Non-Competitive Fun

Unique and helpful running, biking & swimming tips for those who like to run, bike, or swim just for fun – not necessarily on a competitive level.


What do you REALLY need for a multi-day walk like the Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walk for the Cure? My best tips after participating in a 3-day walk for charity.


60 miles? I can do that! That’s the motto for the Susan G. Komen 3-Day For the Cure 60-mile fundraising walk. How I trained and raised money for my first charity walking event.

Bike hoists free up floor space in your garage or apartment. Considering a bike hoist as your bike storage solution? Here's what to look for + how to install a bike hoist.

Here are the answers to the most common questions that new 5K runners have...

You've got your heart and mind set on a goal: you want to run a half-marathon race. The problem is that you've never accomplished anything like this before. First and foremost, congratulations on making a decision that will inevitably change your life. You have made a goal for yourself, and regardless of who you are, how old you are, or how much you weigh, you can accomplish your goal if you use these 4 tips.

Here's an overview to get you ready for the biggest cycling event of the year, with lots of fun ways to stay in the loop with all things Tour de France. Plus, interesting trivia and race facts for Tour de France spectators and fans.

If you are interested in exploring the world of endurance sports beyond or as a complement to triathlon, here are some areas worth investigating.

The Ride of Silence is an annual bike event that honors cyclists who have died in accidents with motor vehicles. It seeks to raise awareness of cyclists' right to the road. Participants ride no faster than 12 mph for no longer than an hour, and they maintain silence as in a funeral procession.

I decided to close out one year and start a new one on The Fun Times Guide to Triathlons with some special triathlon awards. Here are Jim's Fun Times Guide Triathlon Awards for the year.