TYB Announces a Partnership with Southern Wesleyan University!

TYB Coaching is proud to announce a partnership between Southern Wesleyan University and TYB Coaching.  With the sport of Women’s Triathlon granted an “emerging sport” status by the NCAA, Southern Wesleyan will become the 13th NCAA School to compete in the sport of triathlon.  Starting to recruit now, Southern Wesleyan will begin racing and competing in the 2017 – 2018 school year.

TYB and Coach Jamie Church, will coach the Women’s Triathlon Team. We are excited to continue to work with ALL athletes via TYB Coaching – along with helping to build the triathlon program at SWU and working with collegiate varsity athletes.

TYB has always believed that endurance sports are a “lifestyle.” And, TYB is looking forward to starting the lifestyle early for the future collegiate athletes at SWU.  TYB is looking forward to providing ways to create synergy and community with the current TYB Team and the future SWU Triathlon Team through clinics, group workouts, community events and more!

“While continuing to work with our age group athletes via TYB Coaching, we are excited for the opportunity to work with the student athletes at Southern Wesleyan University.  It is an honor to be able to be on the ground floor with the start of the womens varsity program at SWU.  While we are ecstatic about coaching the team, we are even more excited about sharing in the vision of SWU while engaging with the student body and the community through the sport of triathlon.”

 

2017 Augusta 70.3 Starts NOW!

Earlier than ever, the crew at the Augusta 70.3 will open registration for the 2017 Augusta 70.3 tomorrow, Tuesday, October 18th at 12:00pm.

To register, proceed to the Augusta 70.3 site and click HERE

Always a great race – and a perfect race for the first time Half Ironman athlete OR the athlete looking to PR at the 70.3 Distance, Augusta 70.3 is one of the biggest races in the world – with it being the largest Half Ironman in North America.

With a typical (although not this year) Wetsuit Legal Swim, then a rolling and quick bike ride (back to the normal bike course) and a flat two loop run course through Downtown Augusta, the race sets up well for all levels of athletes – and also offers a great vantage point for your family and friends to spectate.

Over the past few years, TYB has had over 30 athletes cross the line at Augusta 70.3.  Some first time 70.3 athletes and some working hard towards their Personal Bests!  Along with the fun finishes, TYB has also hosted an Augusta 70.3 Preview Weekend in late August each of the past three years – and are looking forward to the 4th Preview Weekend in 2017!

Typically, Augusta 70.3 does not cap out in a day – or even a week.  But, if you are considering racing Augusta 70.3 in 2017, we would encourage you to sign up now and secure your spot on race day for 2017!

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Time for the Dam Tri!

After the Historic Hurricane Matthew made its ways up the Atlantic Coast and through the Carolinas, the team at Set Up Events made the smart move to postpone The Dam Tri, originally scheduled last weekend, to tomorrow, Saturday, October 15th.  Always a great race and the last race in South Carolina Triathlon Series – a great way to end the year with the team at Set Up Events!

Because of the postponement of the race, the TYB Crew originally scheduled to race now shakes out a bit differently to the current race ready crew!

TYB Athletes Sandy and Jennifer both race with two things in mind – securing their overall wins in Open and Masters Open respectively – and keeping the legs open and ready to roll for next weekend at Ironman North Carolina 70.3.  TYB Athlete Frankie keeps the racing going as he does throughout the year and looks forward to a great race while TYB Athletes Ashley and Vicki open in up in their first race of this distance and first open water swim.  Finally, TYB Athlete Kimi keeps it going and looks to continue her string of podium appearances in the Aquabike – and then maybe time for some triathlon racing next year!

Enjoy the day, have fun, and race YOUR race!

TYB Studio Updates…

As the season starts to wind down – still Ironman North Carolina and Ironman Florida for some athletes – we slowly start looking toward 2017 and what the 2017 season possibly holds!

As far as the TYB Studio goes…  First off, we appreciate EVERYONE who continues to support us by coming to classes, have fun, and hopefully gaining some fitness!

Below are the following updates for the TYB Studios…

TYB Upstate / Anderson

For the month of October, we will not have any formal classes / sessions,  Instead, we will be doing a $25 “membership”.  This membership will allow you to ride as much – or as little – as you want to at the Studio.  So, with your $25, you will be given a key to the studio, directions and instructions on how to use the equipment, and your chance to ride inside at the Studio WHENEVER you want.  In addition to the unlimited ride time, the $25 will also give you access to Wednesday class / coach time at either 4:00pm or the 6:00pm time slot.  Currently, the plan is for me to be at the Studio on Wednesday afternoon during the 4:00pm usual class time frame as well as the 6:00pm.  Come and ride then – and depending on the group, pick either a coached style workout or pick a course and ride as easy or as hard as you want!

