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Aging Up
3/18/2019 | How aging affects athletic training and insight on what to focus on for better performance.
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3/31/2019 | Advice for first time open water swimmers


3/31/2019 | For this group of moms, success was measured by becoming the best version of themselves.

Newest Articles

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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?!
Training Your Mind For Running Races
3/19/2019 | Mental toughness in running and triathlon: How to improve mental toughness
How to Run in Zone 2
3/18/2019 | Heart rate zone training can be challenging when trying to limit your running to a specific zone.
Racing and Training With Purpose
3/11/2019 | Asking "why" and removing barriers will result in training with purpose.
Beginner Triathlete Community: Annual Report
12/31/2018 | 2018: What we accomplished

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

Ironman Santa Rosa
The swim was ok. The water was nice with a full sleeved wetsuit. It was relatively clear and fairly calm although there was some chop heading out on the second loop. Nothing unma[...]
Kinetic Sprint Aquathlon
(3)
Considering it was a rainy Mother's Day, the turnout wasn't bad. This is now my second Kinetic event after Waterman's last year, and I really enjoyed it. The volunteers have lots [...]
HSV Triathlon
(4)
Early start means you can get home in time to enjoy your Sunday! Allowing competitors to change swim position started a bit of chaos. Nice course, including run route through Ellenb[...]
  • 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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    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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    I have used several BT training programs and have had great success with them.
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    BT is THE site for triathletes
    BT is THE site for triathletes - new and seasoned! I've been tracking my workou[...]
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    THANK YOU for a brilliant program!
    I just wanted to say THANK YOU for a brilliant program for my first Ironman in C[...]