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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


Hitting The Re-Boot Button: Why Stepping Back, Allows You To Jump Forward!
9/28/2019 | Knowing how to maintain fitness level during recovery season is key.
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

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

Race for the Rescues 5K
14th year for this 5K/10K event benefiting multiple animal rescue groups. Actress Jane Lynch was the starter...had a chance to chat briefly with her after the race in the portapott[...]
Ironman Chattanooga
I was in the best shape I've ever been in, and much more prepared for this Ironman than the last 2. Yet between the heat, humidity and who knows what other factors, I got my first [...]
Ostoros 4K
Local road race where I finished 2nd and 3rd the last two years. Finally was able to pull off the win!
  • 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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    BT is an essential resource. 
    Awesome site!  Full of helpful info. I did a super sprint last summer. Got total[...]
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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 [...]
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    I used to be a blob - now I love doing triathlons! And I just want to send thank[...]