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!

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!

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

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

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

Make May the most epic month of 2021 when you complete The Rookie Triathlon and CapTex Tri! Select Combo Deal during che...
01/22/2021
Register for The Rookie Tri - May 3, 2020

Make May the most epic month of 2021 when you complete The Rookie Triathlon and CapTex Tri! Select Combo Deal during checkout to save $10 on both registrations.

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

Take a look at some common benefits ice baths can have. Try one out the next time you feel sore, even if it's cold outsi...
01/20/2021
Everything You Need to Know About the Benefits of Ice Baths

Take a look at some common benefits ice baths can have. Try one out the next time you feel sore, even if it's cold outside!

Ice baths are said to boost the body's recovery processes and prevent injuries, but what other benefits do ice baths have to offer?

A foam roller is your best friend because it can speed up your recovery process after a high-intensity workout! Learn mo...
01/19/2021
How Proper Foam Rolling Can Help You Recover Faster

A foam roller is your best friend because it can speed up your recovery process after a high-intensity workout! Learn more as we explain what foam rolling is, breakdown effective techniques, and highlight various benefits.

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

Will you be a Rookie or Veteran at 2021 Rookie Triathlon?Rookie - must be first or second triathlon; will start with oth...
01/18/2021

Will you be a Rookie or Veteran at 2021 Rookie Triathlon?

Rookie - must be first or second triathlon; will start with other Rookies in age group; eligible for Rookie age-group awards

Veteran - have completed more than two triathlons; will start with other Veterans in age group; eligible for Veteran age-group awards bit.ly/RookieDIV

Was your last bike ride uncomfortable? You might need to re-adjust your saddle height! See how a minor change can make a...
01/17/2021
Adjusting Your Saddle Height Can Make All the Difference

Was your last bike ride uncomfortable? You might need to re-adjust your saddle height! See how a minor change can make a major difference.

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.

01/15/2021

What do you remember the most about your first triathlon?

Get faster on the swim! Jack's Generic Triathlon breaks down the basics and provides you with the information you need w...
01/12/2021
What to Know When Choosing a Wetsuit

Get faster on the swim! Jack's Generic Triathlon breaks down the basics and provides you with the information you need when choosing a wetsuit.

Check it out! We break down the basics and provide you with the information needed when you begin the process of choosing a wetsuit.

Make 2021 the year you start running! Follow our advice and the 8-week plan we created and you'll be running before you ...
01/11/2021
5 Tips to Go From Walking To Running

Make 2021 the year you start running! Follow our advice and the 8-week plan we created and you'll be running before you know it.

Running can reduce stress levels and lead to a healthier lifestyle. Our advice will help you transition from walking to running!

Our friends Kerrville Triathlon Festival open registration on Jan. 12th with their Special Launch Pricing. You don't wan...
01/09/2021

Our friends Kerrville Triathlon Festival open registration on Jan. 12th with their Special Launch Pricing. You don't want to miss The Most Scenic Triathlon in Texas! https://loom.ly/Z_jPuZ8

Your bike might need a tune-up if:- it's squeaking- brakes feel loose- shifting is off- haven't had one in the last year...
01/08/2021
How to Tell if it's Time to Tune Up Your Bike

Your bike might need a tune-up if:
- it's squeaking
- brakes feel loose
- shifting is off
- haven't had one in the last year
- learn about more signs!

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!

On a scale of 1-10, how excited are you for Rookie Tri on May 2nd?Psst... we're at 11! bit.ly/2021Rookiereg
01/07/2021

On a scale of 1-10, how excited are you for Rookie Tri on May 2nd?

Psst... we're at 11! bit.ly/2021Rookiereg

Have you decided to complete your first triathlon in 2021? GREAT! Here's a tip to get you started.Practice open water sw...
01/05/2021
7 Tips to Help You Start Training for a Triathlon - Rookie Tri

Have you decided to complete your first triathlon in 2021? GREAT! Here's a tip to get you started.
Practice open water swimming. Swimming in a pool is great, but Rookie Tri doesn't take place in a pool! Swimming in open water several times before race day will increase your comfort level and prepare you for your swim. More tips below!

So you have decided to do a triathlon, now what? We were once beginners too, here are our tips to follow when you start triathlon training.

The fear of the unknown and uncertainty of open water can create anxiety in beginner swimmers. Prepare for the swim with...
01/04/2021
Get Over Your Fear of Open Water

The fear of the unknown and uncertainty of open water can create anxiety in beginner swimmers. Prepare for the swim with these 5 tips and overcome your fear of open water!

