6 Ways to Increase Your Bike Mileage

Achieve your larger goals with this advice on how to increase your bike mileage

Cycling is fun. The wind is blowing in your face and you’re generating your own power. Naturally, we want to go further and further, push the boundaries. Testing ourselves is one way to build our self-esteem and learn about mental fortitude. Setting a bigger goal can be overwhelming when you look at the goal by itself. Follow our guide for the best way to increase your bike mileage. You’ll grow as a cyclist, reduce the chance of injury, and work towards your big goal! Pro tip: if you’re just getting started, avoid the roads and ride on these cyclist-friendly routes.

Do the work

Cyclists cross the South 1st Street bridge during the CapTex Tri.This is self-explanatory! Whether it’s a rest day or your longest ride ever, you have to do the work. You don’t need to set records every time, but you do need to be consistent. That’s how you’ll build your stamina and teach your body to ride further and further. If there’s a day where you just can’t squeeze in a ride or workout (because life happens), don’t stress. Don’t try to make it up the next day. Squeeze in a foam roll or stretch session if you can and keep moving forward with your plan! Make sure you practice these 5 bike handling skills every time you ride.

REST

If your training plan calls for a rest day, TAKE THE REST DAY. This allows your body the chance to recover from the previous workout. If you get the itch to do something, make it active recovery. Foam roll throughout the day. Set aside time for deep stretching. Take an online yoga class. Those three options will speed up the recovery process and get you ready for the next day. Pro tip: successful triathletes take advantage of rest days. Check out 7 more habits of successful triathletes.

Increase your stamina

Cyclist rides on a stretch of Cesar Chavez Street during the CapTex Tri.As you increase your bike mileage, you begin to get comfortable with being uncomfortable. Weekend rides begin to get longer and longer. As you hit new distances, it’s important to remain focused on form and technique. You want to remain as efficient as possible. Focusing on your form will allow you to generate power efficiently. This will also help with your body’s ability to consume oxygen.

You want to ease into your ride to conserve energy. Start at a pace that feels effortless. You should be able to have a conversation. As you ride, you’ll eventually pick up speed to help with your stamina later in the ride.

Build lower body strength

You’ll need to prepare your body for completing your bigger goals. Break up rides with weight workouts. You don’t need to become chiseled or gain muscle mass. Focus on lighter weights with higher repetitions. You want to push the body, burn fat, and build lean muscle. Working muscles differently than when you’re cycling is critical. It helps prevent the overuse of the same muscles.

Plan your route

Before your long ride, make sure you have a plan. You should ride as consistently as possible to build your stamina. Planning your route reduces the chance you have to stop and check where you are or ask for directions. For longer rides, planning your route allows you to refuel at a gas station pitstop. You can grab a bite to eat, rest for a minute, and use the restroom. Continue to refuel during your ride, topping off with a few hundred calories every hour. Lastly, let someone know your planned route and when you should return.

Set smaller goals

On your next long ride, push yourself to ride further than you did last weekend. When preparing to increase your mileage, you need to slowly teach your body that it’s capable of completing longer distances. You’ll eventually see that last week’s distance that was difficult is now easier. Slowly but surely increasing your mileage will put you in a prime position to really crush longer and longer distances. Pro tip: stay motivated and reward yourself when you complete the smaller goals you set.

There are many other factors that can impact how you increase your bike mileage: diet, hydration, nutrition, cross-training, injuries, etc. Those items can be built-in or dealt with as you progress. Just remember, you don’t just wake up and ride these longer distances. This will take time, persistence, consistency. Do the work, set smaller goals, rest when you’re supposed to, and you will achieve whatever goals are in front of you! Stay safe and follow the cycling rules of the road.

Our Favorite High-Tech Triathlon Gear

Take things to the next level with our favorite high-tech triathlon gear

To optimize your triathlon training and performance you need the best gadgets and gear. From the swim to the bike to the run, we’ve got it covered. Here’s a list of our favorite high-tech triathlon gear that can improve your chances of outperforming yourself. Check the hyperlinks for the recommendations of our favorite high-tech triathlon gear. Pro tip: if you’re new to triathlon check out the 6 items you must have.

Swim skins

A wetsuit is not suitable for swimming in warm waters, any temperature beyond 78 degrees by USAT standards. In some cases, athletes are not even allowed to wear wetsuits to compete. Therefore, you must invest in a swim skin that is designed to improve hydrodynamics. A swim skin betters your body’s alignment with the water due to its smooth surface and unrestrictive fit. It is a piece of must-have equipment during a swim leg and is worn over the tri-suit. Despite being non-buoyant, your body will contract under a swim skin. Therefore, the amount of friction with the water will reduce significantly and your speed would dramatically increase.

