Cortney Jacobsen   Northwest Energy Lab

Cortney specializes in working with high-achieving business professionals who want to race long-course triathlon, but have limited training time. My superpowers are providing actionable feedback and flexible training plans. My goal is to help you manage training so you can excel at work, have energy for the weekends, and race with confidence. I come from a 20-year career in high tech leadership, so I relate to the challenges of having a demanding career while training for ultra-distance races.


Cortney moved to Seattle in 1998 to pursue her career in technology product strategy, but become enchanted with the Pacific Northwest lifestyle and soon took up hiking, biking, and running. Her first taste of long-course endurance was a 50-mile hike on the PCT, and later, the ChelanMan half-iron triathlon. From there, she was hooked on distance racing and although she trains hard and is fiercely competitive, she credits her classical-music brain, not her body, for her athletic accomplishments.

Racing Experience

  • High school swimmer
  • Started racing triathlons in 2009
  • 3x Ironman finisher. PR time = 12:24:02 at Ironman Florida in 2013
  • 6x Half Ironman finisher. PR time = 5:20:17 at Patriot Half Iron
  • 7x Half Marathon finisher. 6x Marathon finisher (PR time = 3:49:42)
  • Avid adventurer with a pursuit of ultra-distance cycling and trail running, including the Wonderland Trail (93 miles in 3 days, 22k feet of elevation gain), Joshua Tree Traverse (32 miles), RAMROD (Ride around Mt. Rainier in One Day, 150 miles, 10k feet of elevation gain), and cycling several iconic mountain passes in the French Alps and Pyrenees.

Training & Certifications

  • USAT Level 1 Certification, 2015-present
  • NASM Fitness Nutrition Specialist - 2016
  • Training Peaks University - 2017
  • Bobby Mcgee Run Transformation course completion - 2018
  • Precision Nutrition Level 1 Coach - 2019


Kenmore, WA
United States

Preferred Athlete Levels

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced


1-on-1 Coaching, Consultations, Group Coaching, Local Coaching, Remote Coaching, Nutrition, Mental Skills

Sport Types

Triathlon, Running, Duathlon, IRONMAN



Athlete Requirements

Athlete must have a GPS watch, a heart-rate monitor, and indoor bike trainer


Kenmore, WA
United States