The Rookie Triathlon

The Rookie Triathlon The Rookie- May 2, 2021 http://therookietri.com
300m swim, 11.2-mile bike, 2-mile run
Austin, Texas http://www.RookieTri.com Welcome to the Rookie Triathlon!

Hey everyone, we have an update concerning this year’s Rookie Tri scheduled for May 2nd. It contains some good and some ...
04/14/2021
2021 Rookie Triathlon and Jack’s Generic Triathlon Canceled

Hey everyone, we have an update concerning this year’s Rookie Tri scheduled for May 2nd. It contains some good and some not-so-good news.

Bad news first. We're canceling 2021 Rookie Tri due to heightened COVID-19 requirements and a low number of registrations. Unfortunately, postponement is not a viable option based on permitting and venue availability.

Good news now! Everyone who is registered can transfer to one of the following events at no cost:
- Austin Half Marathon - April 25, 2021
- CapTex Tri Rookie, Sprint, or Olympic distance - May 31, 2021
- Kerrville Triathlon Rookie, Quarter, or Half distance - September 25-26, 2021
- 3M Half Marathon - January 23, 2022
- Ascension Seton Austin Marathon, Half Marathon, or 5K - February 20, 2022

Registrants will also have the option to request a refund for their event if they do not wish to transfer to any of the listed events.

More good news! CapTex Tri and Kerrville Triathlon will now include Rookie Divisions and distances! Read more and learn about the Rookie Divisions and distances.

Rookie Triathlon, scheduled for May 2nd, has been canceled due to heightened COVID-19 requirements and a low number of registrations.

If your training plan calls for a day of rest, take it! Learn about the importance of rest days and why you shouldn't sk...
04/09/2021
Why You Shouldn't Underestimate the Importance of Rest Days

If your training plan calls for a day of rest, take it! Learn about the importance of rest days and why you shouldn't skip them.

It’s vital to understand the importance of rest days. They allow your body to recover, rebuild, and get you ready for the next workout.

Heads up! Wednesday, April 7th, is the next price increase for CapTexTri, Austin's only downtown triathlon! Lock in this...
04/05/2021
Registration - CapTex Tri

Heads up! Wednesday, April 7th, is the next price increase for CapTexTri, Austin's only downtown triathlon! Lock in this rate now and join them on Memorial Day!

The CapTexTri offers 2 race distances for adult competitors, available in either individual, aquabike or relay team (2-3 people) formats:

Have you experienced shifting issues on your recent rides? Take care of that issue with these simple steps so you're rea...
04/04/2021
Simple Steps to Eliminate Bike Shifting Issues

Have you experienced shifting issues on your recent rides? Take care of that issue with these simple steps so you're ready for Rookie Tri on May 2nd!

Put a stop to your shifting issues during your bikes rides with these simple steps to help you adjust your derailleur.

Training check-in: how are things going?
04/02/2021

Training check-in: how are things going?

Training check-in: how are things going?

Price increase TONIGHT, April 1st! We can't wait to see all the different groups at Rookie Tri your first triathlon of 2...
04/01/2021

Price increase TONIGHT, April 1st! We can't wait to see all the different groups at Rookie Tri your first triathlon of 2021!⁠ bit.ly/2021Rookiereg

Price increase TONIGHT, April 1st! We can't wait to see all the different groups at Rookie Tri your first triathlon of 2021!⁠ bit.ly/2021Rookiereg

We're not joking, there's a price increase tomorrow, April 1st! Tag your tri friends so they don't miss out. bit.ly/2021...
03/31/2021

We're not joking, there's a price increase tomorrow, April 1st! Tag your tri friends so they don't miss out. bit.ly/2021Rookiereg

We're not joking, there's a price increase tomorrow, April 1st! Tag your tri friends so they don't miss out. bit.ly/2021Rookiereg

Signs it’s time to tune-up your bike:- bike is squeaking- brakes are loose feeling- crunchy when you pedal- shifting is ...
03/30/2021
How to Tell if it's Time to Tune Up Your Bike

Signs it’s time to tune-up your bike:
- bike is squeaking
- brakes are loose feeling
- crunchy when you pedal
- shifting is off
- your bike is dirty and there is build up on the chain
- you have not had a tune-up in the last year

Learn how you can tell when it’s time to tune up your bike. Take care of your bike so you can enjoy as many miles as possible!

