Since her 2016 Olympic debut, superstar swimmer Kelsi Worrell continues to turn heads. However, this newly minted gold medalist is no stranger to the podium, having previously been named a National Champion and American record holder in the 100y butterfly. So just how does this team TYR athlete pump up before a big race? An awesome playlist for starters!
Read on for a look at Kelsi’s most recent pre-swim song list, and be sure to follow us (TYR85) as we continue to add playlists from your favorite athletes.
Also, don’t forget to follow Kelsi on Instagram to see all of her adventures firsthand!
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If there is one thing athletes know about TYR, it is that we aren’t afraid to stand out. From color to composition, everything we create is constructed to help you look and feel your best. So it is no wonder that we take the aesthetic of our swimsuits very seriously.
Designed here in-house, our swim prints are fully unique to our brand. But just how do our artists come up with the attention-grabbing designs you see year after year? Well, for starters it’s all about thinking outside of the box.
To give you an inside look at how one of our most popular training prints came to be, read on below.
WHAAM, a new print to hit shelves this year, began in what we believe to be a pretty unlikely place. Originally tasked with creating a competitive looking print for elite swimmers on the Olympic stage, our artists began by playing with the look and construction of traditional carbon fiber. Through a number of drafts and tons of research, they decided to add pop art elements that would afford swimmers the colorful details native to our brand.
While working to make this highly technical concept a bit more abstract and fun, the design team couldn’t resist adding in explosive imagery, reminiscent of old school comic books. Once they saw firsthand just how vibrant the print could be, they knew it would ultimately take on a life of its own. And from here, WHAAM was officially born.
Today, if you look closely at WHAAM you can still identify carbon fiber elements throughout its background. However, playing with size and color has helped this print to come alive in an entirely novel way. As a training suit the 100% Polyester construction still provides swimmers and triathletes with the durability they need for 300+ hours of performance. However, the playful aesthetic keeps things light for athletes who are ready to not just go through the motions, but truly enjoy their workout.
WHAAM is available for purchase on TYR.com and in a number of retail shops.
Ever wonder what it takes to train for a Turkey Trot or some other local 5k near you? Well, look no further. We’ve got team TYR athlete and 2016 Olympian Ben Kanute here to help get you prepped and ready for this year’s race.
Coach Kanute’s plan is designed for roughly five weeks of training. So, be sure to give yourself enough time to work out, eat right and score plenty of sleep. Also, if you have any questions about your body or health remember it never hurts to consult your doctor before making additions to your regular workouts.
Don’t forget to keep up with Ben as he continues to race his way around the world!
Hardest race yet. Wouldn’t want it any other way in the Olympics. Gave it my all today, but the fireworks started way earlier than I would have liked, so finished a bit far back. Thanks to everyone for the cheers and support. It was a great experience. #RioOlympics2016 @teamusa @usatriathlon
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With Halloween right around the corner, the TYR team has been excited to whip up another fun holiday-themed treat for the office. (If you’ve been following along with us, you may remember our Snack-o’-Lantern Fruit Cups from last fall.) This year, we decided to change things up a bit, and embrace our sweet tooth without hitting the candy drawer.
Check out the video below for a quick guide to making our Spooky Apple Sticks at home, and feel free to put your own twist on them by incorporating your favorite toppings!
As always, be sure to tag us in all of your healthy holiday treat pictures on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #TreatswithTYR. We can’t wait to see what you’ve come up with!
- Organic dark chocolate
- Coconut shavings
- 2 Apples (makes roughly six sticks)
- Popsicle sticks
- Sprinkles or any other decorative add-ins
- (You will also need access to a stove or microwave to melt your chocolate, as well as a freezer to cool the pops for about 20-30 minutes before serving.)
It’s official! #IMKONA is just a few days away, and team TYR has flooded the Big Island in hopes of bringing home a win.
In 2014, 3x IRONMAN World Champion, IRONMAN 70.3 Champion and team TYR athlete Mirinda Carfrae ran down the competition for her third big time win. Curious to hear what tunes are helping her pound the pavement this year in preparation for the coming race? Well, then you’re in luck because TYR Sport is now officially on Spotify.
Read on for a look at Rinny’s latest running playlist, and be sure to follow us (TYR85) as we continue to add playlists from your favorite athletes.
Also, don’t forget to share your training photos on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram using the hashtag #TrainLikeaTYRTriathlete!
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With the autumn air beginning to feel crisp, we at TYR are ready to embrace the season ahead. And we hope you are too!
So, whether it’s an outdoor run, team practice or yoga, you need fuel that will power you through. Which is why we are super excited to introduce our Fall Inspired Protein Bites. Packed with great taste, texture and good-for-you ingredients, you really can’t lose with these seasonal treats.
Oh, and did we mention they’re really easy to make? Follow along with the pictures below for a quick guide to making them at home. Also, be sure to tag us in all of your healthy treat pictures on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #TreatswithTYR. We can’t wait to see what you’ve come up with!
At TYR Sport, the fun never stops. This week we were on location with team TYR triathletes TJ Tollakson and Lauren Goss! For a behind-the-scenes view of the athletes in our most recent tri gear, look on below.
Also, be sure to keep up with Lauren on instagram to check out all of her triathlon adventures!
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Ever wonder what it takes to train like a professional triathlete? We checked in with Challenge Roth Winner, IRONMAN 70.3 & IRONMAN Champion James Cunnama to see just what it takes for him to stay at the top of his game. Read on for James’ daily play by play, and be sure to share your training photos on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram using the hashtag #TrainLikeaTYRTriathlete!
JC: My days don’t usually follow a set pattern and no two look exactly the same. This is not just because I need to do a number of things to prepare for a triathlon, but also because I try to avoid mental staleness. The last thing I want is for my training to feel like “Groundhog day.” That being said, a “typical” day would normally start early with a coffee before a swim session. I will usually do anywhere from 3500-5500m. Depending on where we are at the time, this swim will either be with a squad or just Jodie and myself.
Side note- Did we mention James is one half of triathlon’s fastest couple?–That’s right, he’s engaged to fellow team TYR triathlete Jodie Swallow (and she is certainly one to keep up with!) A warrior in her own right, Jodie’s call-outs include Olympian, IRONMAN 70.3 World Champion and ITU Long Distance Triathlon World Champion.
JC: Following the day’s first workout we’d typically eat breakfast either at home or a coffee shop before hopping online to do a few hours of administrative work (answering emails, booking tickets, entering races etc.)
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JC: After catching up on the computer, I’ll head out for my second session of the day. This workout tends to vary. It could be a ride of anywhere from 2-5 hours long or a run session. Once I am done, I make my way back home for lunch and if I have the time, a short nap. (I don’t seem to get to this nearly as often as I’d like!)
Evening Game Plan
JC: Once Jodie and I have completed our training for the day, it’s time to relax. Typically we will cook an early dinner and get into bed by 9:00 p.m. It’s important to rest so that I have enough energy to do it all again the next day!
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#Repost @32gi with @repostapp ・・・ The Iron couple Jodie Swallow and James Cunnama both taking podiums at Ironman 70.3 Sweden. James took 3rd overall and then escorted his fiancée down the red carpet for her win. Soon the carpet will be leading to wedding vows but the red carpets make for some good practice 🙂 #triathlon #ironmansweden #jodieswallow #jamescunnama #bahrainendurance13 #32Gi #fuelledby32Gi #endure #race #recover #repeat #32gisportsnutrition
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