“A” is for August and the Augusta Preview

#thetimeisnow

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We are less than 6 months away from what is, currently, the largest North American Ironman 70.3 event.   Ironman 70.3 Augusta has sold out every year since it’s inception and 2018 marks the tenth year of it’s existence.

Each September, approximately 3600 nervous triathletes enter the waters of the Savannah River at the 5th Street Bridge just off Broad Street in Augusta, Georgia to begin a day of endurance racing.   The majority of those racing are entertaining butterflies because they wonder about how they have prepared for the race or what the course holds.

Figuratively speaking,  it’s time to get on the training bus.    If Augusta is your ‘A’ race this year,  are you building your base fitness now?   Are you progressing through the necessary training volume and program that you need to be successful?

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If you have concerns or you are just not sure what you should be doing to prepare for Augusta,  TYB Coaching can help with that. 

Talk with us.  Email us.  We can work with you to put you on the right coaching plan and path from a training plan perspective, as well as,  the demands of the Augusta race course.

Jamie Joe or David can help you take care of the Augusta butterflies once and for all.  Reach out to us.

We work with athletes from all over the South and the United States.  We work with athletes from abroad as well.  It just takes an email, phone call or text to start the process.

Speaking of the race course,   the word on the street is that the Augusta bike course will change this year.    Our SAG supported (multiple vehicles) preview will give you a shot at seeing and riding the course prior to the pressure of race day.

This the fifth edition of the fun TYB COACHING Augusta 70.3 preview.  You can register for the preview by punching your ticket here or copy and paste at:

https://www.active.com/augusta-ga/triathlon/camps/tyb-coaching-augusta-70-3-course-preview-weekend-2018?int=

The popularity of the preview is unprecedented this year so “The Time is Now”.   We are limiting the number of slots for the preview to be able to provide a solid and hands on experience for ALL participating athletes .

Let’s do this. #thetimeisnow

 

 

Triathlon IS a LIFESTYLE Sport!

Triathlon is a LIFESTYLE sport.  Simply put, triathlon is a combination of activities that the majority of the population can do – whether 8 years old or 80 years old – the majority of the population can make a triathlon happen – swim, bike, run – and you are a triathlete.

There is no magic formula or even a magic race distance that brands one a “triathlete.”  In our book, putting the 3 disciplines together, putting a plan in place and making it happen, and then racing with your oldest friends and surely new friends to come, creates memories and a triathlete – and a triathlete for life.

No doubt LIFE has ebbs and flows.  Some years you will be completely enthralled with the sport, racing, specific race goals and more while other years – even though not as motivated as year’s prior or as dedicated, the flame still burns – maybe not as bright – but it is there.  In our opinion, this is one of the extraordinary aspects of the sport of triathlon.  Once a triathlete, always a triathlete, and always there to help new athletes to the sport.

At TYB, we make it a mission to live the triathlon lifestyle.  Again, some years you will see some of our coaches racing 12 races a years and the next year the race number may be 1 – but make no mistake about it – we are alive in the triathlon lifestyle – both from a personal aspect and growing the sport through TYB and various other avenues.

TYB is also excited and thrilled to be part of the NCAA Women’s Triathlon initiative with Southern Wesleyan University.  Again, creating a triathlon culture in our youth and junior athletes, exposing new athletes to the sport of triathlon, and continuing to build the lifestyle of triathlon.

Check out the clip below to find out more on what we are doing at Southern  Wesleyan University.

 

TYB Winter 2 Session Starts Soon!

After having some fun in the TYB Studio, the past few months, we are looking forward to kicking off the TYB Winter 2 Computrainer Session starting the week of January 18th.

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Utilizing the new “Mix Mode” workout creator from PerfPro Studio, we will be MIXING it up in the newest 8 week session.  Creating workouts with the standard ERG mode feel – and also within the same workout utilizing “Course” mode as well – creating climbs and sprints within the same FTP based workouts.

Also with the start of the Winter 2 Computrainer Session, we will be bringing back the 2nd Annual TYB Studio Weight Loss Challenge – this time complete with a weight category and also a body fat percentage category.

