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If you haven't already, this is a great time to look at what you’ve accomplished and to start planning for 2015.


Most swimming improvements happen in the pool with a focus on technique and building aerobic fitness, but don't ignore the need for open water familiarization. Here are three tips to reduce anxiety.

Newest Articles

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Dealing with Persistent Plantar Fasciitis
Five years later, I'm still fighting it. Plantar fasciitis. It's back again in both feet. Running is out. I have been swimming and cycling only the last five years. How do I deal with this?
Good Grains
Are grains really all that bad for us? To listen to some athletes talk, you'd think grain foods are the dieter's demon. Often demoted to being “just carbs,” whole grains are more than that.
Embracing the Treadmill
Here are some guidelines and four treadmill workouts to maximize your winter run training while embracing the time indoors.
Race Directors and Members: Map Your Race and Embed it on Your Site
You can now map your complete triathlon course including parking, aid stations and the race course all on one map.
Where to Fit in Strength Training?
When doing these workouts, should I be strength training the same days as my normal swim, bike, and run days? Should I do them in one session at the gym or spread them out during the day?
Beets, Personalized Nutrition and Ditchin' the Diet
What’s New? Nutrition Update from the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics
Gear Reviews

Gear Reviews

De Soto Femme Loose Run Capri
(5)
De Soto Sport is innovative and uses only the BEST materials for their products! Comfort is VERY important to me when competing and that is why I choose De Soto products....racing[...]
Polar V800
(4.3)
This is the first experience with the device. I will update this as I learn more.

Race Reports

Lake Youngs Nuts Run
(4)
Very grass roots run. There was a 9.6, a 19 and a 50k at the same time and still not very many people overall. Everyone was friendly and I really enjoyed it. I always like the fi[...]
Noquemanon
(4)
The only thing keeping it from a 5 was the lack of new ski hats this year, but that was not the race organizers fault. It was a supplier issue we were told. Every year my goofy du[...]
Spooner's Cove Trail Run
(3)
Well organized trail run event.
  • My 1st Triathlon!

    I had set my eyes on the Naperville all women's sprint triathlon four years ago and I trained with a beginner's training program from beginnertriathlete.com for four months for the 750k swim, 14 mile bike, and 5k run. Cut to a week before the race, and I get the biggest news of my life...I'm pregnant! Although obviousl[...]

  • My First Tri

    Go to the bar or go to the workout?  It all started late last summer, I was looking back at what my life had become over the past few years.  I figured out that I was one of the citie's biggest bar-stars, going out 4-6 nights a week, somehow staying out until 2am and getting up in the morning, going to work, [...]

  • Holy Cow, I'm A Triathlete!

    The Distance:  600 meter swim.  18 mile bike.  A 5k run.  The race, Iron Girl Syracuse.  Experience...amazing.The day before. Starting out calm, but feeling my nerves increase like the tide coming in.   My sister-in-law, God bless her, drove up with her youngest (15 years old) to chee[...]

  • Bridging the Generation Gap

    By Phil DarleyWhat could make a Father prouder than his 15-year-old daughter agreeing to participate with Dad in a local YMCA-sponsored Sprint Triathlon? Having it held on Father’s Day Weekend, of course!In the fall of 2012 I made the decision to train for my first Sprint Tri.  I got pumped up as I read seve[...]

  • Strong Women of Mighty Mujer Triathlon: Conquering Fear

    Three years ago, Jessica Melendez-Carrillo never imagined she would one day be considered an athlete. Now, after six triathlons, several 5Ks, and a half marathon, her story of determination and perseverance has inspired women across the border region to push themselves further than they ever thought possible. Her [...]

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    Just wanted to say that I REALLY like all the changes made to the Training Plans[...]
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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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    The training program was great!
    The training program was great, I just finished my first race yesterday. I thor[...]