Saturday, March 29, 2008

2XU - Helpful Performance Gear

You have to love equipment that makes you feel faster. Speedo has done it with the LZR Racer, so far it has broken 5 or 6 world records, there must be something in Speedo's water. For 2XU it has been their compression suits they are great, so when they released their new Triathlon clothing one must take notice. Once you put it on it feels like a second skin, incredible thin and shed the water. You almost feel embarrassed it is the tight and fast.

"The Racepro range has been created with the short course athlete in mind. Ultra fast Hydrocell and Rollbar technology enduse valuable seconds are saved at every moment. Racepro garments ensure nothing is left to chance on race day."

Not only do you feel fast you look great and with companies like WINSKINS printing, that will take any product you buy and print your sponsor logo on them well the 2XU suit is design to handle a lot of product placement.

Now go get the 2XU Super Elite Tri Suit and get WINSKINS to make your sponsors happy.

Friday, March 21, 2008

2008 USAT Rankings

The rankings are out and if you are a USAT member, then you can see where you placed amongst the 100,000 other members, or at least the ones that did more than 3 races.
"USA Triathlon is pleased to announce the publication of its first-ever Yearbook, designed to give members an exhaustive look back at the major events from 2007, plus a brief preview of what’s in store for 2008.

The 150-plus-page 2007 Yearbook will be replacing the popular Rankings Issue of USA Triathlon Life and will be the only publication with the full rankings list. But it will include much, much more information on the 2007 season and is sure to be a true keepsake for all USAT members."

Join the USAT today!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Chapin Runathon

Ok there are many things you can do for charity, but the Chapin Runathon is one of the best ways to earn money for charity. In the begining the kids had to go out door to door, or ask friends and family to sponsor them per mile they ran. So the incentive was to run as many miles as you could, also it was 24 hours. Time have changed and so I guess have the laws, it is not 24 hours anymore. Also the school sets up the companies that are going to donate and the miles are added up, money for charity.
Most if not all the people that participate are families and students of the school, they usually get a good turnout.

This is one of the best runs that anyone can do for a workout and it feels good because you are running with 100 of your kids closest friends and family.

Go start one at your school everyone wins.

The Runathon is perhaps Chapin's most cherished annual event. For more than 30 years, Chapin parents, students, faculty, trustees, alumni, and friends have come together on a Saturday in April to walk or run around the Chapin course. With individual pledges and corporate support, more than $23,000 is raised each year to benefit a local charity, selected by the Student Council, and Chapin's Financial Aid Fund The event has supported, among others, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, the Sunshine Foundation, United Cerebral Palsy's Camp Hollowbrook, Rainbow House, the Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association, the Loaves & Fishes soup kitchen, Woman Space, Habitat for Humanity, and HomeFront. The past 30 Runathons have raised a total of over $357,000. Net proceeds of the Runathon are divided equally between Chapin scholarships and a local charity."

Friday, March 14, 2008

What to ride to,!

OK the winter is almost up so getting out and ridding is coming, soon. Next year if HULU can hang on and go up against YouTube, spending hours on the trainer won't feel so bad. You can watch almost any show and tons of movies, for free. This is from their "about us" section.
Hulu's ambitious and never-ending mission is to help you find and enjoy the world's premium content when, where and how you want it. We hope to provide you with the web's most comprehensive selection from more than 50 content providers including FOX, NBC, MGM, Sony Pictures Television, Warner Bros., Lionsgate, and more to deliver premium programming across all genres and formats, television shows, feature films, and clips. Watch full-length episodes of current primetime TV shows such as The Simpsons and The Office the morning after they air, classics like Miami Vice and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and clips from Saturday Night Live, Nip/Tuck, and others. Hulu also offers full-length feature films like The Usual Suspects, Ice Age, Three Amigos!, and The Big Lebowski as well as clips from films such as Napoleon Dynamite, The 40 Year Old Virgin, Devil Wears Prada and many more. Hulu is free and ad-supported — available anytime in the U.S.

Hulu was founded in March 2007 and is a joint venture owned by NBC Universal and News Corp. In addition, Hulu has closed a $100 million investment from private equity firm Providence Equity Partners.

Go HULU, Go.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Go Swim! Everything about swimming, plus videos

So you wanted to learn to swim better and reading all these books does not seem to be helping you with your in water technique. Well Go Swim might be your answer. It has drills, practices and video's. Yes videos that actually help you. It is a great site. Here is a actual picture and content from,

"As Kara extends forward to initiate her stroke, her eyes are down, with most of her head showing below the surface. This is a comfortable position for Kara because it allows her body to rotate freely and sets her arm up for a great catch."

(the image is much bigger).
So if you are itching to learn how to swim better head on over to

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Xterra, coming back to the beginning

For some TRI's started by doing sprints or local events, for some Xterra's was the saving grace. Many wanted to stay in mountain biking but needed more, Xterra came at the right time. Ned Overland went from the king of Mt. Biking to the king of Xterra right out of the box. He really got many into the sport. For a good change up from the road, try some dirt.
7th Annual The King of the Hill Off-Road Triathlon
Swim: 1/2 mile lake swim consisting of two 1/4 mile laps. Water temp 62-72 degrees. WET SUITS ARE REQUIRED!! You may bring your own brightly colored swim cap.
Bike: 12 miles on rocky paths, single track and fire roads. Camelbacks recommended- you will lose your water bottle on this ride! Helmets are required for the bike (ANSI/SNELL)
Run: 5k on rocky trails, paved roads and sandy beaches. Toboggan hill-no need to say more!
*Water available in transition area. There will be one water stop on the run.
*Wilderness Camping available at Round Valley Recreation Area. Call 908-236-6355 for details.
Registration/Check-in at 8:30am
Briefing at 9:45am
Race start at 10:00am
Course closes at 1pm

This is a family event. Very spectator friendly. Food and fun for all after the race.
*Please bring a bag of gently used spring/summer clothing and/or non-perishable food items to benefit our local charities - Norwescap Food Bank and Catholic Charities.

Green Brook Racing - Xterra