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Eight Things I Learned from My First Triathlon
Or why an Ironman 70.3 may not be your best choice for your first triathlon.
X.T.E.R.R.A. – Xtraordinarily Twisted Exercise & Ridiculous Running Adventure [LONG]
How to consistently come in last place and enjoy it. By a real expert.
Beginner Lessons Learned From Embarrassing Moments
Don't worry, you can't do anything that hasn't been done before. Read this article for some humorous insights of one triathlete's introduction to the sport.
How Did I Get Here? - My First Triathlon
Someone said that I would have to change in the transition area after the pool. Well OK, but it was maybe 45 degrees that morning. Yuck, all just part of the experience.
Defining a Sprint Triathlon
Looking to do your first triathlon? Here is a look beyond the distances.
Part 3: Equipment Advice From a Newb. Guaranteed Accuracy and Brilliance!
Honey, great news. I just spent our kids’ college fund on a new bike! The sales guy said it will shave at least 3 seconds off my 40K time. Umm, honey why do you have a knife in your hand???
Pushing Yourself To the Limit — Doing That First Triathlon.
In February of 2004 I was a 270 pound 34 year old. I had the body of an out-of-shape, degenerate lineman. I was strong and muscular, but with a healthy dose of jiggle and even, dare I say it, wiggle.
Your First Triathlon: What Equipment You Really Need
New to triathlons? Don't know what equipment is really necessary? This article describes the basic swim, bike and run equipment needs for first time triathletes.
My First Triathlon: From a Poorly Navigated Swim to a Smile at the Finish Line
A look back at my first triathlon at Parlee Beach.
An Ironman's Story of Iron Will
This is the story of a beginner triathlete's life altering conquest of his first Ironman.
First Event Lessons - What this Newbie Learned
I had read the articles on BT, I'd trained, and I thought I had prepared. There were, however, a few things that I didn't internalize despite what I'd been told.
Become the Person You Never Thought You Could Be
If you’re reading this because you’re still not sure, sign up for just one triathlon – a short sprint.
Never Too Big to Tri
It 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?”
The Top Six Beginner Questions
Mark Allen, six time Ironman Champion, answers the most common questions beginners have in getting into triathlons.
Ambition or Stupidity? My First Triathlon
One slight problem. I don't know how to swim at all. When I say 'at all', I don't even dog paddle because I am scared to death of water. But I am going to do this.
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