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How Custom Are the Training Plans?
Beginner Triathlete Training Plans: How Custom is Custom?
Beginner Triathlete Forum Consolidation
Announcing Simplified Forum Organization
Females, Food & Fertility
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3 Tips for Improving Your Freestyle Stroke Rhythm
Here are three things you can do at your next swim session to develop some free-range rhythm in your freestyle.
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Top Exercises for the Injured

Gear Reviews

Garmin Forerunner 735xt
The 735 is a great watch. It's light, sleek, has a slew of custom features, and the multisport mode works like a dream. I've had a few problems with pool swims that, at first, I at[...]
Nike Nike Zoom+
I purchased these as a winter alternative to my Vibrams, because my toes were getting too cold in Vibrams. These keep my toes away from such close contact with the ground, and kee[...]

Race Reports

Tri Fort Worth
This was a good event especially for the first full and half on the same day. It wasn't as "fine tuned" as you might get at other races but one needs to expect that with an inaugura[...]
St. Louis Triathlon
Great race, fun course. A little more time between Olympic and sprint starts to avoid congestion on the swim. Run aid station 1 was out of water on my 1st pass. Run is on a MUP t[...]
IRONMAN Chattanooga 70.3
Having been my first WTC event, I was impressed with the organization, safety, and support. You definitely pay for it but you have to pay for quality in many things.
  • I tried triathlon and can't get enough

    Three years ago, I stood on the shores of my first triathlon. I was intimidated, unsure of what to expect and cold as a chilly rain storm hit central Ohio that morning.I had never swam in open water. I had never even watched a triathlon. I had been running for a year and at 5-foot-11 could only run 12-minute miles. I d[...]

  • What Running My First Triathlon Taught Me About Life

    The following is excerpted from the full story, available at the blog link below.The story began when, together with three friends, I spontaneously signed up for an Olympic distance triathlon (sounds fancy but it’s just the standard triathlon distance; 1.5km swim, 40km bike, 10km run) only seven weeks prior to th[...]

  • First Triathlon!

    In August I completed my first triathlon.It was a sprint but WOW was it hard and exciting for me. Over the years I completely let myself go. I was overweight and turning 30. With five months to go before my wedding day, I decided to make a change. I knew I wanted to lose weight for the wedding but more importantly I wa[...]

  • Old and Creaky

    When I was in my mid 40's, I started feeling creaky. I thought to myself that I was too young to be old, so I decided to start getting active. I became a fair weather runner. I ran when it wasn't too hot or wasn't too cold or I wasn't too busy. As I neared 50, I felt I needed something to distract me from that mileston[...]

  • 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[...]

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    I have used several BT training programs and have had great success with them.
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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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    The training program was great!
    The training program was great, I just finished my first race yesterday. I thor[...]
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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[...]