Entries by William Dyson

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 […]

I Love Rookie Tri Because…

Why do you love Rookie Tri? What’s better than participating in the Rookie Tri? Participating in the Rookie Tri for free! We love hearing about what the Rookie Tri means to different triathletes. Here’s an opportunity to describe your first Rookie Tri or explain why Rookie Tri should be your first triathlon! Tell us why you […]

4 Ways to Expand Your Triathlon Training

Training for a triathlon might feel a bit overwhelming, but you’re not alone and we’re here to help! Below you’ll find 4 ways to expand your training and make some friends along the way. 1. Join the Austin Tri Club! Austin Triathlon Club is an all-volunteer, member-run community of triathletes across the Austin area. Club […]

Rookie Triathlete: Part 2: Mock Rookie Tri

Mock Rookie Tri Overall Champ I’ll begin this blog by stating that I’ve always respected other athletes and their abilities. After this morning’s mock Rookie Tri I have a newfound respect for swimmers, cyclists, and triathletes. Holy smokes that was an intense way to begin a Friday morning. I don’t feel as bad as I […]

Rookie Triathlete: Part 1: A Work in Progress

Hi, my name is William. I’m a Rookie. What started off as a small idea has now taken on a life of its own. I’m committing to my first triathlon, The Rookie Triathlon on May 6, 2018. My world-class/uber-talented triathlon coach is none other than Paul “Barny” Matthews. I have no tri kit. My only swim […]