Next Rookie Tri price increase is Thursday, April 1st! Save some money when you sign up for your first triathlon of 2021...
03/29/2021

Next Rookie Tri price increase is Thursday, April 1st! Save some money when you sign up for your first triathlon of 2021!⁠ bit.ly/2021Rookiereg

Next Rookie Tri price increase is Thursday, April 1st! Save some money when you sign up for your first triathlon of 2021!⁠ bit.ly/2021Rookiereg

Tips to get over the fear of open-water swimming1) Practice makes perfect. Focus on maintaining your form and breathing ...
03/27/2021
Get Over Your Fear of Open Water

Tips to get over the fear of open-water swimming

1) Practice makes perfect. Focus on maintaining your form and breathing evenly. Know what it feels like for the waves to splash over you. Be specific in your open-water practice and familiarize yourself with what the pool can’t provide.

You can overcome your fear of open water if you have a successful strategy and the willingness to execute it. These 5 tips will help!

03/24/2021

What year did you start competing in triathlon?

Is your handlebar tape coming off? Replace it in 7 steps with help from Jack's Generic Triathlon!
03/22/2021
How to Wrap Your Handlebar

Is your handlebar tape coming off? Replace it in 7 steps with help from Jack's Generic Triathlon!

Wrap your own handlebar! Whether you want to change your handlebar tape every year or every five years, the steps below will properly guide you.

It's never too early to check all your gear before race day, especially if you're training with all these items. If you ...
03/15/2021

It's never too early to check all your gear before race day, especially if you're training with all these items. If you find issues now, make repairs or buy something new soon! bit.ly/2O5xfoH

It's never too early to check all your gear before race day, especially if you're training with all these items. If you find issues now, make repairs or buy something new soon! bit.ly/2O5xfoH

Get familiar with the Rookie Tri bike course! It's an 11.2-mile loop around Decker Lake. Visit our site for a course map...
03/13/2021

Get familiar with the Rookie Tri bike course! It's an 11.2-mile loop around Decker Lake. Visit our site for a course map and turn-by-turn directions. bit.ly/Rookiemaps

Get familiar with the Rookie Tri bike course! It's an 11.2-mile loop around Decker Lake. Visit our site for a course map and turn-by-turn directions. bit.ly/Rookiemaps

What bike did you ride during your first triathlon?
03/11/2021

What bike did you ride during your first triathlon?

What bike did you ride during your first triathlon?

Rest day coming up? Brush up on these 11 commonly violated USAT rules so you don't make them on May 2nd!
03/08/2021
11 Commonly Violated USAT Triathlon Rules - The Rookie Tri

Rest day coming up? Brush up on these 11 commonly violated USAT rules so you don't make them on May 2nd!

Putting off reviewing the USAT race guidelines? Look no further. Here are 11 commonly violated USAT rules to focus on for triathletes.

Whether you’re training for an upcoming triathlon or exercising to stay in shape, proper foam rolling has many benefits....
03/05/2021
How Proper Foam Rolling Can Help You Recover Faster

Whether you’re training for an upcoming triathlon or exercising to stay in shape, proper foam rolling has many benefits. It can help you relax, prevent injury, and speed up your recovery.

If you don’t have one, visit our friends and partners at Fleet Feet Austin and they'll get you set up!

A foam roller can be your best friend. We’ll explain what foam rolling is, breakdown effective techniques, and highlight various benefits.

Make sure your spot is reserved on May 2nd if Rookie Tri is going to be your first triathlon of 2021!
03/03/2021
Register for The Rookie Tri - May 2, 2021

Make sure your spot is reserved on May 2nd if Rookie Tri is going to be your first triathlon of 2021!

Registration is open for The Rookie Tri! Distance 300m swim, 11-mile bike, 2-mile run. Aquabike, relay, and virtual options.

03/02/2021

Incorporate these 6 swimming tips that every beginner triathlete should know. They’ll help you through the beginning phase of your swimming so you can work towards your triathlon goals. bit.ly/3bHpPQh

Rookie Tri's 2-mile run course takes place mostly on the trails at Walter E. Long Park. The softer surface will make you...
02/27/2021

Rookie Tri's 2-mile run course takes place mostly on the trails at Walter E. Long Park. The softer surface will make you smile all the way to the finish line! bit.ly/Rookiemaps

Rookie Tri's 2-mile run course takes place mostly on the trails at Walter E. Long Park. The softer surface will make you smile all the way to the finish line! bit.ly/Rookiemaps

Tag your triathlon friends in the comments if these memes apply to them!
02/25/2021

Tag your triathlon friends in the comments if these memes apply to them!

