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Monthly Archives: August 2015

  • Zoot Spring Apparel NOW 20% OFF

    Zoot-Sale-4x3Stock up now for next season—not to mention your remaining races and training! Remaining stock of spring collection apparel from Zoot is 20% through September 30, 2015.

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  • 24 Hours of Cumming 2015: Sarah’s Report

    Sarah Cooper at 24 Hours of Cumming 2015by Sarah Cooper, Ultracyclist and former long-course triathlete

    24 Hours of Cumming
    400 km (248 miles) gravel bike race
    August 8–9, 2015
    Cumming, Iowa

    Dealing with the aftermath of gravel racing has become an entity all its own for me, and for my family. It’s me, standing in front of my husband bleeding and covered in dirt, asking him, “Can you bandage this up?” It’s my daughters combing the mega knot out of my pony tail that I get every time I spend hours in the wind and gravel dust. And it’s my son, driving me to various errands around town and teasing me about maybe needing to drop my sorry butt at the door or park in a handicapped parking spot. It’s a thing now, a consequence, and a shared burden more so than it ever had been for triathlon. And then there is the sleep deprivation, and the trip to the bike shop to fix whatever I broke, and the ice cream… there must always be ice cream.

    24 Hours of Cumming this year for me was plagued by random misfortune, mistakes, minor injury, and bad weather. There was definitely more of a physical aftermath to deal with than I had hoped for, and it was a lot slower finish time than I anticipated. I won’t pretend that I am not disappointed by that, but I learned a few good things in the process, and felt a bond with my crew of friends that made the suckiness totally fade away. I just love this event.

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  • Garmin HRM-Swim & HRM-Tri Product Announcement

    Garmin HRM-Swim and HRM-Tri record heart rate under waterGarmin has announced the HRM-Swim and HRM-Tri, their first underwater heart rate monitors. The HRM-Swim is designed for pool swims and will record your heart rate anytime, anywhere. The HRM-Tri is designed for triathlon, combining the heart rate recording features of the HRM-Swim with the running dynamics features of the HRM-Run.

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