10 things I wish knew – or was GLAD I knew – before my first triathlon

It’s now spring and traditionally this is the time when mentoring begins for another crop of excited new triathletes heading into their first season. The Saint Louis Triathlon Club Mentoring Program recently asked the members for “what do you wish you knew before your first triathlon”. Here is my list, which is expanded to include the important things that I was fortunate to actually have known beforehand (see #1)! Continue reading

19 Things to Know About Your Garmin 910xt

Well, congratulations! You have a Garmin 910xt Forerunner, an incredibly powerful device with a tremendous number of functions, options, and features, all controlled – somehow – through seven buttons. I’ll assume that you are able to read a manual and follow directions, but in this article we’ll talk about some things that surprised or perplexed me in using the device, and maybe some of these may help you as well. Continue reading