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Oh boy, closed-fist drills ...
4/18/2021 | Here’s what triathletes can learn from this swimming drill
Sports Nutrition Update: Microbes, Bones & Heat
4/18/2021 | A roundup of sports nutrition advances and discoveries for 2021
Exercising to Attain a Perfect Body: A Futile Effort?
3/31/2021 | Chasing a thinner body isn't the road to performance.
The Perfect Evening Routine To Help Your Muscles Relax
3/31/2021 | A recipe for a triathlete winding down after race day or a heavy training day
3 Ways To Prevent Running Injuries
3/31/2021 | Running Pain in Triathletes Can be Prevented

Gear Reviews

Aftershokz Aeropex
After wrestling with earbuds and AirPods with a dozen different tips and not finding anything that would stay in my ears while moving, running, etc. I finally found these. They use[...]
Sundried Rouleur Women's Training Bib Shorts
This is a great option for women for cycling bib shorts. They are stylish and well-made. If you are used to a very thin pad, this will be an adjustment for you. It's a thicker, mol[...]

Race Reports

Ironman 70.3 Eagleman
Eagleman is one of the longest-standing 70.3 races in North America and for good reason! The spirit of Gerry Boyle, the late Race Director is now the namesake of the Park where the[...]
Loudoun 1725 Gravel Grinder
This was a well organized event with plenty of volunteers.
Ironman 70.3 Virginia's Blue Ridge
First year race came off beautifully, thanks to the awesome volunteers. Challenging race compared to the flat courses I've done recently and it was a welcome difference.
  • 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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    Awesome site!  Full of helpful info. I did a super sprint last summer. Got total[...]
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    BT is THE site for triathletes - new and seasoned! I've been tracking my workou[...]
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    The training program was great, I just finished my first race yesterday. I thor[...]