Seasonal Training Plan Changes
4/28/2024 | As it gets warmer and the seasons are changing, so is your training plan. Here are a few tips whether you are gearing up for a race or just changing to more outdoor training.


4/28/2024 | As it gets warmer and the seasons are changing, so is your training plan. Here are a few tips whether you are gearing up for a race or just changing to more outdoor training.

4/28/2024 |

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Gear Reviews

Selle Italia Selle Italia Flite Gel Flow
My first Tribike was a 2001 Canondale Multisport that I got used. It had a Stella Italia Flite seat and when I took the bike to the local Bike Mechanic he said that I got a really[...]
Lumen Metabolism Tracker
There are so many nice touches to the product, it's hard to remember what a technological miracle it is to measure whether I'm fat burning or carb burning at any moment in the day.[...]

Race Reports

Diamond in the Rough Triathlon - Sprint Course
Kinetic as always has their act together. Mediocre post-race spread but this area is kinda remote and no vehicle traffic was allowed in after the Oly started, so they can't exactly[...]
Asics 10k
Warm morning. Gillian struggled at the beginning but regrouped and put in a good run
Highbury Fields Parkrun
Happy with the run. Train arrived in Highbury 3 mins before the start so a mad dash to the line, throwing baggage into drop whilst all other runners were starting!!! Add that to the[...]
  • 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 have used several BT training programs and have had great success with them.
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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 love the Beginner Triathlete site. Thanks for developing and maintaining a gr[...]
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    I used to be a blob - now I love doing triathlons! And I just want to send thank[...]