Green Goblin Knix Great for Triathlon swim and ride.
nice setup for anyone looking to get into tri, but, you need to remember that you would also need to training gear for everyday, like slix swimwear – they have great guys knee length swimmers perfect dual purpose wear for both swimming and riding, and hey even running!
If you’re considering doing your first triathlon you’re probably wondering what you need to get started. Since triathlon is swimming bike and running all in one it can definitely get expensive. After all, you need the equipment for 3 sports just to compete. Races can also be expensive so if you’re new to the sport you may not have a budget to go out and buy everything that you’ld like.
First figure out what triathlon distance you’re going to do. This will have lot to do with what equipment you’ll need. For anything longer than an Olympic Distance Triathlon the more likely you’ll want to get specific triathlon gear.
The gear that is mandetory to compete is the following:
- a bike, preferably a road bike or triathlon bike
- running shoes
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looks fun, except for the rain, least the swim would have been ok.
You may remember a post of mine from a few weeks ago, where I declared it was a marathon not a sprint – and I was talking about life in general, as well as Operation Threadbare. Well, today it was a sprint. A sprint triathlon to be precise.
The triathlon – my first – was the culmination of about 4 weeks of preparation, and it has in fact been crucial to my sanity through Operation Threadbare. How? Well, the training has provided me with an outlet for my frustrations at not being able to shop, as well as kept me busy. Plus I’ve had great fun buying new kit legitimately (although some of my readers thought I was stretching the rules a little at the tri-suit).
I’d chosen an early June sprint triathlon aimed at novices. The weather was supposed to be sunny. It was the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee weekend…
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looks like hard work.
When the first people you see as you pitch up in the early hours of the morning to a former colliery site are your best tri buddies down from Scotland for the day, Lesley, Bob and Al, your collywobbles disappear in a mountain of hugs and you know you’re about to have a fantastic day.
I have had this event in my mind for a year. Last year I watched friends and my PT Ian taking part and I thought, “I could do that”. It was once of the first races I entered this year, knowing I wanted to move up in the world of triathlon and to do that I had to tackle the open water and my first true sprint distance event.
In other words, it’s a pretty big deal. As big as my first Great North Run, bigger than my sub 2 half. Basically the only thing…
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wow good to see a healthy attitude to life!
I mentioned in my Ironman Augusta 70.3 Goals post that I’d made a goal to get at least two open water swims in a month. It sounds like it shouldn’t be too difficult to accomplish, but I’ve had a really hard time getting open water practice in during past training cycles.
I’d heard about the Mad Dogs Wednesday night swims at Pass-a-Grill Beach from several different people but have never made it out. I could make excuses about the weather, the traffic and blah blah blah. The reality of it is, I’ve just never gone.
I had planned to swim at the YMCA pool after work yesterday and made a last-minute decision to try to make it out to the beach for the swim. I left my office at 5:00pm sharp and arrived at the beach at 5:55pm. Just enough time to throw on my suit and walk down to the beach.
As soon as I stepped…
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awesome photo, my dog loves swimming too!! but this is more water skiing!!!
SANTA CLARA, California, June 3. JAPAN’S Takeshi Matsuda and Australia’s Emily Seebohm saved their best swims for the last night of the Santa Clara International Grand Prix, posting sizzling times in the 200 fly and 100 back, respectively.
In the first event, Japan’s Natsumi Hoshi used a strong last 50 to pull away from the rest of the heat and win the women’s 200 fly in 2:07.32. Palo Alto’s Jasmine Tosky took the race out fast but faded to second in 2:09.66, while New York Athletic Club’s Kim Vandenberg hit the wall third in 2:10.02. Takeshi Matsuda kept the ball rolling for Japan with a sizzling time of 1:54.57 in the men’s 200 fly, only about half a second off his fastest time this year of 1:54.01, which happens to be the fastest time in the world. Australia’s Nick D’Arcy, who owns the second fastest time in the world this year at 1:54.71, finished second in 1:56.43. Bobby Bollier wound up third in 1:56.77.
Australia’s Leisel Jones, preparing for her fourth trip to the Olympics next month, won the women’s 100 breast in 1:07.37, moving her into a tie for 13th in the world. South Florida’s Alia Atkinson touched in 1:08.45 while Australia’s Sarah Katsoulis picked up third with a 1:09.08. Meanwhile, Canada’s Scott Dickens had a huge last 50 meters on his way to a convincing win in the men’s 100 breast. Dickens finished in 1:00.69, with New Zealand’s Glenn Snyders in second (1:01.44) and Japan’s Kosuke Kitajima in third (1:01.56).
In the women’s 100 back, Australia’s Emily Seebohm missed breaking the 1:00 barrier by the slimmest of margins, touching in 1:00.00. Canadian Julia Wilkinson got to the wall second in 1:00.45, with California’s Natalie Coughlin in third at 1:00.83. On the men’s side, Aussies Ashley Delaney (54.89) and Hayden Stoeckel (55.51) finished first and second, with Randall Bal in third at 56.03.
The outcome of last night’s thrilling finish in the women’s 400 IM was reversed tonight in the 200 IM. Caitlin Leverenz turned the tables on Australia’s Stephanie Rice, holding on for the victory, 2:10.81 to 2:11.18. Stanford’s Madeline Dirado finished third in 2:13.70. On the men’s side, Japan finished 1-2 in the event with Ken Takakuwa (2:00.55) and Yuya Horihata (2:01.44) sweeping the top two podium spots. Scott Weltz of Marin Pirates squeaked into third at 2:03.31.
The women’s 800 free and men’s 1500 free wrapped up the individual event schedule. New Zealand’s Lauren Boyle swept the distance events after winning the 1500 on Thursday, posting a time of 8:29.44 in the 800. Alexa Komarnycky of Canada took second in 8:32.68 while Gator Swim Club’s Andreina Pinto rounded out the podium with an 8:33.28. In the men’s 1500, Gator Swim Club’s Alejandro Gomez had the top time at 15:30.06. Korea’s Hyunseung Lee came in second at 15:31.47 while Palo Alto’s Adam Hinshaw took third in 15:36.52.
The women’s and men’s 400 medley relays were also contested at the end of the evening.