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GYST TRIATHLON BACKPACK KICKSTARTER

GYST TRIATHLON BACKPACK KICKSTARTER

It's the off season... what's that mean?  Time to replace your haggard gear. I try to avoid pimping too much gear and deals on the posts,  but I have been a fan of GYST for a while now (and they are a Set The Pace partner) and they have a new backpack aimed at...

IRONMAN CHATTANOOGA 2019 Race Recap

IRONMAN CHATTANOOGA 2019 Race Recap

Man what a trip... I mean it took this long to put my thoughts down about the time out in Chattanooga and the race. This was a combo trip of "work" and "play".  Work being at the IRONMAN Become One tent helping first timers navigate any issues they might be having and...

IRONMAN TULSA 2020 BIKE COURSE

IRONMAN TULSA 2020 BIKE COURSE

It's been a minute, but they released the IRONMAN Tulsa 2020 bike course a few weeks ago. Let's discuss! What's my thoughts? 5100 feet of gain over 112 miles, this ain't no picnic ride through the countryside... There's 3 significant climbs, some tough spots and you...

Lake Olathe Triathlon 2019 Course Overview

Lake Olathe Triathlon 2019 Course Overview

Transition will be set up in the park area with the swim and run all contained in the park. The bike takes you out to Dennis and a pretty straight forward rectangle around the park.  The main focus should be when coming back on 135th, you'll have some pretty steep...

IRONMAN TULSA 2020 SWIM COURSE IS UP!

IRONMAN TULSA 2020 SWIM COURSE IS UP!

They've done it! They went and release the IRONMAN Tulsa 2020 swim course! "The swim will take place in beautiful Keystone Lake located at Keystone Harbor in Mannford, Oklahoma. This race will begin with a rolling start format. Water temperatures this time of year are...

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TIP OF THE WEEK // Racing in the countrysideWho doesn't like a little scenery when suffering for 70.3 or 140.6 miles? Maybe you prefer the rustic beauty of the forested countryside, or the great plains and rolling fields. Whichever type of countryside it is, here's some tips to keep you focused and sharp.1. It's ok to look, but don't get lost. Nothing worse than veering off course, missing a turn or hitting the gravel shoulder on the bike when spacing out at nature's beauty.2. Know the terrain. Some areas are mountainous or rolling hills. Before you sign up for that beauty of a course, know what type of work it will demand on race day.3. Do take it in! Make time in your trip to take it in. Allow a little bit of down time to stop and smell the pine trees.4. It may be tempting to go out and explore the nature, but keep in mind you have a long race to do, so maybe schedule that long hike for a day or so after for recovery.5. As spring/early summer 2021 has shown us, heat can be an issue early in race season. Be ready for the historical climate, but be ready to pivot for race day conditions.6. If you really want to get your prime lodging, secure it earliest you can. Everyone wants the breathtaking views, and these races have 2500 to 3000 of your closest friends looking for that same spot.7. When heading out for the pre race shake out bikes and runs, be aware of farm type equipment on the roads. Goes without saying watch out for traffic, but you may encounter bigger and slower traffic than you are used to.8. Be good stewards of the sport. Leave the beauty of the area like you found it and be wise about liter and picking up after yourself when out and about. ...
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#throwbackthursday #TBT to #SMTri where I was able to snag 1st in AG at the long course. Weather was playing with us, but it worked out in the end! GREAT RACE! ...
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Lets talk about the vertical ratio, shall we? ...
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