Eight Things I Learned from My First Triathlon

author : mrmarkcole
comments : 36
photoOr 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]

author : seveerneb
comments : 43
photoHow to consistently come in last place and enjoy it. By a real expert.

How Did I Get Here? - My First Triathlon

author : brian1388
comments : 15
photoSomeone 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.

Pushing Yourself To the Limit — Doing That First Triathlon.

author : tmwelshy
comments : 15
photoIn 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.

My First Triathlon: From a Poorly Navigated Swim to a Smile at the Finish Line

author : Wooden Bell
comments : 8
photoA look back at my first triathlon at Parlee Beach.

Ambition or Stupidity? My First Triathlon

author : runrgrl2007
comments : 7
photoOne 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.

Overweight But Not Out Of Place

author : RachaelBagel
comments : 19
photoI thought I'd feel out of place among triathletes - until I realized I was one.

What Was I Thinking? My First Triathlon

author : fatboy38
comments : 10
photoI've come a long way in one year; 85 pounds lost and fitness gained. I think I feel truly alive for the first time in a long time.

My First Triathlon

author : thomasfieber
comments : 9
photoA (relatively) humorous description of my training for, and participation in, my first triathlon.

Halfway, but finished...

author : jmacht14
comments : 10
photoI was only halfway to my weightloss goal, but I was still able to finish my first triathlon only after 10 weeks of consistent training.

My First Tri Experience - What was I thinking?

author : kcowart
comments : 11
photoI have always been an athlete, growing up playing team sports like basketball and soccer. I also ran in a couple of 10K races every year, so I had no reason to worry about running a 5K...right?

Lessons Learned and Angels

author : Gina76
comments : 2
photoThe completion of my first sprint triathlon! Even though it has been over a year since my first tri, I find myself ready to do two more this year and even two half marathons!

My First Tri Experience

author : Zen Master
comments : 24
photoAll I can think about is, "How can I swim in this?" I can't sleep. I think I made a big mistake. I'm filling my head with fear and doubt. What made me think I could run a triathlon?

A Girl's First Try at a Tri

author : sarahhaselup
comments : 14
photoA 34 year old new runner gives a shot at her first triathlon in the chilly waters of the San Francisco Bay.

My First Triathlon...This Wasn't My Plan

author : Al1978
comments : 4
photoFrom the couch to a half Ironman the hard way.
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