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Tightwad Triathlete #11

Posted: May 31, 2017 in Financial, Nutrition
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I have just survived my first four week block of my Ironman build and while there have definitely been some setbacks and failing points (as is part of the whole journey) I have come out the other side more or less unscathed and successful.  It was during this period that one of my biggest challenges […]

Tightwad Triathlete Tip #10

Posted: November 12, 2013 in Financial
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Honey (or Royal Jelly) is one of those staples that I feel every triathlete needs to have on hand in their cupboards.  Besides using the cute plastic teddy bear bottle as a bong in the old days, honey can serve as a simple burning carb to fuel intense workouts as well as replenishing them post […]

It’s been drilled into our heads that we must hydrate, hydrate, hydrate.  Hydrate like your life depends on it which, in a way, it does I guess.  But, regardless, it could be said that hydration is a unique discipline to triathlon all unto and in of itself, worthy of its own specific recognition and focus.  […]

In case the ideas’ in Part 1 weren’t enough, here are a few more novel Christmas ideas for your special triathlete this holiday season; no need to venture into ‘No Man’s Land’ at the mall just yet.  Remember, it’s not about how pretty it is but how functional it is.  Sure the new Garmin 310X […]

I hate shopping; particularly at this time of year.  It’s like Opening Night at the Coliseum: armed warriors in pitched battle waging war to the death for the last few remaining elderberry-scented candles, plastic wall mounted fish that sings CCR tunes, or discounted boxes of ‘After Eight’ mints with the Best Before stickers ripped off.  […]

Tightwad Triathlete Tip #8

Posted: July 16, 2012 in Financial, Nutrition
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Lately, I’ve been struggling with the concept of fuel and nutrition, particularly during my long workouts.  In fact, my last few long runs have totally sucked.  The issue is that given the challenging heat and humidity in which I’m forced to train, I’m finding it hard to keep myself fueled adequately now that I’m pushing […]

Judging by the number of new yoga mats, pristine prAna shirts and assorted fancy bric-a-brac in this mornings yoga class, Santa was very good to some people this year (myself included, of course).  Of course, this also means that Santa’s coffers will be rather limited in the coming months as well so any opportunity to […]

Tightwad Triathlete Tip #5

Posted: October 6, 2011 in Financial
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After returning from Cancun, I have developed a real passion for Mexican cuisine; burritos, chimichangas, quesadillas, empanadas, enchiladas, tostadas, whatever baby…bring it on!  It’s all good.  Hell, I even brought back the Complete Mexican, South American & Caribbean Cuisine to guide me along the way once I returned home.  It’s healthy, relatively easy to prepare […]

Tightwad Triathlete Tip #4

Posted: June 4, 2011 in Equipment, Financial
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Even just 3-4 years ago, showing up to an event wearing tight knee high socks, or thigh-length shorts would have had you labeled as crazy, and now you’re crazy if you don’t; it seems that the whole athletic world has suddenly gone compression wear nuts.  What the hell?  Is there really anything to these silly […]

Tightwad Triathlete Tip #3

Posted: April 21, 2011 in Financial, Yoga
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Some of you might remember me lamenting a while back about the cost of acquiring decent attire for my yoga classes.  I mean, seriously, $60 for a pair of yoga shorts?  That’s bloody outrageous!  Anybody who forks out that kind of money on yoga clothes should have their chakras checked.  But, alas, fellow tightwad triathletes, […]