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I Am An IRONMAN: How I Finished My First 140.6

I Am An IRONMAN: How I Finished My First 140.6

By Heath McKnight I finished my first IRONMAN race in Panama City Beach, Florida, on November 2, 2019. Mike Reilly, the voice of IRONMAN, said, “YOU ARE AN IRONMAN!” And then gave me an awesome high five. It was the end of an epic and rewarding day, and 9 months of training. This is a...

Lessons Learned From Finishing My First IRONMAN

Lessons Learned From Finishing My First IRONMAN

As I look back on my training and finishing my first IRONMAN, there were plenty of lessons learned along the way. This article details those lessons, and include how I could’ve shaved time off my race. In addition, many IRONMAN finishers told me they dealt with similar things leading up to, during and completing their...

How To Take Off A Wetsuit In 30 Seconds

How To Take Off A Wetsuit In 30 Seconds

Time is of the essence when it comes to exiting the water and heading to transition 1 in a triathlon. If you’re wearing a wetsuit, it takes extra time to take it off. In this Whiteboard Wednesday, we show you how to take off a wetsuit in 30 seconds. Read More: How To Put On...

Preparing For Your First Triathlon

Preparing For Your First Triathlon

Leading up to the big event, whether it’s a Sprint, Olympic, 70.3, or 140.6 distance, you will have already trained and dialed in your nutrition for your race. Now it’s time for final preparations before your big day. This timeline is about 10 to 14 days prior to the race, up to the night before....

New Marathon World Records and IRONMAN Kona Record

New Marathon World Records and IRONMAN Kona Record

In one weekend, Eliud Kipchoge ran a sub-2 hour marathon, Brigid Kosgei broke the women’s marathon world record in Chicago, and Jan Frodeno set a new IRONMAN World Championship record in Kona, just one year after Patrick Lange did the same!!! The Sub-2 Hour Marathon (1:59:40) Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya has been known as the...

The Best Triathlon Bikes For Under $3,500

The Best Triathlon Bikes For Under $3,500

A dedicated triathlon bike gives you several advantages that a traditional road bike doesn’t, including providing you with a more aero position, a design that would be considered only legal in triathlon races, and more. When you’re ready to step up to a triathlon bike, we offer six options that start at under $1,500 and...

How I Lost 100 Pounds and Kept It Off Training For Triathlons

How I Lost 100 Pounds and Kept It Off Training For Triathlons

Michael Allon is a Co-Founder of MySwimPro and MyTriPro, and is the Android Developer for MySwimPro (including Wear OS by Google, Garmin, and Fitbit). In January 2018, he set out to lose weight by swimming 4 times a week, and managing all of his meals and snacks. Six months later, Mike lost 100 pounds, an...

Training For My First IRONMAN Race

Training For My First IRONMAN Race

By Heath McKnight When I signed up for my first Ironman, I never thought I’d be able to ride over 80 miles in a single workout, considering the longest ride I’ve ever done was 35 miles. 7 weeks out from my first Ironman, I was training 10 to 15 hours per week, and tackling long...

MyTriPro Now Available For The Apple Watch

MyTriPro Now Available For The Apple Watch

The MyTriPro Apple Watch app is now available in the App Store. Use the MyTriPro watch app to see what your daily triathlon workout is, select the workout, then go for a swim, bike ride, or run workout, all in the app. MyTriPro for Apple Watch will track your time, distance and pace, and when you’re...

2019 Essential Swimming Gear For Triathlon

2019 Essential Swimming Gear For Triathlon

When starting out in triathlon training, you will be focusing on the 3 disciplines, swimming, biking and running. Each one requires a specific set of gear, and in this MyTriPro Buyer’s Guide, we’ll discuss essential swimming gear you’ll need for training and race day. As a beginner, you don’t need to buy everything all at...

5 Running Tips for Triathletes

5 Running Tips for Triathletes

Running is the third discipline of triathlon following the swim and bike legs of your race. When you cross the finish line, you’ll have run a 5K (3.1 miles) or up to a full marathon (26.2 miles / 42.195 kilometers). We offer some running tips and tricks to get the most out of your training,...

How To Buy A Road Bike For Under $500

How To Buy A Road Bike For Under $500

When it comes to triathlon, your bike is where you’ll be spending the most time during training and a race. It’s also going to be the most expensive thing you’ll buy. In this blog, we’re going to offer some options to buying a new or quality used road bike for under $500 USD. As we...

Top 10 Triathlon Books To Inspire You

Top 10 Triathlon Books To Inspire You

Looking for some swim, bike and run inspiration? We’ve got the top 10 triathlon books to help motivate you to sign up and train for a triathlon, be it a sprint distance up to the full IRONMAN race. The books focus on a diverse cross-section of triathletes, from the famous Iron Nun, to six weekend...

How To Do A Triathlon For Under $1000

How To Do A Triathlon For Under $1000

Are you considering doing a triathlon race? It’s a fun sport made up of three disciplines, a swim, bike and run, and is part of a terrific and inclusive global community. When you first join the sport, one question often pops up: “How much does it cost to get into triathlon?” Between the expenses of...

A Beginner’s Guide To Triathlon Training

A Beginner’s Guide To Triathlon Training

Has the idea of doing a triathlon as a bucket list item or a way to get in shape ever crossed your mind? It’s an intriguing idea – you’ll combine swimming, biking and running in one race event, not just one of each. And there’s nothing more epic than crossing the finish line and realizing...

How Long Is a Triathlon?

How Long Is a Triathlon?

This Whiteboard Wednesday is a great introduction to the world of triathlon. We’re explaining all the differences between the various types of triathlon and teaching you how to get started on your training! What Is A Triathlon? A triathlon is a multi-disciplinary sport that combines swimming, biking and running, with breaks between the disciplines called...