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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

Reston Triathlon
This was my first Olympic and other than a difficult bike portion, I was happy with it. I think the swim and run courses were excellent. Also, this race has by far the best swag e[...]
Thanksgiving Day Race
I love this race, but the organizer is not making this easy to keep coming back to. She needs to add more fun to this. She needs help. Hasn't she ever been to awesome races an[...]
Malibu Fitness 5K
The race itself is just fine for a 5K race. It is a runner's race. It is not a big event with spectators and bands and lots of food after. It is a well organized, well managed, w[...]
  • Race To The Race

    Vineman 70.3 race report I am writing this for myself and my family, friends and acquaintances who may or may not know about triathlon, or what the process was like for me to get to this point. This year was the 20th anniversary of the Vineman, and the race would be my first 70.3 distance triathlon. The Vineman[...]

  • 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 [...]

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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 just completed my first 70.3
    I just completed my first 70.3 in Lake Stevens, Washington on Sunday, 7/21. It [...]
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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 love the Beginner Triathlete site. Thanks for developing and maintaining a gr[...]