Links and Resources
Store Finder Find a local retailer who can fit you for a proper running shoe.
Bra Finder Moving Comfort’s Site will walk you through how to find the perfect bra, and you can even order online.
Pace Calculator Use this to figure out your pace per mile on that last run, or what you’ll have to run to beat the clock at your next race.
Find a 1/2 Marathon or Marathon, or Read Reviews Marathonguide.com is a great calendar tool for finding races near your home – or far away. Read the user reviews. They’re usually spot-on.
Get a Free Running, Walking, or Run/Walk Training Program If you’re just getting started, finding a program that’s fit for us is hard. Register for Free at Bumble Bee Tuna’s Beewellforlife.com site and download Coach Jenny Hadfield’s training programs.
Shop for Running or Walking Clothes that fit, wick sweat from your body, and look good. (Also, check out individual links in the “Shop Here” bar on the right. If you only want to shop at ONE store for all your needs, I’d recommend:
- New Balance Web Express, 2XL-4XL sizes for men, and XXL sizes for women.
- Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI), Extended Sizes for men, Plus Sizes for Women
I’m only buying ONE pair of shorts, and ONE shirt, and I want to spend under $60 for both. Just tell me what to buy.
- Men: REI’s OXT Tech Shirt (up to a 3XL, $24.50) and Champion Compression Shorts ($16.99) or Clydesdale Running Shorts ($34.99)
- Women: Champion Tech S/S Shirt ($18.99) and REI’s Compression Shorts ($29.50)
Wetsuits That Fit Larger People I have used both Zoot and Xterra. If you are over a Size 20 and a woman, you’ll have to use the Xterra link; men over 250 lbs. will probably also be more comfortable in the Xterra, but feel free to give Zoot a try.
Great Triathlon Shorts for Women Danskin makes tri shorts up to a Size XXL (which should fit most of y’all out there, as it fit me!) If the 7″ inseam is available, buy it – it’s the best coverage. If you’re a 16-18, you should fit in the XL just fine. Above an 18, order the 5″ short in XXL. Alternatively, check out REI’s Compression Shorts, above, which are a great, wicking short, that will do in a pinch.
Triathlon Checklist – My “Tried and True” checklist for races of any duration.
More to come!