I wouldn’t be able to pursue my dreams in this sport if it weren’t for the help of countless friends and family. I have made many valued friendships through this sport which has given many continued incentive to get out there to train and race day in and day out. Triathlon is by no means cheap when you have to consider the cost of equipment, nutrition, race entries, travel expenses, time investments, etc. While I do not have many formal sponsors at this time, I would like to recognize some of the organizations that go out of their way to provide me support either tangible or intangible.
Rick and Gail Kattouf are the owners of Team Kattouf and have been amazing mentors to me in this sport. While Team Kattouf is well known for producing great triathletes throughout the Southeast, they actually have a global influence in the health and fitness industry and coach athletes of a very wide variety. In addition to using them for guidance in training, I regularly use many of their nutrition products including 5 Round Fury and their new KII Kookie Bar. I attribute this to part of my recent improvements leading into racing Professionally. If you are at all interested in improving your health or fitness, give their website a look and feel free to contact me with any questions. Also, for reading my blog you get the awesome deal of 30% off any of their nutrition products using code “tkcoachfeigh”!
Outspokin’ Bicycles has helped me so much throughout the past few years in training and racing. Rebekah even worked there for awhile! There are two locations near where I work and live in Columbia and Irmo, SC. They sell Trek bicycles and set me up on the Trek Speed Concept triathlon bike I race on now. They also have any other gear necessary for getting started or for going as fast as possible. Without them, I would probably be completely lost when it comes to bike maintenance as well! Mention that you are a triathlete for a 10% discount on many of their products!
I won’t lie, pool swimming is probably my least favorite discipline in triathlon. Since I have started racing I have always been focusing on how to make myself faster in the water. There is no secret to success in this part of the sport, except consistent time in the pool putting in the focus and effort to get faster. The coaches at Carolina Aquatics provide great workouts and provide on deck instruction throughout the sets. I have been swimming with this group on and off for the past couple years, but am now making it my goal to be in regular attendance at their Master’s practices now that I will be competing at a higher level of the sport. Come out and join me and check out their schedules by clicking here!
I first heard about Crazy Compression from Rebekah while on our honeymoon. After ordering a few pairs I found that they provide fun designs on high quality compression socks. I use these frequently as I will often get tightness in my calves from training and working on my feet as a nurse. For some of the reasons why wearing compression socks or sleeves then look here. Feel free to order some using my discount code “AF40” which will get you 40% off!