Editor’s Video Training Diary #1

Former pro triathlete and current senior editor Chris Foster takes viewers along on his training as he prepares for the Santa Barbara Tri at the end of August.

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This month, we’re tagging along with former pro and current senior/gear editor Chris Foster as he finishes up his preparation for the Santa Barbara Tri at the end of August. In this training video, Foster will walk viewers through his sessions and post the sets, his own numbers, and a list of the gear he uses in each workout below.

Want to know more about the workouts, training, or the gear? Head over to the training video’s YouTube comments section, where Foster will give firsthand and unbiased answers to those burning questions!



450 easy swim
6 x 75 as 50 drill, 25 swim

Main Set
3 x (4 x 75 on 1:10) descending each round
3 x (2 x 37 on :45) from treading water, 3x sighting/length

450 pull buoy, paddles


15 minutes easy spin w/4x :15 surge to 8/10 effort

Main Set
3 x 10 minutes (80-85 RPM, 75-80 RPM, 70-75 RPM), 2min spin 95-100 RPM

15 minutes easy spin


10 minutes easy jog, stretch, 4x strides to 7/10

Main Set
10K at 9/10, near race effort

20 minutes easy

Gear Used:

Session 1 (Swim)

FORM Goggles – $200
Roka Pro Swim Paddles – $23
Roka Pro Swim Pull Buoy – $18
TYR Durafast Elite Solid Jammer Swimsuit – $50

Session 2 (Bike)

Cervelo P5 Di2 Complete Bike – $12,500
Garmin Vector 3 Pedals – $1,000
Garmin Edge 1030 Cycling Computer – $600
Abus GameChanger Aero Helmet – $250
Rapha Classic Shoes – $250
Giro Chrono Pro Jersey – $180
Giro Chrono Pro Bib Short – $250
Roka SL Sunglasses – $150

Session 3 (Run)

Garmin Forerunner 945 GPS Smartwatch – $600
Saucony Liberty ISO – $120
2XU Run Hat – $25
Feetures Marino 10 Cushion No Show Sock – $18
Decathlon Kalenji Run Dry Running Shorts – $8

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