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12/31/2021 | Looking for a group of friends to encourage you in your triathlon training? This is the place.
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Newest Articles

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Oatmeal for Triathletes
12/31/2021 | Is oatmeal really a good source of nutrition and energy for endurance athletes?
Peanut Butter & Chocolate Chip Muffins (Gluten-free)
12/31/2021 | Recipe for Triathlete Goodies: Peanut Butter & Chocolate Chip Muffins (Gluten-free) recipe
Advice I thought I'd Never Give: Hold Your Breath
12/31/2021 | How can triathletes improve their swim stroke? Here's an non-traditional way.
Our Annual "Be Nice to the Newbies" Article
12/31/2021 | It's time for New Year's Resolutioners. Don't Get Mad. Get Helpful.
Ultra-distance national champions crowned at Great Floridian Multisport Festival
11/30/2021 | J.P. Dowd (Charlestown, Mass.) and Holly Smith (Marathon, Fla.) both earned the overall titles in the men's and women's events, while 12 other athletes earned national age-group titles.
Personalized Sports Nutrition: What should I eat?
11/30/2021 | Is nutrition based on genetic testing just a scam?

Gear Reviews

The Magic 5 Custom Goggles
(4.7)
Great process, amazing product. I have a very slim face and regular goggles have to be tightened so hard they leave horrible raccoon eyes. I finally found some that sat on my orbit[...]
Naipo Massage Gun Deep Tissue Muscle Massager
(4.8)
This is a great product and a wonderful invention. At times during intense training, there have been areas where I can't get relief from a foam roller because of the angles, and I [...]

Race Reports

Eagle in the Sun
Our new course offers the opportunity to swim in a 50 meter pool, then ride out onto a closed course for 12 miles and end with a run out onto the new Playa Drain Trail.
Mighty Mujer Triathlon Tucson
Mighty Mujer Triathlon is an all-female race that challenges and inspires. The race starts with a 400-meter swim in an outdoor 50-meter pool. Athletes then bike a 2-loop route with [...]
St Croix Coral Reef Swim
The race has the logistics dialed in. This is the 25th year, a boat ride to Buck island is a great way to see the sun rise.....you're on your own getting back to STX.
  • 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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    The interface is much easier to use...
    Just wanted to say that I REALLY like all the changes made to the Training Plans[...]
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    THANK YOU for a brilliant program!
    I just wanted to say THANK YOU for a brilliant program for my first Ironman in C[...]
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    The training program was great!
    The training program was great, I just finished my first race yesterday. I thor[...]