Good Stuff

“What do I love about triathlon? What don’t I love? There are very few things in this world that require an awakening… welcome an endless beating…and result in an indescribable joy. During the beatings, the will to keep moving forward grows stronger… because somehow that relentless pain results in a healing, a tangible sweat-washing away of all the garbage, failures and regret in my life.”
- SBM

NEW TO TRIATHLON? 
BEGINNERS, START HERE:
Free eBook by SBM
Advice for Beginners 
Beginner Triathlete
Tips for Beginner Triathletes
FAQs for Beginners
SBM Blog List

BOOKS:
Your First Triathlon
Born to Run
Run: the Mind-Body Method of Running by Feel

GEAR:
Which saddle should you choose? 
All3Sports.com
AquaSphere Goggles (love this pair)
Aerotech Designs (Cycling apparel – all sizes!)
Athleta (good swimsuits)
TYR Swim Paddles 
Foam Roller for trigger point therapy
Tri-Swim: Shampoo & Conditioner for Triathletes
Trigger Point Therapy
Body Glide

FUEL:
Mix1
Sports Beans

INSPIRATION:
“If you want to be functional at 80, you better damn well pay attention at 40.” – Lew Hollander, 80 years old.  Ironman.

“You can do the workouts, grasshopper, as long as you get out of your own head and your own self-limitations.” - Coach Monster

“The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.” 
-Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead

“When a man says ‘I cannot’, he has made a suggestion to himself. He has weakened his power of accomplishing that which otherwise would have been accomplished.” – Muhammad Ali

“The world bursts at the seams with people ready to tell you you’re not good enough. On occasion some may be correct. But do not do their work for them. Seek any job; ask anyone out; pursue any goal. Don’t take it personally when they say “no” – they may not be smart enough to say “yes”.” – Keith Olbermann



“Take your life in your own hands, and what happens? A terrible thing: no one to blame.” – Erica Jong

“I can, I will, and kiss my ass.”- Susan Lacke

‎”Good things come to those who wait. Great things come to those who don’t.” - Brad Bollenbach

 “Fear is probably the thing that limits performance more than anything – the fear of not doing well, of what people will say. You’ve got to acknowledge those fears, then release them.” –Mark Allen

“There is advantage in the wisdom won from pain” — Aeschylus “

“The path to our destination is not always a straight one. We go down the wrong road, we get lost, we turn back. Maybe it doesn’t matter which road we embark on. Maybe what matters is that we embark.” - Barbara Hall

“All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act out their dream with open eyes, to make it possible.” -T.S. Eliot

“Obsessive is just a word the lazy use to describe the dedicated.” —Unknown

“You have to wonder at times what you’re doing out there……but it always comes back to where it started. It comes down to self-satisfaction and a sense of achievement.” – Steve Prefontaine.

“Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.-Og Mandino

“If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.” -Marcus Aurelius

‎”Enjoy your journey. Stop trying to be what you’re not. Listen to your body. Be who you are, right in this second. Be that person. Be grateful.” – Coach Monster wisdom