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!

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.