We are looking forward to seeing you and your friends in the Studio!

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TYB Studio Holiday Hours

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year!  With Christmas and New Year’s only a few days away, below you will find the Holiday Hours at the TYB Studio in Anderson, SC.

THIS WEEK / WEEK 6:

  • Tuesday, December 20th / TODAY: The usual Thursday class is moving to – for this week only – to today / Tuesday at 5:45pm.  So, if any of the Wednesday athletes need to switch  – today at 5:45pm is your switch to day for THIS WEEK
  • Wednesday, December 21st: Classes will roll as normally scheduled – 4:00pm, 5:30pm, and 6:45pm

NEXT WEEK / BONUS WEEK:

  • Tuesday, December 27th:  Taking place between Christmas and New Year’s, this will be a “Bonus Week” – and we will have two classes to choose from – 4:30pm and 6:00pm.  If you would like in to either of the classes – or both – just reply back to the email and let me know what time / times you would like and you are in!
  • Wednesday, December 28th:  No Class
  • Thursday, December 29th: No Class

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Turning the Page to 2017

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Who knew Bob Seger wrote songs for triathletes?

“Here I am, On the road again…”

No one understands this more than endurance athletes.   Our world has two seasons – race season and training season.

As 2016 race season draws to a close we want to congratulate TYB athletes on a spectacular season that spanned from “Where It All Begins” on Parris Island in March to the Emerald Coast for IMFL in November and all points in between.

“Here I go playing the star again,  turn the page…”

TYB Coaching is excited to coach and prepare our family of current and new athletes for a fantastic 2017.

TYB Coaching announces that we will again hold our Triathlon 101 Clinics.   Look for upcoming details on clinics in both Upstate South Carolina and we will be announcing our first clinics in Atlanta, Georgia!

We will host a preview of the course that will be used for year number two of the highly successful Mountains to Mainstreet Half Iron Distance Triathlon in April.

Stay tuned for more on that as we await final course details from the organizers.

Additionally, TYB Coaching will hold the 4th annual IM Augusta 70.3 Preview Weekend on the weekend of August 26-27th.    Preview the course that will be raced on September 25th in the premiere North America IM70.3 event with over 3500 entrants every year.

The Sign up and details can be found here:

Sign up for the TYB Coaching IM Augusta 70.3 Preview

The TYB race calendar has been updated, so pick your races and we will help you make 2017 the year that changed everything.

“There I am, upon the stage….”

As endurance athletes,  YOUR 2017 success begins today.   It starts with your thoughts and preparation NOW.   Do the heavy lifting NOW.   Be accountable NOW.   Be spectacular in 2017.  Let us help you!

We Want Your Race Shirts!

Those old race shirts that are sitting in the corner of your closet OR in a stack under your bed… we WANT them!

If you have any old race shirts that you are not using anymore, bring them by the TYB Studio!  Keeping it local and being part of the community, we are trying to do a little decorating throughout the TYB Studio with a “Wall of Race Shirts”.

We have started it yesterday with a few shirts from various races – dating back to some early 2000s – and the goal is to keep those shirts coming in and get the race shirts on the all throughout the entire studio!

We have it going… but we need your help to keep it going and fill the wall!

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Keeping it Going!

As we make our way into mid-November and the season starts to wind down, there STILL is racing happening!

Two of the Lowcountry TYB Athletes were at it this past weekend!

After going long the past few season, TYB Athlete Bernie has decided to shift the focus towards some short course racing – focusing on shorter races and speed!  Kicking off with a baseline test at the Hilton Head Bridge Run 5K this past weekend, Bernie flew going 24 and change, taking 6th Overall and finishing 1st AG!

Down the coast a bit, TYB Athlete Bubba took to MiamiMan – and because of some Achilles issues decided to do the Aquabike at the last minute.  That decision paid off as he beat his goal by 5 minutes AND qualified to race in Canada next year for Team USA.

The work continues and the fun continues!  Every day is a step in the process and every workout is another brick added on the foundation!