YoungTri Members Meet for the First Time in Lake Placid!

YoungTri Members Hannah and Olivia connected through YT and met up in Lake Placid this weekend! They went skating, talked tris, and got to know each other a little better :). Hannah is a freshman at UVM, and Liv is a junior in high school in New Jersey!

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Throwin’ up the YT!

Looking forward to many more of these YoungTri meetups and friendships in 2014 🙂

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Skating in Lake Placid!

 

Have you met a friend through YoungTri (either virtually or in real life)? Let us know! Email info@youngtri.com.

Happy (Almost) New Year!

Tri Hard,

Caity

TJ’s Tri Talk: Get on Track in 2014

It’s about 1 o’clock and I still haven’t worked out yet… the time of day when it could either turn into an unexpected off day or into a regular workout day. A day when one little snack could push me over the edge into an off day.

Especially now, around the holidays and away from a set schedule, it can be tough to motivate myself to workout. However — with that new year coming around — and all of the resolutions that come with it — I think it’s a good time to get back on track with my workouts. Yeah, it’s a little clichĂ© to “start over” on New Year’s Day, but who cares? I’m gonna really go for it.

I even think I’m gonna start a little early to work off some of those holiday desserts.

All Ready for 2014.

All Ready for 2014.

What about you? Do you have a plan for your workouts in 2014? Tell us more about your New Years triathlon resolutions!

TJ

 

Tri T-Shirts: You Know You Race a Lot When…

You know you race a lot when…

You can fill an entire closet full of event t-shirts. Organized by size.

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Yep. This is a closet in my cousins’ house. They’ve done hundreds of road races and tons of tris… averaging out to about one a week! They decided to organize all of their EXTRA shirts into a closet… and it filled up quickly!

They’ve also done some creative things with their extra t-shirts… like turn them into a quilt! My cousin Erin alone has completed over 300 road races, so she had a lot of awesome t-shirts to choose from 🙂

Do you have a lot of extra tri/road race t-shirts? What do you do with them?

Tri Hard,
Caity

Spin, Spin, Spin… Indoors!

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Above – YoungTri Ambassador Dre rocking her YoungTri orange shirt while spinning indoors on a trainer! She’s home for break from San Diego State University in Austin, TX – and is enjoying taking the time to continue her training at home!

One of my favorite parts about winter break is being able to really focus on working out. Spending the days focusing on fitness without any other distractions.

If you’re home for an extended break (or just want to focus a bit more on your winter fitness), try spinning inside more! Spin classes, indoor spinners (like the cycleops), and bikes at the gym can all be great ways to jump start your winter workouts.

Lately, I’ve been obsessed with spin classes at the gym and my indoor spinner. I can’t wait to spend the next month focusing on fitness during my time off 🙂

Do you like spinning indoors? How often do you make it a part of your winter workout routine?

Tri Hard,
Caity

Tri Treats: Winter Edition

If you’re looking for some new post-training snacks over break, try some of the delicious winter “Tri Treats” that the YT team has compiled below. The recipes are easy, fun, and nutritious!

Enjoy 🙂

fg3pppPeppermint Patty Protein Bites

img_5557Apple, Pear, & Raisin Cake (Naturally gluten free, dairy free, & sugar free!)

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Homemade Graham Crackers

Grapefruit with pistachios

Grapefruit with Pistachios

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Dark Chocolate Double Dipped Blood Oranges

Have you tried any of these? What are your favorite winter tri treats? Let us know! info@youngtri.com

Tri Hard,

Caity

Harvard Tri: Looking Ahead (We Want to Hear from Your Collegiate Tri Team!)

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Some of the Squad!

As 2013 is coming to a close, I’m starting to look ahead to 2014 — and I’m getting excited for another awesome season with Harvard Triathlon! I’m a Co-Captain and the Publicity and Social Director this season, and I can’t wait for what’s ahead. The team will be attending nationals this year in Tempe, Arizona on the Arizona State University Campus.

