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Triathlon Taren
 
Noticed this guy late summer and have been occasionally chiming in on his YouTube channel since.

His audience is more for the beginner/intermediate crowd, but of all triathletes that work with social media he has been very fresh and original. He does a daily YouTube clip on training "Secrets" or tips, products reviews, and talks about his own training (in a very non boring way), and built a pretty damn big community of "trainiacs".

This guy obviously has a background in social media but could be a big asset to pros and AG ambassadors on how to actually provide value and be entertaining at the same time.

Keep it up Taren
 
Re: Triathlon Taren [CU427] [ In reply to ]
 
Reaching for the popcorn.......
 
Re: Triathlon Taren [CU427] [ In reply to ]
 
Officially feel old as I have no idea what you are talking about.
 
Re: Triathlon Taren [CU427] [ In reply to ]
 
I'm a fan of Taren. I think he helps to intro/popularize the sport and address the challenges he faces daily with training and life.
 
Re: Triathlon Taren [logella] [ In reply to ]
 
logella wrote:
Officially feel old as I have no idea what you are talking about.

Haha. Well at least you are using the internet... ^^;

Taren's videos are pretty entertaining. They use a lot of editing, so I don't know how he is able to put one out EVERY day. Definitely worth a look.
 
Re: Triathlon Taren [jdais] [ In reply to ]
 
http://triathlontaren.com/blog/

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Re: Triathlon Taren [CU427] [ In reply to ]
 
Interesting guy - very comfortable in front of the camera.

Good content.

Indeed, geared more towards the beginner/intermediate . . but that's OK.

They are well put together and seem to involve a lot of editing. I'm always in wonderment where someone like this finds the time for it all.


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Re: Triathlon Taren [CU427] [ In reply to ]
 
what's up trainiacs? 🤢

guess not only tweens want to be influencers nowadays
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Re: Triathlon Taren [CU427] [ In reply to ]
 
watched one, found him annoying, so didn't watch any more. Some people like his channel though, so its all good.

Product placement aside, I've been enjoying the GTN shows. They have a couple of videos now for the trainer, did the intervals one yesterday and it was a pretty good 30 minute session.

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Re: Triathlon Taren [JasoninHalifax] [ In reply to ]
 
I would like to see a podium winner or coach do a youtube channel, hate to get training advice from an average age grouper. Def is great for the beginner Triathlete fan base

good for him to be able to make a living talking about his hobby

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Re: Triathlon Taren [CU427] [ In reply to ]
 
I watch his videos sometimes when I'm on the trainer. I think he does a great job of trying to entice the beginner/ intermediate triathlon crowd which is fantastic.

Have nothing but respect for the following he's built and the work he does trying to help people become more knowledgeable about triathlons.
 
Re: Triathlon Taren [Fenton] [ In reply to ]
 
Fenton wrote:
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guess not only tweens want to be influencers nowadays

I've only seen a couple of the Taren vlogs, but man, he's streets ahead of some of the mundane dross my kids watch on Kids Youtube: real wannabe influencers, just videoing their everyday life if the hope of being someone. 'Daily Bumps' is a popular one that springs to mind...they have 2m subscribers apparently, but I don't see the value they add tbh; but hey I'm a 43 yr old male, what do I know!

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Re: Triathlon Taren [Fleck] [ In reply to ]
 
Taren's full time job is his blog and podcasts. He quit being an financial advisor to pursue it.

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Re: Triathlon Taren [BryanD] [ In reply to ]
 
Doesn't he still do Social Media consulting or something? I guess that would not be very time consuming anyway if you work for yourself as a consultant.
 
Re: Triathlon Taren [toastygloveman] [ In reply to ]
 
I think he still does some consulting on the side. He mentioned that he wants to go completely full time with the Youtube stuff this year. I find his stuff entertaining and he has some good info for athletes at all levels. I have learned a few things myself. I'm all for anything that helps new people get into the sport
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Re: Triathlon Taren [CU427] [ In reply to ]
 
I've found his podcast to be very good. His wife, NTK (No Triathlon Kim) is really good on it as well. Good interviews with Sarah True, Josh Amberger amongst others.

Give it a whirl...

Brent

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Re: Triathlon Taren [dfru] [ In reply to ]
 
Does he post on ST ?

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Re: Triathlon Taren [surfNJmatt] [ In reply to ]
 
surfNJmatt wrote:
I would like to see a podium winner or coach do a youtube channel, hate to get training advice from an average age grouper. Def is great for the beginner Triathlete fan base

good for him to be able to make a living talking about his hobby

I hear you but in fairness, he is a FOP age grouper.
 
Re: Triathlon Taren [DarkSpeedWorks] [ In reply to ]
 
He does. I can't remember his username.

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Re: Triathlon Taren [dfru] [ In reply to ]
 
dfru wrote:

Give it a whirl...

Round Salthill prom?

;-)
 
Re: Triathlon Taren [somers515] [ In reply to ]
 
Yeah, I’ve watched a few. He throws in humor and speaks well so it’s a nice mix up of content and humor. Or as a friend of mine likes to describe him “he speaks normal so I can understand him”. Hahaha. And I’d also agree he is a FOP AGer.
 
Re: Triathlon Taren [CU427] [ In reply to ]
 
I was watching his videos nightly, much to my wife's dismay, but it's gotten a little daunting as of late so I've had to take a break. I guess there's not as much to talk about during the offseason so it's to be understood the content has gotten a little bland (like deconstructing at 920xt...). The vlogs of his race trips were cool too. He seems to be getting positive feedback here but think he's a little touchy regarding the internet haters. If he can't ignore those then he's probably not gonna make it much longer! HA!
 
Re: Triathlon Taren [dfru] [ In reply to ]
 
I actually sat near him at the Austin 70.3 athlete briefing this year. He was talking with Sarah True after they had interviewed her on the stage. Was pretty funny when someone walked up and asked to take a picture. He moved aside thinking the guy wanted to take a picture with True. When the guy motioned towards him, he was like, "why would you want a picture with me over her", haha. I don't watch him all the time as a lot of the stuff he discusses I read on this site long ago, but I did pay attention when he did daily updates about Austin since I was also doing the race. Think he qualified for 70.3 WC in that race through a roll down, so it's not like he's just a complete MOP guy.
 
Re: Triathlon Taren [CU427] [ In reply to ]
 
I enjoy his podcast over his youtube videos. He's had on some good guests. The Mark Allen one was interesting.
I think it's great he's trying to make a living out of it.

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Re: Triathlon Taren [CU427] [ In reply to ]
 
I think he's doing a great job. Might not be for everyone but I appreciate the effort he puts in. Good for him.
 

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