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FAQ's Training Essentials Items

FAQ's Training Essentials Items
3/24/2014 11:15 AM
WHAT....TEMPO TRAINERS
Made by Finis...I use them for Masters Swim Classes and for Pool Running and Track Workouts...
WHERE TO BUY


HOW MUCH
Yellow one (pretty much all you can get now...about $30-$50, depending on where you buy it...
IS IT WORTH IT
Rating - Highly effective, Wish I invented it, because they have to be making a small fortune!

WHAT...GOGGLES
I wear Blue Seventy Siren Goggles...My husband likes the Blue Seventy Vision...and, recently, I have tried the Blue Seventy Hydra Vision...
WHERE TO BUY
You can buy them in Sea Girt at the swim shop next door to Cycles 54 (highly recommended bike retailer and service center)

HOW MUCH
$10-$20 Depending on where you buy and what style you like...
IS IT WORTH IT?
You can't swim without goggles, and, goggles that fit are worth every penny!

WHAT...SLEEVELESS WETSUIT TOP (The one everyone asks me about)
My wetsuit top is made by DeSota Sport.  It is the Speed Vest.  I wear a size 2 (they are unisex and the size charts are accurate and the customer service people are really nice and helpful.
I also recommend a two piece wetsuit...and, I love my DeSota!
WHERE TO BUY
DeSota Sport
HOW MUCH
At the time of this post there are some 2012 models still available at 40% off - $96
Regular Price - about $180
IS IT WORTH IT?
I think I rank this #1 in my training and racing "special essentials"...so, yes!
WHAT...MY BATHING SUITS
WHERE TO BUY
Betty Designs - these are the ones with the   logo on them....


TYR are the other suits I wear...
IS IT WORTH IT?
You asked, I think they are...The sizes can be difficult with both, however, if you have a friend that can fit top and bottoms opposite of you...it works out great!

WHAT...SPIN VIDEOS
If you have a CompuTrainer, this category won't apply to you.  And, I love my CompuTrainer!  However, I started out on and love the Troy Jacobsen Videos "Spinervals"  especially the Aero Base Builder Series.

WHERE TO BUY
HOW MUCH
Expensive

HOW MUCH
Very affordable
**NOTE - You will need a stationary type trainer for these videos.  I use Cyclops Fluid Trainer, and, you can buy one at a local retailer or by clicking here now..

IS IT WORTH IT?
If you live in a warm climate, not really.  The Spinervals would be a good alternative.  If you live in NJ, then, go for the CompuTrainer, if you can afford it.   If not, the Spinervals are a great alternative and very affordable!
Maria


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FAQ's Training Essentials Items

I am constantly answering messages about "Where did you get that?" and "Do you think I need one?" "How much does it cost?" So, here's a list with links to Coach Maria's Favorites! Even better, most things can be purchased through AmazonSmile and your purchase will support Tru Velocity Athletic Club!
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