This week's tip is from Brandi Swicegood: "Make sure to put your goggles under your swim cap for the swim portion; that way, if they do come loose, you won't lose them."
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This week's tip comes from Aaron Shapley: "Lube everything that is in contact with a piece of clothing. Twice."more
The first big race of the triathlon season is upon us. This weekend, five of our Bicycle World Racing Team athletes will be competing Sunday at Ironman Texas 70.3 in Galveston: Haley Koop, Paul “Barny” Matthews, Todd Sapio, Aaron Shapley and me. And Doreen Redenius will be racing in California at the Oceanside 70.3 on Saturday.
In a moment, I’ll introduce you to one of this weekend’s racers, but before we get to that, a reminder that...more
This week's tip is from Padre Mora: "Practice nutrition! This is as important as swim, bike and run workouts, and varies from short course to full distance. Start figuring out how many calories you need to consume to finish the race. For short course, you're responsible for your nutrition. For 1/2 and full distance, if you know what is going to be on the course (Gatorade Endurance, Clif bars/gels/blocks), pick some up at your local tri-store...more
The Rookie Triathlon, the triathlon season-opener here in Austin, is just six weeks away. Whether you’re a true rookie, dusting off the cobwebs of the off-season or coming out to show off the results of your hard training, it’s time to get focused.
What better way to do that than to spend the weekend getting to know the course, hanging out with other athletes and learning tips and tricks from veterans? Come out...more
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"Watch the waves in front of you as you start the swim and plan out your line for the first couple hundred yards to avoid the pack, especially if you have any fear of open water. Most people jockeying for those front spots overestimate their swim speed by a long shot -- not worth getting caught up in all that." --Aaron Shapley
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Let's start this week's post off with a huge congratulations to teammate Carly Conrad. CONGRATULATIONS, Carly! She raced Ironman New Zealand last weekend, and finished in a blazing time of 10:37:12, coming in sixth in her incredibly competitive age group. We are so proud of all the hard work she put in for an tremendous race day! Learn more about Carly and her training in...more
This week's tip is from Brandi Grissom: If you are planning on taking any nutrition that requires opening a package, put a small tear in the package prior the race, which makes it easier to open when you need to get to it during the bike and the run.
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"Make sure to have Quick laces on your running shoes, especially for short races (as every second counts in transition) and you will save valuable time not having to fumble with or tie your shoelaces before starting the run."
- Chris Reynolds
What are your tips for saving time in a race?more
Today's tip comes from Haley Koop: "Stay calm, cool and collected prior to starting your race. Do what you need to do to get focused, even if it means stepping away from your teammates or family."more