Entries by William Dyson

4 Motivational Quotes that will Reignite Your Training Flame

These motivational quotes will get you over the hump It happens to us all. Rookies and Veterans. Young and old. Fast and… not as fast. There isn’t an athlete in this world who has a great race or the perfect workout every single time. Life happens. Kids get sick. Work calls and you have to travel […]

Texas Tri Series – One Down, Three Remain

The 2018 Texas Tri Series is underway The Texas Tri Series consists of four triathlons (first of which was Rookie Tri) that take place in and around the Austin area. You can participate in the Texas Tri Series (for free!) as an athlete or a volunteer. If you completed Rookie Tri on Sunday, May 6th, […]

Rookie Triathlete: Part 9: My First Triathlon

I did it, I completed my first triathlon Back in January, I committed to my first triathlon, 2018 Rookie Triathlon. What began as a small idea quickly turned into a side bet complete with trash talk and a race-day following that formally introduced triathlon to newbies. I was fortunate to have one of the best triathletes in […]

Thank You 2018 Rookie Tri Volunteers

Huge thank you to the Rookie Tri volunteers for making Year 15 amazing Thank you to everyone who donated their time and energy to help us have a great event. The 2018 Rookie Tri was a success and we couldn’t have done it without our awesome volunteers! Our 15th anniversary wouldn’t have gone as smoothly […]

15th Annual Rookie Tri Introduces Hundreds to Triathlon

Huge finish line festival capped off 15th annual Rookie Tri celebration On Sunday, May 6th, nearly 800 Rookies and Veterans participated in the 15th Annual Rookie Tri at Walter E. Long Metropolitan Park in Austin, Texas. Temperatures were ideal for those competing in their first ever triathlon or the first triathlon of their season. Rookies, those […]

Rookie Triathlete: Part 8: Rookie Nerves

My Rookie nerves finally kicked in at packet pickup I knew Rookie nerves would kick in, I just didn’t know when. There’s something about a new endeavor that riles up your insides. Throw in the fact that my coach, Paul “Barny” Matthews, is a world-class triathlete and the nerves become amplified. Don’t forget that I might be […]

4 Ways to Reduce Your Rookie Tri Stress

Use these tips from a pro to handle pre-race stress Rookie or Veteran, Rookie Triathlon stress, nerves, anxiety, jitters, whatever you want to call it, it’s real. Perhaps the butterflies kicked in when race week arrived. Maybe a co-worker asked about your confidence on Hump Day and your stomach turned upside down. You could be […]

Why You Should Hydrate Before Race Day

Don’t wait until race day to hydrate nuun will be at Rookie Triathlon on Sunday, May 6th, ready to hydrate every triathlete. They will have two aid stations to ensure you have the electrolytes needed during your race. One aid station will be at transition and can be accessed before the swim and before the […]

How to Make Your Rookie Tri Swim Start a Breeze

Everything you need to know about the swim start As you all know, swimming is the first discipline of a triathlon. The Rookie Tri swim start is arranged to be more manageable and less stressful for first- or second-time triathletes. Race morning is as relaxed as you make it. One way to keep it relaxed […]

Professional Swim Advice for Rookie Triathletes

Complete at least one open water swim before Rookie Triathlon Hundreds of Rookies will complete their first triathlon at Rookie Triathlon on Sunday, May 6th. If you’re training for your first triathlon like William, then you’ve probably never completed an open water swim. Perhaps all of your training has taken place in the pool. Until […]