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2/28/2018 | The basics, the niceties and the luxuries (updated 2018) for the run leg of a triathlon


2/28/2018 | The basics, the niceties and the luxuries (updated 2018) for the bike leg of a triathlon.

Newest Articles

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Pro Chris Hammer's Advice on Reaching Goals
4/1/2018 | Incremental focus, competence building and careful self-talk are good paths to success
Healing Plantar Fasciitis
4/1/2018 | Arch and Midfoot Pain can be cause persistent pain; Learn how to heal
Swimming Technique Tips for Triathlon Swims
4/1/2018 | Being a good pool swimmer doesn't necessarily mean you'll be fine on race day. Make sure you've trained for race conditions.
Bike Handling Confidence
3/29/2018 | Improve your cornering, descending and handling on rough terrain to improve your triathlon
Eating for Endurance
3/29/2018 | Carbs? Protein? Fat? What is the right balance of fuel sources.

Gear Reviews

Roka Halsey
(5)
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 [...]
Xterra Safety Swim Buoy
(5)
When I swim in open water, I often fear boats will not see me, or I will get a cramp and run into trouble and then panic. Having this inflatable buoy along will be a big comfort. I[...]

Race Reports

Vivicitta Budapest
(5)
It was a good race but I missed the start as I thought it was at the same place as last time I ran this race and I had to jog 1.5km to the start and position myself at the back of t[...]
Great Floridian Triathlon 140.6
Good Race, except for bike crash and broken ribs of course.
Tar Springs Ranch Ultra - 10k
(4)
Very scenic and challenging course.
  • 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[...]

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  • Beginner Tale: First Tri

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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
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