Using a Wetsuit

Tips on using a wetsuit and triathlon swim success.

Best Triathlon Wetsuits: 2019 Buying Guide

A good triathlon wetsuit is one of the key investments most triathletes consider making at some point.  You don't have to buy one, but if you are racing in colder water conditions or doing a longer race, a wetsuit can be a great asset. Perhaps ...

Best Triathlon Training Plans and Guides

Whether you are a triathlon newbie or simply looking to improve your times or distances, triathlon training plans and guides can be invaluable.  Where else can you get advice from an experienced coach or triathlete from the comfort of your own home? ...

Best High End Tri Wetsuits for Ironman, Elites

High-End Wetsuits borderline on being works of art.  Who ever knew you could put so much engineering into pieces of neoprene? The market for triathlon wetsuits is competitive, ever-changing, and includes wetsuits ranging from entry-level to ...

Offseason Triathlon Training Tips

You've raced in a triathlon, or several.  You have completed your inaugural triathlon season, or perhaps your twentieth.  What now? A triathlete's offseason is a time to rest, refresh, plan and prepare for the next season.  We consider the ...

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 ...

At what temps can you use a wetsuit?

Wetsuits are common in triathlons, but not always universally allowed. Most triathlons allow wetsuits if the water temperature is going to be below a certain level. The most hard and fast rule about what temperature makes a race wetsuit-legal comes ...

Doing a Triathlon in the Rain

I recently had an “opportunity” to race in the rain.  It was hardly my first time racing in rain, but it felt like it.  I always forget the finer points of a wet race, since most races are on nice, summer days and the only real concern is the heat, ...

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 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 ...

First-timer Wetsuit Tips

Many triathletes get a few races under their belts before shelling out hard earned cash for their very first wetsuit.  After all, you want to make sure you enjoy the sport before making major investments in it, and it is important to get your ...