Tri Talk Tuesday: Must-have Gear!

It’s Tuesday! This week, I’m linking up with Courtney, and Cynthia to talk about our favorite must-have gear!Tri-Talk-Tuesday

To me, I feel like every piece of my gear is essential for my training and racing-that’s why I bought it. However, there are a few items that are ABSOLUTELY essential to me, and I feel like I couldn’t train as effectively without them. Here are my favorite must-have items!

1. My Garmin 910XT. IMG_0940[1]

This is my multi-sport GPS watch. Before I purchased it, I didn’t know what I was missing! Though it’s not essential to everyone, I feel like it’s DEFINITELY a must have for me! It works for collecting data on swimming, biking, and running. For the swimming, it works both in pools (counts laps, records splits, strokes, ect), AND open water (GPS signal)! The running has my favorite feature–you can program workouts into it and have it automatically count down the reps, and signal you if you’re outside of your preset training zones (pace or heart rate)!

2. My Saucony Virrata shoes! image (15)

Yes, these shoes are a must-have! I spent YEARS looking for the perfect shoe that was comfortable, light, fast, quick to put on, and didn’t injure me! I finally found them in May, and I’ve never looked back! I seriously LOVE them!

3. ASSOS Chamois Cream

With the amount of biking I do, this is the only thing that keeps me from getting rubbed raw and able to hop on my bike repeatedly for every workout!

4. My Visor image (58)

Training and racing through the hot summer is ROUGH! But, I’ve found that wearing a visor helps immensely! 

5. Last but not least, my new Bell aero helmet! image (65)

This helmet is awesome! It’s so light and comfortable, AND it has a built-in tinted visor!!! No more bugs or dirt in the eyes, rain in the face, or sunglasses sliding down my nose from sweat!

What is your favorite “must-have” gear?

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