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Why 2019 Is Your Year For A Triathlon
12/29/2018 | There is no reason why 2019 can't be your year to participate in a triathlon for the first time.
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3/14/2019 | For this group of moms, success was measured by becoming the best version of themselves.


3/14/2019 | Why being a jerk to newbies is ultimately counterproductive

Newest Articles

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Training Your Mind For Running Races
3/19/2019 | Mental toughness in running and triathlon: How to improve mental toughness
How to Run in Zone 2
3/18/2019 | Heart rate zone training can be challenging when trying to limit your running to a specific zone.
Aging Up
3/18/2019 | How aging affects athletic training and insight on what to focus on for better performance.
Racing and Training With Purpose
3/11/2019 | Asking "why" and removing barriers will result in training with purpose.
Beginner Triathlete Community: Annual Report
12/31/2018 | 2018: What we accomplished
The Differences in Running Outside in the Winter Versus the Summer
12/31/2018 | How you can make your outdoor running work in any climate.

Gear Reviews

Wahoo Kickr Snap
(5)
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[...]
Vibram Five Fingers V Trail
(4.8)
Vibrams are a niche market, but one I am part of. I love running "barefoot" without actually being barefoot. This particular model is a nice blend of minimalism and rugged design, [...]

Race Reports

Oak Hill Park Run
Oak Hil parkrun 400
Ironman Louisville
Tough day. The heat really got to me. Great race venue though. I just should have trained better.
St. Patrick's Lo Tide Run 10k
(4)
Fun event with great turnout and support. The 5k is really the focus here but it's a nice 10k as well. (899 5k finishers and 221 10k finishers)
  • 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. "[...]

  • 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[...]

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