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Train Smarter: Mobile Apps Every Triathlete Needs

Here are some of our favorite triathlon training apps to maximize your training. It can take months of hard work to train for a triathlon. The right technology can help you train more efficiently. Whether its support from your fellow triathletes, customized workouts, or a virtual coach, there is an app for every need. Plus, […]

Welcome to JGT

Welcome to the 2019 Jack’s Generic Triathlon! We are so excited to have you joining us as we celebrate 17 wonderful years of triathlon. This year may be the 17th Annual JGT but just because we’ve been around the block, doesn’t mean we don’t know how to party! This year’s finish line festival will be stocked […]

Packet Pick Up Like a Pro

Picking up your packet is easy but does require certain steps to be followed. Jack’s Generic Triathlon is USAT sanctioned (you can read about what that means here) and has certain requirements to pick up your packet. Important note for relay teams: Relay teams must come to the Expo together to pick up their packets and each […]

What’s That Noise?! How to Fix a Squeaky Bike

Fix your squeaky bike with these quick steps You manage to get ready, on your bike, and ready to zen out for some miles when all of a sudden you hear it – squeak… squeak… squeak… AND IT IS SUPER ANNOYING! Many of us have been annoyed by having a squeaky bike from time to […]

Ways to Stay Motivated

Our Favorite Ways to stay motivated after a triathlon: Get a coach or training buddy: Coaches and training friends help you stay accountable. They’ll ask where you were if you don’t show up. You don’t want to let them down or disappoint them with lame excuses. So find some friends to swim, bike or run […]

How to Plan for a Smooth Transition

We’re here to help you plan out a smooth transition for this triathlon with five easy steps for race morning. 1) Once you have arrived to race site (preferably early) and before entering transition, be sure to get body marked (your age and race number written on your arms and legs by volunteers). You should […]

Cool Swimsuits for Triathlon Training

For many of us, a big part of triathlon training is swimming in a pool. While it is ok every now and then to take your tri suit for a pool swim it is best not to do it often as chlorine can break down the fabric. This means you need a swimsuit for training that […]

Give Aqua Running a Try

What is aqua running? Aqua running is a deep water form of running. Running in water is great for those who are looking to up their cardiovascular capacity without wear and tear on their muscles from running on pavement. Aqua running is sometimes associated with injury but it is also a great addition to any […]

City Limit Cycles – Official Bike Mechanic

Meet your Jack’s Generic Tri Official Bike Mechanic – James Balentine owner of City Limit Cycles! Although you need to get your bike tuned up before race day and know how to change your own flat tire, James will be available race morning for any unexpected last-minute issues. For more than two decades, James worked […]

Highlight on Volunteers: Karen Underwood

Karen Underwood races and volunteers, sometimes in the same day The next winner of the High Five Events’ “Nomination Contest” is Karen Underwood. She has a sweet gift headed her way as a token of our appreciation. Karen Underwood’s friend, Nancy Edmonds, nominated her and told us that Karen not only volunteers at most of the […]