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Best Bike and Cycling Computers

A good bike computer can be a great way to get more out of cycling.  There are lots of bike computers made by lots of different brands, but we wanted to evaluate the best cycling computers on the market today. Competitive cyclists, triathletes, ...

10 Great Destination Triathlons

We are again excited to publish our list of 10 great destination triathlons in the U.S. To be considered a destination race on our list, it must offer either an Olympic or Sprint distance, have stood the test of time, and be in a special venue ...

HIIT for Runners and Cyclists

If you're a runner or cyclist, you may have heard of HIIT training. HIIT, which stands for high-intensity interval training, is a type of exercise that is growing in popularity. It's a great way to quickly improve your fitness level and burn ...

The Ultimate Triathlon Race-Day Checklist

It is the night before your triathlon, and you know that you need to be on the road by 5:30am.  Now is the time to get your stuff together, your car loaded, and be ready for a quick escape once you wake up in the morning.  Let’s talk about what ...

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 ...

Best Cycling Glasses

"Hole!" I heard it, loud and clear, yelled by the riders in front of me. But I never saw it coming until it was too late. I hit that darned pothole dead on. It was jarring and painful, but somehow I managed to keep the rubber side down and navigate ...

Biking in the Rain

Rain is going to happen – that doesn’t always mean you have to stay indoors and skip your ride. And what do you do if you’re bike camping or in the middle of on a long tour and it starts to rain? Following the right steps and tips can make all ...

What is the Minimum Gear for Triathlon?

You can spend thousands on the sport of triathlon, but you don’t have to.  True, there are many athletes who invest hundreds or thousands of dollars each year to keep their triathlon times fast, and give themselves their gear-junkie fix.  But ...

Your First Step as a New Triathlete

Let’s set the stage: You signed up for your first triathlon, and the reality is now setting in that you have to actually be in race shape in just a few months. Whether you are a couch potato or a workout warrior, getting both physically and mentally ...

Aquabike, Duathlon, Relays – Riffs on Triathlons

Triathlons come in a few forms, notably with variations in the distance.  You have your super sprints, sprints, Olympics, HIMs, and the coveted Ironman.  While sprints are the most popular, the numbers for all distances have been holding steady. ...