There are many factors in running shoes, and it seems like they are constantly changing and difficult to keep up with. One such factor is cushion. Put simply (because I'm sure it can be made more complicated by considering the materials used), cushion is what it sounds like - how much cushion you have under [...]
The ShowerPill is an athlete body wipe. It is a thick disposable cloth that allows for a quick clean-off after getting sweaty when you need to look presentable or just want to feel cleaner. I do hate how wasteful they are, but they have come in really handy in some situations. I like having some [...]
Thought you might find this article interesting, as I did. It talks about the benefits and disadvantages of riding a tri bike with the cleat in the center of your foot (as opposed to the more common ball of your foot). I have had so much difficulty with pedal placement in long races; I am [...]
It was five years ago. We had just arrived in Australia for the first time and had three weeks ahead of us on the trip of a lifetime. Then my feet and shins started to hurt. Walking just a few blocks was painful. What could this mean for our trip with two people who planned [...]
I received a Yeti Cooling Towel one time in a race packet. It's advertised as a cloth that can be worn around your head or neck etc to help stay cool. When wet, it is supposed to provide rapid cooling as opposed to other fabrics. I used mine for the first time on my recent [...]
A few tips to consider before making another tri purchase.
I went running in my Tri shorts this morning and was thinking about how many miles I have been able to put into them - both running and on the bike. I find them great for running in the summer because I can just wear the single layer of fabric (I prefer underwear with my [...]
Could a brightly colored foam tube make you safer on the bike?
I have a long sleeve shirt that can cover up my hands like a little mitten. I hadn't ever used this feature until recently, but in doing so, I discovered that it is just a delightful design on a cool day. While you can of course pull your sleeves down when running, by covering up [...]
When open water swimming, it is smart (in most locations and situations) to swim with a brightly colored floatation device. This one (or something similar - there are a number of this same design on the market) is super easy to use, has a little pocket, deflates and blows up easily, and I don't notice [...]