It's not too long until the biggest triathlon race on earth in Kailua Kona, Hawaii. Fe226 offers some specific products to make you race well and improve your training days on your road to Kona in the heat of the Big Island. Check out our specific advice here.
Hot like hell, no wetsuit allowed, bloody f...g windy, hardest competition and almost no shade at all - sounds like heaven to you? Well, ask yourself again, you might lie. ;-) No matter how much your body likes the special race day conditions in Kailua Kona, prepare yourself as best as you can. You did that in training. We did so in developing the perfect Ironman race day suit for you!
Wait, a black suit in the heat? Are you kiddin? We don't! You will need a triathlon suit with temperature regulation that can handle the heat. A triathlon suit, that is as fast as a swimskin in the water (so you don't need to buy and put on an extra layer). Well, an aero dynamic optimized wind tunnel winner wouldn't be too bad?
We get you covered: The Fe226 AeroForce MKIII Triathlon Suit is your weapon of choice for harsh and hot triathlon conditions in Hawaii! It is a wind tunnel test winner, ColdBlack reflects the sunlight, mesh panels and laser cut holes let the heat dissipate. The AeroForce triathlon suit is THE triathlon race suit, that will make you swim faster (and saves the cost of an extra swimsuit), be faster in transition area (no changing. And without an extra swimskin you will stay cooler in water temperatures of approx. 27°C), saves watt on the bike (super aero dynamic wind tunnel test winner) and supports on the run. And it has several cooling features, will keep the shape even if it's wet...
And don't forget to add a pair of white Fe226 Running & Cycling Socks to your cart for Ironman Race Day in Hawaii!
If you travel to Big Island your suitcase will be packed with a lot of different things. And still you'll have to add some training apparel to practice in Kailua Kona before Ironman race day. Solution: Pay a lot for some extra luggage. Nope, just kidding. Why don't you bring some anti bacterial and odorless items, that are perfected to be used number of times in hot conditions?
If you pick Fe226 running and cycling apparel you can bring less items and just rinse them under water after exercising (hopefully you'll plan to shower post sports...). Let your running or cycling apparel hang dry and use them many times before washing. Less water consumption, less apparel to travel with - and, last but not least, less unpleasant odor for your training partners and yourself.
For your runs on Ali'i Drive, Queen K Highway or down and up the Natural Energy Lab, we recommend Fe226 White Running Singlet, The Ekstra Mile Muscle Activator Short or Fe226 Running Outer Short and white Fe226 Running & Cycling Socks.
The Fe226 Running Singlet
This Fe226 Running Singlet has a mesh-like structure that allows air and wind through. This way it helps cooling you down, even if the wind in Hawaii feels like it comes from a hairdryer. If the fabric is wet (soaked with sweat) it works even better in terms of cooling, so you will stay fresher than without a shirt.
If you prefer a bit more color, choose our Fe226 Running Singlet in Ultramarine instead.
The Ekstra Mile Muscle Activator Tight
This Tight will constantly remind your body how to run better. That's why we would use this as a running tight during Kona Race Week. It'll activate your gluteus and will help you become a better runner - no good idea to do without it in Kona, right? Learn more about The Ekstra Mile or just click the photo to buy yours!
Fe226 Outer Short
Our Fe226 Outer Short is the most breathable solution for your hot runs - just choose a lightweight and breathable sports underpant as an additional base layer. This short is meant to be combined with our Short Running Tights or Muscle Activator Tight. But if you just choose a thin underpant to go with, this will be our lightest and most breathable solution.
Fe226 Running & Cycling Performance Socks
Complete your Fe226 Running Kit with Fe226 Running & Cycling Socks. Choose White or Ultramarine, depending on your Running Singlet and Cycling Jersey color choice. Or you can show what you came here for by opting for grey BE IRON Socks.
Riding your bike in Kailua Kona is a very special thing - there is almost no shadow, the never ending asphalt string across the coastline is sidelined by lava fields that make it an extraordinary hot place. There are some other roads you can use for your exercises, but of course you want to test your body and mind and practice the original race course - and, well: everybody is riding there.
But: you'll have to share the roads not only with triathletes (even if some of us tend to behave like they own the place), but also with cars and trucks. A lot of cars and trucks.
Fe226 StrongRide Hi-Vis Yellow Jersey
The yellow jersey won't get too hot, while making you visible for trucks and cars on the road.
Fe226 StrongRide Cycling Bib Short
Our StrongRide Cycling Bibs will not only support you with a high-end chamois of the highest quality, but are also treated with ColdBlack to reflect the sunlight, so you won't get too hot wearing them on your training rides.
If you prefer a different, but also eye-catching color, just choose our Fe226 StrongRide Cycling Jersey in Ultramarine. And combine it with Blue Fe226 StrongRide Cycling Bib. Make it a perfected outfit with Fe226 Running & Cycling Socks in Ultramarine Blue.
It goes without saying, that all of the above mentioned products are anti-bacterial and odorfree. Train more, wash less!
Flights, Hotels, Restaurants and Supermarkets
A Hoodie on the Big Island, are we kiddin`!? Nope. You won't need it, but for some reasons it ii really good to bring it. Of course for the flights, where the hoodie itself can make it easier to relax and sleep. And it prevents your head from the air conditioning - and might safe you from getting a cold.
Same reason in Kailua-Kona. Some hotels, restaurants and almost all super markets are air conditioned to the max. It feels really cold inside, to be honest. And your immune system will be super happy with the Fe226 BE IRON Hoodie in your bag, so you can put it on during your stays. Trust us, it can be crucial for your success on race day!
Ad the BE IRON Cap (grey will not get as hot as a black cap) to show what you came here for - and to protect your head from the sunshine (and air conditioning system as well).