– Morning, Trainiacs. We have a big swim today. Lemme show ya. Look at this, look at this. Just reads like a novel. That’s one swim, jeez. After we go through that, I wanna show you the new goggles that I’m gonna use for majority of. These goggles right here
are the THEMAGIC5 goggles, which are custom molded to your face and just won a best
innovation product award, something like that. Lemme finish this swim, and we’ll talk about these back home. They’re pretty cool. Look at ’em. Focus, focus. Focus, no focus. We’ll focus back at home. (energetic electronic music) (pulsing electronic music) Holy cow! 4,300 yards with two interesting, and by interesting, I
mean brutal, new things that were introduced there. One, you know how I do
snorkel, band, pull? Snorkel, band around the ankles, pull buoy in between the legs? Well, try that without the pull buoy. It’s like snorkel, band, drown. That did not look good, I’m sure. I betcha that worried
some of the lifeguards. And then the other thing is
that Coach Gerry, Tower 26, he said that because I’ve got short arms, one of the worst things that I can do is have a long catch-up style stroke, and one of the best things that I can do is have a really quick turnover. So I took out the tempo trainer, and I did a whole bunch of
that set with the tempo trainer gradually increasing the
tempo, the strokes per minute, ending at, take a guess,
100 strokes per minute. Now, I was able to hold
100 strokes per minute for a grand total of 10 strokes. Elite, open water swimmers, they hold that for 10 kilometers, yeah. Alright, let’s get home, talk about these THEMAGIC5
custom fitted goggles in focus. (door squeaking) Hi-ya, ya! Goggles, goggles, goggles, goggles, goggles. Alright, so these gorgeous little devils are THEMAGIC5 custom fitted goggles. How this works is you
download THEMAGIC5 app, you scan your face just
like if you were setting up like the security to get into your iPhone, and it takes that scan,
takes from a series of pre-made goggles, but then, gets you 100% customized to you gasket. So that squishy part
that goes onto your eyes, the (sucking), that part, that is 100% customized to your face. That’s the part that
actually makes a difference between a good fitting goggle
and a poorly fitting goggle. Now, these babies just won
at the end of January 2019 the ISPO, well, not the,
but one of the ISPO awards for best product innovations
in sports over the past year, and this is one of the biggest conventions with I think 2,500 exhibitors, apparently, and like I get it. These are pretty cool. I was very skeptical that
it would make a difference because I’ve always just used, I’ve found that my eyes
have a really tough time finding good goggles. So I have actually tried
really big goggles, really small goggles, and
what I’ve found to work more consistently than not
is the smaller the goggle, the better, so either a Swedish goggle or a Socket Rocket goggle, which is a Swedish goggle
with just a little bit of rubber here. And the more I went to like
bigger and bigger goggles, the more I had to press those
goggles down into my face and the more uncomfortable it was. And what I was racing
in last year was these, these ROKA goggles that are just huge. Now, why would I do that if the bigger goggles
end up requiring them to be really tight to
suction down onto my face? Well, the reason for that
is that you wanna have a whole bunch of viewing area so that as you’re coming (gibbering), so that as you are sighting
and trying to see buoys and get a sense of where
you are in the course, you can see out the top, out the side. You can really get a good
sense of where you are on the course. So it’s kinda like a necessary evil to have these big goggles
so they get good visibility. But the thing about these are that in order to make
them fit really well, you gotta smash ’em down into your face or they don’t fit really well because there’s a lot of gasket here that ends up having to
suction onto your face, and then you get a fair
bit of drag on your face. With these, however, they are basically the
size of Swedish goggles. Check this out. They sit just perfectly
inside your eye socket so there is no drag whatsoever there, and actually looking at this now, just seconds after
putting these babies on, these actually have more
viewing area than these. So you get the benefit of
not having to suction it down tremendously to your face so that it’s so tight it’s uncomfortable, you don’t have that little bit of drag, and you’ve got really good visibility. I like ’em. I like ’em. I’m a big fan. As far as performance goes, they do what they’re supposed to. You don’t have to suction
them down really tightly. You’ve got a good viewing area. They’ve been reliable that
all I have had to do is put these on, tighten
them up just slightly, change the nose bridge (humming) there to select the proper nose bridge in all of the options that come out. That is one thing that I have noticed that you should be aware
of with these goggles, that this does come undone occasionally. So if you find the nose
bridge that you like, maybe just snap it in, go for a few swims, make sure that it’s the one that you like, then just put a little dab of crazy glue or something like that in there. As far as diving into the
water or if I’m in a race, I would probably tighten
these up a little bit more just to make sure that
they’ve got that little bit of extra suction, but you
saw me dive this morning. I hadn’t tightened
these at all beforehand, and didn’t come off. And, of course, they
have the mirrored goggles that are really good for when
there’s glare on the water. They’ve got the black goggles for if it’s just bright out but you don’t want the mirrored. They have here the blue. Go on the website. They’ve got all the orange colors. They’ve go the smoke colors. So any condition goggle that you want, that you need to be
prepared for, you can get. Now, why is not everyone switching over to these immediately? Ah, it’s because of the cost. So these, on average,
are in the low $70 range. These, on average, somewhere around $30. But I’m just looking now, and that price actually includes shipping. So the THEMAGIC5 goggles are yeah, a little bit more expensive, but let’s put it into some context here. It’s swim gear. Swim gear is relatively very cheap. I know every single one of you out there that has Di2 on your bike
has probably spent about $80 on a single Di2 cable. So to say that these are so expensive that you can’t buy them, that’s not really realistic. To say that they are more
expensive than the alternative, sure, but if you are somebody that wants, what I think, is one of the
best goggles that you can get and/or you’re somebody
that’s had a tough time getting the goggles to actually suction to your face comfortably, give these a try. Here’s a bonus. If you go to a link in
the description below to the THEMAGIC5’s website and you use the coupon code
Taren, you can get 20% off. So instead of $70, it’s gonna
be somewhere around 54, $55 and in that case, you’re getting a really,
really good goggle that I think has a lotta the features of goggles out there that they come close, but none of them hits every single one of those goggle requirements where it’s comfortable, it
doesn’t provide a lotta drag, it has a huge viewing angle. Until now, this really kinda didn’t exist. So there you go, Trainiacs. Try out the THEMAGIC5 goggle. Link is in the description below. Use the coupon code Taren
to get yourself 20% off, and I don’t wanna go outside. It’s so snowy. We got about a foot and a half of snow while I was traveling. Later.