Thinking About a Triathlon in 2021?
12/31/2020 | Training tips, workouts plans, free mentors and more


12/31/2020 | Training tips, workouts plans, free mentors and more

12/31/2020 | The right swim goggles protect your eyes and help you see better in the water.

Newest Articles


The ABC's of Sports Nutrition
1/31/2021 | Twenty six tips for eating well to support triathlon training
Ironman Again, This Time at 45
1/31/2021 | Age grouper takes on full Ironman for the second time, this time 11 years later
2020 Free Mentor Program is OPEN. Come Join!
12/31/2020 | Free triathlon training mentoring for new triathletes. Learn from a veteran. Gain support from your peers. Keep going!
Our Annual "Be Nice to the Newbies" Article, With a Twist
12/31/2020 | It's time for New Year's Resolutioners. Don't Get Mad. I Also No Longer Know How to Use the Pool.
Is the Lighter Runner the Better Runner?
12/31/2020 | Weight loss fixation and running performance

Gear Reviews

Aftershokz Aeropex
After wrestling with earbuds and AirPods with a dozen different tips and not finding anything that would stay in my ears while moving, running, etc. I finally found these. They use[...]
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[...]

Race Reports

Publix Atlanta Marathon 2021
Not the typical race or course due to COVID, but really well done all things considered.
Port of Tauranga Half Ironman
Love this race. Flat, Fast and Fun. Next time tho, I want to put a better performance on the board. They have a prize for most improved time.... hmmm.... 2022 here we come (maybe[...]
The HUFF 50K Trail Run
This was a good race. Since COVID caused some logistical issues it wasn't what I've heard it has been in the past. Hopefully this crap will become more sensical and we can resume [...]
  • 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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    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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    They're astonishingly brilliant!
    Just took advantage and got a gold membership. Then I set about making a custom [...]
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    BT is an essential resource. 
    Awesome site!  Full of helpful info. I did a super sprint last summer. Got total[...]
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    Best site I've found on the web.
    I just thought I'd drop a line.  Having only taken up the sport 18 months ago I [...]