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Mike Thompson: 5 Tips For Triathletes As Race Day Nears

Mike Thompson is back with us to offer words of wisdom for athletes as race day nears.  Although the season may be winding down or even over for some of you, many still have races coming up or you can always save for next year.  We’ll take anything to make our lives easier, right?   These are great, actually useful tips and done with a…

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Mike Thompson: 5 Tips For Spectators As Race Day Nears

Mike Thompson is back with us to offer words of wisdom for spectators on race day.  Although the season may be winding down or even over for some of you, many still have races coming up or you can always save for next year.  We’ll take anything to make our lives easier, right?   These are great, actually useful tips and done with a sense…

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THE SPORT OF SPECTATING – IRONMAN 70.3 AUSTIN, PART 2

This post is updated as of 10/27/16. We’re back with Part 2 of The Sport of Spectating, Ironman 70.3 Austin. Hopefully, you’ve already read and printed Part 1!!. The one-loop swim takes place at Decker Lake, a freshwater lake located at Walter E. Long Park. Then, your triathlete is off on the one-loop bike course. If you have children or others that need to take…

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TRIATHLETE HAVE YOU SEEING GREEN? OPPOSITE SEX TRAINING PARTNERS

Spends many hours away from home; is in the company of an attractive, physically fit, disciplined person of the opposite sex; comes home sweaty and out of breath; makes excuses for why they’re late, such as had a flat tire – sounds like the scenario for a spouse having an affair, doesn’t it?  But in this case, it’s just part of living with a triathlete….

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IRONMAN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP KONA – TIP #4 RACE NIGHT

Well, your triathlete has crossed the finish line at the Ironman World Championship and has heard, “YOU ARE AN IRONMAN.”  So, now what? He/she will be ushered away from the finish line by volunteers and all the normal tasks will be preformed; timing chip removed, water and cold towel given out, finisher’s picture taken, finisher’s swag doled out, and then an escort to the athlete…

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Dave Orlowski – Original Ironman Talks Racing & Spectating

The TriWives had the distinct pleasure to chat with Dave Orlowski, one of the original 1978 Ironman, who finished 3rd by the way.  Over the years, Dave has taken on the role of both racer and spectator, so he was able to offer a unique perspective for this interview.  Dave actually did not do another Ironman until 2008 for the 30th anniversary in Kona.  Since…

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