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
With early wake up calls where your stomach isn’t quite awake yet to major butterflies wreaking havoc and a digestive system working overtime, eating before an early race can be as difficult as the race itself. But getting that prerace meal in is essential to making sure you have the fuel to get through your … Continue reading Fueling for Race Morning
This year I was honored to be selected as part of Team Betty 2017. I wore Betty Designs’ Tone it Up suit last year and loved how I stood out in the colorful design. When applications opened for their 2017 Betty Squad team, I had to give it a shot. Let’s be real- I … Continue reading Taking on the Title of Badass
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
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?
Back in December I talked a little bit about planning for your 2017 season. But what about those of you who are just thinking about embarking on a triathlon journey? Where do you start? In the upcoming months here at The Anxious Triathlete, we’re going to get back to basics. If you’re someone who has … Continue reading How do you know if you’re ready to train for a triathlon?
After the bizarre experience that was SUPERFROG, I was hesitant to end my triathlon racing season on such a weird note. I love this sport, and I really wanted to find my happy again. So with that in mind, and with my always down-to-race friend Jenna by my side, I made a last minute decision … Continue reading Esprit de She: Race Review!
By now I have this packing/ prepping thing down to a science (I told you that organizing is one of my favorite activities!), so today I'm sharing how I pack and prepare for race morning. I've also made you a gift: An Anxious Triathlete Gear Checklist! Click here to download: triathlon-gear-checklist It's so important to take the … Continue reading Race Prep Routine!
Today I'm excited to finally share with you a guest post I've been sitting on for awhile. Matt Hubbel is Mr. Triathlon to me- he organizes swim groups and bike rides, volunteers at aid stations and cheers for the pros. I was lucky to meet Matt through a friend and he's always there with an … Continue reading Guest Post: Ironman AZ 70.8?
I’ve dedicated this blog to one truth: Providing you with the nitty gritty details of doing a triathlon so that you’re not surprised on race day. In the spirit of that truth, I think it’s time that we tackle the one subject no self respecting writer wants to talk about. Poop. Let’s face it- There’s … Continue reading Things No One Wants to Talk About