on 20 July 2016
10 Questions with Skin Strong Ambassador Ben
We met Ben just before he qualified for Ironman Kona, and are delighted to help him stay chafe free as he works towards Hawaii...!
1. How did you get into triathlons/running/adventure racing?
I got into triathlons as a way to lose weight and meet people - but after completing my first event I got addicted. I've completed many races (3 x 70.3, 2 x Ironman), am a Level 1 triathlon coach and am studying Cert IV in Fitness to hel...
on 16 June 2016
We recently caught up with Skin Strong Ambassador Megan Nikakis, and asked her to tell us a little about herself!
1. How did you get into triathlons?
After my second child was born, I was up late one night feeding and decided to put the television. All I could find to watch was coverage of Kona. I have always been a swimmer and cyclist but never a runner. Watching the coverage was absolutely mind-blowing. People of all fitness levels, sizes and abilities wer...
on 1 June 2016
Rest and Recovery... are you getting enough?!
I live a busy life. Business owner, early mornings and evenings training clients, wife and two young children, hectic school and social life, overseas family (ie. skype calls at odd hours!), and, if there is time left, training and racing in triathlons, cycling and running events. I say racing - I am very much an amateur athlete/age grouper, but I would happily enter many more events each year! Nowadays, though, it seems the cost is...
on 23 February 2016
2016 - Planning & Preparation
We are almost 2 months into 2016, and with no race/event entered, it's high time I get sorted!
Living in SE Queensland there is an abundance of opportunity close by - triathlons, bike, running, obstacle course events... I could go on.
My excuse so far this year has been an injured big toe (it's small, but it plays a big role in keeping us upright) - no violins please! Running is my first love so it's been hard...
on 18 May 2015
The Chafe Files - Pt 3!
The third instalment of our series - WATER!
Here in Australia, we *generally* rely less on the wetsuit than northern cousins but the cooler months are definitely upon us. (I say cooler - 20 degrees is slipper weather here in Brisbane, isn't it Nick?!)
Wetsuit chafing can be an irritation or cause serious damage to the distance swimmer - especially around the neckline, under the arms & in the groin area. But it doesn't...