Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Jessica Jacobs wins Ironman Florida

SLS3 athlete Jessica Jacobs has proven once that she can win an Ironman as she scorched through the course in Panama City Beach, setting a new course record and becoming just the 13th woman to break nine hours for an Ironman. Along the way she flew through a 2:53 marathon, one of the fastest in Ironman history, wearing the SLS3 compression socks.

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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Kona Concept Store during the Ironman week

At this years Ironman Hawaii we will be having an SLS3 concept store in Kona during the Ironman week showing our newest triathlon shorts and Triathlon suit.
We are happy to share the store with 4 great companies: Biestmilch, Hawk Racing, Seasucker and Powercranks.
The store address is 75-5669 Alii-Drive in Kona. It will be open during the week from 9am-6pm.
We are looking forward to seeing you in Kona....

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Free Compression socks from SLS3 for Kona participants.

SLS3, a leader in compression sportswear is giving away FREE compression socks for athletes who race the 2011 Ironman Hawaii in SLS3 compression socks or sleeves. With impressive results, the products speak for themselves: The last two US Ironman races have been won with SLS3 compression products. Chris McDonald won IM Louisville while Jessica Jacobs won IM Wisconsin.
“ It has been a great year for SLS3 and we would like to take opportunity to thank all the athletes who supported us and trust in our products” says Sebastian Linke, owner of SLS3.
How it works:
If you race the Ironman Hawaii in SLS3 compression socks or sleeves, just send an email with a picture of you racing with SLS3 compression socks or sleeves to along with your name and race number. You just pay shipping & handling ($6.90 – domestic / $9.90 international) and can expect the product a few weeks after the race.
About SLS3:

SLS3 manufactures sport compression and Triathlon race apparel in the USA. We design and market high quality compression and triathlon race apparel that meet and exceed the needs of our customers. Our products will enhance performance with emphasis on technical design for comfort. Our goal is to produce the best possible products to serve our customers who are looking for comfort and performance. MADE IN U.S.A. is an important part of our apparel line as we have made a commitment to production of our apparel in America. We hire local staff and we purchase our materials from the highest quality vendors available to us.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Petr Vabrousek wins Challenge Henley / UK

SLS3 Team athlete Petr Vabrousek raced his last "training race" before Kona. He won the Challenge Henley in the UK in a time of 8:37:58. Petr had, once again, one of the fastest running splits racing in his compression socks.  Up next is the Grand Finale in Kona. It is just 3 more weeks to recover for the Ironman Hawaii, but everyone who knows Petr, knows that recovery is not a problem for him.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Aaron Hersh of Triathlete Magazine races in FX Racesuit

Aaron Hersch, Senior Tech Editor of Triathlete Magazine, raced the Ironman CDA in the SLS3 FX Triathlon Suit /Racesuit. His tips for Tackling Your First Ironman are featured on page 32 of Triathlete Magazine (October 2011) along with a picture of him crossing the finishline at IM CDA. Congratulations on an amazing race.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Chris McDonald wins IM Louisville

Congratulations to Big Sexy on his 1st place finish at Ironman Louisville in a time of 8:27:36. The first two time champion at Ironman Louisville. Chris was racing in the SLS3 Compression Socks.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Petr Vabrousek takes 4th at European Championships

Petr Vabrousek finished 4th at the ETU Long Distance Championships in Finland. He had, once again, the fastest run of the day finishing in a time of 5:38:53 for the 4k swim, 120k bike and 30k run. " I only missed the bronze medal by 27 seconds at the end of almost 6 hour day…"
His great shape came from the pre-race weekend, where he raced 3 races within 3 days:
Friday – MTB sprint triathlon – 1st place
Saturday – olympic distance triathlon – 1st place
Sunday – 1/2 Iron Distance Doksyman – 1st place
"… and then 6 days of fun with my son and newborn daughter."

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Kevin Gillotties duathlon preparation for the World Championships in Spain

So in the last month I raced the 2 final duathlon races in San Diego – Solana Beach and Imperial Beach (a.k.a. Surf Town). I have been on a heavy training block of miles and speed work to try to get ready for worlds in Spain in September.
Things have been coming around, but with all of these miles and speed work and little rest, it can leave one a bit fatigued.

