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Podcast: Choosing a Triathlon Race Distance
1/13/2018 | What are the triathlon distances, and am I ready to race long?


1/13/2018 | What are the triathlon distances, and am I ready to race long?

1/13/2018 | The difference you can make is easy; give a hand instead of a glare.

Newest Articles


New Lake Michigan/Wisc. Short Course Race
12/31/2017 | HFP Racing announces race details, prize purse
Accomplish Your Goal: Free Triathlon Mentors
12/31/2017 | If you have a 2018 triathlon goal, sign up for one of our free mentor groups for advice and accountability.
Which Triathlon Distance to Choose
12/31/2017 | Let's start here: Not every triathlon is an Ironman.
Great Lessons From Triathlon
12/31/2017 | How all of that discipline, learning and development spills over
Study shows strength important at longer distances
12/31/2017 | Difference between marathon and half-marathon extreme
Wildflower Race Returns for 2018
12/29/2017 | More options for short course, adventure sports

Gear Reviews

Wahoo Kickr Snap
I was skeptical about paying so much when I already had a fluid trainer, but using it with Zwift is fun, and seeing the power calculation is great. I've never trained with power be[...]
(generic) Replacement Heart Rate Strap Garmin, Wahoo, Polar
I purchased a generic replacement strap on eBay, rather than purchase the expensive replacement from Garmin. My sensor is working just fine, but my strap was breaking down after a [...]

Race Reports

Run Through Victoria Park
Great organisation, steadily paced run following poor health
Ironman Muskoka 70.3
Tough race. So many hills on the bike! Love Huntsville though, beautiful town.
Walt Disney World Half Marathon
Too many people for my liking. Would provably be a fun race if it was your first half!
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