13 Things to Expect at Your First Triathlon


To keep your motivational mojo going, we here at FBG thought it would be fun to share the inside scoop on a few of our favorite things --- from workouts to races to healthy eats. So if you've been wanting to try out a new healthy thing but are a bit intimidated or afraid to try it, have no fear, the …
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An Open Letter to All Racers

rainy marathon

I've competed in a lot of races, and part of what keeps me coming back, even after a really heinous one, is the community. Whether it's a 5k or a half marathon, I always --- always --- run into a someone going above and beyond to make the experience the best it can be for those around them. They …
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Chilling Out for Race Day


What is it about me and fall? The last two years, I've made big plans for my last tri of the year, and the last two years, I've ended up injured and not as well-trained as I'd planned. Last year, it was my back. This year, it was a mix of just not quite feeling the eye of the tiger, then screwing up …
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Don’t Just Face Aging — Embrace It!

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Some people might be embarrassed to be passed by someone twice their age while biking or running, but not me. Every time I participate in a triathlon and I see an older man with a gray beard and a 65 or a 72 written on the back of his calf, I smile. When I'm running and I realize the woman I'm …
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I’m a Tough Mudder


I am participating in a sponsored campaign hosted by Advil®, as a part of the Advil® Relief In Action program. I received compensation for this post. While all opinions stated are my own, I make no claims about Advil® as a product or its effectiveness.  I did my Tough Mudder over the weekend, and …
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Can Experience Actually Hold You Back?


A month from tomorrow, I'll be racing the TriRock Clearwater Olympic distance triathlon. I'm pretty psyched --- I did the same race last year, and I absolutely loved the experience. (My actual performance was seriously subpar, but I lucked into a third-place finish and had an amazing time doing it, …
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Want to Do a Triathlon? This Book Will Get You to the Finish (With a Smile!)

no meat athlete triathlon road map

Have you found yourself toying with the idea of signing up for a triathlon? You're not alone. The sport has reached an all-time high in popularity, according to Reuters, with the total number of participants rising 59 percent from 2008 to 2011. See? I'm not the only one jawing about it. While …
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