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!
I remember being younger, when Tommy Hilfiger was all the rage, and loudly declaring to my mother that I would never pay to wear a product’s name plastered across my body. Then I got into triathlon. It seems that every triathlete has some brand’s name or logo plastered across something. Bikes loudly carry their brand … Continue reading Working with Brands
Run Aaaand then the run. I knew it would hurt. The run felt like an eternity. I thought I would run a 11 minute mile, but I did not take into account the miles of soft sand that we had to go over and over and over. I was feeling pretty tired going into it- … Continue reading SUPERFROG Race Recap: Part 4!
I got to my bike and was frantically looking around for my mom- I thought she had seen me pulled out of the swim by the lifeguards and would be freaking out, but she was nowhere to be found. So I took my time toweling off my feet, chatted with a couple people as I … Continue reading SUPERFROG Race Recap: Part 3
Swim I was still really nervous from my practice swim, but I was also really determined. Chatting with others in the start corral helped a lot- they were as nervous as I was, and we all worked up a bit of a “screw it, let’s go!” attitude. I danced it out a bit to the … Continue reading SUPERFROG Race Recap: Part 2
I think the number one question I am asked- from both aspiring triathletes and people who are just curious- is “what do you wear???” I had the same question starting out- how do you go from swimming to biking to running when there’s no place to change out of your bathing suit and into your … Continue reading Does this Tri Kit make my butt look big?
I am a competitive person, but I am not an athletic person. So when it comes to triathlon, I’m having a bit of a crisis. Triathlon is an individual sport, yes, and most of us who “compete” in the sport recognize that we do this for a variety of reasons. Getting into shape? Check. Being … Continue reading On Being Competitive (or not)
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
No matter how much research you do, there will still be some things you learn on the day. Here are a few tips on transition that I picked up the hard way. Pack everything, but keep most of it in your bag I tend to overpack for triathlons, so I have this large hiking backpack … Continue reading Tips For Not Looking Like an Idiot in Transition
I’ve been putting off writing about transition because it tends to be the topic most “beginner” articles cover first. And rightfully so- transition is a weird unknown for those who are used to just swimming, biking, or running. For me, transition is one of the things that drew me to triathlon. I am a person … Continue reading Let’s Transition for a Moment…