Tips for Beginners

Here’s to the Newbies!

Suzi / June 16, 2018

I want to apologize to beginners for over-simplifying things. It’s been more than a few years since I completed my first tri, and I seem to have selective amnesia. This spring, a funny thing happened: a brand new triathlete started living with me. Well, he’s been living with me for a long time, but he’s just become a triathlete. We…

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Tips for Beginners

No Excuses

Suzi / May 5, 2018

Overcome common obstacles to success in your first tri So you’re interested in doing a triathlon. Maybe you’ve seen a picture on social media of a friend standing by the finish line proudly brandishing her finisher’s medal. Maybe you’re looking for a new workout challenge. Whatever the reason, you think swim-bike-run might be for you. Except that you don’t. Except…

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Tips for Beginners

DON’T Go Hard or Go Home

Suzi / March 24, 2018

Incrementalism Can Work for You You’ve heard the saying, “Go hard or go home.” We glorify those who put it all on the line. Our heroes quit their jobs or drop out of college to pursue their true callings. They are the ones who, exhausted and gasping for air, stretch across the finish line ahead of the one who didn’t…

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Tips for Beginners

What to Know to Register for Your First Tri

Suzi / January 13, 2018

As an 80s kid, I, like Hannibal (Smith, that is), love it when a plan comes together. This goes for my triathlon training, too. I’m downright giddy when, 12 weeks before race date, I see the workouts written on my calendar and finally get started. This time of year, I’m itching to register for a race. If you’ve never completed…

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