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1/31/2020 | Putting down the money and the time is a sure way to meet your goal of completing a triathlon

Newest Articles


Five Reasons Why Runners Want to Eat Carbohydrates
1/31/2020 | Carbs are the foundation of a sports diet.
Business Success and Endurance Sports
1/31/2020 | Business executives: It says something about you if you're a triathlete
Running a Marathon: Training Guide for the Novice
1/31/2020 | Running a marathon may not be as daunting a goal as you might at first think.
Why the Swim is Often the Dealbreaker
1/31/2020 | Triathletes are make or not made based on access to and confidence at swimming
Winning the War Against Snack Attacks
1/14/2020 | You turned over a new leaf. You're eating clean. But then you get hungry ...
How to Make the Most of a Free Account at BeginnerTriathlete
12/29/2019 | You don't have to be a paid Performance Member to get a lot of triathlon training value from this website

Gear Reviews

IvaMichele The Aspire Triathlon Shorts
These are cute, functional, and very long. Technically they are well built and the materials are good. More colors would be nice, but I do like the butterfly logo. These shorts wer[...]
Wahoo Kickr Snap
I was a little worried that I wouldn't like it as much as the kickr. But so far so good, and since I am only at this residence for 4 months a year, and half of that is either on t[...]

Race Reports

Frozen Foot Winter Series #2
I race for soup!
Hypothermic Half Marathon Victoria
For a "Hypo" marathon, it was warm at zero degrees Celsius. No wind hardly so was fairly comfortable. Lots of good food at the end, was a brunch.
Run Through Victoria Park
Happy to have run my fastest Half for a number of years
  • How I Became A Triathlete

    Published from the archives of member-submitted articles that were never previously published.When I saw my first triathlon competition on television in the winter of 2008, I was lounging on the couch in my oversized sweats, eating pepperoni pizza.  Out of shape, clearly not a nutritional role model, and with no a[...]

  • First Tri - Mary Miller

       It was 2009 and I was going to turn 50 soon. I wanted to feel like I at least accomplished something in my life before I hit the big 5-0. So, hey, why not do a triathlon?! I was overweight by about 100 pounds. I trained by myself and followed one of Beginner Triathlete’s training plans, wh[...]

  • First Triathlon - James Keefe

      It has been a bucket list item for me for years. Every time I started a new workout routine (or tried to), it has been geared towards completing a sprint tri. Three years ago, I even registered for a local race, but chickened out the night before. Thanks to a recent career move, around the start of the Ne[...]

  • First Tri: A bit too cocky

    One night in mid February, I mentioned to my son that he ought to do the Xterra Xticer race at Oak Mountain State Park in May of this year. This should be easy – 200m swim, 11k mountain bike, and 2k run. He said he would do it if I would, so we registered and the challenge was on. I printed out the bike course fr[...]

  • I finished. And it took something.

    I slowly approached the finish area of the Lewisburg, PA Sprint Triathlon. As I prepared to turn left at the approaching road and finish the last 100 yards in the direction of the large, red inflated finish tube, a volunteer stepped forward to tell me to continue straight ahead to the next street before turning left. "[...]

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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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    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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    The training program was great!
    The training program was great, I just finished my first race yesterday. I thor[...]
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    BT is an essential resource. 
    Awesome site!  Full of helpful info. I did a super sprint last summer. Got total[...]