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ironman 70.3 california
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TOP TIPS FOR TRAVELING TO TRIATHLONS WITH KIDS IN TOW

Okay, I’ll be the first to admit it. It can be difficult traveling to triathlons. Throw kids in tow into the mix and it makes it even tougher when you’re traveling to the races. Picking the location, making sure you’ve packed everything EVERYONE needs, traveling with a bike, packing up the car or flying, getting that right-sized rental car, unpacking at the hotel, being left…

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trisupporter
in Gift Guide, Home, Life with a Triathlete, The Sport of Spectating

WHAT TO BUY FOR FOR THE NEW TRISUPPORTER IN YOUR LIFE

Whether you buy your trisupporter what they need to watch you race during or after race season, they will appreciate being recognized for their contribution to your efforts. We thought with the holidays coming, we’d give you some ideas to make it easier for you and sure to please them. Most of these would work great for stocking stuffers by the way or you could…

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triathlete
in Life with a Triathlete, The Sport of Spectating

HEY, WHERE’S MY SHOW OF APPRECIATION TRIATHLETE HUSBAND?

I recently spoke to a newbie triwife about her experience at her husband’s first half Ironman. She honestly talked nonstop about how he did, the race, her kids, how they spectated…for almost a half hour. I kept wanting to add my comments, but didn’t want to interrupt her flow. She was so animated in her description that I truly felt I had been at the…

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tri clubs
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TO TRI CLUB OR NOT: CAN IT MAKE FOR A HAPPY FAMILY LIFE?

    During the many years our husbands have been a part of the triathlon community, we’ve been associated with triathlon clubs and just on our own, so to speak. Belonging to a tri club was especially beneficial when our triathletes were just starting out, for no other reason than they provided so many built-in resources. But, there was so much else to be gained…

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ironman 70.3 california
in Home, Life with a Triathlete

HEY TRIATHLETES! 22 REASONS TO APPRECIATE YOUR TRISUPPORTERS

We recently did a post on the 22 Reasons You Should Love Having A Triathlete In Your Life and I started thinking, so this relationship works both ways, right? Quid pro quo, there’s got to be 22 reasons the triathlete in your life should appreciate your contribution to their success! And, voila, guess what, there are!!! Well, we actually came up with more, but didn’t…

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ironman mont tremblant
in Home, Life with a Triathlete, Race Life, The Sport of Spectating

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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ironman70.3california
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5 Stages of Trisupporter Triathlon Withdrawal

My husband’s last triathlon this year was in March at Ironman 70.3 California and that’s it for the rest of the year. I have noticed changes in him, which I will write about at a later date, but since this reality set in, I have surprisingly noticed a change in my attitude and have experienced a whole mixed bag of reactions throughout this summer. So,…

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MUST HAVE ITEMS FOR THE WELL-PREPARED TRIATHLON SPECTATOR
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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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Jardin Westchester Triathlon
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HOW TO BE A SUPPORTIVE PARENT TO A SINGLE TRIATHLETE

THE TRIPARENT…This was a category of trisupporter I had not really thought about – especially the triparent to the single triathlete.  What really brought it home to me was meeting a lot of you last year at races. I was first introduced to you through Karen, who stood next to me at Rev3 Quassy and was there cheering on her daughter for the first time….

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5 REASONS WHY YOU NEED TO SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL RACES
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5 REASONS WHY YOU NEED TO SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL RACES

Last summer, my trihubby and I went to the Jarden Westchester Triathlon to support a friend who was doing his first Olympic Distance race (shout out to Bob – so proud of you).  While it was Bob’s first race, it was also my first pure spectator’s race.  I realized every triathlon I have attended was because Carl was racing.  I had never been to one without…

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should a triwife have a season?
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THE LONELY LIFE OF THE TRIWIFE AT TRIATHLONS

When I got back from the last race, I had a realization – being a triwife can be a very lonely experience.  Not only are you left at home alone while your triathlete does his/her countless hours of training, but unless you go with someone to a race, you spend much of the spectating day on your own.  This is often true even in the…

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