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Yes, Traveling to Triathlons With Friends and Family Can Go Well

  Having someone to hang with at a triathlon sounds good right? Who wants to be by yourself for up to 14+ hours during a full distance race? It can be a lonely life out there on the course for a spectator. And it’s especially true if you aren’t staying at a hotel you can make it back to during the race. But while it…

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Becoming A TriWife All Over Again

My husband hasn’t done an Ironman race since California in 2015. Due to injuries and work obligations he was forced to take some time away from the sport. Can I still be called a TriWife? I mean we’re talking three years here. He is supposed to be getting back into the sport this spring, however, which brings up the question…Will I have forgotten everything I’ve learned…

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A Novel Idea for Choosing Triathlon Venues

While the triathlon season is over for pretty much everyone unless you’re doing Ironman Australia, choosing triathlon venues for races to do in the new season is just heating up. There are many reasons why your triathlete may pick a venue related to racing itself. For instance, they know they do better on flat bike courses so pick races to match that strength. But, how…

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5 Tips to Ease Back Into Triathlon Training Season

It is hard to believe that triathlon training season is actually here again. We were just writing about the joys of off-season, weren’t we? But as all good things must come to an end, so must off-season. We’re not feeling too sorry for ourselves, though, as there are pros and cons to both seasons. While we do enjoy the downtime activities, time together, and especially…

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How to Train For a Triathlon Even On a Sailing Vacation

  My husband and I are getting ready to set sail shortly for a 10 day sailing trip in the British Virgin Islands. While it sounds amazing, it is coming just at the beginning of my triathlete’s intensive training season. As you can imagine, there was much debate in our household over being able to do this trip at all with our friends and still…

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WHEN THE TRIATHLON RACE DAY DOESN’T GO AS PLANNED

If you’ve been a trisupporter of a triathlete for any length of time, you’ve probably experienced this scenario at least once on race day: You’ve been good and planned ahead with your triathlete what time they expect to complete the bike segment. You’ve agreed on where you’re going to be along the spectating route and you’re there 20 minutes ahead of when they’re expected to…

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5 NEED TO KNOWS TO MAKE TRIATHLON SPECTATING A BREEZE

We are not triwives who know what every detail of training, racing, or all the equipment is for or means. That does not make us less supportive, it just means we operate on a need to know basis. (We have lives, too). BUT, when it comes to race day, there are certain things we WANT to know to make OUR race day easier and the…

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MUST HAVE ITEMS FOR THE WELL-PREPARED TRIATHLON SPECTATOR

  It’s that time of the year again! TRI SEASON!!! You’ve probably already been out there spectating, but if not, will probably have the opportunity very soon. We’ve already got 4 races under our belts! So, we thought we’d put together some must have items for the well-prepared triathlon spectator on race day, both going solo and with kids. It can be a difficult day…

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HAVE YOU EVER THOUGHT ABOUT LIFE AFTER TRIATHLONS?

I recently had a conversation, well text conversation, with a fellow triwife who was out on the course supporting her triathlete. He’s been out of the competition for a while with several injuries and surgeries and is just getting back into racing this year. While she was with a group of other triwives and trisupporters through the swim and bike, their triathletes were ahead of…

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BOSSY, ARTISTIC, OR LIKE GROSS STUFF? TRI THIS

We love the volunteers at triathlons and in fact, we ourselves, with our families, have been volunteers at a few.  But, not all jobs are created equal and especially if you are bringing the kids along, you need to pick the right one so everyone has a positive experience and seriously, so no one gets hurt. But, it can be very, very tricky picking that…

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