Mind Your Training Series
1/31/2018 | Intention and purpose in training makes all the difference


5/14/2018 | Things to keep in mind if bike commuting is part of your training plan

5/14/2018 | The basics, the niceties and the luxuries (updated 2018) for the run leg of a triathlon

Newest Articles


Do you have a “Wheel-On” Smart Trainer? 3 Critical Tips
5/3/2018 | Why You Really Shouldn't Use the Brakes To Stop the Trainer and More
Sports Supplements: Buyer Beware?
4/28/2018 | Very few supplements are appropriate and advantageous for serious athletes
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.

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

Ireland's Coast to Coast
An epic race - 107km Bike, 27km Kayak, 140km Bike and 35km mountain run. Delighted to complete in 22hours 28minutes - full race report here - - https://wp.me/p1dbY4-gg
Carlsbad Triathlon
This is a fun, well produced race.
Idyllwild 10k
This 5k/10k has a home town vibe, with lots of locals, fire fighters, and kids from local cross country teams. Fun and relaxed.
  • 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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    Just took advantage and got a gold membership. Then I set about making a custom [...]
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