August 6-8, 2021 is not a weekend I will forget anytime soon. Wow! My goals heading into my first ever USA Triathlon Age Group Sprint Distance National Championships were to start, finish, and have fun. I met and exceeded all of those goals! Race weekend started with the check-in process.Read more
Common Questions I’ve Received
Over the years, I have received a number of common questions from new and newer triathletes. I am not a coach and nor am I an expert, but I can share my personal experiences as a newer triathlete. So, I decided to compile some of those questions here! What additionalRead more
Three Goals – Start, Finish, and Have Fun
My first in-person race since surgery, physical therapy, and the world came to a standstill occurred in June 2021. I hadn’t gotten my full endurance back and had been back on the bike for less than 2 months. However, I was further along in my training and was seeing glimpsesRead more
Journey to Nationals begins now!
March 15, 2021 is not a day I will forget anytime soon. On that day, I received an email stating, “Congratulations! You’re qualified for the Sprint-Distance Age Group National Championships.” What??? I am an average, middle-of-the-pack, everyday triathlete. I have never been on the podium (that has never been my focus), IRead more
I am ecstatic and honored to learn and share that I was selected as a 2021 Brand Ambassador for Balega (year 1), Garmin (year 1), Honey Stinger (year 4), and Nuun as a Legacy member (year 4) as well as a 2021 team member of Team Zoot (year 2) andRead more
Guest Blog: Let’s Go Racing…Virtually!
By: Daniel Hamilton, Triathlete and Marathon Runner Ah, 2020. The year live racing died and virtual racing became prominent…wait virtual racing, prominent? Yes, I have been running for 6 years and competing in triathlons for the last 2 now and I have been aware of these virtual races all along.Read more
Racing During a Pandemic
2020 took a swift downturn as people around the world became ill with what later became known as COVID19. Businesses closed, travel slowed and ended, and hospitals filled while first responders worked 24/7. Many were isolated in their homes and had little to no interaction with the outside world. ForRead more
State Region Nationally 2019 40/40 158/171 1306/1412 2020 n/a COVID n/a COVID n/a COVID 2021 2022 The final rankings for 2019 are in and I’m about where I expected to be this year! Rankings can be filtered by sport (triathlon, aquabike, etc.), age (5 year increments), gender, as well asRead more
Many sports have rankings – track and field, football, ice hockey, baseball, gymnastics, etc. Guess what – the triathlon world also has rankings! If one is a member of the USA-Triathlon Association and completed three races, a ranking is generated. I cannot say I fully understand how the score systemRead more
Guest Blog: I AM A TRIATHLETE!…join me
By: Daniel Hamilton, 2019 First-Time Triathlete I am a triathlete! I never thought those words would come out of my mouth. A triathlete is exactly what I became when I crossed the finish line at the 2019 Bigfoot Triathlon! I would like to share some insights and possibly assuage someRead more