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Ironman and the Light at the Finishline
My race report is different. My motivating factors go back seven years. I have lived in denial for seven years. Depression. I registered for Ironman Texas even though I felt like a complete failure.
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Beginners


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I just did a sprint triathlon and want to sign up for my first olympic in six weeks. Is this enough time to train?

Newest Articles

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The Best Ironman Taper Plans
There are a lot of flavors to an Iron distance taper plan. Do you reduce the volume, the frequency or both? This article will go over some tried-and-true taper plans.
Four Tips to Survive the Open Water Swim or a Stampede
The open water swim can be one of the scariest or most fun parts of your race. Use these four tips to take a little fear out of the water and turn it into more of an enjoyable experience.
To Eat—or Not to Eat: The Pre-Exercise Question
What should you eat before exercise? The following information can help you figure out the best way to fuel your body before you exercise.
Training After Chemotherapy
I am about to begin a six month course of chemo. I am bound and determined to continue full steam ahead with training for next year's roster of events. Can I train under these conditions?
How to Make a Comeback in Swimming
If you have ever taken a month off in swimming, this article and short training plan will get you feeling the water again and back to your original yardage.
Heavy Sweater and Fluid Needs
I drink during my runs but I am a profuse sweater and it seems like I just can't keep up with my fluid needs. Would it be helpful to switch to an electrolyte drink for my fluid needs?
Gear Reviews

Gear Reviews

Garmin Fenix 2
(4)
This is a highly versatile multisport watch/GPS. Moving up from the 310XT, I now have more than a stopwatch when I'm in the pool, I can sync workouts right afterward using my smar[...]
Play Harder 110% Double-Life Shin/Calve Sleeves
(4.3)
These sleeves have been a great tool for recovery from long runs. We all know the benefits of compression socks, but 110% sleeves have the bonus of allowing the insertion of ice pa[...]

Race Reports

Silverback Triathlon - International Course
(2)
This race is owned and operated by Silverback. I think they are trying to develop a niche of creating cheap races that have little to no fanfare. This particular race was a free e[...]
Rev3 Pocono Mountains - Half Rev
(3)
Not a very organized race, but a decent race. Had a great run and a good swim. Felt strong on the bike but just had mechanical issues. Didn't have a good race performance time-wi[...]
Super Spartan Red Deer
(5)
Really enjoyed it - free beer at the end as well.

Newest Beginner Race Reports

  • Bridging the Generation Gap

    By Phil DarleyWhat could make a Father prouder than his 15-year-old daughter agreeing to participate with Dad in a local YMCA-sponsored Sprint Triathlon? Having it held on Father’s Day Weekend, of course!In the fall of 2012 I made the decision to train for my first Sprint Tri.  I got pumped up as I read seve[...]

  • Strong Women of Mighty Mujer Triathlon: Conquering Fear

    Three years ago, Jessica Melendez-Carrillo never imagined she would one day be considered an athlete. Now, after six triathlons, several 5Ks, and a half marathon, her story of determination and perseverance has inspired women across the border region to push themselves further than they ever thought possible. Her [...]

  • First Triathlon - Starting My Next Life After Rehab

    It’s 4:00 am on June 1, 2014, my alarm rings and I spring awake. It’s here… today…THE day. I sit on the edge of the bed, and for a moment I think about how far I’ve come in a very short time.  Convincing myself that I’m ready, dispelling the thoughts that I’ve had for th[...]

  • Grace Happens - First Triathlon

    I skipped church last Sunday to compete in my first (and last) Ironman Triathlon.  It consisted of a 2.4 mile swim in Lake Erie (which I did with my ankles strapped together), a 112 mile bike race (handcycle, for me), and a full 26.2 mile marathon (for which I used a racing wheelchair).  That’s 140.6 mi[...]

  • No More Excuses!

    As with probably ninety percent of people on this website my story starts with,"I've always wanted to do a triathlon..." I hit a breaking point which inspired me to get into shape: 300 lbs. I was officially fat. I became one of those middle aged men who used to be in such good shape, but now because of lackluster excus[...]

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