Entries by Rookie Triathlon

Laura’s First Triathlon: Rookie Tri Staff Stories

Meet Laura! She was once a Rookie and this is her story Laura is the Volunteer Manager at High Five Events, but before she was part of the crew, you would have seen her at our races, either cheering or actually racing. Here is the story of Laura’s first triathlon. How I Started in Triathlon […]

Simple Steps to Eliminate Bike Shifting Issues

Derailleur Adjustment Tips to Stop Shifting Issues Experiencing issues shifting when hitting the road to log some miles on your bike? You most likely need to make some adjustments to your derailleur. Shifting problems are a common occurrence for cyclists and triathletes. So we’re going to give you some expert tips to fix your shifting […]

Expert Cycling Tips for Riding the Hills

Tips for a Hilly Bike Ride Learning tips for riding the hills better is particularly important for triathletes since they need to be as efficient as possible in the bike portion of the race, in order to save energy for the running portion. In this blog, we will give you a couple of tips for […]

Introducing Some of the Most Adorable Dogs of Triathlon

Take a break and meet these adorable dogs of triathlon Over the years, human spectators have brought their 4-legged counterparts to cheer on triathletes. These good boys and good girls bring a smile to everyone’s face, including their favorite triathlete! They’re also game for a good scratch from staff and others. Our triathlons are dog-friendly […]

Tina’s First Triathlon: Rookie Tri Staff Stories

Tina’s First Triathlon My first tri was The Rookie Tri on May 5, 2013. Here is how I remember it, looking back at it seven years later. But let’s back up a bit. I forgot to introduce myself.  Who I Am & Why That Matters a Little Bit My name is Tina, and I am […]

Everything You Need to Know About the Benefits of Ice Baths

Revealing the Truth About Ice Baths and the Benefits They Offer We’ve seen or heard of athletes regularly dipping themselves into a freezing ice bath after a hard workout. However, what do we really know about the benefits these ice-cold baths have to offer? Take a look at some common benefits ice baths can have […]

Father’s Day Gift Guide For the Triathlon Dad

Triathlon Father’s Day Gift Ideas Give the Tri Dad in your life the perfect gift this Father’s day! From sleek, anti-fog goggles he can rock at Rookie Tri, to the tri tank he’s been talking about for years, our Father’s Day gift guide has it all. One-stop-shop: click these items to order them straight from […]

Rookie Tri Staff Stories: William’s First Tri

No longer a Rookie! William’s First Tri Year after year we produce one of Austin’s most-beloved triathlons, the Rookie Tri. But every once in awhile, we want to get in on the action, too! Keep reading to see William Dyson’s first-ever triathlon experience at yours truly, Rookie Tri. Taking the Plunge I committed to my […]

Ditch Your Laces & Upgrade to Elastic

Out with the Old, In with the New You finally found the perfect pair of running shoes to get you from start to finish at Rookie Tri, but what about the laces that came with your purchase?? A lot of gear is needed for triathlons, but these laces are the most overlooked and under-appreciated piece […]

The Importance of Setting Goals

The importance of setting goals to help you reach things you may think are unachievable Highly successful individuals are big on setting goals for themselves. This is why it is important to apply goal setting to things you would like to accomplish in running or triathlon. Say what you are going to do and then […]