I went into Solana Beach right in the middle of one of those training blocks with little rest and downtime, and it robbed me of the turnover I needed in the end as I was overly laboring from race start to finish. I tried as hard as I could to stay strong out of T1 onto the bike and opened a nice gap, only to have it pulled back in at the end which left me having no cushion coming into T2. I then had try to redouble my efforts and try to get some speed out of T2 into the final run, and just did simply not have the leg turnover to make it happen. Thus, I was caught and passed and simply could not respond to the surge by the ultimate winner. The best way I can explain it, I have to keep in mind the bigger picture and goal for 2012 – worlds in Spain representing Team USA – and therefore decisions have to be made about training and those decisions can and do effect race day performance as I just cannot justify and afford rest and taper weeks for these local races as I then loose a week of valuable training and that has a compounding ripple effect. Therefore, I looked at Solana Beach as a bit of a sacrificial lamb for the greater good. I wanted to win, I felt capable of winning, I have won there, but I was just to fatigued to turn it over and paid the price for it. I had no gears and no turnover to call upon and just felt flat enough the 30 seconds I lost by is all it took to damage me, and there was nothing I could do about it on tired legs. But that’s cool; it is a decision I made for the greater good, I knew the potential downside, and I can live with that (though in the moment, it is irksome that you can’t get the body to respond).

Now this weekend, at Imperial Beach, I was rested and the results show just what rest and a taper can do for performance. This race came at the end of a block of months of pushing and I took a well deserved rest this week which timed perfect with this race. I felt way more control in terms of heart rate, I had several gears in the legs (both run and bike) I could call on and maintain, I had the turnover I needed and mentally I was fresher and and I just put it on the line to see where I was – against the clock first – as this is my last duathlon before worlds and I very badly wanted a win inside so I could mentally go into worlds coming off a win. It was a good day and I had the zip I hoped for. From first run until final crossing of the finish line, I was in control of my heart rate and was able to find the push and gears and turn-over and the body responded with no overly labored efforts. I calmly went into T1 second but came out first, went out on the bike and opened up a pretty good lead, came into T2 and out in first and really put the hammer down on the final run. At the turn around cone I had :53 seconds – so nearly 1:45 when doubled – on second place and rather than easing back with a “comfortable” lead (as comfortable as these 100% red line sprint races can be) I opted to try to find yet another gear and see if I could manage to elongate the gap. In the end, I crossed the finish line at 48:41 and won by nearly 2:20 which means I was able to open the gap a tad bit more. I felt very strong mentally and physically and it turns out my time of 48:41 is the exact time – to the seconds – of my winning finish time the last time I raced this race in 2008.... That is a once in a lifetime matching of numbers you never see, but nice to know 2 years later and 2 years older and 2 years off competitive duathlon, I can still match a past time. That is a good feeling and shows me the training is coming around and it is nearly time to start to hone the final sharp edge of my training in these coming final few weeks.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Linda Schuecker finishes 3rd at Challenge Copenhagen

Congratulations to the best German girl in Copenhagen: Linda Schuecker 3rd girl overall at Challenge Copenhagen in 9:38h. Read more here.

Friday, August 12, 2011 Review: SLS3’s Latest Compression Bike Bib Short

Over the past several years, compression apparel has taken the tri-world by storm. We were all scratching our heads only a few short years ago when we saw the first person running down Ali'I Dr looking more ready to play soccer than racing an Ironman. Fast-forward to today, it seems every apparel company has some type of compression line in their catalog and what we once thought of as a fad is only growing!

We were giving the opportunity to test out SLS3's latest Compression Bike Bib Short. The first thing we noticed was the use of three different materials in the garment. This does a variety of things making the product unique. It provides compression where you want it, on the main, large muscle groups used for cycling, while providing flexibility and breathability where you don't need compression making the bib shorts very comfortable to wear and keeping you cool on those long hot rides.

Read more here

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Team Athlete, Matt Hiramoto, takes on the Waimea Bay 1.2 Mile Swim in the SLS3 Fobic Speed Suit

Team athlete, Matt Hiramoto from Honolulu, Hawaii, recently competed in the annual Waimea Bay 1.2 mile swim. Here, he exits the water in our SLS3 Fobic Speed Suit.

Besides swimming and triathlon racing, Matt's other favorite hobby is cooking. If you are a "foodie" or just enjoy great food, read more on his blog:

Monday, July 25, 2011

Team Athlete, Shane Giardino, takes first in his AG at the Music City Triathlon, Nashville Tennessee.

Team athlete, Shane Giardino, took first in his AG on Sunday at the Music City Triathlon, Nashville, Tennessee. Shane trains and races in our Raven Black FX top and shorts with added benefits of cold black technology which keeps him cool in the crushing sun and heat!

Next up for Shane, the August Georgia 70.3.

