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Running: Masks and Face Coverings
4/30/2020 | Triathlon training, running and cycling in Covid-19 conditions with masks and face coverings


5/31/2020 | Targeting different zones in your triathlon training

5/31/2020 | Learn to perform routine maintenance on your bike. Knowing basic maintenance will make you a better rider. You’ll also come to recognize the complexity and beauty of this machine.

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Food, Triathletes and Joyful Eating
5/31/2020 | Historical eating habits and creating our own patterns intentionally
Swim Training During Coronavirus: Podcast
5/31/2020 | Triathlon swim training: Coronavirus insight
How to Find Virtual Triathlons
5/31/2020 | Some race companies are offering shirts and medals; Others use trackable equipment
How to Train When Races Are Canceled
4/30/2020 | Triathlon Training During Covid-19: Strength instead of Swim, etc.
Creating Your Own Self-Supported Triathlon
4/30/2020 | When races are cancelled, we come up with interesting solutions
Using the Triathlon Custom Training Plan Creator for Covid-19
4/30/2020 | How to customize a training plan for triathlon when your races are canceled

Gear Reviews

Sundried Rouleur Women's Training Bib Shorts
This is a great option for women for cycling bib shorts. They are stylish and well-made. If you are used to a very thin pad, this will be an adjustment for you. It's a thicker, mol[...]
IvaMichele The Aspire Triathlon Shorts
These are cute, functional, and very long. Technically they are well built and the materials are good. More colors would be nice, but I do like the butterfly logo. These shorts wer[...]

Race Reports

Salute the Military
Rev3, thanks for making this race virtual and making it fun. The athlete guide was cleverly written and very entertaining. I was glad to be able to support your organization in th[...]
Ironman New Zealand
This program is amazing. It concentrates on your ability to move forward over time, rather than dwell on speed and or metrics unless you want that. Even with my injury I knew I wo[...]
Motatapu Ultra Run
Spectacular mountain course. Race continues to be very well organised - from pre race communication / gear checks, right through to post race activities. Will be back again next yea[...]
  • 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 completed my first 70.3
    I just completed my first 70.3 in Lake Stevens, Washington on Sunday, 7/21. It [...]
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    I love the Beginner Triathlete site. Thanks for developing and maintaining a gr[...]
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    The training program was great!
    The training program was great, I just finished my first race yesterday. I thor[...]