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Mixing Training Plans (marathon and triathlon, etc.)
7/30/2019 | How to use the Beginner Triathlete training plans to combine run training for a late-season marathon with tri training for a mid-season triathlon.


7/31/2019 | Tower 26 Podcast Highlights Must-Do Open Water Swim Drills

7/31/2019 | Otherwise known as "T1" this triathlon transition can make or break your finish time

Newest Articles


Nutrition Myths: Busted!
7/31/2019 | Vegan, Gluten-free, Protein and more can be the source of nutrition myths for triathletes.
Overtraining: How to Spot It
7/24/2019 | What is Overtraining in Triathlon?
The Value of the Custom Training Plan Creator
7/24/2019 | Using the custom training plan creator gives you better results in less time than using a stock training plan from a site, book, or article.
Cycling: Trainer vs Road vs Path
7/21/2019 | How I've changed my cycling preferences over the years, and why
How to Avoid Penalties for Drafting
6/30/2019 | Race day primer on making sure you don't accidentally break the rules
Are You Tracking the Things That Matter?
6/30/2019 | Triathletes love their stats. But not everything you can track is equal.

Gear Reviews

Wahoo Kickr Snap
I was a little worried that I wouldn't like it as much as the kickr. But so far so good, and since I am only at this residence for 4 months a year, and half of that is either on t[...]
Vibram Five Fingers V Trail
Vibrams are a niche market, but one I am part of. I love running "barefoot" without actually being barefoot. This particular model is a nice blend of minimalism and rugged design, [...]

Race Reports

Ironman 70.3 Atlantic City
The best cheeseburgers and fries on the planet! The RD and volunteers are good, too.
Black Butte Triathlon
A good race, started on time, course was well marked, only issue I had was my lack of training...
Rose City Triathlon
Despite coming in last in my Age group I did come in. And that was my goal I had a very short training period leading up to the race and I knew I was very very limited in my fitne[...]
  • 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. "[...]

  • 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[...]

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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 [...]
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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[...]
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    THANK YOU for a brilliant program!
    I just wanted to say THANK YOU for a brilliant program for my first Ironman in C[...]
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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 [...]