Ironman-distance triathlete – all while working a full time 9-to-5 job.