Sweat Test

Sweat Test

TEST REVIEW THE SWEAT TEST Context A lot of triathletes and runners in Asia train and race in heat and/or humidity conditions that are beyond what most people elsewhere would qualify as healthy. Certain athletes still do well in the heat and/or humidity, but some, on...
Review: Tempo Trainer for swimming

Review: Tempo Trainer for swimming

EQUIPMENT REVIEW Tempo Trainers for Swimming At a time when the new family of Garmin watches have raised the bar further than ever, with tons of new functions (more on this in a coming blog), the tempo trainer from FINIS seems to be an antique with its outrageously...
Swim Karma

Swim Karma

STORY Swim Karma November 28, 2016, Bangkok, RBSC swim meet. A 9-year old girl is getting ready for her 4th race of the day. Nervous, she can’t stay in place. She keeps laying her moist hands on the block to dry them up, puts the diving platform back in place several...
Hefei 70.3: now we know!

Hefei 70.3: now we know!

RACE REPORT Hefei 70.3: Now We Know! Since the announcement of the acquisition of Ironman brand by the Wanda group in August 2015, I have been waiting to see what the new Ironman group can produce in China. Since October 16, 2016, date of Hefei 70.3, the first 70.3 of...
IRONMAN Port Maquarie: Redemption

IRONMAN Port Maquarie: Redemption

RACE REPORT Ironman Port Macquarie: Redemption! “Why would anybody want to run a marathon after 6, 7 or 8 hours of exercising? What is wrong with you guys?” I don’t know why. If I knew, I would probably stop. Maybe I am just doing it to be able to know why...
First SwimRun in Hong Kong

First SwimRun in Hong Kong

RACE REPORT FIRST SWIMRUN IN HONG KONG “SwimRun, huh? Yeah, I know what it is, it’s also known as Aquathlon, right?”  -Wrong! SwimRun is not Aquathlon, it is much more than just swimming and running. It’s “a multistage competition where participants are...