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5 Captains at Buzzard’s Bay Triathlon! 

We had a super fun fall season, and along with the five other captains (two new for the spring season), I look forward to our team growing and enjoying another year together! As a relatively new team (we started last year) and a member of the NECTC, it’s always exciting to see how much things progress.

I’ll also be aiding in planning fun social events for the team — which will make team bonding enjoyable 🙂

With the spring season coming up soon, my teammates and I have begun planning for pre-race training!

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Pre-Race Dancin’

We’re going to start featuring more college triathlon teams on the site — as well as interviewing collegiate triathletes on their experiences racing, training, and socializing as members of a college tri team.

If you’d like your team to be featured, please email info@youngtri.com!

Tri Hard,

Caity

Merry Christmas From YoungTri!

Merry Christmas, everyone!
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Today my dad and I ran along A1A, which is the road that hugs the beach on the east coast of Florida. It was cloudy and windy- ideal weather for running in a place that is 80 degrees year round.
It’s great having a training partner who you have a lot in common with. My dad and I had great discussions that were predominantly about entrepreneurship and marathon training. Talking made the hour fly by and made the run substantially more enjoyable.
Did you find time to train this Christmas? How was your workout?

-Kaitlin

Run Twice As Fast

Running at sunset in Florida yesterday

Running at sunset in Florida yesterday

“It takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that.”

I came across this quote from Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking-Glass and agreed with the message on a number of levels. First off, as a business major I keep hearing this advice over and over again. If you want your company to be successful, it’s critical to innovate constantly. If the company doesn’t want to change, then they will be left in the past.

At YoungTri, Caity and I collaborate daily coming up with new ideas to make YoungTri bigger and better!

Furthermore, it’s imperative to “to run at least twice as fast” in triathlon. If you want to make progress; if you want to be better, you have to push yourself. Repeatedly doing the same routine workouts will not shape you into a better athlete if you’re not challenging yourself.

If you want to be the best, you need to put in even more effort than you did in your last workout. Improve everyday.

Today YoungTri challenges you to challenge yourself. Set a high goal for your workout and go achieve it (however, don’t surpass your limit and hurt yourself)!

Have a great training day and a Merry Christmas Eve if you celebrate it! 🙂

-Kaitlin

Funny Tri Bumper Stickers… Show Us Yours!

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A check for each IM!

One of the funniest parts about going to triathlons is taking a look at all of the cars parked at the race — and seeing what kind of funny & unique bumper stickers are present. Everything from traditional finisher stickers to club stickers to more creative spins on the traditional sticker tend to grace the cars of triathletes — and we’re going to start to feature some of our favorites on YT, along with the story behind them.

First in our series of awesome/funny tri bumper stickers comes from my Uncle Billy’s car. My Uncle Billy has completed six Ironmans (this photo was from before he completed his 6th)! And he puts a check mark under his 140.6 sticker after he completed each one. I always thought that that was really creative and funny 🙂

What are your favorite triathlon bumper stickers, either that you’ve seen or on your own car? Let us know! Email info@youngtri.com

Tri Hard,

Caity

 

Support Triathlon as the Next NCAA Sport for Women… Sign the Petition Today!

Triathlon is poised to become the next NCAA emerging sport for women… and we need your support! ***SIGN THE PETITION AT chn.ge/1gQmoGv TO SHOW YOUR SUPPORT!***

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As a triathlete of 11 years and Co-Captain of Harvard’s team, this cause is very close to my heart (as I’m sure it is to many other YoungTri members’ also), and would be a big step for the sport of triathlon. The vote takes place in a few weeks, so sign the petition today!

If you’re a YT member and this cause is important to you, say so when you sign the petition — and email us at info@youngtri.com to tell us why triathlon becoming an NCAA sport would mean a lot to you! We’ll feature our favorite stories on the blog.

Sign chn.ge/1gQmoGv now to show your support!

Tri Hard,

Caity