Mind Your Training Series
1/31/2018 | Intention and purpose in training makes all the difference


2/28/2018 | The basics, the niceties and the luxuries (updated 2018) for the run leg of a triathlon

2/28/2018 | The basics, the niceties and the luxuries (updated 2018) for the bike leg of a triathlon.

Newest Articles


Smart Training Hacks: Calibrate Wheel-on Smart Trainer
2/28/2018 | If you're using a smart trainer that approximates a power meter and your back wheel is still on your bike, calibrate frequently.
Mind Your Swim
2/28/2018 | Our Mind Your Training Series for Triathletes continues with mindful training for the swim
Don’t Let a Cramp Stop You Short!
2/28/2018 | Practical tips for ending a cramp quickly so you can continue to run
How To Gain Weight Healthfully
2/28/2018 | For those endurance athletes who can't seem to put on muscle
Zwift and Specialized Launch Triathlon Academy
2/28/2018 | Press release from Zwift: Registration now open to join the World’s Best Supported Amateur Tri Team
BT Updates and Improvements
2/28/2018 | What's going on inside Beginner Triathlete this month

Gear Reviews

Xterra Safety Swim Buoy
When I swim in open water, I often fear boats will not see me, or I will get a cramp and run into trouble and then panic. Having this inflatable buoy along will be a big comfort. I[...]
Milestone Footpod
Great if you use shoes with shoelaces. Great workaround to run in Zwift. Doesn't work to run with Zwift app while listening to music or audiobook or podcast on the same device that[...]

Race Reports

Motatapu Off Road Marathon
Excellent race! Great countryside, brilliantly organised. Might even be back for a 3rd go in 2019!
Black Cat 10-Miler
A nice race, but a rather dull course. Mostly running on rte 114 from Salem to Marblehead, out and back, with a final loop out to the Willows area.
  • First Triathlon: Toppling

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