Entries by Jillian

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 […]

Celebs You Didn’t Know Were Triathletes

Ever wondered which of your favorite celebs share the love of triathlon with you?? The world of triathlon knows no bounds. With an estimate of 4 million people participating every year, the sport is constantly growing and adding new athletes to the mix. We see every type of person enter triathlons, but have you ever […]

Simple Steps to Eliminate Bike Shifting Issues

Derailleur Adjustment Tips Experiencing issues shifting when hitting the road to log some miles on your bike? You most likely need to make some adjustments to your derailleur. Shifting problems are a common occurrence for cyclists and triathletes. So we’re going to give you some expert tips to fix your shifting problems yourself. Get ready […]

Wetsuit or No Wetsuit?

Let’s start by saying that wetsuits are completely optional at CapTex Tri. The water temperature is 75 on average, which is more than comfortable to swim in without a wetsuit. So what are the advantages and disadvantages to wearing one? We created a specific why or why not list for those who want to wear […]