04/02/18 6:10am

For our April cover story, photographer David Benthal shot triathlon coach Vicki Edwards training at her Mattituck studio, on the track at Mattituck High School and the beach at Founder’s Landing in Southold. (Credit: David Benthal)

I can’t.

Those are often the first words East End Tri coach Vicki Edwards hears before signing her clients up for their first triathlon.

A half-mile swim, followed by roughly 12 miles on a bike and a three-mile run can intimidate even the most fit beginner.

But Edwards says that with the right guidance, anyone can go from couch to competition in as little as three months.  (more…)