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 me continued motivation 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.
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!
Epix Gear creates fantastic custom triathlon clothing for racing and training. I’ve worked with them since my time at the University of South Carolina where they produced our racing kits. Both Epix Gear and I have come a long way in the sport since then and they now produce some of the best triathlon gear in the market. Their gear fits well, is comfortable, breathable, affordable, and most importantly looks awesome. If you are looking for a new tri suit or other tri clothing then I wouldn’t hesitate to pick Epix Gear!
Team Kattouf Nutrition makes a variety of nutrition supplements and bars as well as provides meal plans for those looking for help on the nutrition side of the sport. I first started working with Rick and Gail Kattouf in 2014 as I was getting more serious into training and racing. Rick Kattouf has made an excellent line of supplements that support the training process for endurance or strength training. I can tell a noticeable difference in my training and results when actively using their products and even have some data to back it up! Visit their online store to check out their products and shoot me or Rick Kattouf a message if you have any questions about how or when to use any of their products. You can also use the code “tkcoachfeigh” for a 30% discount on anything on their site!
Back before I was ever a triathlete I was a mediocre runner in high school. My first injury that eventually turned me to competing in triathlons came in the form of shin splints from improper shoes. I arrived to the Fleet Feet store in Irmo, SC devastated that it was going to ruin my final season of track. Despite getting there an hour after they had closed, they let me in and took the time to make sure I was properly taken care of. This is the type of behavior that embodies Fleet Feet Columbia and I am proud to say that I am now a part of their Road Racing Team! If you need any help with anything running related I would not hesitate to make them your first stop.