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6/28/2019 | How (& Why) to be Considerate in the Transition Area


6/28/2019 | Advice for first time open water swimmers

Newest Articles

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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
Are You Tracking the Things That Matter?
6/30/2019 | Triathletes love their stats. But not everything you can track is equal.
Staying Well: An important Job for Triathletes
6/28/2019 | Sleeping, eating and living well for triathletes
Fueling Tips for Early Morning Runners
3/31/2019 | A closer look at physiological goals as well as how to properly fuel before early morning workouts.
First Tri - Mary Miller
3/31/2019 | I wanted to do something in my life before I hit the big 5-0. So, why not do a triathlon?!

Gear Reviews

Wahoo Kickr Snap
(5)
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
(4.8)
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

ChelanMan Trithlon - Sprint Course
(4)
For my first triathlon this was the perfect distance. I learned a ton about myself and what to look for next time. I decided to do this race with just 4 weeks to prepare so my tim[...]
Colonial Beach Sprint Triathlon
(2)
I like Kinetic Multisport events, but Colonial Beach is not one I'm going to do again. If I'm going to drive all that way, I want an actual flat course like at Rock Hall. While I d[...]
Xterra French River, Oxford, MA
First Xterra race - it was fun and I'm sure I'll be back next year.
  • 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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    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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    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 training program was great!
    The training program was great, I just finished my first race yesterday. I thor[...]
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    They're astonishingly brilliant!
    Just took advantage and got a gold membership. Then I set about making a custom [...]