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Never Too Big to Tri

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avatarIt seems that the question arises most everywhere I go and it is usually comes from a 210-pound pot-bellied chain smoker. “Aren’t you to big to be doing triathlons?”

You’re a What!

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photoI’m a C-L-Y-D-E-S-D-A-L-E! Many people in the sport know the division is there, but many of them think that it's a 'fat boys division.' So what constitutes a Clydesdale? Why even have this class?

Now I Understand!

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photoI have made great strides over the last few years to be a better swimmer, but this was really screwing with my head.

Laying Out A Transition Area

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avatarHow to properly and effectively lay out your triathlon transition area.

Glory Days

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photoWhy is it so hard to start over after an extended leave from the sport. When it comes to training we can't live in our glory days!

Make Everyday Father's Day!

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photoDo you celebrate Father's Day just once a year? Stop and take a little time to think about the other 364 days that could be Father’s Day for you.

Back in the Saddle.......Again!!!!

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avatarI heard an athletic trainer say that in life we have many setbacks. The key is to overcome these setbacks, but the question is how?

Michael Pate's Total Sprint

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avatar22 week program taking you from the couch to the finishline.

Where Is The Light? Hurricane Katrina Report from Michael Pate

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photoBut just when I was beginning to think that life is consumed by only darkness, just out of my sight, there it was...A glimmer of light.

Don’t Forget the Small Stuff! - Race Day Checklist

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avatarDownloadable race-day checklist for your triathlon preparation. Everything you need to bring from your bike to drinks.

Are You a Quitter When the Going Gets Tough?

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avatarOn any given day, you may not want to train, but that will be when some of your mental toughness will start being built.

Racer Number 547, Please Report to Your Bike!

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avatarI had a great experience being a volunteer, but used the time to educate myself on anything that could allow me to have a better race or pass something on to the readers at BT.

Racing by the Rules!

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avatarIf you are going to do a triathlon, you need to know at least some of the basic rules that can keep you from getting hurt or hurting someone else.

Exclusive 2004 Audio Interview with Wendy Ingraham

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photoAn interview on training, influences and the passion of triathlon.

It's Not Fair

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avatarSometimes life just isn’t fair! We all have situations come up from time to time that test our dedication to triathlon training.
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