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races, racing, swimming, taper, training, triathlon -

In the previous post we explored the benefits of tapering, no matter the athlete or the sport. But what actually is taper? It’s an interesting topic to discuss because there isn’t one formula that works for all athletes or sports, and thus welcomes a wide variety of experimentation and tinkering by the athlete and coach. One taper formula that works great for your teammate might make you feel like a rock in the water at your big meet, which emphasizes the point of how individuals need to work towards the best solution for their own body and mind. A taper...

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competition, racing, swimming, taper, training, triathlon -

Taper. It’s a sacred word for athletes across all sports. It’s a word that’s taken on a mystical quality in the swimming community especially over the course of the last decade, as if it’s heresy for a swimmer to go fast at a meet when they are not tapered. But what actually is taper? It’s an interesting topic to discuss because there is not one formula that works for all athletes or sports, and thus welcomes a wide variety of experimentation and tinkering by the athlete and coach. One taper formula that works great for an athlete might make you...

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IRONMAN World Championships, Kona, races, triathlon -

This year's IRONMAN World Championship is going down on Saturday, October 14th, and blueseventy will be there a full week ahead of the event to ensure athletes are equipped with the very finest swim gear on race day. Heading to Kona and wondering where to find us? You've come to the right place. Here's a snapshot of where we will be stationed throughout the week.  the blueseventy booth Uncle Billy's Monday, Oct. 9 - Friday, Oct. 13 9 AM - 5 PM Shop blueseventy, Rudy Project, Wattie Ink and more at Uncle Billy's on Ali'i Drive. We will have a tremendous amount of...

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Interview, races, racing, Sarah Haskins, sponsorship, triathlon -

In April professional triathlete Sarah Haskins gave birth to a healthy baby boy. It is Sarah and her husband Nate Kortuem's second child, the first born in July 2013. The blueseventy supported athlete returned to professional racing earlier this month at the Des Moines Escape Triathlon where she finished an impressive 2nd place overall. She has since been on the start line for two more professional races and hasn’t finished worse than second. She won the Nation’s Triathlon and this past weekend was 2nd at the Lake Geneva Escape Triathlon. Sarah began competing in triathlons after graduating from college with a background...

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ITU, Katie Kelly, paratriathlon, races, sponsorship, World Championships -

Australian Katie Kelly took home the gold medal at the 2017 ITU Paratriathlon World Championships in Rotterdam last week. The blueseventy supported athlete competes in the PTVI class which is reversed for athletes with total or partial visual impairment. A guide from the same nationality and gender is mandatory throughout the race and they must ride a tandem during the bike segment. In Rotterdam paratriathletes competed in a sprint-distance race of a 750-meter swim, 20-kilometer bike and 5-kilometer run. The victory kept Katie’s impressive winning streak in tact: She first won the world title in Chicago in 2015, followed by...

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