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WHY WE CHOOSE DESTINATION RACES

  I am married to an age group triathlete who, in the past, has finished in the top 20-25% of his age group;  not World Championship qualifying, but triwife worthy admiration status, none-the-less…He  is also an Ironman XC athlete, which HAS allowed him to qualify.  In the past five years with Ironman XC, he has qualified for the Ironman World Championships twice and 70.3 World Championships, as well. We are now officially in the "been there done ...

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THE ULTIMATE INSIDERS GUIDE TO FOOD & FUN ON HAWAII

    Between Dana and I, we have been to the Big Island of Hawaii at least 15 times and probably more.  We have been both for vacations, including one wedding - mine - and the Ironman World Championships.   The only conclusions to be reached are that WE LOVE HAWAII and that we really know it inside out and all the great places to have food and fun! Alas, this year will not find either one of ...

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HOW TO HAVE A SUCCESSFUL NON-TRIATHLON WEEKEND GETAWAY

  Getting away and having a non-triathlon weekend vacation is just fine in-season and trust us, everyone will survive.  In fact, we think sometimes it's just what is needed for a bit of rejuvenation and is actually great for everyone, including the triathlete and the family.   The first step, though, is actually leaving home.  We do not recommend a staycation for this getaway.  Staying at home where the bike and running shoes reside is a huge ...

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WHAT YOU NEED TO TELL YOUR KIDS ABOUT BEING A TRIATHLETE

  When you've decided to get involved in the world of triathlons, you AND your family have to adopt the lifestyle that goes along with it.  If you have children, they will not be immune to the effects and should be told what their parent being a triathlete will mean to their lives.  They will not be happy if they are expecting you at every soccer game and you're now only showing up to a few.   We ...

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WHY TRISUPPORTERS ROCK - A PICTORIAL

    Have you ever just watched the behavior of triathletes and trisupporters before a race?  When I was recently at a triathlon, I decided to do something I really had never done with any purpose before - just be an observer.  I wanted to see what people do and how they act before a race and had my camera at the ready.  I decided to make my focus trisupporters and their triathletes.  I then went back ...

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