Bluetooth bike trainer

A Bluetooth bike trainer, like the Garmin TacX Neo 2T direct-drive smart trainer, is a great tool for indoor cycling. You may consider adding it to your collection of cool gadgets for the sake of it being ergonomic, enjoyable, and efficient. It is a more user-friendly device than a power meter or a bike computer. All you need to do is connect your Bluetooth trainer to a bike app like Zwift. Then you can enjoy a virtual, noise-free ride with the benefit of gaining precise insights into your cycling dynamics.

Disk race wheel

You can attach a disk wheel on the back to experience a smoother ride as it offers an effective mechanism to deflect air resistance. Disk wheels are ideal for short track races or indoor cycling meant to help you to get into a more aerodynamic position. So, if the requirement meets the demand, you can check and see if bike shops in your area rent disc wheels.

Electronic Shifting – Di2

Gone are the days of hand-motion based gear shifting. Add more control to your cycling game with this electronic shifter. It allows you to shift through the complete range of both the derailleurs. It comes with no cables, ergo no friction. And you can perform faster shifting on every range – front, rear, up and down. Check with your local bike shop to see if you can upgrade your traditional gear to its electronic variant.

Power meter pedals

If you are looking for a complete cycling and training experience, that is also smart, get yourself power meter pedals. It supports Bluetooth and ANT+ connectivity. So, you can depend on the most accurate data of your cycling dynamics. Go for the one with 120-hour battery life that’s easy to install on any crankset.

Garmin Forerunner 945XT

Complete your running practice with this cool smartwatch that has a 360-degree curve in terms of performance and features. It comes with GPS tracking. You can even download songs to your watch. The gadget performs every nitty-gritty of performance monitoring and you can pay with it! Yes, you heard that right. Enjoy a battery life of up to 2 weeks in smartwatch mode.

AfterShokz Xtrainerz

The open-ear designed, bone-conduction, waterproof audio system has a very comfortable fit. Add some relaxing audio to your underwater training with these headphones. It does not come with Bluetooth connectivity. However, it has a 4gb memory, so, you can keep up to 1200 songs on this device. Most devices offer an 8-hour battery life.

If you plan to upgrade your gear, our list of favorite high-tech triathlon gear is a great place to start. Make sure you visit the hyperlinks and order the gear you need. Or share the link with Santa, if you’re on the Nice List!

2021 CapTex Triathlon Opens Registration

2021 CapTex Triathlon invites triathletes to compete in Austin’s only downtown triathlon

Registration is now open for the 2021 CapTex Triathlon presented by Life Time. Every year on Memorial Day weekend, triathletes from around the country participate in Austin’s only downtown triathlon. CapTex Tri is celebrating with Special Launch Pricing that’s available until Tuesday, December 1st at 11:59 p.m. CST. The 2021 CapTex Tri will take place on Monday, May 31st, in downtown Austin.

“Triathletes travel from all over to participate in Austin’s only downtown triathlon,” said Stacy Keese, co-owner of High Five Events. “We’re ready to welcome them back and showcase why CapTex Tri is a world-class event.”

CapTex Tri, an award-winning triathlon, consists of a swim in Lady Bird Lake and bike and run courses through downtown Austin. Triathletes who can’t make it to the event can still participate through the virtual CapTex Tri. Participants of the virtual can complete the Sprint or Olympic distances on their own time at their preferred locations.

Austin’s only downtown triathlon

CapTex Tri offers several different divisions for both distances. Age groupers are separated by five-year increments and begin with others in their age group. They are eligible for age-group awards. Open Division allows participants to begin regardless of age, with a mass swim start. Open Division participants are not eligible for age-group awards. CapTex Tri also features Athena and Clydesdale categories. There are also aquabike and relay options for race day. The relay team can consist of two or three members and the aquabike completes the swim and the bike only. 

Event distances include:

  • Sprint triathlon – 750m swim, 12.3-mile bike, 5K run
  • Sprint aquabike – 750m swim, 12.3-mile bike
  • Olympic triathlon – 1500m swim, 24.3-mile bike, 10K run
  • Olympic aquabike – 1500m swim, 24.3-mile bike

Participants will receive custom 2021 participant shirts, finisher medals, water bottles, and swim caps. After the race, everyone can enjoy the beer garden (21+), and a post-race meal. Participants can relive competing in Austin’s only downtown triathlon thanks to professional timing and photography. A great volunteer crew and hundreds of cheering spectators keep the energy level high throughout the day, creating a competitive and supportive atmosphere for all triathletes.

