Triathlon needs YOU! YOU need Triathlon!

Multi-sport endurance needs you.   You are critical to its success and longetivity.   In a multitude of ways, it is also critical to your success.

If you have participated as an athlete or you have been a spectator at a triathlon, marathon or ridden SAG (Support and Gear) on a long bike event then you understand the value of the human element in supporting these events.   If registration fees have been charged for these events you appreciate that the race director/producer uses these registration fees to pay for various costs of conducting these events.   Personnel,  permits,  food and other support items must be paid out of this.    Were it necessary to pay every person that supports a multi-sport event,  it’s likely that the event wouldn’t exist or that the registration fees would be astronomical.   These issues go hand in hand.

But,  as crucial as volunteering is to the sport, volunteering is extremely beneficial to the endurance athlete.   Let me illustrate a few of the “how’s”…

Want to race Ironman Augusta 70.3 next year? Don’t wait till the race next year to see the actual course.  Remember…”objects in your mirror are closer than they appear”.   You can watch videos and look at google maps all day long but nothing replaces the opportunity to see the race course and venue up close and personal.   What better way than to volunteer and see the course without the race day nerves and pressure?!

Looking at a new pair of swim goggles? Want the new cycling helmet?  New pedals?  New tri bars?   Best way to see new gear in practice is to hang out and volunteer near the transition areas.  Do they work? Are they practical?  Hard to tell in the bike shop or looking at an online product catalog.   Ask questions!  Trust me, triathletes love to talk about their gear.

Your children will become what is modeled for them.   I say this time and time again.  This is multi-faceted.    Your children see a role model volunteering their time and energy with a grateful heart.  Your children see people participating in a healthy lifestyle.  After all,  triathlon IS a lifestyle sport.  Endurance racing can be a lifetime activity for you and your family to participate in together.

Never underestimate the value of a friendly face on foreign soil.   I won’t forget the 2014 experience of being 300+ miles away from home and volunteering at a IM Florida race with freak weather conditions. I watched the pain and intestinal fortitude of the participants that weren’t quite prepared for the conditions.  In the midst of a swim cancelled event with winds and 40 degree temperatures at the bike start, there was an athlete struggling through the single transition on both a mental and physical level.  The look of gratitude and relief in their eyes, when they suddenly recognized me as a friendly face from home, was priceless and something I will always remember.

Finally, helping with the production of an endurance event can be very inspirational.  When there are 2500 participants in an Ironman event, there is likely a story of inspiration and awesomeness for each athlete and the journey that they’ve made to show up at the swim start.

Opportunities

Can you help?

TYB Coaching and TYB Coaching Georgia are “practicing what we preach.”

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TYB Coaching and TYB Coaching Georgia will be volunteering at the IM70.3 Gulf Coast on May 12th and at IM Florida on November 3rd.  If you want to volunteer or if you plan to race, link up with us at david@triyourbest.com.

IM Gulf Coast 70.3 Volunteer registration:

IM70.3 Gulf Coast Volunteering

Local opportunities:

If you wish to volunteer locally, here is your opportunity (Jeremey Davis loves you 🙂 ):

South Carolina (Setup Events):

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Setup Events Volunteering

Georgia (Georgia Multisport Productions)

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Georgia Multisports Productions Volunteering

Florida (MultiRace)

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MultiRace Volunteering

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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 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.”

 

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!

 

Make your T2 Count!

Transitions are often thought of as the 4th discipline of triathlon.  The shorter the race, the more the transitions count!

TYB is proud to announce that we are now an official deal of Xtenex Laces.  XTENEX® Accu-Fit Adjustable Compression Laces feature enlarged (auto-blocking) knots that can be manually reduced in diameter size by stretching the lace apart where the reduction is needed, either for lacing or adjustment, release to set your compression preference. Knots create an adjustable compression zone between each set of eyelets to provide a tuned ergonomic fit.

Utilizing Xtenex Laces in your running shoes will allow you to save valuable seconds in transition while also allowing for proper fit and feel of the lacing system without any unwanted pressure points that may take place with other quick lace systems.

Xtenex laces system can be purchased at the TYB Studio or purchased online by clicking HERE for $14.95.