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Monthly Archives: September 2007

Indoor Pools Open Soon

Sep 14, 2007 |

The indoor pools for my town open on October 1st. I’m excited. I get my best endurance exercise in the pool. I think because the water regulated my body temperature, and just because I swim better than I run and bike. I’m considering running down to the pool to swim, rather than driving. Why not […more]

Coffee

Sep 13, 2007 |

Some triathletes like to use coffee to assist in their training. They find that the caffeine can help energize them. Of course, it can also result in a crash. Additionally, some like to drink coffee after triathlon training to help re-energize them after tiring exercise.

How much do you spend on triathlon gear?

Sep 12, 2007 |

I notice some other triathletes talk about how they buy this and that to assist in their triathlon training and racing. It sounds as if they’ll spend hundreds of dollars without even thinking twice. Personally, I try to buy as little as possible. How much money do you spend? Tell me at Triathlon Forums.

2 Days Each Week

Sep 11, 2007 |

My town has a public pool at the high-school that residents can use to swim laps during the winter. Unfortunately, the pool is only open 2 days each week. It has about an hour of lap swim in the early morning and an hour at night, on Tuesday and Thursday. I wish it had more. […more]

It’s So Hot

Sep 9, 2007 |

It’s funny, because I’ve been posting about preparing for the coldness of the upcoming winter. Well, the last few days have been nearly unbearable in terms of heat and humidity. It makes me feel tired, and makes it hard to do work and exercise. Luckily, I do my running at night when it cools down […more]

Vaseline for Cold Biking

Sep 8, 2007 |

While discussing triathlon, a fellow triathlete suggested using Vaseline on exposed skin when biking in the cold. I haven’t tried it, but it may help protect my face from the cold wind while biking. I live in Connecticut, and it goes from boiling hot summers to freezing cold winters.

List of Excellent Triathlon Sites

Sep 7, 2007 |

Triguy from www.triathlontraining.us recently posted some links to useful triathlon sites. Here are the sites he posted: Online stores http://www.trisports.com http://www.usasportstraining.com http://www.keithstriathlon.com http://www.all3sports.com http://www.triathletesports.com Triathlon information http://trifuel.com http://insidetriathlon.com http://www.triathlete.com http://www.triathlon.org http://www.trifind.com

Swimming Intervals

Sep 6, 2007 |

When you are at the pool, you don’t need to swim as long of a distance as you will in your race. You can swim intervals at a faster pace. This will give you enough training. If you can do a 500 straight-through, you will probably be able to do the full length of the […more]

Running Felt Cold

Sep 5, 2007 |

I felt cold running last night, for the first time in a while. I run at night during the hot summer to avoid the heat. Now maybe I will start running a little earlier to avoid the cool nights. I just don’t want to think about the upcoming winter. I don’t like the feeling of […more]

Are you an Ironman?

Sep 4, 2007 |

Have you ever done an Ironman race? If so, when? If not, do you plan on ever doing an Ironman? You can answer these questions at the Triathlon Forums. It’s completely free.