Thought for the Day: Que Sera Sera

Breathe.

Que Sera Sera

What will be will be. Everything happens for a reason.

Look at things from a larger perspective – from a wider lens; whether in training, personal relationships, or otherwise.

What will be will be 🙂

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Enjoy the Sun!

It’s FINALLY spring! Did you work out outside today?! I enjoyed a 5 mile run along the Charles and it was amazing – not too hot, not too cold. Can’t wait for more outdoor workouts 🙂

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Core with Kristen: Part 1

Thanks so much to YoungTri Member Kristen for this awesome core set! Check out her results below 🙂

Stay tuned for more of her core sets soon! You can follow her on Instagram here.

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Amazing abs!

Core #1:

Swiss Ball Pike: Push-up position with back arched; hold as long as possible

Plank: Hold as long as possible

Left & Right Plank: Hold as long as possible on each side

Swiss Ball Sit-up w/Rotation: Facing up with arms across chest; shoulder to opposite knee

Swiss Ball Back Extension: Facing down on ball; legs straight; lift legs as high as possible

Swiss Ball Push-up: Facing down in pushup position with hands on the ball

Create a Triathlon Team At Your School!

Since triathlon is a relatively new sport, not all schools have a team in place: including my university. Because of this, I don’t have too many triathlete friends here at school, and I usually train by myself. If your school is without a tri team like mine, don’t let this discourage you- create a team yourself!

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Despite not having an official school team; Stephanie, Ryan, and I (all Boston College students) competed together this past fall.

 

Check with your sports office on which channel is best for creating a new team. My school advised me to apply within the Club Sports office. My friend, Ryan, and I are currently working on submitting the application. We hope to create a team so that we can train and race with friends while representing the school that we love.

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Me and Ryan: the hopeful co-founders of the Boston College Triathlon Team

When creating a team, it’s important to:

1. Garner interest by telling your friends and posting on your school’s Facebook group

2. Find out what conference you’d be competing in and look at previous years’ schedules

3. Start thinking about what team practices would entail

4. Research kits and gauge pricing

5. Have fun!

I’m working on communicating with other schools to get tips on starting a triathlon club. If you have any advice, email me at kadams@youngtri.com :). Also email me if you’re a student at Boston College and are interested in joining the team!

-Kaitlin

Biggest Support in the Sport: Brandon

My name is Brandon Nix and I am a training half ironman triathlete striving to get my pro card this year. The one person that always keeps me on my toes when I start slipping off my training is my dad Brent Nix. He is my coach, manager, training partner, nutritionist but most of all my friend.

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In my four years of triathlons my dad has always been there to support me mentally and physically. When I hit the mental dumps he was always there to lift me up and point me in the right direction. When I got injured he was the one helping me get better. Up until this year I was always struggling to keep up with him but now he is having to invest into a moped to keep up with me on the bike and a kayak for the open water swims.

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Regardless, I always love having him there with me training and to have him at every race. He is my best support. He is my dad.

Who’s your biggest support in the sport? Email info@youngtri.com!

Tempe: Town With a Ton of Triathletes (This Weekend)

Hot, Hot, Hot.

Arizona was SO. HOT.

Besides stating the obvious…this was not the kind of heat this Jersey/Boston girl is used to. But, it was AWESOME. I was smiling all weekend from the constant amazing weather. And being surrounded by so many triathletes!

Before I get into the race report and other fun details of the weekend (coming tomorrow and Thursday), I wanted to start off with an overall picture of Tempe. See below for some of my favorite pics of AZ 🙂

Not only is Tempe the home to Tempe Town Lake (the site of the swim start) and lots of triathletes! Fusion Cycles is located in nearby Scottsdale.

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Tempe Town Lake

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Exploring Tempe Town Lake with YT UConn Ambassador Ariana!

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Swim Start

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Draft Legal Swim Start

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The Finish Line!

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Transition

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More from Tempe Soon. Now back to getting rid of that jet lag 🙂

Tri Hard,

Caity

Jet. Lag.

Traveling is always so much fun — exploring a new place, getting some time away from home/school — (and, in the case of this weekend, racing in a new location)! Nationals was an amazing experience – and it was definitely a trek to get from Arizona to Boston and back! 🙂

One of the worst parts that comes along with traveling is definitely jet lag. When your body’s clock is off, or you’re forced to take a night off from sleep from a red eye flight, it can throw your entire mind/body chemistry out of whack. And after 13.5 hours of traveling, I can definitely say that I’m in that state right now.

A weird habit that I have when I travel is that I always time my total travels – the time it takes to get from one door to another (hotel-home). I also have to wear sneakers in the airport, and I always bring a sleep mask to attempt to get some sleep :). Packing food (granola, Kind Bars, fruit) is another must for me!

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What are some of your travel musts & ways to deal with jet lag? (Right now, my advice = SLEEP).

Tri Hard (to get some sleep after traveling),

Caity