Tag Archives: Triathlon

Tri Amsterdam Race Report (Testing Apple Watch Triathlon Mode!)

Earlier this summer, Apple announced WatchOS 9, which is by far the company’s most ambitious push into endurance sports to date for their Apple Watch platform. It includes customizable interval support, running power, and a multisport mode, among many other … Read More Here

Triathlon Anti-Drafting Technology System Unveiled by RaceRanger

When it comes to triathlon, there are basically two core types of races: Those that permit drafting, and those that don’t. If you watch the Olympics, you see short-course style racing, that permits drafting. Whereas if you watch an Ironman … Read More Here

How to: Garmin’s Semi-Secret Triathlon Display Mode (aka ‘Extended Display mode’)

Like any true triathlete, I violate all the rules of common sense. The most important one being to never try something new on race day. But given I have a long history of violating said rule, I figured a few … Read More Here

The HLMRMEER Triathlon Race Report

You know what’s fun? Signing up for local triathlons a few days beforehand with pretty much no plan or appropriate sport-specific training. It almost always guarantees a good time. Sure, I had run and ridden, and even swum…once…in the weeks … Read More Here

Today’s Plan Adds Triathlon Support (Cycling/Running), and Connect IQ Apps

Every once in a while I wander into the software/platform/apps realm for a post.  I usually do so sparingly because this category of sports tech changes so quickly that any post I write quickly becomes out of date.  That’s less … Read More Here

Garmin Forerunner 735XT In-Depth Review

It’s been almost exactly a month since Garmin announced their latest triathlon watch, the Forerunner 735XT.  This watch aims to take the software of the larger FR920XT triathlon watch and compress it down into a smaller package.  All while also … Read More Here

Hands-on with the new Garmin FR735XT Triathlon Watch

Update – my full and final FR735XT in-depth review is now available! Click on over to that page for all the goodness! Over the course of the cold winter, the Garmin FR235 optical HR sensor-enabled running watch hooked up with … Read More Here

Versailles Triathlon 2013 Race Report

Here’s my first race report from racing a triathlon in France – the Versailles Triathlon.  While this isn’t my first sporting event here (that would be the half and full Paris Marathons), it is in fact my first multisport event. … Read More Here

Thoughts on USAT Race Official Staffing

Race Directors have a tough job – there’s no doubt about that.  They have to balance putting on a quality event, while still making it work financially.  Triathlons are far from cheap events to put on, instead of just one … Read More Here

Thoughts on triathlon bike penalties (USAT & WTC)

I’ve always thought the USAT and WTC penalty system does little to deter racers from committing penalties, in particular – – on the bike. And just to be clear why I care primarily about the bike – the penalties on … Read More Here

The New York Triathlon 2010 Race Report

There are early race start times…and then there’s Nautica’s NYC Triathlon start times.  How early you might ask? Well, 5:54AM. I don’t even think the birds are up that early.  But…I was. Actually, I was up at 4:00AM.  Luckily, I … Read More Here

The NYC Tri Expo and Underwear Run

Quick Administrative Note: In an effort to bring you the latest scantily clad triathletes running around central park, the normally scheduled Weekly Mailbag post will instead appear tomorrow.  Thanks! As you might have guessed by the title, I’m up in … Read More Here

Colonial Beach Triathlon Spectator Report

This weekend was mind bogglingly busy with everything from races to training.  I had my last weekend’s worth of training prior to next weekend’s ‘A’ race at the New York City Triathlon.  Meanwhile, Sunday morning was spent chasing around The … Read More Here

Race Day & Race Travel Checklists

Every time I travel to a race, my biggest worry is that I’m going to forget something.  You know, something so tiny – but so important, such as a small-but-required part for my bike, or sometimes something even much bigger … Read More Here

Many many loops….transition practice!

With a race just over 24 hours away, it was time to get in some much needed transition practice.  Why practice transitions you ask?  Well, it’s easy free time.  Sure, people always say ‘free time’, but that’s not exactly true … Read More Here

The ‘I got hit by a car during the race’ Rev 3 Knoxville Race Report

Given you’ve probably read the title of this post, you have a rough idea what happens at some point along the way in this story.  That means you also think you know how this story ends, but just for fun … Read More Here

How to fit two triathlon bikes into a really small private airplane

There’s some smart nuggets amongst ya’ll yesterday in the guessing game around details about the picture I posted.  You can read all the guesses here.  And here’s the original the picture: Some of you picked up on two key items … Read More Here

Can you name details about this picture?

For Tuesday I’m going to go with something a little bit different than a normal post.  Last week The Girl and I participated in a bit of an experiment…with our bikes.  This experiment took quite a bit of time actually … Read More Here

Thoughts from a (new) USAT Referee (or…what I’m looking for)

In addition to racing this past weekend, I also became a new USAT Certified Official Referee.  The process involves wading through an extensive 91 page manual (very in depth by the way, but also fairly well written and easy to … Read More Here

A list of cool tri/running/cycling wallpapers

Back a bit ago I was stumbling around Garmin’s site trying to find something or other and I bumped into their nifty collection of wallpapers that you can download.  From there I got curious and started poking around other companies … Read More Here

Seattle Rainman Triathlon 2010 Race Report

If there were ever a triathlon to do, having one virtually named after oneself seems like the kinda event I’d want to start with.  I heard about the Rainman Indoor Triathlon back a few months ago, and a bit later … Read More Here

Comparing M-Dot Ironman races to Non-Dot races

If you’ve been around the triathlon block a few times, you probably already know that the official ‘Ironman’ name and race series is actually a trademarked asset of the World Triathlon Corporation (WTC).  As such, no other races may call … Read More Here

Longhorn 70.3 Spectator Report

I’ve decided that I think the best way to do a 70.3 race is not to race it…but rather to cheer it.  Much more relaxing.  Yet, still a heck of a lot of walking.  Lots and lots of walking to … Read More Here

Balls and Racks

Over the last month or so I’ve been toying with different methods to carry gel on my bike.  While this may seem like a relatively straightforward concept – it turns out it’s really not.  At least not once you consider … Read More Here

Ironman and Ironman 70.3 Age Group Drug Testing

A few weeks back, the World Triathlon Corporation (owners of Ironman and 70.3 races) announced that it would be increasing and expanding it’s programs around drug testing. However, it’s the follow little snippet that caught everyone’s attention: “Additionally, a Registered … Read More Here