DBelt Pro Product Review by Coach Kristie

DBelt Pro Product Review by Coach Kristie

I had the pleasure of getting the opportunity to wear test the DBelt PRO. In the literature that arrived along with it, the description states: “The DBelt PRO is designed with FITNESS in mind and has been designed for BOTH women and men. Featuring a hi tech water resistant fabric, the PRO can withstand the endurance of any workout from yoga and walking to cycling or running. The PRO features three water resistant lined pockets as well as a convenient hanger hook for easy storage. Designed to ensure stability and a balanced bounce free snug fit, the PRO is the ideal solution for the fitness minded who requires functionality and performance all in one!” The DBelt PRO comes in a variety of sizes and colors. Which is a nice change as most belts of this sort come in basic black. Good to see variety offered. Upon first inspection out of the box it is of sound construction, even stitching, with a slight give/stretch. Very soft texture. I found the 3 pockets. One opens at the top a perfect size for a gel or small MP3 Player, one zipper pocket (good for ID, key, etc.), and a side-opening pocket for a phone featuring a Velcro closure. I decided to test the DBelt PRO in the areas mentioned in the literature. Yoga, Walking, Cycling, and Running.   I also took it for a spin during a weights session at the gym. Yoga. The belt sits in place and doesn’t move during poses. I find it more comfortable when wearing the Velcro closure at the front and the pockets to the back. However,...
IM Victoria 70.3 2015 Race Report

IM Victoria 70.3 2015 Race Report

I signed up for IM Vic 70.3 as part of a race package with IMCA. The 70.3 was not the “A” race, rather a long brick day on the way to Whistler. A nutrition, gear, and progress check. And an opportunity to go out and have some fun, in the midst of weeks of building and volume in preparation for Whistler. I threw my hat into the ring for the Issaquah sprint tri, the week before the 70.3. I couldn’t resist, its just down the road from my house and a good opportunity to shake things up a bit. I had a fun time and ended up 3rd in my very competitive age group (I know some of these ladies, and they can fly!). I took the ferry from Anacortes to Sidney, B.C., which worked out great. There I met my race buddy and teammate, Edytte, at our hotel in B.C. We had a small kitchen and a deck in which we could hang our wetsuits and stash her bike (mine stayed in the car). The logistics for this race are tricky, as there is very little parking at the event site, so we took advantage of Friday registration and bike check-in. Hello, long lines! It was 2 1/2 hours later when we finally did our practice swim in Elk Lake (water temp 72…a bit on the warm side but pretty darn nice). We stuck around for the race briefing then headed back to town for some dinner. Saturday, we did a dry run with the shuttle bus and checked on the bikes. Then back to the hotel to...