2/28/2022 | Nutrition advice for those who run fast, bike far, but can't say no to cookies

2/28/2022 | Planning and Spacing Out Your Races for a Successful "A" Race

Newest Articles


The Mental Journey of My New Plan
2/28/2022 | Tackling Nutrition and Training at 46
Nutrition for Competitive Triathletes
2/3/2022 | Endurance Athletes and Carbs, Protein, Electrolytes and Caffeine
Mentor Groups are Open for 2022!
12/31/2021 | Looking for a group of friends to encourage you in your triathlon training? This is the place.
Oatmeal for Triathletes
12/31/2021 | Is oatmeal really a good source of nutrition and energy for endurance athletes?

Gear Reviews

Speedo Endurance Suit
It's fun to get the latest new gear and review it, but sometimes it's more helpful to review items I've had forever that never seem to wear out. I am surprised Speedo still offers [...]
BMC Timemachine TM01
BMC is a quality company, making a great bike with all of the nice little things that a bike SHOULD have but often doesn't. The integrated toolbox is great. The shifters are amazin[...]

Race Reports

Dickson Iron Nugget Sprint Triathlon
Nice early season race. ‘No frills, but everything you need for a fun, low key tri.
Duck River Trail Race
Great small race of fantastic trails.
Buffalo Triathlon - Sprint Course
Glad to have it back in 2019, but would have liked a bit more post race food options. Also while medals do not really matter when you've offered them since inception to remove them[...]
  • 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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    I love the Beginner Triathlete site. Thanks for developing and maintaining a gr[...]
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    I have used several BT training programs and have had great success with them.
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    BT is an invaluable resource
    I've done a lot of running in the past three years but only started triathlons l[...]
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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 [...]