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Should you switch to a disc brake bike for triathlons?
11/18/2022 | Disc brakes vs rim brakes is about a lot more than the brakes themselves. Here's how to navigate the pros and cons.
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5/30/2022 | Triathlon cycling: Tips for shifting smoothly when you want, where you want


5/30/2022 | Nutrition advice for those who run fast, bike far, but can't say no to cookies

Newest Articles

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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
First Race? Check Your List
5/30/2022 | Planning, Packing, Setup, Race Site and Schedule

Gear Reviews

Selle Italia Selle Italia Flite Gel Flow
(4.1)
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
(5)
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

Bukk Kilatas trail 10km
Wasn't prepared for such a beating
Tour de Mezokovesd half marathon
Good race, like to do this one as a training run
Sarud 7k
Good race and fun when you win!
  • Once disabled, now I'm an Ironman

    “Where you see broken beyond repair, I see healing beyond belief.” December 3rd, 2008, I suddenly lost the entire use of my right arm- doctors told me there was no possibility of recovery. Eventually, I accepted the term “disabled,” accepted the identity of being the “one-armed girl[...]

  • 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[...]

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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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    The training program was great!
    The training program was great, I just finished my first race yesterday. I thor[...]
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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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    The interface is much easier to use...
    Just wanted to say that I REALLY like all the changes made to the Training Plans[...]