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Should you switch to a disc brake bike for triathlons?
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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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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

Gear Reviews

Selle Italia Selle Italia Flite Gel Flow
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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

Tallahassee Marathon
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Although the Tallahassee Half Marathon is a favorite of mine, the Full Marathon course left me feeling unsafe on the St. Mark's Trail as it was 14 miles of isolated running through [...]
Ironman Maryland
Great course, amazing volunteers, supportive locals. Would definitely do it again. Thank you Cambridge!
Run Through Victoria Park
As always, well organised, value for money in a lovely location
  • 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. "[...]

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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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    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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    They're astonishingly brilliant!
    Just took advantage and got a gold membership. Then I set about making a custom [...]
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    Thank You! This site is all good!! Now all I have to do is just get pass the s[...]