Heleen bij de Vaate 9th at Ironman Germany

It's the morning after the race. As usually I slept only a couple of hours, so what can you better do then writing a story for your website. It started as an experiment to see how I would perform in an IM race just 3 weeks after another IM race. And the second reason that I signed up for Frankfurt was that I didn't know before hand if I would have enough points to go to Kona. After Klagenfurt I was already sure, so this reason wasn't a valid one anymore. The 3 weeks in between, the focus was on recovery, some key sessions and tapering. I felt great and was ready to race again.
I like to race in nice and warm weather. But nothing of that we had yesterday. It was rainy, cold and very windy. That made the race really though. My swim was ok, not great, still my 2nd best split ever. During the bike I felt that although I felt well in training, my muscles weren't fully recovered. I lacked some power, so although it felt that I was pushing really hard, the result was a lousy bike split. But I still had the motivation to race as fast as I could for the moment. So the run was reasonable good. I passed a few girls and came in 9th.

The result of the experiment is that I'm not fully recovered from an IM after 3 weeks. But I'm sure that I'm going to Hawaii!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Team Athlete, David Callahan, takes first in Clydesdale Division

Team Athlete, David Callahan, took first place in the Clydesdale Division at the Mach Tenn Triathlon last weekend near Nashville, Tennessee. It's been a hot summer there, but David is keeping cool in the Raven Black SLS3 FX top and shorts with Coldblack technology. Coldblack is a special finishing technology for textiles which reduces heat build-up and provides reliable protection from UV rays helping to keep his core temperature down.

Read more about David:

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Heleen bij de Vaate: PB and 4th place at IM Austria

A great day yesterday: for the first time in my career I swam below one hour (58.54). I already had a good feeling in training, but it's more satisfying if you also can show it on race day. The bike was fast, as expected on this course. But then I also ran a sub-3h marathon (2.59.40), the fastest run-split of the day in the womans-field. Overall, the sum of the swim-bike-run was a sub-9h time, a fantastic personal best. If I counted well, there are only 14 ladies worldwide who ever were faster. Including the 3 woman who finished on the podium yesterday. It's unbelievable that this race wasn't good enough to finish top-3, but that reflects the high level of the race yesterday.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Ironman Coeur d'Alene 2011: Race Report from Tom Maliszewski

Tom had a great race at IMCDA finishing 36th overall in a time of 9:43 hours, which is a personal best for him and secured him a Kona slot.
He was racing in the FXC Compression Tri Short and the FXC Compression socks. Read his full race report here.

Kellie Wells: 2011 USA Track and Field National CHAMPION!

At the Diamond League opener in Doha, Kellie clocked a world-leading 12.58 in the 100m hurdles, and has finished runner up at the Diamond League Golden Gala in Rome and adidas Grand Prix in New York. Now, she’s proving she’s taking another step towards her road to London 2012 by winning the USA World Championships in a staggering time of 12.50 seconds with a +1.8 wind.

picture courtesy

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

SLS3 Team Athletes Racing Ironman Coeur d'Alene 6/26/11

Three of our Team Athletes are traveling to Idaho this week to race the annual Ironman Coeur d'Alene on Sunday, June 26th. They will be wearing the SLS3 FX and compression shorts, and FXC compression sleeves.

All of us at SLS3 want to wish the best of luck to Amy Larson, and Andy Larson from San Diego and Tom Maliszewski from Rochester Michigan!

Monday, June 13, 2011

SLS3® Butterfly Compression Socks

You Asked - We Listened: Starting today we will be offering a limited edition of our popular compression socks - the SLS3® Butterfly Compression Socks. These socks come in two colors: Hibiscus/White and Azure/White.
NEW SLS3 Butterfly Compression Socks are for preorder only! This new item will be available to ship August 2011. Order yours now as supply will be limited.
The compression socks shown are for viewing purposes only. Positioning of random butterflies on product might vary slightly.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Meeting Dan and Jackie from the Biggest Looser

This weekend we have been at the San Diego Rock`n Roll Marathon. While working the booth we enjoyed the company of Jackie and Dan from the Biggest Looser. Both of them where working for their charity: Team Future. It has been great to hear their story and see their transformation. Due to a little bit of help from us they enjoyed the 1/2 marathon on Sunday even more. Both of them are wearing SLS3 compression socks.
"Great Picture! We loved running in those socks, they were great! Thanks again!"