3 Tips for Running During the Holidays

Stay on top of your running during the holidays with our advice

The holiday season is fast approaching. You might wonder if you can keep your running schedule going without any disruptions. Spending time with your family and friends, eating your favorite Christmas meals, late nights, and drinking can make running during the holidays quite the challenge.

If you don’t go for a run regularly, you can feel out of shape. So how can you keep running during the holidays? Follow the advice below! Prepare accordingly, stay on track with your running schedule, and have a wonderful time this holiday season. Pro tip: preparation is crucial and one of the main habits of successful triathletes.

Set a goal

One of the best ways to keep yourself running during the holidays is to set a goal. For instance, a goal can include a specific number of miles or a fixed amount of time every week. Another option would be to start a running streak by setting a schedule. Feel like your running is in a rut? These training tweaks could improve your performance.

You can register for an event, like the Ascension Seton Austin Marathon. Having a goal race on your calendar will push you to run regularly. Keep in mind that it doesn’t have to be a big event to get you running during the holidays. Even registering for the Run Austin Virtual Series’ Armadillo 5K or Makin’ Music 4-Miler can do the trick. All you need is to create goals that will motivate you to go for a run regularly.

Go with the flow

During the holiday season, you are bound to have family, work, and travel commitments. They affect how much time you can spend training and keeping your body healthy and fit. When it comes to running, the first thing you should do is take a look at your schedule. If you have any commitments, avoid canceling your run. Instead, make adjustments to your running schedule. If you feel like going for a run outside of your “planned time,” do it. You never know what might happen to prevent you from running. Pro tip: remember to leave some time for the important warm-up and cool-down.

Have fun

The most important thing when it comes to winter training is to have fun. Although the holiday season is a time to enjoy and relax, it may not always be the case. Sometimes, you have to crunch extra hours at work to spend time with your family and friends. For a lot of people, the holiday season comes with a lot of stress. The best way to deal with anxiety-inducing situations is to take a break from them. You need to relax to recharge your mind and be ready to deal with anything that comes your way.

When you are suffering from a mental block, going for a run can help you significantly. By taking your mind off the situation, you can come back and visit it with a fresh and new perspective.

At the same time, you should also make sure you get adequate amounts of sleep. This helps your body recover and should be a major part of your winter training schedule. After all, you don’t want to burn your candle at both ends, as this will make it harder to go for a run regularly.

Don’t stress out if you miss a run or two. As long as you do as much as you can every day, you’re doing a wonderful job!

Adjusting Your Saddle Height Can Make All the Difference

Learn why adjusting your saddle height matters and how it can be done

Many people don’t realize that adjusting your saddle height by a few millimeters can make a huge difference in how they feel on their bike. If you feel like you are not making gains or if you have pain after riding, you may want to try adjusting your saddle height. Properly adjusting your saddle height could help you improve these 5 bike handling skills.

Saddle height explained

Saddle height is the distance between the heart of the pedal axle and the top of the saddle. It is set by adjusting the seat post to an ideal height that balances comfort and power on the bike. Remember, adjusting your saddle height is important like making sure your helmet always fits!

Reasons to change

Saddle height is arguably the single most important adjustment on your bicycle. Incorrect saddle height can contribute to saddle discomfort and anterior and posterior knee pain. The poor leverage can also limit your power production. 

Adjusting your saddle height

There are many methods and formulas to find your “proper” saddle height. One of the best approaches is to establish it based on the rider’s individual ride characteristics and flexibility. If you are looking for recommendations, visit Josh at Jack & Adam’s Fredericksburg or with the crew over at Mellow Johnny’s. A bike fit specialist can explain your individual characteristics. They can also highlight what equipment may be contributing to any performance or biomechanical limitations. If you can’t make it to a bike fit there is still a solution. 

At home fix

Before your next ride, experiment at home with the “heel to pedal method.” This will get you in the ballpark range before you can see a professional. First, mark the current height. Then, put your bike on the trainer. Pedal around to make sure you are in the position you normally ride in. Place your heel on the pedal and pedal backward to reach the six o’clock position. Your knee should be completely straight. If your heel has trouble making contact with the pedal, the seat is too high. If your knee is bent it is too low. Make very small adjustments, in millimeters, until your leg is straight with the heel on the pedal.

