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Meal Timing
Does It Matter When You Eat?
Extreme Conditions
Members Tell of Cold Weather Craziness
A Thanks to Our Mentors
Volunteer Mentors Inspire Triathletes
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Docs weigh in on whether sciatic pain causing persistent ache in hamstring
Sore arches
Treadmill running causes arch pain
10 Tips for the Time-Crunched
How to maximize training when your schedule is tight

Gear Reviews

Amazon Publishing The Triathlon Project
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The Triathlon Project is an engaging piece of nonfiction, part instruction and part memoir. The author is a highly accomplished gentleman, having wrapped up a career in a high-leve[...]
Recoup Fitness The Stinger
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This is a good idea, using your cold/ice treatment simultaneously as your muscle roller. Overall, it's pretty well designed. It looks great and does stay frozen for a long time. Th[...]

Race Reports

LA Marathon
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LA has gradually come up in the world of major city marathons. A couple ownership changes and the institution of the "Stadium to the Sea" course in 2010 have revitalized it. Doesn[...]
Parris Island
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Parris Island Triathalon is a well organized, fun event. It's a great way to start off the Triathlon season here in South Carolina. It was well supported with volunteers. The eve[...]
HITS Triathlon Series: Naples - Full Iron Course
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This race had some pretty significant organizational flaws. Seriously lacking in number of people supporting bike aid stations. Few, if any, had more than one person working. Made i[...]
  • What Running My First Triathlon Taught Me About Life

    The following is excerpted from the full story, available at the blog link below.The story began when, together with three friends, I spontaneously signed up for an Olympic distance triathlon (sounds fancy but it’s just the standard triathlon distance; 1.5km swim, 40km bike, 10km run) only seven weeks prior to th[...]

  • First Triathlon!

    In August I completed my first triathlon.It was a sprint but WOW was it hard and exciting for me. Over the years I completely let myself go. I was overweight and turning 30. With five months to go before my wedding day, I decided to make a change. I knew I wanted to lose weight for the wedding but more importantly I wa[...]

  • Old and Creaky

    When I was in my mid 40's, I started feeling creaky. I thought to myself that I was too young to be old, so I decided to start getting active. I became a fair weather runner. I ran when it wasn't too hot or wasn't too cold or I wasn't too busy. As I neared 50, I felt I needed something to distract me from that mileston[...]

  • How it all started...

    I am a 44 year old father of a 10 year girl. When she was 8 and riding her bike pretty good, she was complaining that she wanted to ride further than we would let her by herself. So I bought an old 3 speed Schwinn off Craigs List and we started going for bike rides on the local bike trails. Eventually I was riding by m[...]

  • My First Triathlon (and my Daughter's Third)

    Note: This race report was from my first triathlon about a year ago. I just completed this same triathlon last weekend (as did my daughter) with significantly better results. Since this first triathlon, I’ve gone hardcore into the sport. I train 6-8 hours a week, completed 3 other tri’s last year, and have [...]

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    Thank You! This site is all good!! Now all I have to do is just get pass the s[...]
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    The training program was great!
    The training program was great, I just finished my first race yesterday. I thor[...]
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    They're astonishingly brilliant!
    Just took advantage and got a gold membership. Then I set about making a custom [...]
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    BT is an essential resource. 
    Awesome site!  Full of helpful info. I did a super sprint last summer. Got total[...]