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Cold Weather Training
1/31/2018 | Heading outside can be a relief from the treadmill and trainer. Make sure you're ready.
Cycling Should Never Be A Pain In The Neck!
1/31/2018 | Learn strength, flexibility and riding tips to save your neck from trouble while aero.
Injured on One Side? Recover Faster.
1/31/2018 | New research shows mind-blowing shortcut to rehab using a phenomenon in our brains. And a mirror.
Pro Advice: Ben Kanute on Running
1/31/2018 | Don't try anything crazy, rest & recover, warm up and do your bricks!
Hip Stress Fracture
1/30/2018 | Type of stress fracture dictates treatment and possibility of return to sport
Smart Training Hacks: USB Dongle
1/30/2018 | How to avoid losing an expensive USB dongle for ANT+ or Bluetooth

Gear Reviews

Milestone Footpod
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Great if you use shoes with shoelaces. Great workaround to run in Zwift. Doesn't work to run with Zwift app while listening to music or audiobook or podcast on the same device that[...]
XTERRA Transition Backpack
(4.7)
This bag is incredibly versatile and clearly designed by people who know what it's like to try to get everything you need for transition from the car or hotel in one trip, while wa[...]

Race Reports

The City of Peoria "First Responders" Maxi Plus
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Spur of the moment race (registered 2 days before race) and first tri since IMAZ 2008. The start is fun as it starts at the top of the water slide but the staggered start means a l[...]
Leadville Trail Marathon
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I was slow (near DFL) but the postrace was basically done with limited food left. I was a great course and I hope to do it again some day.
Black Canyon
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The race organization is great and this course is pretty scenic I'm just not a big fan of running on the rocky trails of Arizona.
  • First Triathlon: Toppling

    Congratulations to BT User MikeyNC81, who shared his story of his first triathlon:Well, after many years of wanting to do a triathlon, I finally did one at Patagonia Lake, AZ. I participated in the sprint distance race. I had only been swimming for about 6 weeks but felt confident I could complete the 500m. T[...]

  • My First Multi-Sport Event

    Most people these days can say they’ve run at an organized 5k, 10k, or even half marathon event. Running is something that’s accessible to nearly everyone and you can just get out and run without much training. Having a go at a multi-sport event, however, is an entirely different ball game, which requires c[...]

  • Making a Comeback

    I haven't been on BeginnerTriathlete.com in a long time. I kind of fell out of the training mode. Life seemed to just always get in the way. Well, that didn't fare too well for me. I have never really been way overweight but I had slipped up to 215 in early May and well, on May 4th, I started to feel a little pressure [...]

  • Beginner Tale: First Tri

    I hadn't gotten good sleep the entire week because I was diagnosed with Shingles 5 days before the race and the pain in my right leg made sleeping difficult. I rested as much as I could that week, mainly because I felt so exhausted and I only got a short bike workout in that week. I woke up at 4:30am and ate a ban[...]

  • 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[...]

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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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    Your plan worked like a treat!
    I followed your 20 week IM training plan pretty much to the letter and completed[...]
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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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    I have used several BT training programs and have had great success with them.