Beginners


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Gear Reviews

TRIHARD Shampoo, Conditioner, Lotion
(5)
I'm not one to spend on special hair products. I just get whatever is on sale, and use it until it runs out, and then find something new and see if I like that better. I also only [...]
Speedo Endurance Suit
(4.3)
It's fun to get the latest new gear and review it, but sometimes it's more helpful to review items I've had forever that never seem to wear out. I am surprised Speedo still offers [...]

Race Reports

Goosepond Island Half Distance Triathlon
(5)
Strong independtly organized race by local triathlete who is passionate for the tri community.
London Triathlon
(4)
As always, London a huge event. Well organised and lovely to have family support
Greenfield Sprint Triathlon
(5)
This has been around for a very, very long time and is quoted as being NE's longest running triathlon-this was the 38th year. Lots of support and it seems the entire town of Greenvi[...]
  • 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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    They're astonishingly brilliant!
    Just took advantage and got a gold membership. Then I set about making a custom [...]
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    I have used several BT training programs and have had great success with them.
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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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    BT is an invaluable resource
    I've done a lot of running in the past three years but only started triathlons l[...]