Planning for better nutrition strategies for both my half and full Ironman, so I acquired this aerodynamic bike pouch that fits just behind my aero-bar stem. Securely fastened with 3 velcro straps. Accommodates gel packs, chomps, bars, etc.
Decided to go with an updated tri outfit for 2013. Some prefer a one-piece tri suit, I like to keep the tri top and shorts separate. I'm a big fan of Desoto, as they use compression fabric in their high-end tri wear. Compression material have a neat massage-like effect on the muscles, which can help to prevent muscle cramping.
Finally decided to give these a try after believing that foam rolling is all I needed. After a 40-mile bike, I headed out for my 10k run and became a believer straight away. These compression sleeves are outstanding! They really do keep the calves from tightening up. Like a constant massage, the sleeves keep the calves happy and in continual contraction-relaxation. For $30 at swimoutlet.com, it's a no-brainer.
First heard about this shoe from the triathlon community, and it comes highly recommended. First video explains the technology behind the newton shoes. The idea is to mimic a fore-foot, mid-foot strike as you would in barefeet. Second video is NOT, in my opinion, proper running technique. Sure, an all-out toe strike isn't recommended, but why go to the other extreme with an intentional heal strike?