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A drink that does you favors
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A lightweight road bike

A lightweight road bike

This Giant Aeryn 0 ($1,750; giantbicycles.com

for stores) has smooth—not knobby—tires to help you ride faster.

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Great goggles

Great goggles

They improve your vision underwater. And mirrored lenses, like the ones in the Barracuda HydroBat Mirror ($17; swimoutlet.com

), also reduce sun glare when you swim outdoors.

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Running shoes that fit

Running shoes that fit

A specialty shop can fit you for a pair of sneakers. Many triathletes opt for a shoe like the Zoot Ultra TT 3.0 ($140; zootsports.com

for stores), with a no-tie lacing system—you can slip them on after your ride and be on your way fast.

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The right suit for swimming

The right suit for swimming

Any one- or two-piece that stays put will do. A style like the TYR Splice Trisuit ($106; tyr.com

) allows you to go from swim to ride to run without changing clothes.

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A drink that does you favors

A drink that does you favors

Fuel your training with Gatorade’s new G Series Pro line—previously only available to top athletes. A half hour after you’ve polished off your routine, grab the Protein Recovery Shake ($4; gatorade.com

or GNC stores); it will replenish your glycogen reserves and give you a wallop of protein to help your muscles recoup.

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