Beginner Triathlete - My First Triathlon articles

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photoSwimmer becomes triathlete in pursuit of weight loss
author : Apotheosis
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photoThis was the question I got pretty frequently, with some variations that included, “why the heck” and “what were you thinking?” Honestly? I really don’t know what specifically sparked the idea.
author : Seht
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photoMy race from obesity to Vineman 70.3
author : mmielnic
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photoI ran my first triathlon and loved it!
author : CPesson
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photoTriathlete credits BeginnerTriathlete with keeping him on track
author : Orforded
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photoAt 63 years old and 50 lbs overweight I decide to do a triathlon.
author : sc123
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photoI had a bucket list of "must do's before I turn 60" but it was made up of things like "take a course in public speaking, weekend trip to NYC with my 3 grown sons, learn to kayak, etc." I needed more.
author : ledjenny
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photoAn ultrarunner tries her first triathlon and realizes there's a lot more to open water swimming than she'd thought!
author : mrmarkcole
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photoOr why an Ironman 70.3 may not be your best choice for your first triathlon.
author : sevierjosh
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photoThe night before the race when we dropped our bikes in transition we saw the swim course laid out in the water and those buoys looked SO FAR APART!
author : johnrunner
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photoRace report on the Chattanooga Waterfront Tri - Beginners Point of View. This was my first Olympic length triathlon and also the first time I had done a race with cycling shoes instead of cages.
author : rcjones
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photoSix years ago I was 44 years old and weighed 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 and grabbed a doughnut!
author : BrettTriMI
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photoFrom 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.
author : raceelpaso
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photo“I didn’t have a clue. I didn’t know how to swim, I would be dying after running a mile, I didn’t have any coordination or endurance; every time we trained, I was the last one.”
author : HerveB
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photoI looked at the swim buoys and start thinking, "Man! How am I ever going to swim that? That looks like a very long distance from the bridge. I have never done it in one go." There's no turning back.
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