Category Archives: Equipment

Racing in the Rain

It looks like the “winter” weather will be returning to Phoenix! The forecasts calls for rain on Saturday and Sunday, so we wanted to send a few notes about racing in the rain for those of you with events this weekend. First of … Continue reading

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Why You Should Wear a Heart Rate Monitor in Triathlon Short Course Racing

Most people understand the role a heart rate monitor plays in long course racing. It helps us maintain a steady pace and can let us know when we’re in need of nutrition.  But many people think the heart rate monitor … Continue reading

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Wildflower logistics and race strategy

Wildflower—a world renowned triathlon classic. Here are some points on logistics and race strategy for the long course event that you might find useful. Arrival/camping One of the things that makes the Wildflower experience unique is the camping. Yep, you … Continue reading

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Ironman Lecture Series 2013 schedule

In June, we will start our monthly Ironman lecture series for the ninth consecutive year. These lectures will be held on the first Monday (usually) of each month and will discuss in detail subjects pertaining to Ironman training and racing. Subjects will include training volumes, equipment … Continue reading

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Cadence and Rear Cassettes

For triathletes, maintaining a high cadence (90 rpm or more) on the bike can help reduce muscular loads and keep our legs fresh for the upcoming run. The piece of equipment that largely affects our cadence is the rear cassette. … Continue reading

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Finding the proper running shoes

When we run, our feet strike the ground in one of several generally predictable patterns depending on the shape of the feet, the size of the arches, running mechanics, and muscle strength and stabilization capability. There are, in general, three … Continue reading

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