Wednesday, March 16, 2011
TRI Nite 101 - Gear Guide
Brian from T3 Active Recovery Products came from the bed company to talk about the bed, materials and how it aids in recovery and Peter from VESPA to explain the sciences behind their products that promote and enhance physical recovery after intense training and during endurance racing. His information about high fat low carb diet actually aligns very closely with what I’ve done for years. I actually have a good friend that has been using the VESPA CV-25 for his Ultra-marathons and has worked out really well for him. I might look into it a little more.
I took the last couple of minutes to cover the other gear you would need to race, not just the obvious, but also some of the often forgot items like electrical tape, safety pins, suit juice, etc. Of course I had to pack all of this into my new TYR Convoy transition backpack. I picked this up last year at the end of the season when they launched and absolutely love it. The transition backpack I had before wasn’t designed very well, the shoulder straps ripped out after little use and it just wasn’t very practical for traveling. The TYR Convoy is on a real backpack frame and intelligently designed with compartments for each discipline, a helmet compartment that fits my aero helmet and a special mesh bag for my wet wetsuit with a carabineer to attach it to the outside of the bag so you don’t get everything wet inside. SMART design and even though I’ve only had it for a couple of months and not taken it to a race yet, I absolutely love it.