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!

Did you hear? Jack's Generic Triathlon opens registration this Tuesday, Jan. 5th, and you can take advantage of $89 Spec...
01/03/2021

Did you hear? Jack's Generic Triathlon opens registration this Tuesday, Jan. 5th, and you can take advantage of $89 Special Launch Pricing! bit.ly/JGT21reg

Happy New Year! When setting your 2021 goals, don't forget to add "Rookie Tri Finish Line" to the list!
01/01/2021

Happy New Year! When setting your 2021 goals, don't forget to add "Rookie Tri Finish Line" to the list!

Set at least one 2021 goal that scares you, like making Rookie Tri the first triathlon of your life. Not only will you c...
12/30/2020
The Importance of Setting Goals

Set at least one 2021 goal that scares you, like making Rookie Tri the first triathlon of your life. Not only will you crush it, but it'll hold you accountable and motivate you during training!

Most athletes at least recognize the importance of setting goals. Reach yours with these tips to set and achieve your goals this year.

2021 is already off to a great start! Jack's Generic Triathlon opens registration on Tuesday, Jan. 5th, and you'll get t...
12/29/2020

2021 is already off to a great start! Jack's Generic Triathlon opens registration on Tuesday, Jan. 5th, and you'll get their Best Pricing! bit.ly/JGT21reg

12/28/2020

Looking back on 2020, what's the biggest goal you reached?

12/25/2020

Happy holidays to you and yours!

12/23/2020

What would Santa be best at?

- swim
- bike
- run

You should always wear sunglasses to protect your eyes when riding your bike. See what your shades will protect you from...
12/22/2020
Why It's Important to Wear Sunglasses When Riding

You should always wear sunglasses to protect your eyes when riding your bike. See what your shades will protect you from on your next ride.

In addition to looking cool, there are other benefits when you wear sunglasses when riding. Make sure you stay safe and protect your eyes!

12/21/2020

Have you heard of a bento box for your bike? This lightweight accessory provides the storage needed to hold your nutrition for longer rides. Check out our bento box recommendations. bit.ly/3nxioQs

Any of these resonate with you? bit.ly/32tKyDm
12/20/2020

Any of these resonate with you? bit.ly/32tKyDm

Do you know someone who wants to try triathlon but isn't sure where to start? Share this How to Start Cycling blog and l...
12/18/2020
How to Start Cycling: the Beginner Triathlete’s Guide

Do you know someone who wants to try triathlon but isn't sure where to start? Share this How to Start Cycling blog and let's get them going!

Whether you’re a new rider or have been riding since you were a kid, training and racing is different. Welcome to How to Start Cycling 101.

What's your favorite memory from your first Rookie Tri?
12/17/2020

What's your favorite memory from your first Rookie Tri?

Congrats to High Five Events for being ranked 35 on the 2020 IC 100 List!
12/14/2020
High Five Events Ranked #35 on 2020 Inner City 100 List

Congrats to High Five Events for being ranked 35 on the 2020 IC 100 List!

High Five Events ranked 35th on the 2020 Inner City 100 List based on its four-year revenue growth rate of 240.17% and job creation of nine.

Triathlon can be inexpensive and we have the advice that'll help you save money!
12/12/2020
How to Save Money on Triathlon

Triathlon can be inexpensive and we have the advice that'll help you save money!

Triathlons can be cheap and highly affordable when you smartly plan things. Follow our helpful advice to save money on triathlon.

12/11/2020

Where's your favorite place to eat after a race?

Wetsuits are a big investment. Take care of them with the instructions in our latest blog so you can get as many swims o...
12/09/2020
Wetsuit Care Instructions You Need to Know

Wetsuits are a big investment. Take care of them with the instructions in our latest blog so you can get as many swims out of your wetsuit as possible!

Wetsuits are a big investment. Extend the life of yours and take proper care of it when you follow our wetsuit care instructions.

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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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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
Everyone thinks I’m crazy for loving The Rookie Triathlon so much. “The course is hard!” “So many hills!” “What is up with that run!” (Which was muckier that normal, sure.) You know what I love about it so much? It’s a distance that you can convince just about anyone to try. Even people who don’t swim or own a bike (or both!) When you go through the distances, MOST people go, “I could totally do that!” And then they do! THAT is what makes that course so special. Congrats to all the finishers out there today! And especially to the rookies. You are officially triathletes now! 😍😍😍