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Mid-Season Bike Check
You're Ready...Is Your Bike? Common problems that ruin race day:


Dos and Don'ts for the Transition Area and more...

From heavy, stressed business owner to triathlete

Newest Articles


For Whom Are You Doing All This?
If your passion flags, maybe you aren't racing because you want to
Moving Your Planned Training Days
How to rearrange your workouts in the BT Training Calendar
The Strength to Stay Aero
What you need to do so you don't have to sit up
Excellent is Better than Perfect
Taking Your Diet to the Next Level
How it all started...
I rode my old beater bicycle to my daughter's swim team, and now I'm a triathlete

Gear Reviews

Pjur Active 2Skin Anti Chafing Gel
Pjur Active 2Skin is great. I received my first product free as a trial, and I gave it a thorough test. Within a few weeks, after using the sample in every workout, I came back and[...]
De Soto Tri-Shorts
They don't even make the style of tri shorts I'm reviewing anymore, but when a pair wore out last week after literally 18 years of frequent use, I felt compelled to write a review.[...]

Race Reports

Columbia River Triathlon
Overall this was a good race. WHY racing always does a great job on organizing and has plenty of knowledgeable volunteers. Great music, great post-race food and beer! My only com[...]
Ironman Lake Placid
Great race totally recommend for anyone looking to do a WTC Ironman.
Budapest Night run
Great race but boring course
  • 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[...]

  • My First Triathlon (and my Daughter's Third)

    Note: This race report was from my first triathlon about a year ago. I just completed this same triathlon last weekend (as did my daughter) with significantly better results. Since this first triathlon, I’ve gone hardcore into the sport. I train 6-8 hours a week, completed 3 other tri’s last year, and have [...]

  • First Tri: Don't Fall Off Your Bike

    I needed to reduce my BMI for health reasons and I spent all winter in spinning class and swimming back and forth in the pool, keeping up with my steps on FitBit until one day I asked my step-brother, a Triathlete, what are my goals?  How much riding in place, pool laps and steps are “good”?  With[...]

  • First IM: Racing after breaking a toe

    Hello, my name is Corey Pesson aka CPesson and this is my journey and story. It all started about three years ago when several friends talked me into getting a road bike and start training and racing. After doing so, it wasn’t very long I was asked to do my first sprint triathlon. Now although it was a bit of a s[...]

  • First: Done. On to the Second!

    So, I finished my first sprint triathlon. I enjoyed it and want more. In preparation for the next one, which is going to be held in March, I created a training plan to balance of what I can do better in training and racing.I did my first triathlon in October 28th 2015. It was the 5th race of the Copa Brasil Triathlon c[...]

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    Best site I've found on the web.
    I just thought I'd drop a line.  Having only taken up the sport 18 months ago I [...]
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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[...]
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    They're astonishingly brilliant!
    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[...]