Thinking About a Triathlon in 2021?
12/31/2020 | Training tips, workouts plans, free mentors and more


12/31/2020 | Training tips, workouts plans, free mentors and more

12/31/2020 | The right swim goggles protect your eyes and help you see better in the water.

Newest Articles


2020 Free Mentor Program is OPEN. Come Join!
12/31/2020 | Free triathlon training mentoring for new triathletes. Learn from a veteran. Gain support from your peers. Keep going!
Our Annual "Be Nice to the Newbies" Article, With a Twist
12/31/2020 | It's time for New Year's Resolutioners. Don't Get Mad. I Also No Longer Know How to Use the Pool.
Is the Lighter Runner the Better Runner?
12/31/2020 | Weight loss fixation and running performance
Running against the odds
11/30/2020 | Triathlete shares how multisport helped her get off a destructive path
Triathletes, Injuries and Nutrition
11/30/2020 | Eating while healing, recovering from surgery or resting: the power of nutrition in preventing and healing injuries!
Full-body strength workouts, no gym required
10/31/2020 | At-home strength and plyo workouts for triathletes

Gear Reviews

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[...]
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[...]

Race Reports

The HUFF 50K Trail Run
This was a good race. Since COVID caused some logistical issues it wasn't what I've heard it has been in the past. Hopefully this crap will become more sensical and we can resume [...]
Guzzler 100 Ultra
Outstanding race given the challenges thrown up by COVID. And to the great credit of the organisers, they gave people the option of a FULL refund or a transfer to November's race. ([...]
Upstate Classic
Putting an event on like this during a pandemic is such a huge undertaking and I was thoroughly impressed. Kudos to ARE and all the volunteers, would love to do this again in normal[...]
  • 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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    I've done a lot of running in the past three years but only started triathlons l[...]
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