Garmin Demo Night

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Join us on the third Thursday of every month for Garmin Night!

Our favorite sponsor, Garry Gribbles Running Store, will be at our club meeting with demo Garmin’s to test out. This is your chance to see the latest triathlete watches live and person.

You can touch, play, try the Forerunner 935 and Forerunner 735XT. This is also a great opportunity to get your questions answered about Garmin watches. You’ll learn about the different Garmin functions and how they can help you train better and race faster.

There are also plenty of club members with Garmins who are willing to share their experiences.

These are the models that will be on-hand:

Forerunner 25
Forerunner 35
vivoactive 3
Forerunner 630
Forerunner 230
Forerunner 735XT (club favorite)
Forerunner 935
fenix 5
In addition, anyone who attends the demo night receives 10% off their next Garmin purchase at Garry Gribbles!!

Why is a watch important?

Here are the things you can do with it:

  • Track runs and rides
  • Track swims in pool and open water
  • Transition quickly between events
  • Help with running form
  • Suggest recovery time after hard workouts
  • Program workouts on the watch
  • Upload workouts to your computer
  • Sync with TrainingPeaks
  • Sync with Strava!!
  • Compatible with bike accessories like power meters
  • Measure heart rate

5 Mistakes Triathletes Make & How to Avoid Them

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Training for your next triathlon event requires hard work, diet, and dedication. However, not everyone follows the same routines and often make poor mistakes that could cost them their next triathlon. In this guide, we will discuss a few key mistakes and how to avoid them.

Here are 5 mistakes triathletes make and how to avoid them.

Excessive Weekly Miles

For many triathletes, the secret to achieving a successful race is to follow the appropriate intensity rather than how many miles you finished in a week. If your goal is to run a 10K triathlon then focus on how much pace it will make, not how many miles needed to complete in a week.

Setting Realistic Goals

Athletes assume that they must train more hours on end or more miles than they should need. For the most part, they are hoping more than they are training. Every workout must have a purpose. Whether it be muscular force endurance aerobic endurance, recovery or speed, the higher the goal, the higher the motivation will become.

Minimal Space

Triathletes tend to train too much, too soon. Many often make the mistake of high-intensity training in small spaces. Instead, work on mid-intensity in areas that cover as much as 80% of the triathlon coverage. This mistake will lead to developing more aerobic endurance and less muscular endurance.

Overworking in Training

Starting your workouts exhausted will lead to poor performance and results. When you go hard in a workout, your body and mind must be ready. The harder the workouts get the more energy you need. This means that if you want to improve your quality of training, you will need to prepare your body completely.

Too Much, Too Soon

Nearly all triathletes begin their bike portion at a higher intensity than they should. This leads to instant exhaustion as the race progresses. Athletes must learn to split their energy between portions of the race. Intervals will allow you to work on the easy portions first then progress harder when need.

Do you make any of these mistakes? Has this guide helped you? Comment below and let us know!

4 Perks Athletes Get When Joining a Triathlon

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Training for a triathlon provides many benefits that include a toned body, tanned skin, and a boost of energy that will keep you running all day. But did you know that there are many other benefits that you might not have realized sooner? In this guide, we will discuss some of the most overlooked benefits and perks.

Here are 4 perks athletes get when joining a triathlon.

More Value for Your Money

Training for a triathlon allows you to sharpen your mind, improve productivity and practice your focus. It is the commitment to living a healthy lifestyle that will increase productivity in your daily life. When training, triathletes will eat and sleep well to get more out of their workout. This even includes those who work full-time jobs while training for a triathlon. It is how they manage their time between responsibilities that help them feel refreshed and ready to tackle daily activities.

Release of Endorphins

When you exercise endorphins will release in the brain and give your body a sense of invigoration and the feeling of happiness. Not to mention the fresh air and good mood you get when training outdoors. Being active will help you feel good both inside and out as training prepares you for bigger, better things.

Stress Adaptation

Learning to adapt to stress during training will strengthen your mind and body. In fact, studies show that strenuous sports help to reduce stress and get your head away from all your daily problems like work, family, and life issues. As a result, you will have time away from those issues can come back to it with a clear mind.


Training for a triathlon allows you to practice discipline. Don’t feel like going out for a run? Go for a bike ride instead. Want to get your body moving? Opt for a swim. Training allows you to workout in multiple settings, which allows flexibility and encourage you to keep your body moving.

Do you know any other perks you can get when joining a triathlon? Comment below and share your thoughts with us!

4 Benefits You Get When You Train for the Triathlon

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Are you thinking about training for the next upcoming triathlon? If you’re serious about it, why not give yourself time to train and improve your fitness before the season sits. Not only will your body thank you, but you will also gain plenty of health benefits when you train. In this guide, we will discuss the top advantages to training as a triathlete.

Here are 4 benefits you get when you train for the triathlon.

Lose fat

When you train for a triathlon, there is virtually nothing more fat-burning that a wide range of exercise and physical fitness. The combination of running, cycling, and swimming will make your body fitter than it might have ever been. Additionally, you will burn a large amount of fat in every part of your body. This three-day event will push your body to the limits. This means you will need to eat well, sleep well, and follow healthy habits to keep your body in its best shape.

Look a Decade Younger

In addition to losing weight, your health will improve and help you reach the fitness level you need to join a triathlon. Each portion of the triathlon provides its own share of benefits that will help sculpt your body into a lean shape as swimming creates upper body definition while improving flexibility.

Boost of Energy

The increase in exercise and a healthier diet will improve your energy levels. As a result, your natural productivity will improve and help you get through each training session. Not only will you also be able to focus clearly, you will be able to push through the barriers and move on to the next goal.

Healthy Mind

When you start to improve your physical health, your mind will also follow. You will begin to notice just how much you can achieve once you put your mind to it. You will also increase your self-confidence and motivate yourself to train for harder tasks.

Do you plan on joining the next triathlon? What measures are you taking to prepare? Comment below and let us know!