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Update Heleen bij de Vaate

"The triathlon season has just started for me. So far I have done two 70.3 races on the Spanish Island of Mallorca and in St. Polten in Austria, resulting in 11th and 8th ranks. Not very good yet, but important for me was to gain a rhythm and some points for the Ironman World-ranking. I am still within the top-20.
I didn’t do my regular trainingcamps between January and April. I stayed at home in our new environment in France. In the meantime I have access to all important facilities like the swimming pool, athletic track, fitness-studio and found an excellent swim-trainer and a good physiotherapist. 
Right now I am in the Spanish Sierra Nevada doing my altitude training camp to prepare for the first full Ironman of this year: 3rd of July in Klagenfurt, Austria. There (and 3 weeks later in Frankfurt, Germany) I hope to gain enough points to classify amongst the best 25 of the world-ranking at July 31st, to qualify for the World Champs on Hawaii in October." I will be racing in my SLS3 Triathlon Suit and Compression socks.
In other words: the most important months of the year are coming soon, as well as my fitness-level hopefully.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

SLS3 2012 photo shoot

Today was the big day of the 2012 photo shoot. The SLS3 crew met early in the morning in a warehouse in downtown San Diego to shoot the entire 2012 line of Triathlon Shorts, Triathlon Suits, Triathlon Tops and Compression Socks. Thanks to our photographer Steve we had the entire shoot done within 4 hours and where able to take some outdoor pictures in beautiful San Diego.

Stefanie Schrott finihed 8th at City Triathlon Heilbronn/Germany

Stefanie Schrott from Germany finished her first ever Triathlon in 8th place overall - well done Steffie. You are looking good in the deep sky FX Triathlon suit.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

SLS3 GrassrootsTeam Athlete, Matt Hiramoto

SLS3 Grassroots Team Athlete. Matt Hiramoto, lives and trains in Honolulu, Hawaii. When he's not training and racing, he likes to make his own meals from scratch. If the idea of fresh, moist energy bars like Clif Bar sounds good, or whipping up a batch of homemade vanilla bean ice cream, then check out his blog for some tasty ideas:
Matt is a loves to train and race in the SLS3 Triathlon Shorts and compression socks.

Petr Vabrousek wins Viennaman 1/2 Ironman

Petr Vabrousek won his 4th Viennaman, a 1/2 Ironman distance race in the Czech Republik. It was a tough day in the office for Petr out there fighting the elements: cold and rain. But the hard work paid off even if only 17 seconds separated him from second placed Robert Lang… Did the SLS3 compression socks made a difference?

Kellie Wells finishes 2nd at Diamond League in Rome

Kellie Wells finished 2nd place at the Diamond League Track Meet in Rome. Kellie is currently the series points leader and holds the current World Lead time for the 100m hurdles! We are excited to see her at the World Championship this summer rocking SLS3 compression socks.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Kevin Gillotti finishes 3rd at OC Duathlon.

I had a fantastic race last weekend at the OC Duathlon. After a fast sprint first run, I came out of T1 in first but was quickly caught on the bike before hitting the long canyon climb. Tough 40k bike course with long climbs and fast descents, so I eased back a little to keep from blowing up, but felt really strong all in all for where I am at for cycling condition. So, I came into T2 in 7th. That is when the real magic started for me. I came of out T2 and ran through the field and felt fantastic on the very tough road/trail twisting and turning 10k and ran myself into 3rd place overall and went just under 40 minutes in that tough 10k off the bike. Perfect weather, cool with a tad bit of drizzle, really helped me.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Welcome new SLS3 Team Athlete, Amy Larson

Amy is busy putting in the final weeks of training preparation for IM Coeur d'Alene on June 26th. We'd like to welcome Amy and her husband, Andy, to the SLS3 Team! Both will be wearing SLS3 Triathlon Suits.

Congratulations to new SLS3 Team Athlete David Callahan

Congratulations to new SLS3 Team Athlete, David Callahan for his 2nd place division finish at Memphis in May last weekend.

