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.
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
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!
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!