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Triathlon Diary Entry: Triathlon Accomplished – Part 3 – The Run and The Finish

The transition into the run went really smoothly, much better than I expected in fact. After I dismounted the bike, I sprinted across the still damp grass into my transition spot and made a quick change into my Hokas, threw on my number belt, and grabbed my hat and before you know it I was headed out of the gate with a total transition time of 1:41. Most of this was due to the run from dismount to my location and then back out the gate into the run.
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Rudy Rush Wingspan - Featured

Gear Review: Rudy Project Wingspan and Rush Helmets

As part of our triathlon series, we also had a chance to check out some of the latest offerings helmet offerings from the Rudy Project. For our road rides and more basic training activities, we used their Rush road helmet and for more flat rides and in competition we used their Wingspan TT. Both represent the breadth of the offering that Rudy Project provides and looking at each one individually really allows us to focus on their strengths and weaknesses.
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Gear Review: Rudy Project Ergomask Sunglasses

As part of our triathlon feature, we partnered with The Rudy Project to show off some of their latest and greatest within their sunglass line. They have long been known in the tri world for providing the best in eyewear and head protection and to kick it off, I wanted to provide a little more info on their Ergomask sunglasses, one of the latest and greatest in their line.
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Portland Triathlon Diary Bike

Triathlon Diary Entry: Triathlon Accomplished – Part 2 – The Ride

I was mentally preparing myself for the bike coming out of the water and even those last 250 meters of the swim I started visualizing the next steps and the ride itself. Cycling is one of the things I love and I’m fairly confident with, but I wanted to be mentally prepared before getting there so started getting my head into that space earlier. Unlike other triathlons, Portland Triathlon has quite a large distance between where you exit the water and the actual transition area. It’s probably 300 yards over grass and a paved, but gnarly sidewalk. I had already planned my attack on the way over to the start plotting out my route along the grass-covered area. Once I got out of the water though, it was a different story.

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Training while Traveling

Diary Entry: Triathlon Training Continues While on Vacation

The word “vacation” usually conjures up images of far-off lands, mountains or beaches, maybe a little alcohol and good food, but in my case there is this realization that goes along with it that there is this event looming. So just as I have hit my stride with the training, I then remember our family trip to Ireland and Scotland is coming up and I don’t want to lose that time and end up a few weeks later with a bit of a reset. The thing is, I’ve never really trained all that hard before while traveling. Sure, I’ve done little runs here or there, but nothing to keep me truly in race condition. I typically always come home a couple pounds heavier and need a little time to work the legs out, but that is not an option here. And did I mention Ireland and Scotland… you know, land of whiskey, beer, soda bread, meat and potatoes. Let’s just say I was a little nervous going in as to how this would work out.Continue reading