Why 2019 Is Your Year For A Triathlon
12/29/2018 | There is no reason why 2019 can't be your year to participate in a triathlon for the first time.


12/31/2018 | Why being a jerk to newbies is ultimately counterproductive

12/31/2018 | There is no reason why 2019 can't be your year to participate in a triathlon for the first time.

Newest Articles


Beginner Triathlete Community: Annual Report
12/31/2018 | 2018: What we accomplished
The Differences in Running Outside in the Winter Versus the Summer
12/31/2018 | How you can make your outdoor running work in any climate.
Sports Nutrition Questions
12/30/2018 | Trustworthy advice for how to fuel your body for top runner performance.
Wildflower Experience Returns in 2019 to Deliver the Ultimate Fitness and Lifestyle Experience
12/30/2018 | Please join us for a three-day endurance festival, including: new multisport discipline activities (aquabike and open water swim), yoga and wellness clinics in festival atmosphere.
Assess, Don’t Guess with Lactate Threshold Testing
12/29/2018 | Learn how to train with lactate threshold and race faster as a result.
How To Train Yourself To Stop Pre-Competition Nerves
12/29/2018 | Techniques athletes can use to stop anxiety affecting their performance.

Gear Reviews

Compex Sport Elite 2.0 w/TENS
This unit was provided to me by Compex in exchange for an unbiased review.

When I was first approached to do this review, I was more than a little bit skeptical. Afte[...]
Atom Compression Compression Milk Fiber Classic Socks
The compression socks are very soft and easy to pull on, but still provide as much compression as the stiffer compression socks I've used before. These were provided by the company[...]

Race Reports

Hot Chocolate 15K - Atlanta
This is a super fun race that delivers on the hot chocolate at the finish line! Very organized and lots of people - I loved it!
Oak Hill Park Run
Slow start at back of large field of runners on narrow path
YWCA Indoor Sprint Tri
Always a fun race!
  • 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. "[...]

  • First Triathlon: Toppling

    Congratulations to BT User MikeyNC81, who shared his story of his first triathlon:Well, after many years of wanting to do a triathlon, I finally did one at Patagonia Lake, AZ. I participated in the sprint distance race. I had only been swimming for about 6 weeks but felt confident I could complete the 500m. T[...]

  • My First Multi-Sport Event

    Most people these days can say they’ve run at an organized 5k, 10k, or even half marathon event. Running is something that’s accessible to nearly everyone and you can just get out and run without much training. Having a go at a multi-sport event, however, is an entirely different ball game, which requires c[...]

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    I followed your 20 week IM training plan pretty much to the letter and completed[...]
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    Just took advantage and got a gold membership. Then I set about making a custom [...]
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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 love the Beginner Triathlete site. Thanks for developing and maintaining a gr[...]