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Eight Best Beginner Triathlete Articles
A Collection of Our Favorite Articles for Beginner Triathletes


From heavy, stressed business owner to triathlete

Could you do a tri with a titanium rod in your spine?

Newest Articles


Regenexx stem cells for knee?
Is stem cell treatment a viable solution for degenerating knees?
Piriformis Syndrome
How to quiet incessant pain from hip, back, leg nerves
How to Incorporate Your Family in Your Cross Training
Minimize time away from your family with these inclusive tips
My First Triathlon (and my Daughter's Third)
A recap of my thoughts from my first triathlon
Weight and Protein: Hot Topics at the ACSM Annual Meeting
Did you know marathoners and bodybuilders need about the same amount of protein?
Show Your Bike Some Love
Bike maintenance chores to do daily, weekly, monthly and annually

Gear Reviews

Giro Air attack
It is very light and comfortable.
Giro Air Attack Shield
I was very excited to have purchased this helmet. Now I'm looking at peeling the stickers off.

Race Reports

Rev3 Williamsburg - Olympic Course
Plenty of ice, plenty of drinks, plenty of friendly, helpful volunteers, police and fire police. Very good race, Rev3 puts on a very good production and is a good organization who [...]
Ironman Lake Placid
My 1st Ironman is in the books..My thoughts? The training was not as difficult as I expected it to be. Don't get me wrong I had the moments of being tired, but not to the point ev[...]
New Jersey State Triathlon - Sprint Course
Great race event. It's the NJ State and gets accolades for it. Gorgeous lake, spirited bike course and lots of run shade (though narrow paths) Great DJ, lots of available liquids[...]
  • My First Triathlon (and my Daughter's Third)

    Note: This race report was from my first triathlon about a year ago. I just completed this same triathlon last weekend (as did my daughter) with significantly better results. Since this first triathlon, I’ve gone hardcore into the sport. I train 6-8 hours a week, completed 3 other tri’s last year, and have [...]

  • First Tri: Don't Fall Off Your Bike

    I needed to reduce my BMI for health reasons and I spent all winter in spinning class and swimming back and forth in the pool, keeping up with my steps on FitBit until one day I asked my step-brother, a Triathlete, what are my goals?  How much riding in place, pool laps and steps are “good”?  With[...]

  • First IM: Racing after breaking a toe

    Hello, my name is Corey Pesson aka CPesson and this is my journey and story. It all started about three years ago when several friends talked me into getting a road bike and start training and racing. After doing so, it wasn’t very long I was asked to do my first sprint triathlon. Now although it was a bit of a s[...]

  • First: Done. On to the Second!

    So, I finished my first sprint triathlon. I enjoyed it and want more. In preparation for the next one, which is going to be held in March, I created a training plan to balance of what I can do better in training and racing.I did my first triathlon in October 28th 2015. It was the 5th race of the Copa Brasil Triathlon c[...]

  • Race To The Race

    Vineman 70.3 race report I am writing this for myself and my family, friends and acquaintances who may or may not know about triathlon, or what the process was like for me to get to this point. This year was the 20th anniversary of the Vineman, and the race would be my first 70.3 distance triathlon. The Vineman[...]

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    I just completed my first 70.3
    I just completed my first 70.3 in Lake Stevens, Washington on Sunday, 7/21. It [...]
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    I love the Beginner Triathlete site. Thanks for developing and maintaining a gr[...]
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    The interface is much easier to use...
    Just wanted to say that I REALLY like all the changes made to the Training Plans[...]
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    THANK YOU for a brilliant program!
    I just wanted to say THANK YOU for a brilliant program for my first Ironman in C[...]