QT2 Coaches

John Spinney

Training Services Specialist


Coach Name: John Spinney

Hometown: Stowe, VT

Where John Grew Up: Grew up in southern-VT, but was born in MA and still has a lot of family there

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Education and Psychology from Johnson State College in Johnson, VT

Background: John grew up alpine ski racing, summer league swimming, bike racing (road) in high school and college, as well as cross country running throughout high school and college. John dabbled in triathlon prior to finishing college but gave it more attention after college where he eventually started to focus on Half- and full IRONMAN distance racing.

Coaching Experience: 10 years of alpine ski coaching (moguls), 12 years of coaching PRO and age group triathletes, 12 years coaching beginner through elite marathoners and ultra-runners, 12 years coaching beginner through elite cyclists. John has also been running triathlon and gravel cycling training camps for QT2 and The Cycling Formula for many years. 

Athletic Highlights: John has raced in over 200 triathlons, bike races and running races since 1989. He has raced 13 ironmans and over 25 half ironmans going sub 10 hours at the ironman distance 6 times including Kona and under 4:30 many times at the half iron distance. Additionally, John has been competing in and riding in gravel cycling races and events since 2014 including the Dirty Kanza 200 (now called Unbound Gravel). In 2009 John was inducted into the Johnson State College athletic hall of fame for cross-country as well as his contribution to endurance sports.

Hobbies: Live music especially quality Grateful Dead cover bands, John has been a Deadhead since 1993 and has a deep appreciation for many kinds of music. Additionally, John lives to ski deep untracked snow and is on skis 4-6 days a week from November thru May. He enjoys going uphill as much as down. 

Why work with QT2 Systems: There is no other coaching group that uses the level of detail to identify and prescribe the most personalized training stress possible needed for that athlete to be successful.

Favorite Quote: “Seek the joy of being alive.” 

Coach Level: QT2 Level 3 Coach
Credentials: USAT Level I Coach
Years With QT2: 14
Years Racing Triathlon: 24