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Aging Up
3/18/2019 | How aging affects athletic training and insight on what to focus on for better performance.
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3/31/2019 | Advice for first time open water swimmers


3/31/2019 | For this group of moms, success was measured by becoming the best version of themselves.

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Fueling Tips for Early Morning Runners
3/31/2019 | A closer look at physiological goals as well as how to properly fuel before early morning workouts.
First Tri - Mary Miller
3/31/2019 | I wanted to do something in my life before I hit the big 5-0. So, why not do a triathlon?!
Training Your Mind For Running Races
3/19/2019 | Mental toughness in running and triathlon: How to improve mental toughness
How to Run in Zone 2
3/18/2019 | Heart rate zone training can be challenging when trying to limit your running to a specific zone.
Racing and Training With Purpose
3/11/2019 | Asking "why" and removing barriers will result in training with purpose.
Beginner Triathlete Community: Annual Report
12/31/2018 | 2018: What we accomplished

Gear Reviews

Wahoo Kickr Snap
(5)
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
(4.8)
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

Swansea Bay Park Run
Beautiful morning in Swansea Bay
Yamacraw
(4)
The race itself was great. RD did a great job with the website and pre-race communication. Course was great, tough, bu fair. Post race activities were lacking. Not much food, an[...]
CATS Victory for Victims 5K
(4)
Well organized charity race in its 17th year. I've done the 5K and the 10K (even the 8K when they had it one year) multiple times.
  • 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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    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! This site is all good!! Now all I have to do is just get pass the s[...]
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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[...]
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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 [...]