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Peanut Butter: A love story
10/31/2021 | Triathlete Questions about the nutrition benefits and costs of peanut butter, answered.
Ironman again at 45
10/31/2021 | After an 11 year break, a normal Midwestern mom goes for it again
Once disabled, now I'm an Ironman
10/31/2021 | Boston grad student conquers twisted arm, broken leg, to achieve 140.6
Male Endurance Athletes & Eating Disorders
9/14/2021 | Women aren't the only ones in triathlon with eating disorders
Tokyo Olympics Triathlon Info
7/23/2021 | Are you interested in following triathlon at the Olympics? Here are the times and dates of the Olympic triathlon competitions.
The day my bike went to the doctor
7/6/2021 | I took my bike to physical therapy and got great results

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Race Reports

Run For the Diamonds
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This is a fun holiday event with great community support. There are lots of people out cheering with signs, kids to high five, music, beer, extra water, candy, etc. I was really g[...]
Moustache Run
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Fun race!!
Ironman North Carolina 70.3
(5)
I think NC70.3 compares well to any race I've done. Right time of year, welcoming host city that's a cool place to hang out once the race is done..
  • 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 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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    Just wanted to say that I REALLY like all the changes made to the Training Plans[...]