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Building Rest Weeks in Training Plans
What does research suggest on the proper amount and type of 'rest' during a training plan? This article will go into the specifics of duration and intensity of rest weeks.
Hip Pain: Identification and Treatment Options
Of all the major joints, the hip joint remains the most difficult to evaluate for most orthopedic and sports medicine clinicians.
Plantar Wort, Capsulitis or Something Else?
Below my 5th metatarsal on the ball of my foot I have a callus area. If I press on it there is a lump underneath the skin. It hurts to walk barefoot sometimes and I feel it biking after 45 min.
An Addiction is Born
Six 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!
What Are Pull Buoys and How to Use Them to Help Improve Swimming
A pull buoy is an excellent tool to help any level of swimmer improve their technique and power. When used correctly and regularly, the buoy can build core strength and stroke consciousness.
Big Time Sinker
How should I approach swim training? The only way for me to have good form is to swim faster. I have to swim fairly fast in order to keep my body/legs high. This of course makes me tired faster.

Gear Reviews

Look Keo Carbon Pedals
The top of the prev generation Keo line (i.e. pre "Blade" pedals). A bit of a 'luxury' vs other Look pedals of the era but worth it if you can spare th[...]
Saris Powertap P1 Power Pedals
I have waited for these to hit the market for a couple months and although I wanted them sooner, I am very happy with these pedals. I like the fact that there is not a one sided re[...]

Race Reports

Goleta Beach Triathlon - Long Course
2013 time: 2:53:50 2014 time: 2:35:00 2015 time: 2:30:14 Signing up again next year!
Pioneer Power Sprint Triathlon
I thought this was a great sprint course. Volunteers were extremely helpful. Race was well organized, it was easy to know what to do and where to go. I really liked the bike cour[...]
Evergreen Sprint Triathlon
Bottom line: This is a mountain triathlon so conditions are a little more challenging. The lake is usually warmer, but this year was the coldest the lake has been since they started[...]
  • An Addiction is Born

    Six years ago I was 44 years old and weighed over 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 at them and grabbed another doughnut.Fast forward to last year. I’ve lost over 100 pounds, been teaching spinning for three years[...]

  • Shorter than Planned but Still Sweet

    My first tri experience was initiated from watching The Biggest Loser tv show. I saw one of the contestants participate in an Ironman triathlon after competing on the show. However the real story started about eight years ago.I have battled with my weight throughout my life and as a senior in college I topped out at 36[...]

  • The Old Fat Triathlete

    Last August I turned 63. At 6' tall I was over 245 lb. I had always been somewhat athletic (a scholarship football player in college) but certainly never anything close to an elite athlete. As I got older I was able to hold my own in the local touch football league, and during the first running craze in the '70's when [...]

  • My First Triathlon, Where I Learned That I Am Indeed a Land Mammal

    I started to worry when I noticed the wetsuits. Hanging over the bars where we had to rack our bikes in the transition area were several wetsuits. Hmmm. The website said the water would be in the mid-70s, and you can trust anything you read on the Internet, right? But there were all those wetsuits. Well, whatever, I th[...]

  • My 1st Triathlon!

    I had set my eyes on the Naperville all women's sprint triathlon four years ago and I trained with a beginner's training program from beginnertriathlete.com for four months for the 750k swim, 14 mile bike, and 5k run. Cut to a week before the race, and I get the biggest news of my life...I'm pregnant! Although obviousl[...]

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    BT is an essential resource. 
    Awesome site!  Full of helpful info. I did a super sprint last summer. Got total[...]
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    I just wanted to say THANK YOU for a brilliant program for my first Ironman in C[...]
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    I've done a lot of running in the past three years but only started triathlons l[...]