Adapting to your new saddle height

When you’re done adjusting your saddle height, wrap a strip of electrical tape around the base of the post where it meets the seat clamp. Take measurements and keep them for future reference. Make the first few rides with your new saddle height short and sweet. It can take a few rides before your body fully adapts. It is good to get your bike fit looked at at least every few years or if you get new equipment such as new shoes or pedals. Pro tip: when you’re ready for longer rides, check out these 3 cyclist-friendly routes in Austin.

3 Cyclist-Friendly Routes in Austin to Ride

Get more comfortable on your bike when you ride these cyclist-friendly routes in Austin

Avoid traffic and become more comfortable on your bike on these cyclist-friendly routes. These 3 Austin spots are located throughout town, making them accessible to many cyclists. They’re ideal for enjoying a scenic route and mastering your bike handling skills. New to cycling or just purchased your first bike? Nice! The more routes you ride, the more familiar you will become with your new bike. If switching gears is new to you, using them can be tricky on your first few rides. Your bike presents a new feel. Leaning into the curves, becoming comfortable with the handling, and eating and drinking on the bike are all things you should practice. Pro tip: always check that your helmet fits before every ride.

Veloway

This 3-mile looped, one-way roadway is an ideal cyclist-friendly route. The Veloway is located in southwest Austin off LaCrosse Avenue and is closed to traffic. Parking is ample. Most noteworthy, this route is strictly for cyclists and rollerbladers, no runners or walkers (watch out for the wildlife!). The roadway is bisected with a continuous white line (slower cyclists keep to the right). Everyone moves in the same clockwise manner. You can relax a little knowing you don’t have to keep an eye out for non-wheeled individuals or riders coming in your direction. There are gorgeous views, a few tight turns, and some nice straightaways. Make sure you get into the right gear for a nice climb around Mile 2! Porta-potties are available.

Southern Walnut Creek Trail

The Southern Walnut Creek Trail begins at Govalle Neighborhood Park off Bolm Road in east Austin. It features nearly 7.5 miles of 10-foot wide concrete paths and splendid views. Like the Veloway, there is plenty of parking. Be advised, runners and walkers are allowed on the trail and traffic flows both ways. Ensure the other lane is clear and yell out “on your left” if you plan to pass others. There are a few road crossings along the trail to be aware of as well. Add 11 miles and some nice climbs to your bike ride when you preview the Rookie Tri and Jack’s Generic Tri bike courses! The trail rides alongside Daffan Lane and eventually hits Decker Lane.

Brushy Creek Regional Trail

Representing north Austin, the Brushy Creek Regional Trail reaches Round Rock to the east and Cedar Park to the west. Check out Stone Canyon Pool if you park to the east. Park to the west at Twin Lakes Family YMCA. Be aware of runners and walkers on this 6.75-mile multi-use trail that connects neighborhoods and existing parks. Traffic flows in both directions and there are multiple restrooms along the trail. Make sure the other lane is clear and yell out “on your left” if you plan to pass others. BCRT images from cedarparktexas.gov.

6 Items Every Beginner Triathlete Must Have

Every beginner triathlete needs these 6 items before they can train

You’ve decided to start training for your first triathlon, congrats! Now what? Before you get started you’ll need some specific gear for all phases of training. This 6-item checklist is a great start for every beginner triathlete! It’s got you covered from the swim to the bike to the run. You might even have some of these items already. If that’s the case, we’ve added a few more recommendations at the end. Below are the 6 items every beginner triathlete must-have. Pro tip: pair the items with these 8 habits to successfully train and crush it on race day! 

Bike

Infographic listing the 6 items every beginner triathlete must have. List includes bike, helmet, tri shorts, goggles, running shoes, and sports bra. Read more at https://captextri.com/6-items-beginner-triathlete/Any bike. It can be anything from your uncle’s old bike that has been in the garage or the mountain bike you take out riding with your kids. Be sure that the bike is in good repair by taking it to a local shop. If the bike is really old or in disrepair, you may spend just as much on fixing it as you will buying a beginner bike. Pro tip: a road bike with gears will make your training a lot more comfortable. You will be able to go further with less effort and have more “in the tank” when you head out for the run. Remember to practice these 5 bike handling skills.

