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Building a Better Bike Cadence
A common mistake by a lot of new cyclists and triathletes is to ride in too big a gear with low cadence ranges of 75-80rpms. Every athlete is different and we all have our own cadence “sweet spot."
Negative Buoyancy
I'm VERY negatively buoyant. It's so bad that if I exhale I will sink like a rock - I've literally sat down at the bottom of a 14 ft. pool numerous times. What can I do?
Fruits & Veggies: Do you eat too few?
When hunger strikes, a piece of fruit is unlikely to be your snack of first choice because it is not very hearty. That is, calorie-dense apple pie with ice cream can easily be far more appealing.
Pain in Middle of Back While Riding
I have been having pain slightly to the right side of my back for the past month. I am worried about my upcoming IM and having to climb hills and be on the bike for 7+ hours!
Desperate with Hip Injury
Of all the major joints, the hip joint remains the most difficult to evaluate for most orthopedic and sports medicine clinicians.
Hyperlordosis and Triathlon Training
One of the common types of excessive natural curvatures is hyperlordosis of the lumbar spine. Many times lordosis requires no treatment if it is not causing any symptoms.

Gear Reviews

Desoto forza
needs to be more water repellent (thus lighter) with less padding; quicker drying, etc., simply put.
XTerra Vortex Sleeveless
Poor fit for me personally. Good price. As I needed a wetsuit quickly the freight charges for two orders added up as I did not have time to do an exchange versus refund. Then th[...]

Race Reports

Santa Rosa Island Triathlon
One of my favorites. Always a competitive field and a great post race party awards ceremony. Top notch all around!
Bartlett Lake Olympic Triathlon
This race is put on by a local small race company, so it was much smaller than the events I usually do. But with the smaller field, I think it made it a more friendlier atmosphere [...]
Pete Glavin Upstate NY XC-2
A person really couldn't ask for a more perfect fall day, a more perfectly lovely location, or a more perfect activity. It's why I love cross-country.
  • First Tri Experience, Start to Finish

    “So, why did you decide to do a triathlon?”  This was the question I got pretty frequently, with some variations that included, “why the heck” and “what were you thinking?”  The second question I got was always, “You’re going to swim in the Schuylkill river?!&rd[...]

  • An Addiction is Born

    Six years ago I was 44 years old and weighed over 260 pounds.  If anybody had suggested to me that at age 50 I would complete a sprint-length triathlon I would have rolled my eyes at them and grabbed another doughnut.Fast forward to last year. I’ve lost over 100 pounds, been teaching spinning for three years[...]

  • Shorter than Planned but Still Sweet

    My first tri experience was initiated from watching The Biggest Loser tv show. I saw one of the contestants participate in an Ironman triathlon after competing on the show. However the real story started about eight years ago.I have battled with my weight throughout my life and as a senior in college I topped out at 36[...]

  • The Old Fat Triathlete

    Last August I turned 63. At 6' tall I was over 245 lb. I had always been somewhat athletic (a scholarship football player in college) but certainly never anything close to an elite athlete. As I got older I was able to hold my own in the local touch football league, and during the first running craze in the '70's when [...]

  • My First Triathlon, Where I Learned That I Am Indeed a Land Mammal

    I started to worry when I noticed the wetsuits. Hanging over the bars where we had to rack our bikes in the transition area were several wetsuits. Hmmm. The website said the water would be in the mid-70s, and you can trust anything you read on the Internet, right? But there were all those wetsuits. Well, whatever, I th[...]

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    The interface is much easier to use...
    Just wanted to say that I REALLY like all the changes made to the Training Plans[...]
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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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    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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    BT is an invaluable resource
    I've done a lot of running in the past three years but only started triathlons l[...]