Category: Gear

Wetsuit Tricks & Tips

So you bought or rented a wetsuit for an open-water race and now you just have to figure out how to get into and out of it without damaging it. As with all things triathlon, preparation is the key to performance. Hopefully you got the wetsuit well in advance so you could practice putting it […]

Seconds Pro Interval Timer App

Training for my first half iron distance triathlon, 2015 Beach2Battleship, I quickly realized that I needed a coach, so I hired Jamie Church of Tri Your Best (TYB). It’s been a good relationship. I think this may be the first event I’ve trained for longer than a 10K where I haven’t injured myself. Once I […]

Triathlon Bike Fit

I have a confession to make. Lately I’ve found myself staring at this one triathlon bike. I know we all do it but it was different this time. It wasn’t online, or in a magazine or in a catalog. It was in my garage. I swear I don’t know how it got there. Okay let […]

FINIS Swimmer’s Snorkel

In his book, The Well-Built Triathlete, triathlon coach Matt Dixon, recommended using the FINIS Swimmer’s Snorkel in some of your swim workouts to get a clearer picture of what’s happening with the arm portion of your stroke. The snorkel is easy enough to use but it does have a bit of a learning curve. You inhale using […]

The Do-Over Month

Welcome to February or as I like to call it the “do-over” month. You know how it works. In December, you tell yourself that come the New Year things will be different. You’re going to be more serious about workouts, eat a more nutritious diet, keep an up-to-date workout log, etc. Then you look at […]

Wrecker of Shuffles

If I hadn’t already picked Stumble Thru as my Medoc trail name this year I would completely go with Shuffle Wrecker. In a two-week period I managed to wreck, destroy, ruin, render inoperative or otherwise trash two iPod shuffles. What was the method of destruction: fire, impact, drop from a great height, submersion into deep […]

Better Blogs May 2014

It’s time for another episode of Better Blogs in which I pass along the best information, inspiration and innovation I found on the web in the last month. There was a bountiful harvest of blogging goodness this May so for the first time I’m placing them in broad categories. Enjoy! Gadgets & Gear DC Rainmaker […]

REV3 Knoxville Essentials

I am excited to bring you a 2014 REV3 Knoxville Half race report and gear essentials post by Steve Stout. Steve is a triathlete, cyclist and runner based in the Tri-Cities, TN. His race resume includes Ironman Louisville, Asheville marathon, Charlotte’s Thunder Road marathon, and three Medoc Trail marathons. He is looking to get into the […]