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8/31/2020 | Indoor bike trainers for triathlon allow you to continue to bike indoors on your own bicycle


8/31/2020 | Lessons learned from a beginner's training

Newest Articles

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Mid-Life Weight Gain for Triathletes
10/31/2020 | How to avoid or combat the creeping weight gain of middle age
An Unconventional Freestyle Arm Entry Improves Performance
10/31/2020 | The benefits of an unconventional freestyle arm entry are: minimal wasted time, improved leverage, and reduced shoulder stress.
Hydration and Sodium
8/31/2020 | How to keep yourself from danger and choose the right diet for training in the heat
Intestinal Distress and Urgent "Pit Stops"
7/31/2020 | Endurance run training can mean unpleasant digestive problems for triathletes.
Three Ideas to Break Up Boredom and Free Your Muscles
7/31/2020 | Move into a different plane of motion

Gear Reviews

Sundried Rouleur Women's Training Bib Shorts
(4.6)
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
(4.6)
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

(Virtual) Hot Chocolate 15k - Kansas City
(5)
This was the "virtual" Hot Chocolate race, so there was no "official" course to be run. I made up my own course out on the trails. The above race evaluation is in no way reflect[...]
Ostoros 4K
(5)
Felt pretty good but could have run faster with lighter shoes. Didn't feel 100%, though.
Nato run
(4)
This is my 3rd time running this race and my first time running the race in its entirety as I ran it twice as a relay and placed 3rd and 1st. This time I ran the whole thing by mys[...]
  • 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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