Helmet

Helmets should be replaced every 5-8 years and definitely after any crash — no matter how small. Helmets provide the same safety level at any price tag so you don’t need anything expensive. The higher-end helmets are equipped with more ventilation and aerodynamics. Some helmets are specifically sized so make sure and check when you purchase. A loose-fitting helmet is not safe. Pro tip: follow these easy steps to ensure your helmet properly fits.

Bike or tri shorts

Really you can wear what you want, just remember that transition is open and there is nowhere to change in private. If you want to be comfortable while training and racing get a nice pair of athletic shorts. These can really be anything but cotton as cotton will not wick away sweat and can lead to chaffing. Ouch! A basic tri short with a little bit of padding will make your bike-riding experience much more enjoyable. The best part is that these shorts will last long after your triathlon debut. They are perfect for cross-training, cycle classes, and even going for runs.

Goggles

There is no perfect goggle since everyone’s face is shaped a little differently. Visit a local swim shop and try on a few models to find what works for you. Leaky goggles will derail your swim and can make swimming a lot more difficult. Especially if you are having to stop and constantly adjust for goggles. Don’t skimp and just buy the cheapest ones at the store. Once you have tested them out a few times, we suggest buying a second pair in a different tint so that you have something for all conditions. Here’s some more advice to follow when searching for your goggles.

Running shoes

If they are comfortable, they are good to go. Even if they are just the shoes you got because you liked the way they looked. Have some shoes that aren’t comfortable? Well, you can still run in those — you will just be, well uncomfortable at the end of your run.

Sports bra

Ladies, even if you decide to use your swimsuit for your first triathlon you are going to want to wear a good sports bra underneath. You will want something you are comfortable running in. If you have some areas that rub, like under the armpits, you can put some Vaseline or Body Glide on in the morning to help with chaffing.

Beginner triathlete extras

Recommended

  • Flat kit – you’ll want this if you get a flat
  • Hat/visor – protect yourself from the sun
  • Water bottle for the bike – stay hydrated
  • Bright towel – find your spot easier in transition
  • Sunscreen – don’t get burnt 
  • Race belt – carry your nutrition and your bib

Optional

  • Socks – keep your feet comfortable
  • Bike shoes with clip-in pedals – make sure you practice first
  • Sports watch – track your time
  • Sunglasses – protect from debris on your ride
  • Transition bag – carry all your stuff
  • Wetsuit – can be expensive, but could help in the water

5 Bike Handling Skills Every Triathlete Should Know

Why triathletes should focus on bike handling skills

Competency with your bike handling skills gives you a decisive advantage over your competition. You gain the experience, knowledge, and practical ability to bike better and more efficiently. Success at a triathlon depends on how well you can gauge your environment. You’ll be surrounded by people, have to traverse across various kinds of terrain, and your journey will be long. That is why you should be completely comfortable with riding your bike for long hours. Here are five key bike handling skills that will help you become a more successful triathlete.

Pro tip: follow these steps before every ride to ensure your helmet fits.

The skills every triathlete should nail

  • Starting and Stopping

These are the most basic bike skills that you must master. Without having solid control over your bike, you could end up in an accident. If your bike uses clip-on pedals, then you should become familiar with them. Practice clipping and unclipping your pedals while riding until you perfect it.

  • Braking and Corners

Speed isn’t always your best friend when it comes to triathlon. This really applies to corners. Instead of pressing down on the brake once you reach the corner, try slowly braking as you near it. This way, you get time to think about the turn you’ll make and pre-emptively react to any dangers ahead.

  • Bike Handling and Shifting gears

Your timing with gear handling should be impeccable. You can achieve this by spending as much time riding on the roads as you can. The natural environment will teach you how to gauge the timing of your shifting. Once you develop this skill, you’ll begin to shift your gears more naturally as you get to your location.

  • Know your Cadence

The cadence in a bike is the number of times you can pedal per minute. Cadence is also known as pedaling rate. Triathletes should be able to maintain a consistent pedaling rate between 90-100 revolutions per minute. By practicing every day, you should be able to get to this level.

  • Drinking while biking

If you’re going to compete in a triathlon, your nutritional intake should be right. You don’t want to get dehydrated during the event nor do you want to feel anything less than your best. That is why you should practice grabbing your water bottle while your biking. You can do this by biking slowly at first, as you reach to your water bottle holder to grab the bottle, drink from it, and place it back. Over time, you will gain the confidence to do this with ease. Pro tip: you will spill and your bike will get dirty. Take the time to clean it with these simple steps!

