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AudioFlood Waterproof iPod Shuffle Review

Swimming laps in a pool can be very monotonous if you do this on your own under certain conditions. Additional swimmers in the lane or being coached can change that but if you don't have that option you might...

Book Review: A Life Without Limits: A World Champion's Journey

In 2007, Chrissie Wellington shocked the triathlon world by winning the Ironman World Championships in Hawaii as a newcomer to the sport... Four-time Ironman world champion Chrissie Wellington shares her life story with American fans in her soon to be...

A Review of the Sportiiiis Heads-up Display System

It was a sudden affair. The sweet, seductive voice of Siri knocked me off my feet when I first turned on my iPhone 4S. She gave me directions, scheduled appointments. But there was something just a bit cold. Two weeks...

Review of Clif Bar's Upcoming Gary's Panforte Bar

Last week, the CLIF Bar team visited NYC and gave us some pre-release samples of new training snacks to try. At the top of the bag was Gary's Panforte, a 260-calorie "limited edition" bar inspired by bike trips through Italy....

Review: Life in the Finis Fast Lane with Swimsense

When it comes to swimming in a triathlon, I'm like the slightly above-average golfer - I'm always looking for a tool that will take a second or two off every lap in the pool. As the weather finally gets colder,...

Book Review: You Too Can be an Ironman!

I had the opportunity to read the book "You Are an Ironman", by Jacques Steinberg, while still on a high after recently completing my first Ironman 70.3 triathlon. The novel interested me because my normal reaction when I am asked...

Review: Wattbike, The New Standard for Power-based Cycling?

On a weekday morning, I found myself in a Greenwich Village apartment seated on what could be this decade's secret weapon for indoor cyclists looking to improve power and pedaling efficiency - the wattbike. Officially launched in Great Britain in...

The Minimalist Shoe Fits: Altra Instinct Review

About three weeks ago, the box with new shoes arrived from Altra. The minute I opened it, I knew that runners were firmly at the helm of this company. To capture a slice of the growing minimalist running movement, many...

TWL! : NUUN Lemon Tea Electrolyte Sports Drink Tabs

Here is another product we have unsolicitedly been looking at this summer that fits perfectly in our TWL! series of posts. Here is some quick feedback on the new NUUN Lemon Tea Electrolyte Sports Drink Tabs. I'm not sure about...

Intro: Putting Altra Running Minimal Shoes to the Test

The box arrived two days ago. Inside, was a new pair of one of the latest minimalist shoes to hit the market, the Instinct running shoes from Altra. What, another pair of minimalist shoes? Do we really need another? From...

TWL! : Skin Strong SLATHER

This is the first post in our new TWL! series of post here on TRIJUICE. TWL! = Thing We Like! It comes from wanting to share the news with you, our readers, about something we are trying out, that we...

Making the Swim Matter - Swim Workouts for Triathletes Review

How many triathletes look at the swim as just a giant obstacle course before the real race begins? I even put myself in that camp at times. Unlike running or biking, hours spent in the pool do not necessarily translate...

Zipp Firecrest 808 Test Ride and Review

"The brick of pain will start at 8:30 a.m." the email said. Triathlon training session is officially in session with my buddies now that the monsoon season seems to have passed. In these show-no-mercy-sessions, weaknesses stand out like a sore...

Product Review: Swimsense vs. Pool-Mate Pro

Over the past 3 months I've had a chance to swim workout after workout with both watches - in some cases wearing both watches at once. In doing so I've become very familiar...

Rudy Project's Best Bang for Your Buck Review

The Ability is one of their most versatile women's frames to date. A wraparound frame, with an adjustable nosepiece, interchangeable lenses and is designed specifically for women

Weekend of Fun at the Rev3 Costa Rica Triathlon

I had the chance to travel to Costa Rica a couple of weeks ago to work, report and participate in the inaugural Rev3 Costa Rica Triathlon weekend. The event took place in the Guanacaste province of Costa Rica, on the...

Lose Weight Fast and be Fit for Your First Triathlon with Matt Fitzgerald

Did you step on the scales this week and realize you put on more weight than you realized? Is your next triathlon, road race or other endurance event also closer on the calendar than you'd like? Matt's Fitzgerald's latest book,...

Book Review: Bicycle Diaries by David Byrne

For a recent project, I had the opportunity to ask some of the most prominent leaders of the New York City triathlon community what needs to happen to keep the sport growing locally over the next three years. At the...

Ironman Cozumel Race Report & Review

Ok, let's be honest, when we do a triathlon, we don't just race to race. We crave an adventure, an experience...

CEP Compression Socks Reviewed

I am pleasantly surprised to learn that I have something in common with 131 athletes that competed in the 2009 Ford Ironman Championship in Kona. I wish it was my race time, but it turns out we all run in...

Trismarter.com Eat2Win Sports Nutrition Service Review

I recently had the opportunity to try out one of the Eat2Win Sports Nutrition Services from Trismarter.com. This post will be an evaluation and review of their Comprehensive Training Diet Analysis (CTDA) service. We need to consider a few additional...

"Strength Training for Triathletes" Book Review

The benefits of strength training are many, especially for us triathletes who have to be well versed in three different disciplines. The first sentences in the book sort of summaries it all up for us "Triathlon is an endurance sport,...

Tifosi Fototec Sunglasses Reviewed

Are you the kind of person who has multiple colors of sunglass lenses lying around? A pair in the car, in the kitchen drawer, and, hopefully, a pair right next to your workout gear. If this is the case, Tifosi's...

Aqua Sphere Kayenne Goggles

CHOICE, the leading consumer advocacy group in Australia, conducted a trial of 17 swimming goggles. They tested goggles from big box retailers to specialty swim retailers. Fifteen swimmers were recruited to test the goggles, and were given ample time to...

Aqua Sphere Ironman Speedsuit Review

A few weeks ago, prior to the actual Ironman World Championship race I was lucky enough test out a newly released Aqua Sphere Ironman Speedsuits. The new Aqua Sphere Ironman Speedsuits were officially being unveiled at the race in Kona...

Post Winter Running Tights Review

Pre-season triathlon base training includes running outside in the winter and if you live in an area with cold winters like I do you want to have the right type of clothing to stay warm. One of the essential components...

Ironman 70.3 Florida Triathlon Race Review

Triathlon: Ironman 70.3 Florida Date: Sunday, May 20, 2007 Location: Orlando, Florida (Walt Disney World Resort - Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground) Website: www.floridahalfironman.com Weather: At the start of the race it was nice and cool, in the mid 60’s....