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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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First Triathlon

The Road to Your First Triathlon

The idea of your first triathlon can be a bit daunting. Even now, as the token guinea pig for this project, I definitely have some reservations. I mean, I consider myself an average runner, an okay cyclist, and it's not like I can't swim. I's just the thought of putting them all together that's a bit daunting and this is the case for most people. That being said, before we ...

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