Training

Open Water Swim Tips

Whether you are an aspiring open water swimmer or a triathlete, mastering open water swimming can be an intimidating task.  Any triathlete has gone through several rites of passage, one major one being learning how to swim in open water.  Triathlon ...

Triathlon Swim Starts: Wave vs. Time Trail (and others)

Since the order of events in a triathlon is always the same -- swim, bike, and run, in that order -- the beginning of a triathlon always involves the swim start.  However, triathlon swim starts can vary from race to race, and over time you will ...

Five Reasons to Consider Joining a Triathlon Club

 When it comes to athletics, everyone has different ways of motivating themselves and becoming better at training.  Some have a workout buddy, others subscribe to highly-scientific online training programs.  Others employ a coach.  One of the most ...

How to Improve Your Triathlon Swim Technique

Swimming in the open water of a triathlon can be challenging, but it can also be a thrill once you gain the confidence, technique, and conditioning to do it well.  In addition to the physical challenge, the mental barrier of swimming in open water ...

10 Great Destination Triathlons

For the second year, we are 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 ...

Microsoft Band 2 Review

The Microsoft Band 2 is an impressive alternative to, and maybe a better product than, Fitbit. Here is our review. We are big fans of the Microsoft Band 2, a fitness wearable that debuted in late 2015. The first Microsoft Band came out in late ...