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Competing in the Kerrville Tri 2024 is an exciting challenge that demands peak performance across swimming, biking, and running. Among these, biking is a critical segment where you can gain a significant edge by increasing your mileage. Whether you’re a seasoned triathlete or a newcomer, the right approach to boosting your bike mileage can make a world of difference. Let’s dive into effective strategies to prepare your legs and lungs for those extra miles!

Set Realistic Goals

Before you start ramping up your mileage, it’s essential to set realistic and achievable goals. Assess your current fitness level and determine a target mileage that you can gradually build up to without risking injury. Break down your ultimate goal into weekly or monthly increments to maintain steady progress.


Build a Structured Training Plan

A structured training plan is the backbone of increasing your bike mileage. Consider incorporating the following elements:

  • Base Miles: Start with a solid foundation of base miles. These are longer, steady rides at a comfortable pace to build endurance.
  • Interval Training: Integrate interval training sessions to improve your speed and power. Alternate between high-intensity bursts and recovery periods.
  • Long Rides: Dedicate one day a week to a long ride that gradually increases in distance. This simulates race conditions and enhances stamina.
  • Recovery: Allow adequate recovery time to prevent burnout and overtraining. Include rest days and light recovery rides in your plan.


Focus on Nutrition and Hydration

Fueling your body properly is crucial for sustaining longer rides. Prioritize a balanced diet rich in carbohydrates, proteins, and healthy fats. Stay hydrated before, during, and after your rides. Consider using sports drinks or gels for longer sessions to replenish electrolytes and energy.



Invest in Quality Gear

The right gear can significantly impact your performance and comfort. Ensure your bike is well-maintained and fits you correctly. Invest in quality cycling shorts, shoes, and a helmet. Aerodynamic gear and accessories, such as a bike computer, can also help monitor your progress and enhance your training efficiency.


Incorporate Cross-Training

While biking is the focus, incorporating cross-training activities like swimming, running, and strength training can boost overall fitness and prevent monotony. Strengthening your core and leg muscles through targeted exercises will improve your cycling power and endurance.



Join a Cycling Group

Cycling with a group can provide motivation, support, and valuable tips from experienced riders. Group rides often push you to ride longer and faster than you might on your own. Plus, the camaraderie and shared experiences make training more enjoyable. Try our sponsor and favorite bike store Bicycle House for their Saturday morning group ride at 8AM.


Monitor Your Progress

Keep track of your mileage, speed, and overall progress using apps or a training log. Regularly reviewing your performance data helps identify areas for improvement and celebrate milestones. Adjust your training plan as needed based on your progress and any challenges you encounter.



Listen to Your Body

Pay attention to your body’s signals. If you experience pain or fatigue, it may be a sign to take a break or adjust your training intensity. Pushing through pain can lead to injury, derailing your progress.



Increasing your bike mileage for the Kerrville Tri 2024 requires a balanced approach of consistent training, proper nutrition, quality gear, and mindful recovery. By setting realistic goals and following a structured plan, you’ll be well on your way to conquering the bike segment of the triathlon and achieving your personal best.

Performance Sunglasses for the trendiest triathletes

When it comes to being a triathlete, there is a lot of gear needed to race your best the morning of a tri. However, there’s an important piece of tri gear that often gets overlooked: performance sunglasses. After all, you wear them for 2/3 of the tri during the run leg and bike leg. We know looking for the right pair of shades that look great and meets both your running and cycling needs can be difficult. Find a pair that meets your personal style and performance needs with these recommendations of reliable, stylish performance sunglasses for your upcoming tri.



Lookin’ cool out on the Kerrville Tri course!

Bottom Line:

Performance sunglasses are a must. They protect your eyes from dirt, harmful rays from the sun, and other possible debris that may come your way during a race. The last thing you want to do is fidget with a pair in the middle of your race. Having the right pair of sunglasses can make or break your performance on race day. With these stylish performance sunglasses, you’ll be ready to crush it this year’s Kerrville Tri, and look cool in the process! Keep this in mind next time you’re in the market for some tri shades: the lighter the better, protection from UV rays is crucial, and comfort is key.

The Most Scenic Triathlon in Texas opens vendor registration for two-day expo

Group photo before 2018 Kerrville Triathlon, which just opened vendor registration for 2019.

In 2018, more than 2000 triathletes and their friends and family traveled to Kerrville, Texas.

Vendor registration is open for the 2019 Kerrville Triathlon Expo and Packet Pickup. For two days, businesses and brands have the opportunity to interact with an engaged triathlon community at The Most Scenic Triathlon in Texas. Registration for 2019 is trending well-ahead of 2018, indicating that Kerrville Triathlon continues to be a destination weekend for triathletes. In 2018, more than 2000 triathletes and their friends and family traveled to the Texas Hill Country. The 9th annual Kerrville Triathlon will take place September 27-29, in Kerrville, Texas. 

“Every year, the Kerrville Triathlon brings more than 2,000 people into our community and we’re proud to be host to such an amazing event,” said Charlie McIlvain, President & CEO Kerrville Convention & Visitors Bureau. “That’s more than 2,000 people who are coming to not only compete, but to experience, taste, and shop all that Kerrville has to offer and then go home and share that with friends and family!”

In 2018, more than 2000 triathletes and their friends and family traveled to the Texas Hill Country

Triathletes and their friends and family are invited to visit the two-day expo. They can pick up their packets, check out the latest triathlon gear, and take advantage of race-weekend deals. Vendors can showcase and sell products, offer complementary services, and host giveaways. In 2018, participants traveled to the Texas Hill Country from 17 different states. Vendors can submit their application on the website.

“Kerrville Tri registration continues to grow year-after-year and the expo is a major reason for that increase,” said Stacy Keese, co-owner of High Five Events. “The growth has resulted in the two-day expo selling out earlier and earlier each year.”

Athletes will receive a belt buckle finisher’s medal, customized shirt, commemorative trucker hat, and an individual float. They’ll get a reusable custom water bottle, personalized race bib, and swim cap. Once they cross the finish line, triathletes can enjoy a post-race meal including fajitas and tacos from H-E-B, fruit, snacks, beer garden, and an opportunity to float in the Guadalupe River. Professional timing and photography, a great volunteer crew, hundreds of supportive spectators, and an electric finish line festival will showcase why the Kerrville Triathlon is one of the best triathlons in Texas. 

The Kerrville Triathlon Expo and Packet Pickup will take place on September 27-28 at Inn of the Hills, the host hotel. The expo and packet pickup will be open on Friday, September 27th from 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. The Saturday, September 28th, hours are 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. The expo is free and open to the public. The Debra Zapata Sprint distance, sprint relay, sprint aquabike, and kids fun run take place on Saturday, Sept. 28th. Quarter distance, quarter aquabike, half distance, half aquabike, and half relay will all happen on Sunday, Sept. 29th. Registration is available on the website.