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TRIATHLETE TIPS

Everything you need to know about triathlons

Landry's Triathlete Tips are prepared by Brett Nichols, a former Landry's staff member, and local Landry's customers Carolyn Pfalzgraf & Brian MacIlvain who all compete in the sport of triathlon. We hope you find these posts helpful and inspiring.

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About Brett

Brett Nichols:  With more than 10 years of experience training and racing both cycling and running and 20 years as a swimmer, Brett is a wealth of knowledge and experience on "all things triathlon," and he's eager to share what he has learned. While working at Landry's Boston store, Brett he earned his elite triathlon license and has competed as a professional ever since. As Brett says in his story about why he rides and competes: "I LOVE to go fast!"

About Carolyn and Brian

Carolyn Pfalzgraf was a recreational runner for several years before discovering triathlon. Over the past three years, she's gone from casually riding a mountain bike at low key sprints to racing at the Ironman and Half Ironman World Championships. After a successful 2014 season, which included a number of overall wins and podiums, she is taking the plunge and racing as a professional for the 2015 season. Carolyn knows how success in triathlon requires not just hard work, but insight and guidance from experts and other experienced athletes, so she is grateful to be sharing the tips and tricks she's picked up along the way.

Brian MacIlvain was a collegiate and post-collegiate competitive runner turned triathlete. He has nearly six years of experience racing, along with three years of coaching under his belt. In 2013 he shifted his focus from non-draft Olympic and Sprint distance racing to the Half Ironman distance, and after a successful 2014 season is racing as a pro in 2015. Always busy, Brian works full-time for a consulting firm and shares the challenges of balancing family, work, training, and racing.

Sun Multisport Events

Landry's Bicycles is honored to serve as lead bike-tech sponsor for the local Sun Multisport Events triathlon series — including Patriot Half Triathlon and Cranberry Trifest. Sun Multisport also produces the annual RACE-MANIA Boston Summit and Expo.

Just ask the pros

Got a comment or question about personal training?  E-mail TriTips@landrys.com to ask the pros directly or to suggest additional topics. We will post FAQs on Landry's website.

Landry's rental services + featured products

To help sustain our triathlon community, Landry's stores offer road-bike and wetsuit rentals. We also have a wide range of cycling and triathlon products available.

Road bike rentals

Rent a high-performance road bike from Landry's store for your next event, available in various models/sizes for both men and women.

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Sports nutrition

Perform at your highest potential with energy gels, bars, drink mixes, and more. Your muscles crave electrolytes, sodium, and potassium to fire properly. Amino acids speed your recovery.

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Wetsuit rentals

Rent a top-quality BlueSeventy Fusion wetsuit from Landry's store, available in both men's and women's sizes.

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Indoor trainers

Train on your bike in the comfort of your home — when the weather outside isn't so comfortable. Landry's features CycleOps trainers and accessories — the most advanced trainers available.

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