North Liberty, Indiana, September 17, 2016 – Stepping outside the Holiday Inn Express in Plymouth, Indiana on race day, I knew this would be an interesting one. It wasn’t exactly a downpour, but the rain was coming down hard enough that I felt compelled to run across the parking lot with suitcase in hand to my car.
Finisher medals and age group awards can be one of the treats of completing a triathlon if only to see the creativity of the race organizers. The following pictures show the 5 most unique triathlon medals I have received, in order of race date.
Rocky Gap State Park, Flintstone, Maryland, USA – The 25th Annual Rocky Gap Triathlon was held June 1, 2013 in Rocky Gap State Park in Western Maryland’s Allegany County. It was during this race that I received some valuable advice about run training and race fueling from a fellow senior triathlete. It was also State #15 in the ‘Triathlon Across the USA” adventure.
A surprising number of triathletes indicate that their greatest concern or weakest leg of the triathlon is swimming. The ‘concern’ element typically decreases quickly or even disappears with training, experience and confidence.
This article reviews the main features of pool and open water triathlon swimming. The characteristics of each should be factored into your training. Read More