This week I wanted to cover something a little more serious and very important for athletes to know: Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolisms, commonly known as blood clots. Fellow Betty teammate Jess Lehman has battled DVT and PE for four years and has become an advocate for the Stop the Clot initiative run by … Continue reading Stop The Clot!
Gear on the Cheap
One of the biggest barriers to entry in the sport of triathlon is the cost. Between wetsuits, bikes, new shoes, and a kit, the price to do your first race can easily top $1,000. Please don't spend $1,000 on your first triathlon. Here are a few ideas to help you cut the cost and make … Continue reading Gear on the Cheap
Volunteering for Triathlons
This week I'm tagging in an expert- my friend Janae Dixon from Team Betty 2017! Janae is a multiple Ironman & Ironman 70.3 finisher who loves helping new triathletes get on their feet. She's also an avid race volunteer, so I asked her to share her experiences on why volunteers are needed and how you … Continue reading Volunteering for Triathlons
OG Beginner Basics: Becoming a “Runner”
The first time I attempted to run an entire mile on the treadmill it took me twelve minutes. Slow by “runner” standards, but I was stoked to be able to say, “I can run.” For a while I went through a real running stretch, hitting the pavement every day and getting up to 7 mile […]
From Heat Stroke to Hypothermia
I should not have complained about the heat in Nashville- Eight days after I ran the Rock n Roll Half Marathon in humid conditions that nearly gave me heat stroke I raced the Spring Sprint triathlon in San Diego and just about froze my feet off. There were downpours. There was hail. There was a … Continue reading From Heat Stroke to Hypothermia
Nerves can even be a good thing. Those butterflies in your stomach are caused by adrenaline hormone coursing through your body as a response to a threatening situation- your race- and it can give you an awesome push if you harness it correctly. Here are my top three tips for dealing with race-day nerves. Prepare … Continue reading Handling Nerves
This past weekend was my first race of the season, and I’m using footage from that race to put together a video that will walk you through all the things to expect for your first tri. But I had a bit of trouble during the race, and it was such a teachable moment that I … Continue reading Course Correction
Is it Race Week already?
It’s March here in San Diego, which means the time has come for daylight saving time, open water swims (brrr), and the first race of the season! This weekend I’ll be racing the Superseal Sprint in Coronado, California. Superseal holds a special place in my heart since it was the first triathlon I ever did. … Continue reading Is it Race Week already?
Swimming and Breathing
We’ve talked about the most basic of basic swim tips- how to select and put on your swim cap- but what about getting in the water and starting to move? When I first started swimming I was super uncomfortable with the thought of putting my face in the water, not being able to see in … Continue reading Swimming and Breathing
What’s holding you back?
Maybe you’re curious about triathlon. Maybe you have friends who race, but you don’t feel athletic enough to race with them. Maybe you just want a big scary goal to shake up your comfort zone. Whatever your reason for wanting to tri, we all have reasons for why we haven’t started yet. It took a … Continue reading What’s holding you back?