Andy Potts Talks to Beginners
6/30/2018 | Pro Triathlete Andy Potts gives advice for BeginnerTriathlete readers


7/26/2018 | How to overcome the fear of downhill riding

7/26/2018 | How to do your best in your first race

Newest Articles


Our New Look at BT
6/30/2018 | New logo for an updated look
Triathlons and Alcohol
6/30/2018 | Does alcohol have a place in your endurance sports nutrition plan?
Smart Trainer Ride Checklist
6/30/2018 | Checklist and startup order for smart trainer (Zwift, KICKR SNAP, Garmin & Apple)
Preventing Runner's Knee
6/30/2018 | Techniques to prevent knee problems resulting from endurance running
The Importance of Sleep for Triathletes
6/30/2018 | Why Should Sleep Be Included In Your Endurance Training?
Group Rides: Give it a Try
6/30/2018 | Eight Tips for First Group Rides

Gear Reviews

Atom Compression Compression Milk Fiber Classic Socks
The compression socks are very soft and easy to pull on, but still provide as much compression as the stiffer compression socks I've used before. These were provided by the company[...]
Roka Halsey
Who says performance sunglasses have to look hokey? Roka's Halsey sunglasses look great and perform even better. They are incredibly light, do not move at all during activity, and [...]

Race Reports

Age Group National Championship
Overall a good event. Though not marking the hazards on the bike course was a big fail. I don't think I would do this race again. There were a lot of dicks on the bike and run cours[...]
Tannenbaum 10k
I like this race a lot. The course isn't the most exciting but it allows me to really test my fitness - it's also a time of year where it is not going to be too hot. It also means i[...]
GoodLife Fitness Toronto Half Marathon
I hadn't done the Toronto Marathon since it moved the Fall - and running down yonge st is pretty cool, but it is definitely definitely not flat. it's net downhill but there are stil[...]
  • 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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    I used to be a blob - now I love doing triathlons! And I just want to send thank[...]
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    BT is THE site for triathletes
    BT is THE site for triathletes - new and seasoned! I've been tracking my workou[...]
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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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    Your plan worked like a treat!
    I followed your 20 week IM training plan pretty much to the letter and completed[...]