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


9/3/2018 | Completing a triathlon is only slightly harder than spectating. Here are five tips:

9/3/2018 | How to overcome the fear of downhill riding

Newest Articles


I finished. And it took something.
9/5/2018 | Self-described "old, fat guy" finishes his first solo sprint triathlon
Recovery Workouts. Not to be skipped. Not to be pushed.
9/3/2018 | How to be strategic about important recovery workouts in your training plan.
Latest Research in Sports Nutrition
9/3/2018 | Our nutrition writer sums up the latest findings
Submit Your Favorite Gear for BT's Annual Gift Guide
9/3/2018 | Help your fellow triathletes find great gear under the Christmas tree
Feature-length documentary on triathlon showing fall of 2018
9/3/2018 | Press release: We Are Triathletes opened Aug. 8 worldwide, potentially giving a boost to the sport
5 Ways to Boost Your Swim This Year
9/3/2018 | Kick your swim into hear with these tips to crush the swim.

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

Toughman Tennessee -an Atomic Experience
Overall this was a very casual race which was good in many ways. The course was pretty challenging with a very hilly bike and a fairly hilly run as well. I wish the run and bike h[...]
Ironman Louisville
The rain messed the race up and even Ironman can't control that. I truly earned being an IRONMAN on this one. I was wet from 6:00 until 11:00 PM. The rain made the course grueling. [...]
Save a Warrior 5K
This is such a worthy cause - I will continue to support the organizer and the organization each year.
  • 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[...]

  • 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[...]

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    I just completed my first 70.3
    I just completed my first 70.3 in Lake Stevens, Washington on Sunday, 7/21. It [...]
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    Thank You! This site is all good!! Now all I have to do is just get pass the s[...]
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    They're astonishingly brilliant!
    Just took advantage and got a gold membership. Then I set about making a custom [...]
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    Best site I've found on the web.
    I just thought I'd drop a line.  Having only taken up the sport 18 months ago I [...]