Winter can be a frustrating time for triathletes. We have to do the majority of our training indoors to beat the cold and when training outside are faced with few hours of actual daylight. We have to get up while it is still dark, venture out into the cold, change into a tiny bathing suit and jump into a freezing pool. We have to spend hours on a stationary bike in stuffy rooms. We have to run on treadmills while staring at the same spot on the wall. It can get rough.Read More
Feeling unmotivated this Thanksgiving season? T1 Athlete, Catherine, shares with us her gratitude list. Here are some great things that each and every triathlete should be thankful for.Read More
Triathletes love to train. Taking time off from training is something we all dread. We love having a structured routine. We love waking up every morning having a workout to look forward to. So how do you figure out a training routine while on vacation?Read More
I spent the first week of May with my team at a training camp in St. George, Utah. After not being able to make my club’s annual training camp for the past two years thanks to conflicts with school, I was pretty excited to attend this one.Read More
Going away on vacation and not able to spare the room to take the bike? This is such a common concern that triathletes have, but use it as an opportunity - not a stumbling block.
Here are 4 tips that every travelling triathlete should use to get the most out of their training abroad.Read More
I hate injuries. Along with the pain as a constant reminder of what you can’t do comes the horrible feelings of how long it will take to get better, as well as the knowledge of how much fitness is being lost when you are unable to train.Read More
For first-time triathlon travellers, the thought of going across country or making a trip to another continent to train or race can be a very intimidating thing. There is so much to consider before making the journey. From travelling with your bike to figuring out where to train, the potential logistical nightmares may seem like giant mountains. Take a deep breath and don’t stress! Here are 6 helpful tips to get you from A to B and back with as little hassle as possible.Read More
The most stressful part of travelling for Triathlon is worrying about your bike. The wife / husband and kids probably don't stress you out as much as wondering what are the baggage handlers doing with your pride and joy.
You have a few options when it comes to your bike...
Rotterdam: second largest city in the Netherlands, busiest port in Europe, and home of the ITU Grand Final. With over 35,000 kilometres of cycling pathways in the country, the Netherlands is a fantastic country for any triathlete to travel to. Being close to, but not as busy as Amsterdam makes Rotterdam a great city to visit.
I was recently in Rotterdam for the 2017 ITU Age Group World Championships. Here are 3 Simple Tips I learned while there to make your trip to Rotterdam run just a little bit smoother!Read More
Rainy Rotterdam. We arrived in rain, we left in rain. Miraculously, the only day that it wasn't raining was race day.
A PNW (Pacific North West) girl at heart, this didn't dampen – excuse the pun – the mood.
This being my first world championship event I wasn't quite prepared for all the people and the set up. It was really a race week, rather than just a race weekend, or day. On arrival in Rotterdam, we saw ITU flags everywhere, and as race day drew closer there were more and more people donning their country flags on various articles of clothing. At the race venue itself, the transition zones and the expo, the energy and excitement was palpable.
Feeling very new to international racing I decided to go in with an open heart and mind, and just soak it all in.Read More
The world is an amazing place to travel. It's an even more amazing place to travel and triathlon. Subscribe to our T1Triathlon Instagram account to view some amazing shots from around the globe.Read More
Dream. Travel. Race. That's exactly what I did back at the beginning of this decade. I had been training and competing in triathlon for a few years when I decided to make myself a goal. My wife and I had always enjoyed travelling, but I had never thought about combining two of my most favourite things.
I set the goal to qualify for the ITU World Championships. In fact, I gave myself a goal to accomplish this within 5 years. I trained extremely hard, and won the National Championships in my age group. Qualifying for the Age Group World Championships was one of the greatest accomplishments I have ever had. It was an absolute amazing experience that are difficult to put into words.Read More