Legal Disclaimer: It's not really a diet. It's about being so fat and out of control that you're willing to do anything, even training for an event that includes a 2.4 mile swim, a 112 mile bike ride, and a 26.2 mile full marathon. That's where I was, and this is the road I'm on. I'm Joshua Steimle, and I train for triathlons in the great state of Utah. Read my story.

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15
Jun

Boise Half-Ironman 2010 Story

This year is “the big year” for me. It started off with my first marathon in April and will end with my first full Ironman in November (assuming the oil spill doesn’t prompt a cancellation). I’ve already completed a half-Ironman in Oceanside, California, but that was back when I didn’t know what I was doing, […]

09
Jun

Aerodrink from Profile Design = Hell

Note: See updates at bottom of post. I could just post a link to the review for the Profile Design Aerodrink that’s up at BeginnerTriathlete.com, but I actually have something to add to the hell Dominic went through. My only consolation is that my hell wasn’t as bad as his, because I gave up after […]

09
Jun

Delta Bicycle Shipping

Shipping a bicycle that’s worth $5-10K can be a bit nerve-wracking. While companies like TriBike Transport can ship your bike for you to many events, that only works when you’re going to an event that TriBike ships to. If you’re going to an event that isn’t covered, or you’re not going to an event–just traveling, […]

09
Jun

Tri Suit or Two Piece?

Right now I’m wearing a 2009 De Soto Liftfoil Triathlon Speedsuit. I mean that literally, I am literally wearing it right now, as I type this, because I’m about to go do my last brick before the Boise half-Ironman this Saturday and I am checking out all my equipment, doing a dress-rehearsal, as it were. […]

09
Jun

What’s the difference between a triathlon suit and a triathlon wetsuit?

A triathlon wetsuit is thick neoprene material primarily designed to keep you warm, although buoyancy and hydrodynamics are huge added benefits. A tri suit or triathlon suit is an outfit made of thin polyester-like material (I’m actually wearing one right now, coincidentally, as I’m writing this just before going to do a workout). While a […]

09
Jun

The Pre-Race Injury

The week or two leading up to a race can cause anxiety, not just because you wonder if you’ve trained enough, or trained correctly enough, but because little things that go wrong can ruin it all. Things like your car being diagnosed as being unsafe to drive from Salt Lake City to Boise, meaning you […]

08
Jun

Countdown to Boise Half-Ironman

Boise half-Ironman, this Saturday. There’s only a 20% chance of rain–I kind of wish it was just slightly higher. I don’t want it to rain, but I wouldn’t mind some good cloud cover. If only it were on Friday, when the high is forecast to be 65 degrees (Saturday the high is going to be […]

08
Jun

Polar Sports Bottle

Yesterday I went on a two-hour bike ride. I left two sports bottles of Heed overnight in the freezer, and I was biking in the early morning so that I didn’t have to deal with the heat, and yet within one hour both bottles were completely melted and most of the way towards being warm. […]

04
Jun

Louis Garneau Superleggera Aero-Helmet

Man oh man, what a difference having the right equipment makes. Last week I went for my first ride on my new tri-bike and it was horrible. I thought it was the bike, and in part it was, because the front derailleur wasn’t tuned right and the seat wasn’t adjusted correctly, but the other part […]

02
Jun

Test Out Your Race Set-up

One of the most important tips for race day is to not try out new equipment on race day. This doesn’t just mean you shouldn’t try something out that you’ve never tried before. It also means you shouldn’t use new equipment even if you’ve used the same type of equipment before (i.e. a new pair […]