Read David's race report at:
David's blogspot

Marco Anzures joins Team SLS3

We are happy to announce that Marco Anzures joins Team SLS3. Marco is a talented distance runner and is in the USA Olympic Development team. His PB for 10k is 29:00 . We are hoping to help him break the 29 minutes with a little bit of help from SLS3 compression socks.
Anzures' Best Marks

800m - 1:55.6
1500m - 3:47.85
1 mile - 4:06.31
Indoor 3000m - 8:03.07
Steeple - 9:04.82

Outdoor 5000m - 14:07.69
Indoor 5000m - 14:03.58
10,000m - 29:00.21
Indoor 3000m - 8:16.39

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Team Athlete, Joshua Merrick's Rev3 Knoxville recap:
"After exiting the swim in the a pack of three near the tail of the racers I went to work on the bike picking my way through the men's field on the challenging hilly bike course. Into T2 and out on the run I was able to run down three more athletes finishing in 15th overall.
The SLS3 Triathlon suit works great. It was comfortable and dried quicker than my skin. The compression was an added bonus help shield the legs from the pounding of the 10k run. I utilized throughout the trip the SLS3 compression socks and recovery tights to help with post workout recovery and stave off the heavy leg syndrome felt after flying."
Read more about Joshua:

Heleen bij de Vaate: IM 70.3 Austria, 8th place, improving slowly...!

"Last week I did a small Europe-tour and at the end Ironman 70.3 Austria in Sankt-Polten: A week ago I was on the island of Mallorca. In the meantime I have been in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and now Austria. Yesterday I participated in the IM 70.3 of St. Polten. It is a beautiful race with 3000 participants. I also did the race 4 years ago so I could remember the course more or less. The swim is divided in 2 parts in different lakes with a 200m run in between, very special and fun. The bike has some climbs and descends, but also a fast flat section on the highway. For me the race went a little bit better than last week, especially on the run - the Triathlon Shorts are perfect. I also like the Triathlon top with the big pockets. Step by step I will improve towards my top form for this year. It was the first time ever I did 2 70.3 races in consecutive weekends, but the recovery was good enough thanks to SLS3 compression. Next is a training camp in altitude. There the important parts of the puzzle should be added. Like last year, after this camp I hope to be ready for the first full distance Ironman of the season: the 3rd of July, Ironman Klagenfurt."

Monday, May 23, 2011

Petr Vabrousek finishes 9th at IM Texas

SLS3 athlete Petr Vabrousek finished 9th at the Ironman Texas last weekend in a time of 9:37:29. This was his second Ironman in just 14 days and his 100th in total. Petr was more than happy with his result. He secured a Kona spot for the Ironman World Championship Race in Hawaii in October and takes some time off to recover with SLS3 compression socks.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Xtri Catches Up with Petr Vabrousek as He Readies for his 100th Ironman...

picture courtesy of Xtri

read the interview
here and see what Petr has to say about SLS3 compression socks.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

SLS3 Team Athlete, Thomas Maliszewski III from Rochester, Michigan, had a great race at the REV3 in Knoxville on May 14th,- second overall, fastest bike split and second fastest run split rocking the SLS3 Triathlon Shorts.

Read more on Thomas' blog:

Monday, May 16, 2011

SLS3 has arrived in Germany

The first athletes are wearing SLS3 in Germany. Here is a picture of Christian in a local race in Hoffenheim rocking the SLS3 Triathlon shorts and Triathlon Top. He will be racing Ironman Frankfurt and trying to qualify for Kona in his agegroup - good luck Christian.

Kevin Gillotti wins Encinitas Duathlon

Kevin won the local super sprint Encinitas Duathlon this weekend racing in the SLS3 Triathlon Shorts. "I won it the first year in 2006 and now 5 years later, won it again. The body is reacting & responding as though I did not take 2 years off competitive duathlons in that it seems just as
natural as ever - my reactions and skills are intact. I just need too continue to build the speed, turn-over and power it takes to race
explosively fast from the gun - something 2 years of lower RPM trail racing strips away from you. Endurance is there and not an issue. This race is a fun, fast, flat, balls out course that is go, go, go right from the start. So fast & short, we are talking a whole sprint duathlon in about the same time it takes to run a 10k! About perfect conditions other than having to
weave through hundreds of triathletes from all of the waves that went off ahead of us. I have kind of always thought that sprint races were more my forte when in top shape, but I like all kinds of distances."

Petr Vabrousek: 2 Ironman in 3 weeks

SLS3 athlete Petr Vabrousek placed 9th at Ironman Utah. " Cold water, hot air, hilly course. It was not easy, but another top 10. Probably secured my Kona slot already prior to Ironman Texas in 2 weeks." Petr is currently in 13th place at the Kona Pro ranking.
Just one week after Ironman Utah he raced the czech Mamut Tour - a hilly 210 km cyling road race in Prerov, Czech republic. He finished an incredible 36th overall, 13 minutes down to the winner. "It was a great preparation between Ironman races in Utah and Texas."
Next weekend Petr will be racing Ironman Texas in SLS3 triathlon shorts and compression socks- his 100th Ironman Distance race – "If I place in top 15, my Kona spot should be already secured!"

