Phil Carmical has eleven years of experience as a book publisher, but he is best-known around Austin, Texas as “Panther,” a popular and respected running, triathlon, and duathlon coach. Phil started coaching in 2004 and is the founder and first president of the Austin Duathletes, which now consists of over 500 members. Phil has coached hundreds of runners, cyclists, triathletes, and duathletes, including some who have competed in national and world competitions.
Phil is a Certified Personal Trainer, and an accomplished athlete himself. Phil was the Texas state duathlon champion for his age group in 2006, he placed third in “Citisports” magazine’s “Cyclist of the Year” competition for Texas, and has been featured on the cover of Austin Runner magazine and in the Austin American-Statesman. Phil is very well-known in Austin’s running and triathlete circles, and he has competed in and won his age group in many 5k, 10k, and other running and duathlon events.