Garmin Release New Forerunner Range

The worst kept secret of 2019 has finally been confirmed. Garmin will be releasing new additions to their forerunner range in May 2019 and it will literally be music to your ears. After successfully adding music capabilities to the Forerunner 645, Garmin are expanding the models that can store and play music. This will finallyContinue reading “Garmin Release New Forerunner Range”

Winter Swimming Technique

Swimming in the colder months may not be the most enjoyable, but the winter is a very important time for making improvements to your swimming performance. During race season it is often difficult to focus on improving your technique stroke while you’re also working on building endurance, which is why the off season is prefectContinue reading “Winter Swimming Technique”

Review: Muc-Off Athlete Performance Range

MUC-OFF ATHLETE PERFORMANCE RANGE For anyone who takes pride in their triathlon equipment, specifically their bike, you will probably have used or at least be aware of the Muc-Off brand.  Having been around for over 20 years, Muc-Off products ensure that our bikes stay in tip top condition although you have to provide your ownContinue reading “Review: Muc-Off Athlete Performance Range”

Review: Jelly Belly Sport Beans

Jelly Belly Sport Beans RRP £1.99 Jelly sweets are often part of an athlete’s fueling plan, with ‘fizzy jelly snakes’ being a firm favourite in the Life of Tri household. When out on a long ride or run, the body will crave a hit of energy, or more specifically, sugar.  In between energy gels andContinue reading “Review: Jelly Belly Sport Beans”

Review: Oompf Energy bars

Oompf Energy Bars £1.99 Readers of the Life Of Tri website will know that we are often looking for new and wonderful ways of fuelling our long training sessions, and seeking convenient snacks we can use in races.  This week we have decided to look at Oompf Energy Bars after a colleague of mine recentlyContinue reading “Review: Oompf Energy bars”

Review: Whitworths Shots (a complement to gels)

Whitworth products can be produced on Amazon How a triathlete fuels during endurance events is vital to how they perform on the day. Often terms like ‘bonking’ or ‘hitting the wall’ are used to describe depleted energy levels, affecting an athlete’s ability to maintain performance. Endurance athletes will spend months training for long distance eventsContinue reading “Review: Whitworths Shots (a complement to gels)”

Review: Whole Earth Power Balls (a natural solution to gels etc)

Last week I ran Man V Horse in Llanwrtyd Wells (Mid Wales) which is organised by Green Events. For those who haven’t heard about this race before, it is literally a 22/23 mile race over the local mountainous terrain against horses (with riders). The race can be undertaken as a solo run or in aContinue reading “Review: Whole Earth Power Balls (a natural solution to gels etc)”

Review: Energy Sweets (an alterative to gels)

I have used various fueling techniques over the years but it is often difficult to find out what works for you as everyone is unique. Energy gels, solid bars and soluble powders don’t always agree with everyone, with some people feeling nauseous or worse, making you rush for the nearest toilet or bush. While someContinue reading “Review: Energy Sweets (an alterative to gels)”

Review: Garmin Forerunner 910XT and 920XT compared

When I starting training for Ironman Wales in 2013/14, I did a little bit of running and had experience of using GPS watches to clock my time, distance, HR etc. I knew I would need a a bit of an upgrade to a multi sport watch for Ironman, and after much review and consideration IContinue reading “Review: Garmin Forerunner 910XT and 920XT compared”