Beginner Triathlete - My First Triathlon articles

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photoSwimmer becomes triathlete in pursuit of weight loss
author : CPesson
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photoTriathlete credits BeginnerTriathlete with keeping him on track
author : mmielnic
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photoI ran my first triathlon and loved it!
author : Seht
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photoMy race from obesity to Vineman 70.3
author : Apotheosis
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photoThis was the question I got pretty frequently, with some variations that included, “why the heck” and “what were you thinking?” Honestly? I really don’t know what specifically sparked the idea.
author : rcjones
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photoSix years ago I was 44 years old and weighed 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 and grabbed a doughnut!
author : sevierjosh
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photoThe night before the race when we dropped our bikes in transition we saw the swim course laid out in the water and those buoys looked SO FAR APART!
author : Orforded
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photoAt 63 years old and 50 lbs overweight I decide to do a triathlon.
author : ledjenny
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photoAn ultrarunner tries her first triathlon and realizes there's a lot more to open water swimming than she'd thought!
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photoThis was my 2nd time training but 1st time competing in the Naperville Sprint Triathlon!
author : BrettTriMI
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photoFrom the bar to the bike and the beach. I decided that for my 34th birthday, I was going to buy myself a new bike...something to get my butt in shape.
author : sahm3k
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photoAs I entered the transition area, I got body marked. It was, for me, pretty intense. It made it so real...I was doing this! A triathlon!
author : pdarley
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photoThe endurance element of triathlon training has been challenging and stimulating. When my daughter quickly agreed to enter this most recent Tri, I was ecstatic.
author : raceelpaso
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photo“I didn’t have a clue. I didn’t know how to swim, I would be dying after running a mile, I didn’t have any coordination or endurance; every time we trained, I was the last one.”
author : UpstateNYNick
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photoI had a moment of clarity. It was what I needed and wanted. It was the end of my life as I knew it and the beginning of the beginning. I decided that I wanted to live.
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