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Beginner Triathlete's Picks for 2017 Triathlon Gifts

Newest Articles


First Triathlon: Toppling
An embarrassing crash coming out of transition doesn't stop this first-timer
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6 Most Common Bike Maintenance Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
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Gear Reviews

GearBest 3-Mode LED Safety Reflective Band
This is a fun little gadget that can help improve safety when running or riding at night. I've always used small clip-on lights, but they can rotate around to the opposite side of [...]
GearBest Breathable Windproof Headgear
Good cold-weather gear for a beginner on a budget. Can be used on the bike or run in cold weather. It's bulky and thick, so if it becomes too hot, you have to figure out where to p[...]

Race Reports

Ironman Santa Rosa
Solid race, best of the 3 courses I have run at Santa Rosa. I will be back, hopefully without injury this time.
Hot Chocolate 15k - St. Louis
I liked the race. There were, I believe, over five thousand people between the 5k and the 15k so it's really amazing how well organized it was. There was a line for the shuttle to t[...]
TDS Mt. Juliet Holiday Half And 5k
Overall the race was good. I could have done a little better but was excited to get out and give myself a benchmark leading into a couple sprint tri's next year. Team Magic did a [...]
  • First Triathlon: Toppling

    Congratulations to BT User MikeyNC81, who shared his story of his first triathlon:Well, after many years of wanting to do a triathlon, I finally did one at Patagonia Lake, AZ. I participated in the sprint distance race. I had only been swimming for about 6 weeks but felt confident I could complete the 500m. T[...]

  • My First Multi-Sport Event

    Most people these days can say they’ve run at an organized 5k, 10k, or even half marathon event. Running is something that’s accessible to nearly everyone and you can just get out and run without much training. Having a go at a multi-sport event, however, is an entirely different ball game, which requires c[...]

  • Making a Comeback

    I haven't been on BeginnerTriathlete.com in a long time. I kind of fell out of the training mode. Life seemed to just always get in the way. Well, that didn't fare too well for me. I have never really been way overweight but I had slipped up to 215 in early May and well, on May 4th, I started to feel a little pressure [...]

  • Beginner Tale: First Tri

    I hadn't gotten good sleep the entire week because I was diagnosed with Shingles 5 days before the race and the pain in my right leg made sleeping difficult. I rested as much as I could that week, mainly because I felt so exhausted and I only got a short bike workout in that week. I woke up at 4:30am and ate a ban[...]

  • I tried triathlon and can't get enough

    Three years ago, I stood on the shores of my first triathlon. I was intimidated, unsure of what to expect and cold as a chilly rain storm hit central Ohio that morning.I had never swam in open water. I had never even watched a triathlon. I had been running for a year and at 5-foot-11 could only run 12-minute miles. I d[...]

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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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    Best site I've found on the web.
    I just thought I'd drop a line.  Having only taken up the sport 18 months ago I [...]
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    I used to be a blob - now I love doing triathlons! And I just want to send thank[...]