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Gear Reviews

Garmin Forerunner 735xt
The 735 is a great watch. It's light, sleek, has a slew of custom features, and the multisport mode works like a dream. I've had a few problems with pool swims that, at first, I at[...]
Nike Nike Zoom+
I purchased these as a winter alternative to my Vibrams, because my toes were getting too cold in Vibrams. These keep my toes away from such close contact with the ground, and kee[...]

Race Reports

Cooper Sprint Triathlon
Rated this a 4 because of the start delay - which I don't think was their fault - and the results not breaking out individual leg rankings or the ability to sort. Otherwise, nicely [...]
Texas State Time Trial Championship
The race is fine.....kind of a no frills type race, which is perfectly fine for me. There aren't a lot of TT options in Texas, so I will continue to come back, but it's not somethi[...]
Brooklyn Half-Marathon
Good race. Weather's a bit of a crap shoot this time of year -- I've been through two super hot ones that also ended in massive rain storms -- but if you pace it properly (easy in t[...]
  • I tried triathlon and can't get enough

    Three years ago, I stood on the shores of my first triathlon. I was intimidated, unsure of what to expect and cold as a chilly rain storm hit central Ohio that morning.I had never swam in open water. I had never even watched a triathlon. I had been running for a year and at 5-foot-11 could only run 12-minute miles. I d[...]

  • What Running My First Triathlon Taught Me About Life

    The following is excerpted from the full story, available at the blog link below.The story began when, together with three friends, I spontaneously signed up for an Olympic distance triathlon (sounds fancy but it’s just the standard triathlon distance; 1.5km swim, 40km bike, 10km run) only seven weeks prior to th[...]

  • First Triathlon!

    In August I completed my first triathlon.It was a sprint but WOW was it hard and exciting for me. Over the years I completely let myself go. I was overweight and turning 30. With five months to go before my wedding day, I decided to make a change. I knew I wanted to lose weight for the wedding but more importantly I wa[...]

  • Old and Creaky

    When I was in my mid 40's, I started feeling creaky. I thought to myself that I was too young to be old, so I decided to start getting active. I became a fair weather runner. I ran when it wasn't too hot or wasn't too cold or I wasn't too busy. As I neared 50, I felt I needed something to distract me from that mileston[...]

  • How it all started...

    I am a 44 year old father of a 10 year girl. When she was 8 and riding her bike pretty good, she was complaining that she wanted to ride further than we would let her by herself. So I bought an old 3 speed Schwinn off Craigs List and we started going for bike rides on the local bike trails. Eventually I was riding by m[...]

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    Your plan worked like a treat!
    I followed your 20 week IM training plan pretty much to the letter and completed[...]
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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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    BT is an invaluable resource
    I've done a lot of running in the past three years but only started triathlons l[...]