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How Much Does the Engine Matter?
Work ethic has a lot to do with how far you can take your talents. The best athlete doesn’t always win, but the best athlete who works the hardest, usually does.
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Beginners


Most swimming improvements happen in the pool with a focus on technique and building aerobic fitness, but don't ignore the need for open water familiarization. Here are three tips to reduce anxiety.


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.

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Trochanteric Bursitis - What is it?
Do you find your hip hurting after running or after running a long race? This article provides diagnosis and treatment for greater trochanteric pain syndrome.
Guidelines for Considering ACL/Meniscus Surgery
Any athlete who is facing the potential for an ACL repair surgery should ask himself or herself what they are hoping to do in the future.
My First Tri
From the bar to the bike and the beach. I decided that for my 34th birthday, I was going to buy myself a new bike...something to get my butt in shape.
A Way of Seeing Things: Athlete as Traveler
Traveling as an athlete is better than traveling as a tourist or on business or even just wandering around with a backpack and a holey sleeping bag. An athlete is given wide birth.
Calculating Your Sweat Rate
What should you do if you train in hot weather and you sweat a lot? Do you drink more water, more sports drink...what about electrolyte supplements? Use this guide to enhance your training.
Holy Cow, I'm A Triathlete!
As I entered the transition area, I got body marked. It was, for me, pretty intense. It made it so real...I was doing this! A triathlon!

Gear Reviews

Neosport Sprint long john wetsuit
(3.6)
I bought this wetsuit because I am not the most experienced open water swimmer. I have used it many times in the lake for early and late season training and love it. It gives me [...]
Blue Seventy Hydra Vision Mirrored Goggles
(5)
This is the ONLY style of goggle I train and race with. I am doing my first Ironman in June of 2015. These will be on my face when I crush that 2.4 mile swim!!

Race Reports

Columbus Marathon
(5)
This was my first stand alone marathon. I wasn't sure what to expect. I had drastically changed my goals when the PF set in. I am very happy to have finished, but was a little di[...]
Life Time Tri Soma
(5)
A big shout out to all the volunteers. Thanks! I know that I didn't get a chance to say it enough on the course. Plus a shout out to the Police Officer manning the College U-turn[...]
Pilgrimman
(4)
I liked this race. There were some complaints from the Sprint the day before about organization, but on Sunday a lot of those things seem to have been corrected and I had no comp[...]

Newest Beginner Race Reports

  • My First Tri

    Go to the bar or go to the workout?  It all started late last summer, I was looking back at what my life had become over the past few years.  I figured out that I was one of the citie's biggest bar-stars, going out 4-6 nights a week, somehow staying out until 2am and getting up in the morning, going to work, [...]

  • Holy Cow, I'm A Triathlete!

    The Distance:  600 meter swim.  18 mile bike.  A 5k run.  The race, Iron Girl Syracuse.  Experience...amazing.The day before. Starting out calm, but feeling my nerves increase like the tide coming in.   My sister-in-law, God bless her, drove up with her youngest (15 years old) to chee[...]

  • 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[...]

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