New season, new wins for two Recon triathletes

Blog: Insights and Commentary – Tom Fowler


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Recon triathletes Andrew Starykowicz and Tim Don are both off to awesome starts in the 2016 season.

After a difficult and injury-ridden 2015, Andrew managed an impressive comeback with a win at IRONMAN 70.3 New Orleans last month. His blistering 1:57:55 bike split propelled him to a 3:46:52 finish, 5:27 ahead of runner-up Taylor Reid.

Andrew credits four people with guiding him along the comeback trail this winter: his wife Jill, podiatrist Dr. Schoene, and coaches Bob Duncan and Glen Thompson. But a share of the credit also goes to Recon Jet. In Andrew’s words:

Jet has been awesome to train with this winter and spring. The advancements in just 1 year of programming efficiency have led to battery life doubling over the course of a year. Jet is an integral part of training when the road conditions are variable, being able to train to perfection and not have to take your focus off the road.

Andrew’s win came on the heels of another impressive victory by another amazing Recon triathlete. Tim Don won IRONMAN 70.3 Monterrey in March, ending the run at the front of the pack with a 1:12:46 split and a 3:42:53 finish—a minute ahead of second-place finisher Trevor Wurtele.

Tim Don’s reputation for excelling at the 70.3 length is legendary, and Monterrey was no exception. This time, though, Tim had a new tool in his training toolkit: Recon Jet. Tim explains:

For me, when I first started to use Jet, it was a learning phase. But now, I feel it’s fully integrated into my training to help optimise every session I use it in. With the continued updates, Jet has just gotten better and better.

We’re excited to see how both Tim and Andrew do in this season’s next races. And we take great pride in knowing Jet is helping them refine their training. To learn more, check out the videos below:

You can follow Andrew at @starykowicz and Tim at @trithedon.

Tom Fowler oversees Recon's marketing and sales. A former professional triathlete, he remains passionate about endurance sports. In 2014, at age 51, he returned to the triathlon scene and completed Ironman Canada in under 11 hours. Tom is also an avid skier and an accomplished mountaineer.