Best of BT for 2016
A Year in Beginner Triathlete History


BT Mentor Program 2017

Successful deployment of "the farmer's blow"

Newest Articles


Resolutioners: A reminder to be nice
Eschew arrogant jerkiness
When being fit gets lonely
5 Tips for being the only one not drinking, eating cookies and staying up late
Used Bike Buyers Guide
How to buy a used bike for triathlon
Suggestion Box Open!
What can we improve about BT?
Resolutions Fueled by Science
The latest nutrition news to inspire your 2017
First Triathlon!
Inspired to Get Fit for Wedding

Gear Reviews

Head Unisex Digital Sport Running Gloves
These are not made for Alaskan trekking in winter, but they are great fall-winter-spring gloves for running. The index finger has the electronic device pad so you can use a touch s[...]
Vibram KMD Sport LS
I love my Vibrams. Back when I wore regular "high heeled" running shoes, I had to replace them frequently. With Vibrams, there is no cushioning that becomes worn out or compacted. [...]

Race Reports

City of Oaks / Rex Healthcare Half Marathon
Great race. Hilly, but nicely supported
HITS Triathlon Series: Napa Valley - Olympic Course
The volunteers are amazing and the race is well run. This year there were still activities and people hanging around for us slow folks. The participants are friendly and encouragi[...]
  • 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 [...]

  • First Tri: Don't Fall Off Your Bike

    I needed to reduce my BMI for health reasons and I spent all winter in spinning class and swimming back and forth in the pool, keeping up with my steps on FitBit until one day I asked my step-brother, a Triathlete, what are my goals?  How much riding in place, pool laps and steps are “good”?  With[...]

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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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    Your plan worked like a treat!
    I followed your 20 week IM training plan pretty much to the letter and completed[...]
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    BT is THE site for triathletes
    BT is THE site for triathletes - new and seasoned! I've been tracking my workou[...]
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    I used to be a blob - now I love doing triathlons! And I just want to send thank[...]