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Mid-Season Bike Check
You're Ready...Is Your Bike? Common problems that ruin race day:


Dos and Don'ts for the Transition Area and more...

From heavy, stressed business owner to triathlete

Newest Articles


For Whom Are You Doing All This?
If your passion flags, maybe you aren't racing because you want to
Moving Your Planned Training Days
How to rearrange your workouts in the BT Training Calendar
The Strength to Stay Aero
What you need to do so you don't have to sit up
Excellent is Better than Perfect
Taking Your Diet to the Next Level
How it all started...
I rode my old beater bicycle to my daughter's swim team, and now I'm a triathlete

Gear Reviews

Pjur Active 2Skin Anti Chafing Gel
Pjur Active 2Skin is great. I received my first product free as a trial, and I gave it a thorough test. Within a few weeks, after using the sample in every workout, I came back and[...]
De Soto Tri-Shorts
They don't even make the style of tri shorts I'm reviewing anymore, but when a pair wore out last week after literally 18 years of frequent use, I felt compelled to write a review.[...]

Race Reports

Happy Valley Sprint Triathlon
This was a fun, low key race, and I loved the pool swim. It would be a good one for someone just getting into triathlons.
Reykjavík Marathon
This is a great race! I loved many things about the event. The only thing that was lackluster was the post-race activities. There was a small area with pretzels and bananas and b[...]
Garden State SwimRun
This was an amazing race - a great opportunity to try out swimrun at home in New Jersey. The race itself was well-organized and quite challenging. Since it was the first year, I got[...]
  • 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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    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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    BT is THE site for triathletes
    BT is THE site for triathletes - new and seasoned! I've been tracking my workou[...]
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    They're astonishingly brilliant!
    Just took advantage and got a gold membership. Then I set about making a custom [...]
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    Your plan worked like a treat!
    I followed your 20 week IM training plan pretty much to the letter and completed[...]