The Garmin 920xt is indeed a significant upgrade over the 910xt. It includes a few features that sometimes make you wonder if it is trying to make jokes that may be passible in the metal/plastic/silicon world but lose a bit in the translation to those of us who are a bit more of the carbon-based lifeform persuasion. Continue reading
One of the disadvantages of being on the more “chronologically achieved” side is that you use up all of the lines on your Road ID™ bracelet with actual medical info instead of having a line left for inspirational quotes.
But if I did have room, I think I would need a different bracelet for each of the three segments of triathlon. (I’ll assume for the moment that I can get through the two transitions relatively unscathed, but nothing is a given.) Since the bracelet doesn’t really do much for you until things go bad, I think these would be good instructions to leave:
- For the run: “Pause my Garmin”. I know that’s an old one but I can’t think of anything better.
- For the bike: “Is my bike OK?” It’s all about priorities, after all.
- For the swim: “Tip the recovery diver.” ‘nough said.
Beginners at the sport often think that transitions are something that concerns only elite athletes with the amazing flexibility to do flying mounts onto their bicycles and then reconfigure half of their bike components while they are riding. Continue reading
A while ago I put together a presentation for the St. Louis Triathlon Club on understanding the distances of triathlons, with a focus on the various “sprint” races in the Saint Louis area. I was asked to build an article out of it, and you can find that here.
One Great Lake down, four to go. Continue reading