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The vacation that doesn't scuttle your triathlon goals


For anyone who has competed in a triathlon, you know what the satisfaction of finishing a race feels like. For some, it even inspires them to become a coach for aspiring triathletes.

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Gear Reviews

Gear Reviews

Garmin Fenix 2
Great watch, really recommend this watch.
Garmin Fenix 2
The Garmin Fenix has been a great investment. I use it all the time, and I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a watch to track heart rate and time and speed for triath[...]

Race Reports

Ironman Louisville
This was my first marathon and first Ironman. Loved this race and all the volunteers and the city of Louisville. it was outstanding!
Great Floridian Triathlon - Ultra Distance Race
Great Floridian is an awesome and tough race. With tons of hills there is no chance of drafting.
Ironman North Carolina 70.3
The atmosphere was definitely more electric than B2B. Tons more ppl. The unfinished construction was a pain, but hopefully won't be a factor next year.
  • How it all started...

    I am a 44 year old father of a 10 year girl. When she was 8 and riding her bike pretty good, she was complaining that she wanted to ride further than we would let her by herself. So I bought an old 3 speed Schwinn off Craigs List and we started going for bike rides on the local bike trails. Eventually I was riding by m[...]

  • 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[...]

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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 used to be a blob - now I love doing triathlons! And I just want to send thank[...]
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    I love the Beginner Triathlete site. Thanks for developing and maintaining a gr[...]
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    They're astonishingly brilliant!
    Just took advantage and got a gold membership. Then I set about making a custom [...]