Completed my Triathlon #5 in Orillia

On Sun August 21, 2011 I finished my 5th triathlon in Orillia. It was a sprint distance – 750 meter swim, 33 km bike and 7 km run.   Overall highlights of the race: The swim is a beach start, everyone runs into the water at the same time.  They also start in waves according to your age group. ...

New Swim Gear

I need some new swim gear.  New swimsuit and new goggles are in order.  My speedos goggles are starting to leak in water.  The suction is not that good anymore and starts to fog up.  I can just see the floating orange floaty turn buoy’s in the races.  I am going to purchase some from wiggle...

First Ever New York New Jersey Ironman

First Ever New York New Jersey Ironman
I was looking around for Ironman’s.  Not that I will be able to do one next year.  My friend said that I should practice more before attempting one.  I looked anyways.   I saw the first-ever Ironman triathlon in New York City and New Jersey!! As soon as I saw that I was so ready to sign up. ...

Completed 4th Triathlon this year

Hey everyone.  I was taking an extended break from my site and let you know that I’ve completed my 4th triathlon now! I did the Ottawa Olympic Triathlon on Sat July 30 and Bracebridge Olympic Triathlon Sun August 7.  They were both tough but I was a little more prepared in the Bracebridge and...

What to bring/prepare to a Triathlon

What to bring/prepare to a Triathlon
Last week was my first triathlon and amazingly I brought all the stuff that I needed.  Oops, I did forget to bring slippers to walk to the swimming start.  My friend Kevin was so nice.  He took off his slippers for me to wear across a rocky path to the swimming start.   I started preparing the night...

What is purpose of the Triathlon Transition Area?

What is a transition area? Basically it’s the area where you prepare yourself for the next activity.  If you are racing triathlons, the transition area is used twice. 1.  When you complete your swim and switch to cycling. 2.  When you complete your cycling and switch to running. Before your...

What to Wear for Swim Portion of The Triathlon in June

I had a hard time deciding what to wear for a Triathlon held in Guelph Lake just the past weekend – June 18.  The water was about 15c degrees, but outside was close to 25c.  I saw some people were just wearing swimming suits, but I just couldn’t do it.  So I had a dilemma.  What to wear...

Completed First Triathlon of the Year – Swim Review

I completed my first baby triathlon of the year.  The purpose of this triathlon was to see if I could actually dip my head in murky water and survive a swim without being able to see or touch the bottom.  It proved disastrous!   Well not that extreme, but a few things went wrong. 1.  I could barely...