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Jesse Thomas’ Wildflower Tips

  • By Jesse Thomas
  • Published May 2, 2012
  • Updated May 3, 2012 at 10:22 AM UTC
Photo: Nils Nilsen


To me, Wildflower represents triathlon in its purest, raddest form: camping, racing hard in the sun on trails and hilly country roads, and celebrating with buddies around a campfire. It’s a must-do for every triathlete. If you’re lucky enough to race this year, here are my tips for getting the most out of your day:

Swim

Relax and enjoy that this water is—unlike any other race—the perfect temperature. It’s not too cold, not too hot, but just right.

Practice breathing on both sides unless you want to be blinded by the rising sun. It’s beautiful before you start, but is more like a gigantic yellow strobe light when you’re swimming.

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