2. Tyr. Before Triathlons I’d never heard of this brand. It’s more of a sport specific brand like Franklin is to Baseball or Spalding is to Basketball, those might not be great
5. iTunes. I of course was the person that didn’t need an iPod or iTunes because todays music is mainly bad (last 15+ years for that matter) and iTunes seems like it would just suck money out of you. I held strong to for about a decade but doing long runs for training can get pretty boring so I finally broke down. I probably only download a song per month but I can’t run without it now especially during the winter when I am cranking out 5-6 miles on the oh so exciting treadmill. My list is mainly country music and ’80’s rock. There’s a lot of Montgomery Gentry and Eric Church on the country side, but I certainly saved room for some Poison, Journey, and Mike & the Mechanics to balance my listening out. If I ever move over to the smart phone world I am sure my running music will change over to podcast listening of yesterday’s Dave Ramsey show or something I can get some family or financial benefit from listening to but for now it helps pass the time. Runs will peak at 3+ hours this summer so I am sure my list will grow. The bad news is USAT restricts the use of music during triathlons and its an automatic DQ! I’d be remised if I didn’t call out one final thing, if you are just starting to ride or are an experienced rider never wear head phones while on a bike! I think its dangerous and stupid, but that’s just my opinion, and it gives all the bike haters more reason to have an issue with us.