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Tokyo Olympics Triathlon Info
7/23/2021 | Are you interested in following triathlon at the Olympics? Here are the times and dates of the Olympic triathlon competitions.
The day my bike went to the doctor
7/6/2021 | I took my bike to physical therapy and got great results
Oh boy, closed-fist drills ...
4/18/2021 | Here’s what triathletes can learn from this swimming drill
Sports Nutrition Update: Microbes, Bones & Heat
4/18/2021 | A roundup of sports nutrition advances and discoveries for 2021
Exercising to Attain a Perfect Body: A Futile Effort?
3/31/2021 | Chasing a thinner body isn't the road to performance.
The Perfect Evening Routine To Help Your Muscles Relax
3/31/2021 | A recipe for a triathlete winding down after race day or a heavy training day

Gear Reviews

Aftershokz Aeropex
(4.6)
After wrestling with earbuds and AirPods with a dozen different tips and not finding anything that would stay in my ears while moving, running, etc. I finally found these. They use[...]
Sundried Rouleur Women's Training Bib Shorts
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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[...]

Race Reports

Ironman 70.3 Oregon
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This is IM's first event in Oregon to my knowledge and the course did a great job of showcasing what makes our area of the state awesome--the river, the wine country and valley farm[...]
Music City Triathlon
(4)
Great venue, always well done. BUT, the swim is ALWAYS short, and the run course is miserable. The swim should be an easy fix. And I’ve run this race with 2 other run courses whic[...]
Race to Valhalla
(4)
It was a fun event and it was very well organized. I'd do another Southeast Gravel event in the future.
  • 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 love the Beginner Triathlete site. Thanks for developing and maintaining a gr[...]
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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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    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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    Your plan worked like a treat!
    I followed your 20 week IM training plan pretty much to the letter and completed[...]