Whether you’ve watched her dominate triathlon’s most competitive races or have recently caught a glimpse of her spread in ELLE Magazine, Sarah True has got the whole world on lock. As an Olympian and 3x ITU World Championships Medalist Sarah is no stranger to the limelight, but since she is also a beloved member of the team TYR family, we figured we’d take a shot at giving fans some all access info on her life outside of the sport. To find out more about one of triathlon’s most decorated superstars, read on below.
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The holiday weekend is almost upon us, and for members of the TYR family residing in the states, that means it is time to celebrate. To help you enjoy the first hints of summer in style, we’ve got some products you will love. Regardless of your plans (or adventures) check out the some of the images below, or visit us online to shop!
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As many of our fans know, team TYR recently partnered with Well + Good to showcase our current collection of Active apparel in a three day studio takeover. During the event we visited a bunch of awesome fitness boutiques and health clubs throughout Manhattan, one of which being Row House Chelsea.
After the takeover, we were totally sore (and pretty obsessed). So, we reached out to Studio Manager and Row House Coach Scott Marchfeld for more information on what TYR fans could expect from a typical class. In addition to being an avid marathon runner, Scott has five years of competitive rowing experience from both Rollins College and the New York Athletic Club. So, who better to ask about the benefits of adding this type of workout to a fitness regime?
With multiple locations throughout New York City, Row House continues to grow each year. If you’re in the area, or are simply interested in learning more about trying out a rowing class near you, check out our interview with Scott below:
What type of workout should people expect to experience at your studio?
People who come to my class will row with adequate, efficient technique within the first five minutes. Once technique is covered, then we dive into a variety of short interval workouts and long-distance endurance pieces. At Row House we expect athletes to find it within themselves to work outside of their comfort zones. Progress in the sport of rowing requires maximum effort. I tell everyone that this will be the best workout they’ve done all week, and they always agree when they leave the studio.
What are some of the benefits of rowing?
Rowing is great because we guarantee a low-impact, full-body workout combined with some intense cardio. These three facets are very difficult to find in other exercises. If executed correctly, rowing will provide the same benefits of a boot camp or HIIT training program without the constant jarring and impact on your joints. This is why we see a lot of former runners join our classes. They know there is little risk of injury on the rowing machine.
What muscles would a class at your studio work?
Glutes, quads, hamstrings, lower back, abdominals and shoulders.
What’s your favorite pose/ exercise? Why?
The deadlift. It’s a mirror image of the rowing stroke. Plus, as a runner, I need strong glutes. The deadlift is perfect for that.
How would a swimmer or triathlete benefit from incorporating this type of workout into their routine?
A 45-minute rowing exercise is the most efficient workout on the market. Athletes in NYC are always crunched on time. We promise to work every muscle group in the body, as well as accomplish the cardio gains, all while rowing on the machine. As a marathon runner myself, I’ve experienced a different level of cardio and endurance when I incorporate more rowing into my marathon training.
What advice would you give to someone who wanted to try rowing for the first time?
Give it time. Understand the stroke before you try to work too hard. A lot of times people who are new to rowing jump on the machine and start rowing at high stroke ratings. You need to focus on technique and learn to row powerful at low ratings first.
Last question. As a trainer and marathon runner, what’s your go-to meal pre/post workout?
Whole wheat pasta and cottage cheese!
With Mother’s Day steadily approaching, we thought we’d take a minute to sit down with TYR’s very own “Momma on a Mission,” 4X Olympic Gold Medalist and 16X World Championship Medalist, Dana Vollmer.
Having become a mother less than a year ago, Dana is more motivated than ever to once again leave her mark on the world’s stage. And with major races on the horizon, we at team TYR cannot wait to see what she can do! In the meantime, Dana took a break from her busy schedule to talk training, motherhood and staying motivated. To find out more from one of the sport’s fiercest competitors, read on below.
You’re new to team TYR, but certainly not new to swimming. Tell us a little bit about your journey as an athlete thus far?
I have had such an amazing journey as an athlete and I am thankful that it’s not over yet! I’ve gotten to travel all over the world, meet amazing people and learn all about keeping my body healthy. Has it been all hearts and rainbows? Of course not, but no Olympian’s story ever is. Everyday I learn more about myself, about movement, performance, nutrition and so much more. As I make this comeback I feel more balanced in my life as a mom and as an athlete than I ever thought I could be. This will hopefully be a very exciting summer for my family!
You managed to take home gold in the 100m butterfly at Winter Nationals, less than a year after giving birth. What was your secret to coming back so strong?
Taking it day-by-day, step-by-step! I started with really small goals and worked from there. It’s hard to start working out again as a new mom in part because the demands on my time and energy with a newborn were huge. I couldn’t expect myself to jump in with a training schedule that looked anything close to what I had done two years prior. It all started with one practice, then I tried to survive my day as a new mom. When I felt I could do another workout, I did! Slowly, I was able to put in more workouts per week, and in time the intensity I could put into each practice grew… day-by-day, workout-to-workout. Having a newborn at home made me focus on the present moment, and drove me to ask the best of myself- and really, that’s all you can do.
Has your training routine changed since becoming a mom?
I feel smarter about the way I train. With the demands of having a son, I have limited time to put into practice, so I manage it wisely. Everything I do has an intention behind it. I can’t just rely on countless hours of training to make me fast. My coach Teri McKeever and I have to figure out how to optimize every moment I am in the water!
What is one thing you’ve learned from your experience as an Olympian?
Never lose sight of the journey. Life goes by so fast! Experiences we think will last forever are soon gone, and many times, it’s the memories of the journey that we remember forever. I’ve learned to appreciate the highs and lows of the process, and gained the understanding that with true effort, anything is possible!
What is one thing you’ve learned from your experience as a mom?
I can handle more than I ever thought I could! Being a mom takes a crazy amount of emotional strength but somehow you get it done, you have too! It’s not just about taking care of myself anymore, I have to do the best I can everyday to make sure my son has the best life I can give him.
What are your top five TYR product picks for this Mother’s Day?
Let’s see: The Durafast Elite Solid Crosscutfit Swimsuit, The Laguna Crosscutfit Tieback Swimsuit, The Studs Crosscutfit Swimsuit , The Supremo Crosscutfit Swimsuit and of course, The Eureka Crosscutfit Tieback Swimsuit .
From laps in the pool to laps on the course, triathletes certainly know a thing or two about pushing themselves to the limit. But when the training day is over and it’s finally time to cool down, lengthening your hard-working muscles is important. And what better way is there to do that than with some yoga?
Whether you’re an avid yogi or yet to touch a mat, giving yourself time to stretch can be a calming way to not only aid in recovery but also re-center the mind. When it comes to triathlons, consistent training is the norm. However, constant strain on the body can often make athletes more susceptible to injury. With swimming, cycling and running comes the tightening of muscles in the legs, shoulders and hips. To aid in injury prevention, try jumping into a yoga class or adding some of the poses below into your regular schedule.
If you’re unsure of where to begin, remember it never hurts to consult your coach or doctor before making additions to your workout, especially if you have or are recently coming off of an injury.
With practices and races galore, the last thing a swimmer needs is an ill-fitting suit. So whether it’s coverage or comfort you’re after, we’ve put together a few foolproof guides to help you find your perfect fit.
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