Gear

Amanda’s Running Gear

I’m not too picky when it comes to what I wear. A good sports bra is a must! So is a good pair of socks!

For short runs or races, I like a lighter shoe with some support. My fave is the Brooks Pure Connect. They usually come in some pretty nifty colors too.

For longer training runs, I’ll either run in Brooks Adrenaline or Brooks Glycerin (can you tell I really like Brooks running shoes??)

Since I’m an engineering grad student I’m only slightly obsessed with data. To track runs I  love my Garmin Forerunner 210. It is getting a little old in technology years and takes some time to find the GPS, but it does everything I need it to.

That’s it! I’m not a fan of wearing/using a ton of gear while I run and keep it as minimal as possible 🙂

Amanda’s Biking Gear

So my current biking situating is pretty basic. Grad student salary and all. I can’t afford fancy bikes or components or aero things. But, I’ve been able to average 20mph for Olympic-distance tris and 17mph for half-iron distance tris with this kit so I’d say it’s not bad at all!

Currently I ride the Giant Liv Avail (2013)

This is not a tri bike. It’s a base-line road bike. Carbon frame. Shimano 105 components. Nothing fancy : ) I haven’t switched out or upgraded any components yet, but we shall see in the future.

I attach Profile Design clip-on aerobars. The T3+ aluminum if you want to get specific about it.

Last training season, I used my Garmin Forerunner with a bike mount. This year I decided to get a real cycling computer and got the Garmin Edge 500 packet. It comes with the Edge, a cadence sensor and heart rate monitor. I really like how customizable the screens are on the Edge! I can control exactly what I want to see which is very convenient.

Pedal and shoe-wise, I’ve just got some standard road cycling shoes (not tri-specific). I tried to buy a new pair on sale, but they didn’t fit (sad trombone).

That’s all the big stuff I think. If you want to know what water bottle cages I use, then feel free to ask and I can go into more detail 🙂

 

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