Hello, hello, hello!
It’s Tuesday again. Where the heck does the week keep going!? As per usual I am all linked up with Cynthia from You Signed Up For What and Miranda from The Cupcake Triathlete for another fun filled, triathlon banter filled post.
Today we’re back on that swimming topic again. And today we’re talking mostly about all those fun toys and gear you can choose to use to make swimming more enjoyable and really tap into a great workout. I have a pretty solid amount of swim stuff that I swear by. So, what’s in my bag of swimming tricks?
1. TYR Complete Swim Kit– This a a package deal of all top of the line TYR swim toys which includes a kickboard, Hand Mentor Paddles, Crossblade Training Fins, a pull buoy, and a nice, oversized mesh bag for all of it to go into. Click the link for a full review on the whole kit and all the individual pieces. My friends at allsports.com sent me this last year to review and it’s probably one of my most used pieces of training equipment I own. I never go to the pool without my TYR bag of goodies.
2. Garmin 310XT– Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know, it’s no 910XT. Some of us can’t afford the $500 upgraded version of Garmin’s tri specific watch. The 310XT may not track all my swim data, but I wear it in the water religiously none the less. I lap it every 50 yards when using it in the pool and after my workout uploads to Garmin Connect I just change the workout mode to “lap swimming” and put in my pool size and it gives me my pace/100 and all my 50 yard splits. Plenty of data for me to track my swim sets and speed and figure out what I can do be more efficient in the water. That’s all I need.
3. Blue Seventy Helix– Because where I live the winters are rough. Like -35F wind chills and day time highs barely cracking out of the negative temperatures, record breaking amounts of snow kind of rough. In order to get in OWS practice before mid summer a wetsuit is a must. I just got my Helix a few months ago and have been practicing in it. I wore it at IM Syracuse last week and was very pleased with it.
4. Audio Flood waterproof ipod shuffle– This thing freaking rocks! And seriously, come back over here tomorrow because I’ll be posting not only a full product review, but I have a second one to give away for free!!! So make sure you swing back over here to TGC tomorrow to read up about how totally cool this puppy is and to enter for a chance to win your own. It has revolutionized pool swimming for me.
In other news, this happened to me this morning.
Didn’t get a single lap in. Thankfully it happened now and not last weekend during my race. Looks like new AquaSphere Kayenne goggles just got added to my list, ugh.