Learn: Triathlon

October 15, 2009

Suit Yourself

Suit Yourself

If synchronized swimming judges rated your recent pool appearance, you would score top marks in technical merit but a big goose egg in artistic impression with that standard issue black racerback.


Get Ready, Set…Tri!

Get Ready, Set…Tri!

They say the devil’s in the details.  And when it comes to triathlons, it can feel like there are a million and one details to consider in preparation of race day.  Add some nerves to the equation and you’re on track to mentally exhaust yourself before you even step up to the start line. 

Choosing a Sports Bra and Triathlon Shorts

Choosing a Sports Bra and Triathlon Shorts

When looking for women’s triathlon clothing, the sports bra and triathlon shorts are the best place to start but probably the trickiest to select.  Primary considerations for selection are:  1)  Material;  2)  Fit; 3)  Support; and 4)  Comfort

Ask the Expert:  Choosing a triathlon wetsuit

Ask the Expert: Choosing a triathlon wetsuit - Jenn Brown

Q: What are the guidelines to look for when choosing a wetsuit for triathlons? Any benefit to sleeves vs. sleeveless or just a personal preference? Catherine, K., Chicago, IL

Our Expert

Krista Schultz

Krista Schultz - Resident Triathlete

Krista Schultz loves to tri and it shows. As a competitive triathlete, Krista has qualified and competed in the Ironman Hawaii World Championship, represented Maryland for the Best of the US from 2006-2008 while achieving USA Triathlon All-American status four times.  She also competed in Duathlon World Championship in 2006 and 70.3 Ironman World Championships in 2007. 

When she’s not training, Krista is spreading the love of tri-ing.  As  the Director of Total Performance Inc. an endurance sports testing and performance studio, Krista conducts performance testing (VO2 max and metabolic testing) using the same equipment used at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.  Krista has been testing and coaching endurance athletes for more than ten years, and with  the multitude of acronyms that follow her name, including an M.Ed in Exercise Physiology, coaching certifications from USA Triathlon, USA Cycling plus she’s also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Krista  has the knowledge and practical experience to get her clients to tri their best.  Learn more about Krista’s racing, testing and coaching services at: www.totalperformanceinc.net and  www.teamkristalive.com.


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