Also, for the month of October – BRING A FRIEND FOR FREE!!  Or… if you have not had the chance to ride in the Studio, come and check out a ride for FREE!


TYB Georgia

TYB Coaching Georgia is offering a 4 week Thursday Night Introductory class starting October 6th at the Old Atlanta Park and Recreation Center.
You will learn about FTP (Functional Threshold Power). You will learn why FTP matters and the process by which FTP can be increased. You will get a solid structured cycling workout and full metrics emailed to you after every ride. You will be part of a motivating atmosphere where you train with other athletes working toward similar goals of improving their cycling.
The class numbers are:
452025-A for the 5:30P- 6:30P Thursday session
452025-B for the 6:45P- 7:45P Thursday session
Call (770) 205-4646 or go online at parks.forsythco.com and follow the instructions in this videohttps://youtu.be/xqPiQAxfyh4 to register.

Winter 1 Session

Starting the week of November 7th, all TYB Studio Locations – Upstate, Midlands, Georgia – will begin the 8 Week Winter 1 Session.  Look for more details and registration information in mid-October.

 

 

It is Finally Here!

The BIG day is FINALLY here!  After signing up almost a year ago, the day has finally come!

With their minds on the prize for months and months, lots of quality training and time invested, the LONG COURSE RACE DAY IS HERE!

TYB Athletes will be throughout the Southeast and the midwest this weekend!

Going SUPER LONG at Ironman Chattanooga are TYB Athletes Kristina, Gary, Keith, Chad, Peter, Britton and Coach Mark.  Going LONG at the Augusta 70.3 are TYB Athletes Barry, Lynn, Rob, Jason, Tricia, Al, Tamy and Coach David.  Also, keeping the Long Course going is TYB Athlete Bernie racing in Oklahoma at the ITU Long Course World Championships!

You have made it through the hard part – the training, the time invested, the heat – and now is the fun part – RACE DAY!  Enjoy the day, trust your training, and RACE YOUR RACE!

Adding more Fuel to the Fire!

Triathlon is made up of three sports – the Swim, the Bike, and the Run.  Over the course the time – and with quality and defined workouts – athletes will get fitter and faster and achieve their goals.

The higher the quality of workouts – and mixed with the proper amount of rest and recovery – the more efficient, fitter, and faster the athlete will become.

For consistent workouts, it becomes about more than only the aspects of swim, bike, and run – it also becomes about proper nutrition.  Not only the everyday nutrition, but also nutrition DURING the workouts.

Because of this, TYB currently stocks a few nutritional items – Carb Boom, E-Gel, Picky Bars, and now…  Accel Gel and 2nd Surgeboth from Pacific Health Labs

What makes Accel Gel unique is that it is the only gel that contains the patented 4:1 ratio of carbs and protein and it uses a combination of three carbohydrates to maximize energy transport and uptake into muscle cells. This novel combination guaranties instant energy when needed.

With 2nd Surge, it is the first all natural energy gel specifically formulated to delay the onset of both muscle and brain fatigue. The proprietary formula of rapidly acting carbohydrates, proteins, caffeine and antioxidants are proven to:

• Increase the delivery of cortical nutrients to brain and muscle cells

• Maintain metabolic energy needs

• Inhibit the release of fatigue signals in the brain
• Reduce muscle damage, an important trigger for release of fatigue signals
• Gives you added energy when you need it most

 

Now in stock at the TYB Studio or shipping throughout the United States, get your Accel Gel  ($25.99 for a case of 24 gels or $1.50 per gel) and 2nd Surge ($12.99 for a case of 8 gels or $2 per gel).  Current TYB Athletes receive a 15% discount.

Order your Accel Gel and 2nd Surge NOW!

 

Double Up Weekend!

The weekend is here… and time for more RACING!

After a GREAT mid-week race by TYB Athletes Sandy O’Keefe and Jennifer Long at the ITU Age Group Draft Legal World Championships, it is time to race WEEKEND style!

TYB Athletes race throughout South Carolina and in the Northeast!

TYB Athlete Hamish Andrews doubles up this weekend with the BMW 2 Miler on Friday evening and then takes to the coast for the Kiawah Island Olympic Distance Triathlon on Sunday.

Also racing in Kiawah, TYB Athlete Orlando Arias also races at the Kiawah Island Olympic Distance Triathlon as he continues to build for the half at Ironman North Carolina.

Finally, after racing in California last weekend at the Ironman 70.3 Santa Cruz, Jimmy flew all the way across the country to take place in the Ragnar Reach the Beach in New Hampshire – a 200 mile 12 person run relay!