Monday, May 9, 2011

Petr Vabrousek finishes 9th at IM St. George

Petr Vabrousek just finished 9th at the Ironman in St. George - one of the hardest races worldwide. Petr is getting ready for a second Ironman in two weeks, when he will be racing Ironman Texas. He sure knows how to recover from races like these with a little bit of help from SLS3 compression socks.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Simon Malo`s race report from the Gulf Coast Triathlon.

I just raced the Gulf Coast Triathlon (2km-90km-21,1km) this last May 7th. First race of 2011 for me. This competition was a laboratory to know my current physical condition. Here I always had troubles with the heat. So I decided to swim as fast as I can, bike like a possessed man and survive on the run. I leaved the ocean in second place only few seconds from the lead. I took the lead in T1. On the bike I build a 7min lead through the 90k of this portion. Thanks to my new QR bike. A second transition with a victory in mind. For the run I loved my Triathlon Shorts and ran pretty good for the first part. I was able to run a 4m/km pace but the heat just melted my lead and I had to run like a turtle for the last part. I finished second pro. In conclusion, I am really happy with the overall result. I know that in a few weeks I will have spend more time on my bike and I will be better in the heat. So I am able to swim fast, bike really hard and the run will be ready pretty soon.
Thanks, Simon

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Join Team SLS3. FX :: FRT and Compression

Sponsorship. Would you like to join our SLS3 Racing Team? We want to get your feedback and input on performance, fit and quality. In return, team athletes get discounts on all apparel and race incentives towards apparel.

You don't have to be a Pro. We're looking for warm, friendly, out going athletes who love the sport and love connecting to other athletes, shops, coaches and media. Feel free to forward this email to anyone you think
might make a great SLS3 ambassador!

We will provide you with Triathlon Shorts, Triathlon Suits and Triathlon Tops.
Let us hear from you. Check our website for the latest in compression news, specials and athlete bios..

SLS3 Team

Monday, May 2, 2011

Duathlon Nationals 2011

Race report from Kevin Gilotti:

"Well – the gear worked awesome and I got you some great weekend exposure at the expo and the race. The visor is fantastic design and very streamlined like you don’t typically see. Top and bottoms were great and despite high heat, the top felt fine though I kept it unzipped. The compression Full Leg Sleeves were just great, I even slept in them and the felt better then some tights I have by other manufacturers.

To bad my results were not as good .. But kind of as expected.
Generally speaking, if you take 2 years off competitive duathlons (and thus competitive cycling), focus those 2 years on trail racing (which means slower leg turn-over), take a crucial base building month of January off to travel in Thailand, miss 4-5 key early season fitness races, deal with a hami injury for 4-5 critical weeks of speed work up to a nationals caliber race race you can pretty much count on taking an ass whipping - which I did.
I had a great race technically speaking as nearly 20 years of du instincts took over and all went great... I just had no speed or power to back it up
and my results show that. I just need more speed work and more miles under
my belt."

Kevin was racing in the SLS3 Triathlon Shorts.

Monday, April 25, 2011

SLS3 Team Athlete Petr Vabrousek Prepares for IM St. George, May 7th

Best of luck to team athlete Petr Vabrousek as he puts the final touches on race preparation for Ironman St. George on May 7th. Petr says "Hilly, dry and hot. What makes it harder then other races with bike climbing, is the run - you don´t have a single running mile flat... Should suit my strengths. Plus I am looking forward to testing my new triathlon suit."

Monday, April 18, 2011

Camilla Lindholm wins European Duathlon Championships

SLS3 athletes Camilla Lindholm (SWE) and Linda Schuecker (GER) where racing the European Duathlon Championships last weekend in Venray (NED). Camilla was women ever to win the Championships twice. Her time was 3:08:52 - more than 2 minutes faster than the second girl. Linda Schuecker finished 8th with a time of 3:13:49 and is preparing for the Challenge race in Copenhagen. Both athletes where racing in the SLS3 FX Triathlon Short plus Triathlon Top.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Getting ready for the European Duathlon Championships

SLS3 pros Linda Schuecker (GER - picture) and Camilla Lindholm (SWE) are gettting ready to start this upcoming weekend in in Venray/Netherlands at the European Duathlon Championships. Camilla is trying to defend her European Championship title from last year while Linda will be taking this race as a warm up for the season. Both of them will be racing in the new 2011 FX shorts and tops in deep sky/icy white.
Good luck girls!