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Mixing Training Plans (marathon and triathlon, etc.)
7/30/2019 | How to use the Beginner Triathlete training plans to combine run training for a late-season marathon with tri training for a mid-season triathlon.


10/31/2019 | Lessons learned from a beginner's training

10/31/2019 | Here are some of the ways that you can prepare yourself for open-water swimming when you’re new to the sport.

Newest Articles


Worst Marathon in a Decade Was Also Best
10/31/2019 | I didn't set any land speed records. But that wasn't the point.
How I Became A Triathlete
10/31/2019 | Getting to my first triathlon
Why Ultra-Bright Rear Bike Lights Matter
10/31/2019 | Daytime running lights on bikes and the difference it makes
Faux Burgers: Friend or Foe?
10/31/2019 | Are plant-based burgers a good thing for endurance athletes?
Hitting The Re-Boot Button: Why Stepping Back, Allows You To Jump Forward!
9/28/2019 | Knowing how to maintain fitness level during recovery season is key.

Gear Reviews

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[...]
Wahoo Kickr Snap
I was a little worried that I wouldn't like it as much as the kickr. But so far so good, and since I am only at this residence for 4 months a year, and half of that is either on t[...]

Race Reports

USATF So California Cross Country Championship
Final event in the USATF SoCal regional Cross Country Grand Prix Series. Attracts most of the top amateur runners in the area. Prize money for both series individual and team winn[...]
St Croix Coral Reef Swim
Race Dir & Staff have this event down (24 yrs), including a prerace meeting with course overview, smooth boat ride to the event start, and a great post race buffet and ceremony.
  • 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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    Thank You! This site is all good!! Now all I have to do is just get pass the s[...]
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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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    The training program was great!
    The training program was great, I just finished my first race yesterday. I thor[...]