“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

 

 

The Racing Continues!

As we roll into the first weekend of September, the racing continues throughout the Southeast and throughout the world!

First off, TYB Athletes Sandy O’Keefe and Jennifer Long travel to Cozumel next week for the ITU Age Group World Championships.  After qualifying last year, Sandy and Jennifer are looking forward to representing USA at the ITU World Championships!

In North Carolina, TYB Athletes Tina Rich and Randy Parks race the always fun White Lake Half Ironman.  Tina and Randy both are looking for some fun in White Lake.  Tina will use this race as a “recovery style” weekend as she continues to prepare for Ironman North Carolina while Randy, coming off of Lake Logan Half 5 weeks ago, continues to use the long distance races to experiment and figure out his perfect race scenario.

Also, across the country, TYB Athlete Jimmy Bagnola races in Santa Cruz at Ironman 70.3 Santa Cruz.  Ready to roll, Jimmy looks for a solid day of swim, bike and run!

In South Carolina, TYB Athlete Frankie Valle heads down to the coast and races the new South Carolina Triathlon Series TriFecta Sprint Triathlon.  Keeping it short and sweet and fast, Frankie continues to prepare for the end of the season Ironman Florida.

The Big Dance

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In any sport or competition there is the penultimate contest that makes a statement to the world that you are the best of the best.

In triathlon,  where Ironman is the standard by which all triathlons are measured,  these are the Ironman World Championships.   This year the Ironman 70.3 Championship is held in Queensland, Australia.

TYB Coaching is proud to have a TYB athlete, Robert Vanderburg competing in the 2016 IM70.3 World Championship.  Robert punched his ticket to the Big Dance at IM70.3 Chattanooga! Good Luck Robert!   Race your race and have fun!