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Only Children and Stupid People Get Cold...I did not say that.

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Only Children and Stupid People Get Cold...I did not say that.

     A mountain guide once said to me, "only children and stupid people get cold.”  We were at the top of very exposed and windy mountain peak in the Canadian Rockies with windchill temperatures close to 40 below zero.  We were dressed properly and warm, but over time I thought of  a lot of smart people I know who get cold in temperatures far less extreme.  It is common for people to get cold, even on hot days in an air-conditioned room, or at high altitudes on an airplane.  More relevant to most of us is the chill one might...

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Tips from Emilio: Going to Kona? Doing the Race? Read Below for Some Insight.

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Tips from Emilio: Going to Kona? Doing the Race? Read Below for Some Insight.

Going to Kona?  Doing the race?  Swim the distance, in the ocean, on the swim course, in your race kit...and bring some lube! Unless you are in Kona for more than 10 days before the race, you are probably not going to ride 112 miles or run 26 miles in one workout. It should however, not be unreasonable to swim the 2.4 mile course.  After all that is only 4224 yards.  Before you swim make sure you have plenty of sunscreen on, and put it on your inner thighs, arm pits and any where your limbs touch any other skin. ...

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A TIP FROM EMILIO: How to quickly put on a Skin Cooler™ Long Sleeve Top

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A TIP FROM EMILIO:  How to quickly put on a Skin Cooler™ Long Sleeve Top

This method was created to simplify the process given you will most likely be wet from the swim portion. It actually works better when wet than when dry!

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A TIP FROM EMILIO: THIS ONE APPLIES TO ALL WETSUITS

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A TIP FROM EMILIO:  THIS ONE APPLIES TO ALL WETSUITS

It is the start of the season. Just before your first race you pull out your wetsuit. You have not worn it in months. You put it on and it just plain feels tighter than you remember it feeling. 
Did it shrink? 
Is the rubber less flexible? 
Do you need a new wetsuit? 

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Going to Kona? Doing a Race? Keep Reading for Advice from Emilio

Posted by Tracy De Soto on

Going to Kona?  Doing a Race?  Keep Reading for Advice from Emilio

Swim the distance, in the ocean, on the swim course, in your race kit...and bring some lube! Advice from someone who has swum at Dig Me Beach hundreds of times.Unless you are in Kona for more than 10 days before the race, you are probably not going to ride 112 miles or run 26 miles in one workout. It should however, not be unreasonable to swim the 2.4 mile course. After all, that is only 4224 yards. Before you swim make sure you have plenty of sunscreen on, put it on your inner thighs, arm pits and anywhere your limbs touch any...

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