Favorite Websites for:
- Planning Your Next Triathlon
- Sleep and Your Athletic Performance
- Swim and Other Triathlon Training Gear
Best Website for Planning Your Next TriathlonRunningintheUSA.com is my first choice when searching for triathlons across the USA.
Why I Started Using ItAs soon as Joy and I decided to do triathlons in each of the states of the USA, I started searching the internet for websites that listed various races. I found several sites, some with a regional focus. Over time, I found that I relied more and more on Running in the USA.
Who is Behind the Website?RunningintheUSA.com is the product of hard work and commitment of the husband and wife team of Bill and Mary Flaws of Waukesha, Wisconsin. According to the website:
“Mary is an avid runner, and Bill is sane. Mary does the website programming. Bill takes the pictures that are featured on the home page. We work many many many many hours scouring the internet, maintaining the information in the directories. This is our full-time life work. We don’t have other jobs. We barely do much else besides maintain this website. It is our life, and we love it.”
Video Demo of RunningintheUSA.com
Key FeaturesThe site can currently be used to search a database of over 41,000 running races such as 5k, 10k, half marathon, and so on and over 2,700 multisport events like triathlons.
- Search for triathlons by
- Type of multisport event (e.g. Triathlon, Duathlon, Aquathon)
- Distance (e.g. Supersprint, Sprint, Olympic, Half Ironman, Ironman)
- Date (e.g. month, date range)
- Search for races in adjacent states on consecutive dates
Apparently, there is an important population of those who share an interest in completing races in multiple states. For this group, the site developers included a feature under the Multisport Events tab called ‘Double Stater’.
Other Sites for Finding Upcoming Triathlons
This review was first published in January 2019.
Best Website about Sleep and Your Athletic PerformanceWhether you are stepping up to the plate at a softball game or waiting for the starting gun at your next triathlon, the quality of the sleep you have had will affect your performance. And as a triathlete, sleep will have played a critical part in your training. As I have noted in the post titled ‘Rest and Recovery – Why It’s Important for Senior Triathletes, sleep should be a key part of your training plan. Tuck.com is a valuable website for those who are looking for better sleep or have questions about getting the rest needed for proper recovery.
Video Tour of Tuck.com
Pages Highlighted in the Video TourPages of the Tuck.com website highlighted in the video review are:
- “How Sleep Works”
- “Sleep and Athletes”
- “Can you become an Early Bird if you’re a Night Owl?”
- “Sleep and Aging – Senior Sleep Guide”
Best Website for Swim and Other Triathlon Training GearTriathlon is sometimes referred to as a rich man’s sport. This comes in part from the expense of registration fees, even though there are race organizations who are offering reduced fees. But that’s a story for another time. Another reason that triathlon can be an expensive sport is the amount of clothing and equipment one can purchase for training and racing in three, quite different sports. Of course, much of it is unnecessary, especially if you belong to a full gym with a pool.
Meet SwimOutlet.comSwimOutlet.com is the first place I go when looking for a new or replacement item for triathlon training or racing. This is also where my wife, kids, and grandkids go for their swim clothing and equipment. This comes from several years of shopping many sites and ending up purchasing items from the Swim Outlet site. While you should shop around, I have consistently found Swim Outlet to offer a full range of products in a range of quality and price points. And, prices are competitive and, many times, the lowest. Plus, they offer a price match. Following is a quick tour of the SwimOutlet website. If you prefer, you can watch the video on YouTube.
Video ScriptHere we are at SwimOutlet.com website. To help you get started on your journey here, I want to highlight a few areas in which triathletes may be most interested. First of all, at the ‘Gear’ then ‘Swim Gear’ tab, you can find everything imaginable for swimming no matter if you are a beginner or professional triathlete. With so many products to choose from, Swim Outlet helps shoppers zero-in on the right ones using product-specific filters such a size, brand, color, material, and price. The site also includes several guides such as the one for sun protection shown here. You can find the link to this and other pages in the SeniorTriathletes.com post about my favorite triathlon websites (this post for those watching the video on SeniorTriathletes.com). The ‘Triathlon’ link beneath the ‘Gear by Sport’ area under the ‘Gear’ tab, takes you to pages where you can find triathlon, biking, and running specific items. By the way, Swim Outlet is a USA Triathlon certified multisport retailer. And if you are a Value shopper looking for the best deals, click on the SALE tab from the Home page. Here you will find good quality at the most competitive prices. For example, if you are looking for low cost jammers for your swim training, check out their grab bags by typing ‘grab’ in the search bar. Take a stroll through the SwimOutlet site. I think you will enjoy it and be amazed at the wide range of products and their good prices. Thank you for watching. END OF VIDEO SCRIPT
Featured SwimOutlet PagesPages of the SwimOutlet website highlighted in the video review are:
This review was first published in May 2019.
Coming Soon: Favorite Websites for
- Triathlon Training
- Nutrition and Hydration during Training and Racing
- Racing Advice