Training

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 ...

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, ...

How to Shave 5 Minutes Off Your Sprint Triathlon Time

If we were to suggest you should reduce five minutes off your triathlons, most people immediately think of training harder so they can go faster.  Training is core to your triathlon experience, and we don’t disagree.  But what happens when you have ...

Open Water Swim Safety

Swimming in open water, with or without a wetsuit, can be a great experience but should always be done with safety in mind.  Swimming safely in open water will give you peace of mind, making your hobby even more enjoyable.  During triathlon events, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...