Tag Archives: Triathlon Transitions

The Latest in Triathlon Transition Gear

Transition times in a triathlon, while short, can really hinder a triathlete’s mindset.  The switch from swim to bike and bike to run is really what triathlons are all about. For my first five triathlons, I used a small backpack, … Continue reading

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Consider Barefooting the Triathlon

The concept of barefoot running has been around for a while.  Interest in it increased dramatically in September 2009 when Vibram launched their new FiveFingers footwear.  Marketed as the “barefooting alternative” to more traditional shoes, they have developed a cult … Continue reading

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Triathlon Results and Their Story

As an analyst, I love numbers and what they can tell you.  It isn’t necessarily the numbers themselves that are so fascinating, but their relationship to one another.  Be it a trend or a comparison of categories. After completing the … Continue reading

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The Challenging, Beautiful, and Fun Triathlon

The 2009 Carpinteria Triathlon is in the history books.  The sprint course was my third triathlon this year. If there are three words that I can use to describe the experience, they are challenging, beautiful fun. The Swim The morning … Continue reading

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Carpinteria Triathlon Video!

With hours to go until the start of the 2009 Carpinteria Triathlon and my packet in hand, I present to you a brief walk through of the transition area from my perspective. Cheers!  Wish me luck!

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Two Early Pics of Carpinteria Triathlon

Tomorrow at 8:13am, my wave leaves Carpinteria State Beach for a 500 meter swim, then a 9 mile bike and then a 5k run.  The Carpinteria Triathlon short course will be my third triathlon since I began the journey from … Continue reading

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First Experience with FiveFingers

I have been hearing a lot about the next generation in running gear, Vibram FiveFingers.  FiveFingers are simplified shoes that are designed to allow a runner to run “barefoot” but with protection and traction of a shoe.  Having a high … Continue reading

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