Heat: Secret Weapon? (Part 1)
Make hot weather your secret weapon by understanding how it affects you.


A guide to beginning triathlon after 40

Adjusting to a Road Bike Isn't as Easy at it Sounds!

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Gear Reviews

BounceLab Ltd. Buband

I was attending a conference for bloggers last month and a woman, who was closer to my age than most of the attendees, sat down next to me and we started to chat.  She told [...]
XLAB Torpedo
Based on my fit experience with the Torpedo 50+, I wouldn't suggest this particular model. Maybe the Versa 200, with it's updated base, would be better? But that model costs quit[...]

Race Reports

Reston Sprint Triathlon
I have nothing to compare this race to, but it seemed to be very well organized. They sent emails leading up to the race and provided lots of assistance to new participants. This [...]
Playtri Festival Sprint Triathlon
I like doing this particular race because this was my very first. This was my 6th time to do this race.
The Wilderman Off Road Half Distance Triathlon
This is a really cool, laid back, challenging race. I think there were appx 40 competitors in the Full and Half distances, including relay participants.
  • 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[...]

  • 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[...]

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    BT is an essential resource. 
    Awesome site!  Full of helpful info. I did a super sprint last summer. Got total[...]
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    I have used several BT training programs and have had great success with them.
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    I used to be a blob - now I love doing triathlons! And I just want to send thank[...]
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    Thank You! This site is all good!! Now all I have to do is just get pass the s[...]