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Male Endurance Athletes & Eating Disorders
9/14/2021 | Women aren't the only ones in triathlon with eating disorders
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.

Gear Reviews

XTerra Vengeance
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Terrible customer service, from recommending the wrong size to not willing to replace with a larger size product, to claiming to have found a rip on the returned product. Also, if [...]
Aftershokz Aeropex
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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[...]

Race Reports

Lake George Half
(4)
Overall happy with how Alpha Win did, they have a bad reputation for running races, especially the first time out. Wish the post race food was better (bring back the pizza!), and ad[...]
Maui Oceanfront Marathon
(4)
Everything was fine, just the heat made it difficult.
Edmonton Marathon
(5)
Just a training run for future races, could have gone faster.
  • 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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    Just took advantage and got a gold membership. Then I set about making a custom [...]
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    BT is an essential resource. 
    Awesome site!  Full of helpful info. I did a super sprint last summer. Got total[...]
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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 [...]