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

Ironman Louisville
The race course itself would be average but this particular race was crazy due to the weather. Just listen to the pro's on youtube talking about how tough it was. There were about[...]
Run Through Battersea Park
Lovely, gentle run wit daughter
Ironman 70.3 Steelhead
Well run race.
  • 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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    The training program was great!
    The training program was great, I just finished my first race yesterday. I thor[...]
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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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    BT is an invaluable resource
    I've done a lot of running in the past three years but only started triathlons l[...]
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    The interface is much easier to use...
    Just wanted to say that I REALLY like all the changes made to the Training Plans[...]