Entries by William Dyson

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 […]

Rookie Triathlete: Part 7: The Open Water

The open water swim is a game-changer Up until Tuesday, April 24th, none of my Rookie Triathlon training swims were in open water. They were all in a pool. The pool was daunting at first, but over time I became more accustomed. Clear waters allowed me to see the guiding, black line below. Lane dividers […]

Rookie Triathlete: Part 6: Solo Bike Ride

My first open road solo bike ride was a windy one Holy smokes was the wind blowing fiercely during my first open road solo bike ride. Barny, my coach, picked the windiest day for my first long bike ride! On Saturday, April 14th, I took my no-longer-brand-new-to-me bike out for my first venture onto the open […]

Rookie Triathlete: Part 5: Graduate

Time to graduate from the safe pool to the open waters of Barton Springs Just a few days ago I wrote about swimming being as difficult as I’d imagined. All of my swimming, except one swim, had taken place at Big Stacy Pool. I was comfortable at that pool. There were familiar faces. My routine was […]

Best Places in Austin for Introductory Bike Rides

Introductory bike rides will help you become one with your bike Introductory bike rides can help if you’re experiencing one or two of the following. The sport of triathlon is brand new to you. Running is pounding your knees and you’ve begun cycling to cross-train. Triathlon injuries took their toll years ago and you’re returning to […]

Rookie Triathlete: Part 4: Swimming

Swimming is coming along, slowly, but surely Swimming has been more difficult than I imagined during my Rookie Tri training. I knew swimming would be difficult as it’s easily my weakest discipline. It feels like such a foreign concept to me, continuously inhaling above water and exhaling below water, all while trying to keep my […]

Bike Spring Cleaning

Taking time to wash your bike is just as important as checking all parts Spring cleaning doesn’t just pertain to household duties. So brush the cobwebs off your bike, wash your bike, and get it in proper gear for the spring triathlon season. Ensure your bike is ready to go, especially if you’re racing Rookie Tri […]

Swim, Bike, and Run for Austin Gives Miles

Take your Rookie Tri training to the next level People race Rookie Tri for many reasons. Most race to prove to themselves they can complete a triathlon. Others race to beat their previous time. Some participate to stay in shape. Whatever your reason, you can make your Rookie Tri training and race day that much more […]

Rookie Triathlete: Part 3: Life Happens

Life happens. It finally happened. LIFE. Yes, life happens. Life happened to me and my training for Rooke Tri. I built some nice momentum coming off my mock Rookie Tri championship and that came to a screeching halt. My last blog post was on Feb. 3rd. During February, High Five Events produced the 27th Annual […]