As the race season is now upon us for us northerners, it is time to reflect on all the talk of gear that we have been engaged in during this off season. So, back by popular demand, I bring you race report #1. Nothing quite puts things into perspective like someone pointing out that no gear in the world will substitute for training your proverbial ass off and getting it done. Just another reminder that it is not the bike—but the engine, not the shoes—but the runner, and not the suit—but the swimmer. Happy Training!