Complete Tri

Open Water Swim Tips

If you want to be a competitive triathlete, you need to be comfortable with the open water swims. In addition to racing in triathlons, I regularly volunteer to help with the swim leg of local triathlons.  Being on a lifeguard boat gives me a unique vantage point on how the triathletes are doing in the … Read more

Bike Safety Tips

Any cyclist with any mileage behind them remembers close calls with motorists.  When I think back to the close calls I’ve had over the years, there are a few that quickly come to mind and make me cringe, and two more from last summer were officially added to the list. Most recently, I was stopped … Read more

Foam Rolling for Runners

foam roll back

In any circle of runners, there is constant talk about foam rolling. In a day and age where we have so much technology to help us with our workouts, from sport watches to electrolyte drinks, the fact is that a primitive piece of foam can sometimes be the most effective therapy around. A foam roller … Read more

Should Endurance Athletes Cold Plunge?

Cold plunges are popular, in fact they are seemingly everywhere. My big health club now has a 12-person cold plunge pool. The local Crossfit place has a cold plunge next to their sauna. I read of more and more people who created a home cold plunge tub. Do cold plunges work?  And does it make … Read more

Best Cycling Gloves

There are many reasons cyclists wear gloves when riding.  They can help cushion your hands and prevent callouses. Sometimes a glove is enough shock absorber to make your elbows and shoulders feel better on a ride. Some cycling gloves are designed to keep your hands warm. Other gloves can give you protection against a spill … Read more

Best Triathlon Watches

Garmin Epix Pro

There was a time when running or sports watches could only offer time and heart rate, and offered little additional value.  Thankfully, those times are long gone.  With the proliferation of GPS-enabled devices and better waterproofing, today’s best triathlon watches are quite advanced in their offering and can help any athlete train with more precision. … Read more

Bike Fitting: Cost and What to Exect

bike fitting

Bike fitting is an underrated service, and honestly one that more cyclists should get. In this article, I’ll give you an idea of what a bike fitting should cost, and what you can expect from the fitting session. I know lots of cyclists who have cycled for years without a real bike fitting, and when … Read more

Indoor Cycling Workouts


Winter arrives, or the weather is bad, or maybe you just don’t want to be cycling on the road during rush hour.  There are many reasons we move our cycling indoors when fresh air, outdoors rides are usually preferable. Indoor riding doesn’t have to be drudgery, though. In fact, in my experience, indoor cycling can … Read more