Proper Warm up for Winter Running
How to prepare your body before heading out into the cold.


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What are your thoughts on nutrition for a 3 to 3 1/2 hour Olympic triathlon?

Newest Articles


Give the Gift of BT
The perfect holiday gift for the triathlete in your life...
Engineered Sports Foods/Gels/Bars
Energy Bars, Gels & Electrolyte Replacers: Are they essential sports foods?
Great Ways to Support Friends on BT
Do you know all the ways to send inspires, comment on logs and be friends on BT?
Rehab from Pinched Nerve in Cervical Spine/Neck
What is a realistic recovery timeline from a cervical pinched nerve?
Pay Yourself to Train?
If you work through your planned workouts, here's an idea...
Preventing Common Foot Injuries
What foot injuries are common in triathletes, and how can I prevent the serious ones?

Gear Reviews

Desoto forza
needs to be more water repellent (thus lighter) with less padding; quicker drying, etc., simply put.
XTerra Vortex Sleeveless
Poor fit for me personally. Good price. As I needed a wetsuit quickly the freight charges for two orders added up as I did not have time to do an exchange versus refund. Then th[...]

Race Reports

Feast and Feathers Trail Half Marathon
This was very well organized. There was a tent for people to get out of the weather (the tent had heavy flaps on all sides). The course was marked very well, there were several mome[...]
Reston Triathlon
This was my first Olympic and other than a difficult bike portion, I was happy with it. I think the swim and run courses were excellent. Also, this race has by far the best swag e[...]
Thanksgiving Day Race
I love this race, but the organizer is not making this easy to keep coming back to. She needs to add more fun to this. She needs help. Hasn't she ever been to awesome races an[...]
  • Race To The Race

    Vineman 70.3 race report I am writing this for myself and my family, friends and acquaintances who may or may not know about triathlon, or what the process was like for me to get to this point. This year was the 20th anniversary of the Vineman, and the race would be my first 70.3 distance triathlon. The Vineman[...]

  • First Tri Experience, Start to Finish

    “So, why did you decide to do a triathlon?”  This was the question I got pretty frequently, with some variations that included, “why the heck” and “what were you thinking?”  The second question I got was always, “You’re going to swim in the Schuylkill river?!&rd[...]

  • An Addiction is Born

    Six years ago I was 44 years old and weighed over 260 pounds.  If anybody had suggested to me that at age 50 I would complete a sprint-length triathlon I would have rolled my eyes at them and grabbed another doughnut.Fast forward to last year. I’ve lost over 100 pounds, been teaching spinning for three years[...]

  • Shorter than Planned but Still Sweet

    My first tri experience was initiated from watching The Biggest Loser tv show. I saw one of the contestants participate in an Ironman triathlon after competing on the show. However the real story started about eight years ago.I have battled with my weight throughout my life and as a senior in college I topped out at 36[...]

  • The Old Fat Triathlete

    Last August I turned 63. At 6' tall I was over 245 lb. I had always been somewhat athletic (a scholarship football player in college) but certainly never anything close to an elite athlete. As I got older I was able to hold my own in the local touch football league, and during the first running craze in the '70's when [...]

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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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    They're astonishingly brilliant!
    Just took advantage and got a gold membership. Then I set about making a custom [...]
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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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    The interface is much easier to use...
    Just wanted to say that I REALLY like all the changes made to the Training Plans[...]