Heat: Secret Weapon? (Part 1)
Make hot weather your secret weapon by understanding how it affects you.


A guide to beginning triathlon after 40

Adjusting to a Road Bike Isn't as Easy at it Sounds!

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Prevent Knee Pain
Triathlete requests stretching and movement tips to prevent runner's knee.
What Makes a Good Race?
Criteria for a triathlon you would recommend to others
Bike Fit and Pain While Aero
Is it normal to have pain when switching to a tri bike?
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Bread for Runners: Good, Bad—or Yummy?
Myths and Tips about the Role of Bread in a Triathlete's Diet

Gear Reviews

BounceLab Ltd. Buband

I was attending a conference for bloggers last month and a woman, who was closer to my age than most of the attendees, sat down next to me and we started to chat.  She told [...]
XLAB Torpedo
Based on my fit experience with the Torpedo 50+, I wouldn't suggest this particular model. Maybe the Versa 200, with it's updated base, would be better? But that model costs quit[...]

Race Reports

Ironman Lake Placid
Great place to go every year....even if not prepared for a great race...
New Jersey State Triathlon - Olympic Course
CGI runs excellent races. The atmosphere was so much fun from beginning to end. They are exceptionally well-organized and keep everything fun and lively. The course was great, too. [...]
Finnskogen Triathlon
A small but really well organized race, and I really do believe I coudn't have picked a better first race! The oly and sprint races combined there were only about 80 racers, so I n[...]
  • 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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    BT is THE site for triathletes - new and seasoned! I've been tracking my workou[...]
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    BT is an essential resource. 
    Awesome site!  Full of helpful info. I did a super sprint last summer. Got total[...]
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    I've done a lot of running in the past three years but only started triathlons l[...]