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What are the Age Groups in a Triathlon

A common question we receive is what the typical age groups in a triathlon are. For a newbie, it is a good question and one we are happy to shed some light on. In any sprint, olympic, mini, and other triathlons are divided into age groups. There is ...

How Long Does It Take to Fix a Bike Flat Tire?

If you are cyclist and have not yet had a “road flat”, you will. If you are an experienced cyclist wondering how long it should take to change a flat tire, this article is for you.  Getting a flat is a bummer, and disrupts your ride.  All the more ...

Triathlon Swimming Training

Whether you are trying to get into swimming for the first time, or go from "good to great" for your triathlon swimming, working on your swim is a key part of your training plan. Getting your triathlon swim stroke back after a winter of easy pool ...

What to Know about a Kids or Youth Triathlon

As triathlon enthusiasts, one thing we love to see is the abundance of kids’ triathlons around the country.  About a decade ago, we began to see the emergence of triathlons tailored for youth, and the number has grown steadily since then.  Not only ...

Blue Seventy Wetsuit Brand Review

The Blue Seventy (branded as "blueseventy") brand of wetsuits and swimwear began life in New Zealand in 1993, and quickly rose to become a preferred wetsuit for Ironman competitors and other triathletes before expanding in the early 2000’s to ...

2 Great Quick Indoor Workouts for Winter Training

We often get asked about offseason training ideas. While we address the topic of offseason training in our triathlon and training ebooks, we wanted to provide you with two of our favorite, quick, easy offseason workouts that you can use right now. ...

How To Add Precision to Your Workouts and Training

Adding precision to workouts can help avoid the dreaded training plateau.  We have seen it before: You are in good shape, training regularly, feeling good in your workouts, but you aren’t getting any faster or going any longer.   At this point, ...

Mavic Aksium Wheelset Review

Mavic Aksium's wheelset makes a nice upgrade for many road and tri bikes. It is a product that has stood the test of time, and been a popular midrange wheelset for several years.  (check Aksium prices here.) Aksium Features Removing a considerable ...

Strava vs. MapMyRun (or ride) vs. Runtastic vs. Runkeeper

Running and cycling apps take workout precision to a whole new level, while adding the element of community.   Gone are the days when you would put on your Garmin watch and just track your mileage and speed.  Granted, that was a huge leap forward ...

Winter Cycling for Triathletes and Cyclists

We think that winter workouts can be some of the most enjoyable of the entire year. In the depths of winter, triathletes and cyclists in Northern climates have to adjust their training to the weather.  Some stay outdoors (minus the swim) as much ...