These basic bike handling skills will take you from a cyclist to a real competitor. You need more than a better bike to succeed at triathlon. Developing your skills is what will help you achieve success. If you’re in the market for a new bike, make sure you know the differences between triathlon and road bikes.

Habits of a Successful Triathlete

Become a successful triathlete when you practice these 8 habits

To be a triathlete you need to have the basics of swimming, biking, and running down. But to become a successful triathlete (whatever that means to you/ whatever your goals may be) there are some other lifestyle changes you can make to really be successful. There are a few habits you can adopt to help you get there that already line up with your goals. Keep reading to discover the habits successful triathletes have in common.

Do your research/PREPARE

Find the right race for you. If you’re new to the sport, don’t go for a longer distance tri. Start slow and build your way up to your desired event distance. Will you need a wetsuit? Is your race even wetsuit legal? What are the benefits of a race being USAT certified? There’s a lot to learn, like knowing the difference between triathlon and road bikes. Proper preparation can reduce unexpected surprises that may come your way during training or on race day. 

Pace yourself

Don’t go full force when you’re first training or just getting back into training after offseason. Find a training plan and follow that as your guide. Be willing to make training tweaks if needed.

Know how to fuel

Nutrition during training and during the race has a huge impact on the way you can expect to perform come race day. Make sure you’re following the right nutrition plan for your body and the event distance you signed up for. 

Give Your Gear the TLC it needs

Take care of the gear that takes care of you. Follow instructions for proper care and give your bike frequent tune-ups to maximize performance. Clean gear is happy gear!

Know what you can control

You’ve done everything you can to make sure this race goes perfectly. You did a gear check, you packed the perfect race day bag and you’re ready to go! Then a storm hits. Don’t let this get you down or let you feel defeated before the race even starts. You know you’ve spent the time training and just remember to focus on what you can control for a good race. All the other athletes there are experiencing the exact same thing. Pre-race jitters are real and they can throw even the best athletes off track. If you know your jitters on race morning are going to be bad, work on a couple of exercises or something to help you distract yourself from the nerves on race morning. We see this all the time and its a really great way to center yourself before starting the swim!  

REST!

Take some time off when you need it! Listen to what your body is telling you so you don’t overdo it and risk an injury. 

Enjoy healthy food

Switching up your diet for healthier options is a really simple yet effective way to help you during your training. Of course, you don’t have to stop eating what you really love, but adjusting to a cleaner, healthier lifestyle is great for maintaining energy during workouts as well as leaving you feeling good too. 

Successful triathletes stay in the moment

Take it one day at a time. Everyone has good days and bad days and training for a triathlon is no exception. Remember why you started this journey or what inspired you to and focus on that when you’re having a tough day. Be kind to yourself and find ways to keep yourself motivated to reach the goal of crossing that finish line!

Free Motivational Phone Backgrounds for Triathletes

Get ready to get inspired by these motivational backgrounds!

Do you find yourself thinking “I’ll just work out tomorrow” or putting off fixing the flat on your bike? When exhaustion sets in, maintaining that motivation to keep up with your fitness routine can be tough. Now is the time for action and we have just the thing for you.

There’s something about an inspirational quote/phrase/saying that will really get you back on track when you are unmotivated.  Whether you’re battling with stress or lack of motivation, an inspiring wallpaper or background is a great way to give you the extra boost you need to complete a workout. 

Here are some of our favorite inspirational sayings that never fail to keep us taking another step forward whenever our body is fighting us. Be inspired and get motivated to keep being the awesome triathlete you are.

These motivational wallpapers will be there to help you stay active and help motivate you to keep training and believing in yourself!

Right click to save the image and set it as your phone background or lock screen.

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Get motivated, anywhere, anytime all at your fingertips with our motivational backgrounds.

  1. You only regret the workouts you don’t do.
  2. Yesterday I dared to struggle, today I dared to win.
  3. Don’t stop when you’re tired, stop when you’re done. 
  4. A journey of a thousand miles begins with one step
  5. It pains me to continue, but it hurts much worse to stop.
  6. All it takes is all you got.
  7. Others make excuses to quit. You make excuses to keep going. 
  8. Swim fast. Cycle strong. Run to win. 
  9. Triathletes aren’t born. They’re made.
  10. Swim. Bike. Run.

Share your Motivation

We are feeling motivated just writing this blog! Now before you run out the door to log some miles be sure to give yourself time to warm up. Starting off too quick can lead to injury and nobody wants that!

Do you have a favorite motivational quote? Share them with us and your fellow athletes in the community on our Facebook page or tag us on Instagram!