Register for the Sprint Aquabike and challenge yourself without taking on the run! Once your return to transition your t...
02/21/2021

Register for the Sprint Aquabike and challenge yourself without taking on the run!

Once your return to transition your time stops and you can go straight to the finish line and finish line festival! bit.ly/3iyHrAK

Register for the Sprint Aquabike and challenge yourself without taking on the run!

Once your return to transition your time stops and you can go straight to the finish line and finish line festival! bit.ly/3iyHrAK

Fellow Texans, it has been a very difficult and challenging week. But within this time we have personally experienced an...
02/19/2021

Fellow Texans, it has been a very difficult and challenging week. But within this time we have personally experienced and seen so much support and selflessness from our friends, neighbors, and even strangers.

We have seen cops stop to share gas with stranded drivers, neighbors taking elderly to warming centers, food and water freely given to those in need - the list goes on and on. We are so grateful and hope that those who are still experiencing the effects of the outages can get assistance as soon as possible. To all the workers putting in the extra hours in these harsh conditions THANK YOU!

Our staff is still scattered and many still without, so we will be taking the weekend to recover, regroup, and get in a good run once the snow melts. If you have reached out to us through DM or email please know that we will respond as soon as possible.

📷@jonscotty_

Fellow Texans, it has been a very difficult and challenging week. But within this time we have personally experienced and seen so much support and selflessness from our friends, neighbors, and even strangers.

We have seen cops stop to share gas with stranded drivers, neighbors taking elderly to warming centers, food and water freely given to those in need - the list goes on and on. We are so grateful and hope that those who are still experiencing the effects of the outages can get assistance as soon as possible. To all the workers putting in the extra hours in these harsh conditions THANK YOU!

Our staff is still scattered and many still without, so we will be taking the weekend to recover, regroup, and get in a good run once the snow melts. If you have reached out to us through DM or email please know that we will respond as soon as possible.

📷@jonscotty_

02/16/2021

Hey y'all! Just a quick update from us. Our team is without power so we will not be able to answer emails or questions that come in through social. Stay safe everyone and we will be back as soon as we can.

Here are 6 of our favorite places to train in Austin! Where's yours?
02/14/2021
6 Best Places to Train in Austin - The Rookie Tri

Here are 6 of our favorite places to train in Austin! Where's yours?

Here is a list of our favorite places to swim bike and run in Austin, Texas. These are great for all levels of triathletes.

Why yes, there is a way to make triathlon more fun, create a relay team! Get your squad together and register today! bit...
02/12/2021

Why yes, there is a way to make triathlon more fun, create a relay team! Get your squad together and register today! bit.ly/2021Rookiereg

Why yes, there is a way to make triathlon more fun, create a relay team! Get your squad together and register today! bit.ly/2021Rookiereg

Help a good cause! Also might be good motivation to get out in this cold this weekend!
02/12/2021

Help a good cause! Also might be good motivation to get out in this cold this weekend!

💥GIVEAWAY💥Enter to win a Home Slice Pizza gift box worth $145 that includes some sweet merch & dinner for two!

HOW TO ENTER:

1. Sign up to run virtually with Nate Boyer on Valentine's Day weekend 🏃

2. Donate $5 or more to Dell Children's Medical Center Heart Program through Nate Boyer's Run Austin Love Austin Campaign 💸

3. The winner will be announced on Monday, Feb 15th, We will let you know in the comments. 🏆

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📸 @acetakesaustin - Cute dog not included

Did you know Rookie Triathlon provides awards for the Top 3 Overall Athena (female, 165 + lbs.) and Clydesdale (male, 22...
02/10/2021

Did you know Rookie Triathlon provides awards for the Top 3 Overall Athena (female, 165 + lbs.) and Clydesdale (male, 220+ lbs.) finishers? If you want to compete in these Divisions make sure you select them during registration! bit.ly/RookieDIV

Did you know Rookie Triathlon provides awards for the Top 3 Overall Athena (female, 165 + lbs.) and Clydesdale (male, 220+ lbs.) finishers? If you want to compete in these Divisions make sure you select them during registration! bit.ly/RookieDIV

The Rookie Tri swim course is a 300m loop in Decker Lake. It's lined with trained lifeguards in kayaks to keep the event...
02/08/2021

The Rookie Tri swim course is a 300m loop in Decker Lake. It's lined with trained lifeguards in kayaks to keep the event safe and fun. bit.ly/Rookiemaps

Bonus: Decker Lake offers some amazing race-day sunrises!

