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Essential Skills to be a Badass Runner

August 13, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT

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Type of Event

Awesome Event

Presented by

Brian P. Whitehouse, PMP, Strategy and Future Requirements Director, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Pacific, Three-time Boston Marathon Finisher, Four-time Ironman Triathlon Finisher, including the Kona Ironman Championship.

Location/ Date & Time

Online via Zoom only:

*****Zoom link and meeting password will be sent out to registered participants*******

Date: August 13, 2020

Time: 7:00p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time (4:00p.m.-5:00pm Hawaii Time)


Are you someone who walks or jogs now and would love to become a runner somehow even if you think that might be a crazy goal? Or have you been running for a long time and that same person running in your ‘hood keeps passing you no matter how hard you try? Or you have decided that waiting until old age to place in running competitions via attrition might not be the best strategy – you want to start winning now!  Stop feeling dissatisfied with your running abilities and take it up a notch.

Come listen to incredible running coach and Ironman Championship triathlete, Brian Whitehouse, share his insights on how to become a better, faster and more efficient runner.  Brian will discuss proper form and training methods that can make a difference in your running results and how to stay motivated, and push through tough runs.

Disclaimer: You should consult your physician or other health care professional before starting running or any other fitness program to determine if it is right for your needs. This talk is designed for educational purposes only. You should not rely on this information as a substitute for, nor does it replace, professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. If you have any concerns or questions about your health, you should always consult with a physician or other health-care professional.


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Brian P. Whitehouse, PMP, Strategy and Future Requirements Director, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Pacific

Brian Whitehouse currently serves as the BD5, Strategy and Future Requirements Director for Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Pacific, Honolulu, Hawaii where he leads efforts to accelerate organizational effectiveness and mission readiness through strategic thinking, robust business analytics, integration of resource management and business processes.  The integration effort related to the internal efficiency and effectiveness of the command’s structure, processes, and future challenges.

Brian started exercising in 1990 with his first race being the Great Aloha fun run in Honolulu as a way to get in shape.  The race at was an 8.2 mile point to point fun run.  Brian signed up for a 16 week Marathon training program that same year and completed his first marathon.  He found the training program was a great way to get to know likeminded people which gave the push he needed to get to the training sessions a couple days a week.

Brian then wanted to try something different so he went to a triathlon bike store and talked with the owner who also had a training program that he joined not knowing how to swim and not owning a bike.  He ended up buying a bike and started to attend the training sessions.  Once again he found people were so supportive.  How little did he know where that journey would take him?

Long story short, Brian has run in the Boston Marathon three times and finished four Ironman Triathlon races consisting of a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike ride, and 26.2 mile run with one being the 2013 Ironman World Championships in Kona Hawaii.  He has finished 42 marathons all over the world including Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Las Vegas, Chicago, Seoul Korea, plus 20 Honolulu Marathons.  His fastest marathon was Los Angeles in 3hrs 17 minutes.

Although he has diverted his attention to his career over the last couple of years, he continues a solid exercise routine that keeps him busy.  He thinks it’s the lifestyle that keeps him going and the inspiring people that you meet along the way.

Brian currently lives in Honolulu, Hawaii.


August 13, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT
Event Category:


Online Only
Via Zoom link provided United States