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Rich Fowler: Human Lightning Ball
3/28/2023 | Swimmer Turned Announcer Rich Fowler Exemplifies the Triathlon Spirit
The Athlete's Kitchen
1/20/2023 | A review of 8 credible podcasts focusing on nutrition
Overcoming Open Water Swim Panic
11/18/2022 | Strategies to make sure your triathlon swim anxiety doesn't ruin your race
Triathletes Fretting About Food Over the Holidays
11/18/2022 | Triathletes and Nutrition in the Off Season: Give Yourself a Break
ADHD and (Adult) Runners and Triathletes: Can diet help with management?
9/5/2022 | The impact of nutrition on the ADHD of Triathletes
Conversation with a Race Director
9/4/2022 | Take a peek behind the scenes of triathlon race day
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.[...]
Luck of the Irish Triathlon
Solid event, if a little short, but that makes it a fun morning. Get in, do the race and blow it out, then go home.
IM Puerto Rico
This is a great destination race with real challenges. The bike is usually pretty easy as it's flat but the wind made it very hard. The water was very choppy and every day had red f[...]
Hot Dash 5K
Fun race on a nice calm day!
Newest Beginner Race Reports
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. "[...]
- I have used several BT training programs and have had great success with them.
- I love the Beginner Triathlete site. Thanks for developing and maintaining a gr[...]
- I just completed my first 70.3
I just completed my first 70.3 in Lake Stevens, Washington on Sunday, 7/21. It [...]
- I just LOVE LOVE LOVE BT
I used to be a blob - now I love doing triathlons! And I just want to send thank[...]
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