The Rookie Tri swim course is a 300m loop in Decker Lake. It's lined with trained lifeguards in kayaks to keep the event safe and fun. bit.ly/Rookiemaps

Bonus: Decker Lake offers some amazing race-day sunrises!

02/06/2021

Check out our video and blog post if you're unfamiliar with aero bars or don't know if they're right for you! bit.ly/35w2Xjt

Don't let chilly waters keep you from your swim. Follow our safety tips and enjoy all the benefits like burning more cal...
02/04/2021
Swimming in Cold Water: A Beginner's Introduction

Don't let chilly waters keep you from your swim. Follow our safety tips and enjoy all the benefits like burning more calories!

Swimming in cold water is an awakening experience. It can provide you with more space and fewer swimmers since everyone won’t swim there.

Does your tri group know about the price increase tonight, Feb. 2nd? Tag the squad so everyone can make Rookie Tri their...
02/02/2021

Does your tri group know about the price increase tonight, Feb. 2nd? Tag the squad so everyone can make Rookie Tri their first finish line in 2021! bit.ly/2021Rookiereg

Does your tri group know about the price increase tonight, Feb. 2nd? Tag the squad so everyone can make Rookie Tri their first finish line in 2021! bit.ly/2021Rookiereg

Register before tomorrow's price increase, Feb. 2nd, and get ready to swim, bike, run, and party at your first triathlon...
02/01/2021

Register before tomorrow's price increase, Feb. 2nd, and get ready to swim, bike, run, and party at your first triathlon of 2021! bit.ly/2021Rookiereg

Register before tomorrow's price increase, Feb. 2nd, and get ready to swim, bike, run, and party at your first triathlon of 2021! bit.ly/2021Rookiereg

Who's joining us on May 2nd to make Rookie Tri the first triathlon of their season? Register before the Feb. 2nd price i...
01/26/2021

Who's joining us on May 2nd to make Rookie Tri the first triathlon of their season? Register before the Feb. 2nd price increase and reserve your spot at the start line! bit.ly/2021Rookiereg

Who's joining us on May 2nd to make Rookie Tri the first triathlon of their season? Register before the Feb. 2nd price increase and reserve your spot at the start line! bit.ly/2021Rookiereg

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Welcome to the Rookie Triathlon! The Rookie Triathlon is a short early season event that is perfect for a beginner to test the waters or an intermediate to advanced triathlete to get warmed up for the season to come.

Distance: 300 meter Swim, 11 mile Bike, 2 mile Run We offer a special division just for true rookie triathletes. There will be separate wave starts, finisher medals, and separate awards. Of course, the regular Age Group and Open divisions will still be around so that everyone can join in the fun.

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Has the race been canceled? I received an email saying it is but, nothing here or on website? Thanks.
When are hosting your next rookie tri?
Not ideal but 2020...
Completed the Virtual Rookie Triathlon (Veteran division) at home- jet pool, H-2 trainer, Zwift, and treadmill. Wish I had been able to do the real thing. 75-79 age group.
When is a decision going to be made about this event? The stay at home order in Travis County is until April 13th and they are expecting it to be extended.
Has a decision been made?
I'm signed up and ready! But being new to the area is there a group of anyone doing any swim training? Or would anyone know where I could go for an open water swim to get my butt in gear?
I’m new to this hopefully i can join the event next year
Thank you for keeping my wet suit that I left there safe and reissuing the trophy that I left also. Much appreciated.
I left a Desoto wet suit top size 3. I think I dropped it outside the main entrance/exit of the bike area when I was pushing my bike out to the car. Please message me if found.
You all were right! I was able to complete the course and have a good time without my music. What a great race! Every last detail was thought of and all in favor to make things easier for the athletes. Thank you, Rookie Tri! 🏊🏻‍♀️🚴🏼‍♀️🏃🏻‍♀️ We’ll be coming back next year!
I am missing a desoto top size3. please let me know if you found it. Due to anxiety and being claustrophobic, i can not wear the one piece wet suits. PLEASE let me know if you found it