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The Swim It Featured

Gear Review: The Swim It

I wanted to set aside a whole article to talk about one of the key pieces of equipment that I used while training for and competing in the Portland Triathlon as it has become an invaluable item in my kit, it’s The Swim It. When I first started thinking about the swim portion of the triathlon and in particular, the open water swimming element, there was a certain amount of trepidation. Don’t get me wrong, I have always felt strong in the water, but after several weeks of training in a pool I realized that swimming at distance continually at pace is challenging and leaves little room for error.
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Traithlon Swim Feature

Triathlon Diary Entry: Detailing The Swim Gear Or What’s In The Bag?

As several folks have asked over the last few weeks, I wanted to put together a quick article on the kind of gear I take with me when I am doing my swim training. If for no other reason than it kind of shocked me as well. Of course it can be as simple as throwing some trunks on, but I am really trying to train the way a triathlete does so I have a little more gear than normal and when you juggle both pool and open water, it adds up.
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Diary Entry: Going Through The Shaving and Waxing Process For Your First Triathlon

Believe it or not, one of the most common questions I was asked when I told people I was training for a triathlon was are you going to shave? I found this incredibly amusing given all the other potential difficulties you run into when training for a tri, but I knew it was looming out there. I decided, then and there, that not only would I go the shaving route, but I’d also go for the full wax and give a little comparison. The details on that will follow.
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