Entries by CapTex Tri

When to Wear a Wetsuit

Sometimes because of colder water temperatures, a tri suit is not enough and triathletes will opt to add a wetsuit to wear during the swim. Wearing a wetsuit has many advantages and a few disadvantages, so what are they? When are they helpful or even required? Should I go for a two-piece or one-piece? We created […]

How Can I Speed Up My Triathlon Transitions?

A triathlon is a competition with three sports, which means there are two points in the race where you must transition from one sport to the next. It can take a lot of practice to get good at transitioning between the sports, but there are things you can do to make it faster! We made a […]

Preparing for Open Water: Breathing Drills

You signed up for a triathlon and chances are you are probably doing 99% of your training in a swimming pool.  Breathing can be a challenge for many swimmers, which can be exaggerated in open water where conditions may differ.  Challenges with open water include turbulence, missing a breath due to waves, running into other […]

Incorporate Mindfulness Into Your Training

Whether you’re training to be faster or are simply exercising to relax and destress, practicing mindfulness during your physical activities in order to better connect with your body is a great way to achieve a balanced state of mind and find joy in your training. Often when we hear the word ‘mindfulness’ or ‘meditation’, we […]

5 Must Try Yoga Poses for Triathletes

Adding yoga to your life offers many benefits such as increasing mobility and range of motion, preventing injuries, and relieving pain. Hopefully, you already have some kind of stretching routine included in your training. If you don’t, the offseason is the perfect time to try some new things! We’ve compiled a list of the 5 […]

Avoid Knee Pain During Triathlon Training

If you experience knee pain during your training, you’ll want to make some changes to the way you train as well as look into what could be causing the pain. The source of the pain can come from any of the three tri disciplines, so you’ll want to pay close attention to when you feel […]

How to Fix a Squeaky Bike

You manage to get ready, on your bike, and ready to zen out for some miles when all of a sudden you hear it – squeak… squeak… squeak… AND IT IS SUPER ANNOYING! Many of us have been annoyed by having a squeaky bike from time to time. The question is, what is it and […]

Understanding Lactate Threshold

LACTATE THRESHOLD EXPLAINED The burning, aching sensation that accompanies intense efforts is all too familiar to athletes. This feeling can also occur when bikers begin to increase their mileage and biking pace. Most athletes have probably heard the terms lactic acid or lactate threshold thrown around by coaches. What do these terms actually mean? Lactate […]

6 Best Places to Train in Austin

Here is a list of what we think are the 6 best places to train in Austin. We broke them down by favorite spots to swim, bike, and run. These are great for all levels of triathletes. Swim 1.Big Stacy Tucked back in one of Austin’s oldest neighborhoods, this pool has been keeping Austinites of […]