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Ironman: A Fan's Perspective
10/31/2021 | From a friend who has never seen a triathlon of any length, Ironman is an interesting sight


11/30/2021 | How to create an indoor training space that makes you want to do the miles

11/30/2021 | Training tips, workouts plans, free mentors and more

Newest Articles


Ultra-distance national champions crowned at Great Floridian Multisport Festival
11/30/2021 | J.P. Dowd (Charlestown, Mass.) and Holly Smith (Marathon, Fla.) both earned the overall titles in the men's and women's events, while 12 other athletes earned national age-group titles.
Personalized Sports Nutrition: What should I eat?
11/30/2021 | Is nutrition based on genetic testing just a scam?
Peanut Butter: A love story
10/31/2021 | Triathlete Questions about the nutrition benefits and costs of peanut butter, answered.
Ironman again at 45
10/31/2021 | After an 11 year break, a normal Midwestern mom goes for it again
Once disabled, now I'm an Ironman
10/31/2021 | Boston grad student conquers twisted arm, broken leg, to achieve 140.6
Male Endurance Athletes & Eating Disorders
9/14/2021 | Women aren't the only ones in triathlon with eating disorders

Gear Reviews

Naipo Massage Gun Deep Tissue Muscle Massager
This is a great product and a wonderful invention. At times during intense training, there have been areas where I can't get relief from a foam roller because of the angles, and I [...]
XTerra Vengeance
Terrible customer service, from recommending the wrong size to not willing to replace with a larger size product, to claiming to have found a rip on the returned product. Also, if [...]

Race Reports

Golden Gate Trail Classic
Run Comments really say it all
Fiery Gizzard Half Marathon
It is publicized as a low key, low suuport race, which it is. No one should've been surprised by it, so I can 't fault it for that. The website did have an error, but the RD was g[...]
Run For the Diamonds
This is a fun holiday event with great community support. There are lots of people out cheering with signs, kids to high five, music, beer, extra water, candy, etc. I was really g[...]
  • 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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