Posted on Jun 22, 2014 under Uncategorized |
I’ve already praised the video footage filmed at the Tour of California using the Shimano CM-1000 sports camera. Now, IMG, the Tour de Suisse cycling stage race, released footage courtesy its inCycle TV show.
The videos are available after the jump: Read more… »
Posted on Jun 05, 2014 under Articles, Misc, Training |
This is a good post to bring up every year. I am preparing for another triathlon this weekend and I need a checklist for my stuff.
I was getting my stuff ready for an International distance triathlon when I decided to take a picture and post my plan. I am packing up to drive a few hours to the race location where I will spend the night in a hotel then ride my bike about 5 miles to the race start area.
It is always a good idea to create a list of triathlon gear you are going to use and how you are going to use the gear. You can organize the list in any order that suits you. For this event, I used a towel on the floor, the equipment and a picture as my list. My list shown below is based on importance of the equipment. Some things are just required for most triathlons.
Bike – Tuned and in good working order
Bike helmet – I am not a good one to ask about helmet requirements. If it fits, I am happy.
Running shoes – I have the added optional upgrades from RoadID and SuperFeet inserts.
Bike shoes – Running shoes will work but your feet will hurt and you will lose power on the hills.
Shorts – I have some Snazzy TYR Tri shorts that work well for all 3 events. Any shorts will work but I really like the tri shorts. The pockets are in good places and they don’t chaffe.
Shirt – Required at most races and they protect your back from the sun.
Bike pump – I like to pump up the tires right before I leave for the race.
Water bottles – I have 3 bottles
One to rinse my feet after the swim
One for the bike that is filled with an electrolyte mix
One bottle of water for the bike
This course is very hot for me. I will drink half the electrolyte before I get on the bike and drink one bottle of water on the bike. I will discard both bottles at the bike water stop for fresh ones, filled with cold water.
Two towels – one for the ground and one to use after the race.
Bike gloves – Just in case I feel like wearing them.
Body glide – Great for preventing chaffing from the wet suit. It also protects your neck from the sun.
Food – I bring it but I probably won’t eat much. I will probably eat a stinger waffle after the swim.
Spi Belt with bib hangars – A great place to put your bib and it only takes one clip to put it on.
Socks to help prevent blisters on your feet.
Super thin underwear – Some people like them, some don’t. I like them.
Swim goggles – tested and adjusted to fit properly.
Multi-tool kit for bikes – In case something goes wrong while getting ready for the race.
Wet-suit – fit tested with operational zipper. I like to lubricate the zipper with body glide.
CO2 cartridges (2)
First aid kit
Allen wrenches 3,4 & 5 mm
Bag to carry goods to and from the start line.
Sunglasses are in the car and I have not made up my mind on the bike jersey yet.
Prepare for your distance. For my current level of fitness, an Olympic distance triathlon is a short event where I don’t need to worry about nutrition. I do have to worry about the heat and water. Practice with your equipment, including nutrition before the event.