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Matt Moves to the Front of the Triathlon Pack

Improving from Back of the Pack to Pack Leader [A Triathlon Case Study]

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Matt Celebrates a Massive Personal Best Finish Time! Access Our Insider Triathlete Email Series Looking to Race to the Front of the Pack I have been a back of the pack, self-trained 70.3 triathlete since 2013, and wanted to take my training seriously with the hopes of jumping to a 140.6 by 2020. I joined…

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TriSports Staff

Must Have Gear for Your First Triathlon

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I recently did a podcast on the gear required to go from JV to Varsity level as a triathlete. As many of you pointed out, beginner triathletes could also use some help! Never fear…I broke out the Endurance Nation Time Machine to take myself back to 1999…the year of my first triathlon (I’ll spare you…

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First Triathlon Infographic

5 Big Picture Ways to Cruise Through Your First Sprint Triathlon (Bonus Infographic)

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You can avoid some of the most basic triathlon challenges with better planning. Here are five ways to make sure your first triathlon is a stepping stone to a full on multisport addiction. It doesn’t have to be much harder than this!!! 1. Include Swim/Bike and Bike/Run Workouts Not every workout counts the same towards your race.…

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EN Podcast 634 – Top 7 Things that Won’t Happen In Your First Triathlon

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Join Coach Patrick from Endurance Nation ( for another weekly endurance podcast.  This week Coach P covers the challenges of that first triathlon. Could be your first triathlon of the year…or the first one of your life! Here are some things you are likely overlooking, or just assuming will go well. Do yourself a favor and…

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EN Podcast

ENPodcast #615 – Marc Taylor and the Engineering Mind

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Join Coach Patrick from Endurance Nation ( for another weekly endurance podcast. This week Coach P returns to the interview booth and introduces Marc Taylor. A new member for 2016, Marc really did Endurance Nation “the right way” if there is such a thing. His connection to the Team — and our sport — is a…

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tri brain

Five Triathlon Tips to Save Time and Money — Plus Bonus Tips

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Whether you’re new to triathlon, or a seasoned veteran, you fully understand the true cost of our sport: time and money. As the sport of triathlon has evolved over the past 20 years, it has gotten increasingly more complex and specialized. While it might seem like everyone on race day takes triathlon very seriously, that’s…

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The Team @ Training Camp

Beginner Ironman® Section 1.1 – Picking Your First Race

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This article is part of a new beginner’s series. Click here to find more articles from this series. A lot of people have a finish line in mind — they are thinking about what it means to put their arms in the air. Maybe they’re a jumper, or maybe they want to roll on the…

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