Featured Web Site: Tri-newbies Online

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tri-logoWhen I was in Florida last month to watch Ironman I got bitten by a bug—the Triathlon Bug. I’m back in the pool, I got a new bike but man I need a plan. I’ve never done a triathlon. I mean I know what it is and that I have to swim, bike and then run to finish but heck there’s so much more to know. Just where does one begin?

Well while doing a little surfing I came across this site that looks like it might answer a few questions for me and perhaps some for you too. Hop on over to Tri-newbies Online and see if they have what you’re looking for.

The menu along the top you lets select topics from Getting Started, Tri-Training, Features and Resoures.

Under Getting Started they cover topics such as:

  • Thinking About Doing a Tri
  • Follow Your Heart
  • The Night Before and The Morning of The Race
  • The Transition
  • Stretching: Doing it and Doing it Right
  • Weakness not Strengths

Tri-Training covers just about any area in training for a triathlon. Looks like I’ve got lots to read. Training Programs offers a variety of 10- and 18-week training programs for the various triathlon distances.

Features offers some interesting reads:

  • Tales from the MidPak
  • The Spinervals Reviews
  • Endurofit Training
  • Not Quite Last (that will likely be me)
  • For the Women Who Tri
  • TNO Interviews

Under Resources you will find a variety of links and an online Forum.

There is a site menu just in from the right side that repeats some of the above selections and adds a few more for easy navigation. While navigating around in the site I found an interesting article titled Triathlon and Belly Dance: A Good Fit? under For the Women.

Now I just need to find time between my running, swimming and cycling to read some of this stuff.

Got a Web site to recommend? Leave me a comment with the details.

About Dawn - Pink Chick

For several years the only running I did was to run the annual 10k race in the spring. I got my best time when I ran hungover on only a few hours sleep. Finally one year I decided maybe I should really pick up running again on a regular basis and attended a running clinic. After finishing the 10k that year I continued to train and ran my first half marathon. That was in 2002. Later in 2002 I moved to Calgary where my running friends nick-named me Pink Lady, Pinko, Pinky and finally Pink Chick simply because I almost always wore pink when I ran. Truth be known I wear it almost all the time. I ran, well mostly walked, my first marathon in 2003. Since then I've run a ton of shorter 5/10k races, 9 half marathons and I added a second marathon in 2007 when I ran the San Diego RnR Marathon. Today I still run. I'm slow but I'm still out there and lovin' it. Someday I hope to join the Triathlon world.

  1. 21stCenturyMom on December 8th at 11:10 am

    I just discovered Begginer Triathlete

    It’s like a fire hose of information! They have free and premium memberships and the premium memberships give you access to training programs and logs and stuff. It is very cost effective and pretty cool.

  2. Dawn - Pink chick on December 8th at 4:09 pm

    I love the comparison. I found that site as well and agree there’s a ton of information. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Tammy on December 9th at 5:04 pm

    woohoo! Now change this site to “Complete Triathlon Network”! Get your X-train on, baby! 😉

  4. Nancy Toby on December 12th at 6:50 pm

    Go Dawn go!!!