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TRI NIGHT '17 - In case you haven't heard, the 19th annual MInnesota Multisport Awards Party will take place on November 4 at Gear West Bike and Triathlon. The event will celebrate the 2017 multisport season and the extraordinary quality of tri life here in MInnesota.

More information will be available on the MTN and Gear West Bike websites next week. 

 

RACE OFTHE YEAR - Hey, have you voted for Triathlete's Choice Race of the Year yet? If not, please do so at your earliest opportunity. Voting concludes on October 15, and the Top 5 vote-getters will be revealed on MTN on October 16. The winner will be announced at Tri Night '17 on November 4.

 

FINAL RACE - The last multisport race on Minnesota's multisport calendar is the Central Lakes Cycle / David Grotnerg  Duathlon. It happens tomorrow, September 23, at Central Lakes Cyle in Fergus Falls, and consists of a 20 mile bike ride followed by a four mile run. WEBSITE

 

BEAVER BAY FALL COLORS RUN - 

Join us for our great new event, the Beaver Bay Fall Colors Run on Saturday October 7th, and enjoy the spectacular Fall colors on the North Shore!  ....

Toasted Legs...

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By Corey Nygaard (swimcoreyrun.blogspot.com)

 

CHATTANOOGA 70.3 WORLDS Race Report - Fourteen Months ago, my body had no idea what it was in for over the coming months. The reason that time frame was so important: that is when I qualified for Chattanooga, In July of 2016. Long time to get ready, right?!

 

Two Ironmans and two 70.3 races later, I somehow made it alive to the weekend I had lost focus on so many times. I think when a race is so far off, it can be hard to stay focused on that one goal. It was probably a good thing I had races to keep my motivation high and the work, well, hard.

I'll start off with a few short snippets of a few of my summer races, that did not really meet my expectations.

 

Racine 70.3 - I got to race with one of best friends in his first sorta half distance race. Since the swim was cancelled, for the second year in a row, it was basically a time trial. I managed a solid AG placing and Branden is off to Worlds in South Africa next year, awesome man. This run was incredibly painful as I had just started down the road of IT Band issues.  ...

Vote For 2017 Race of the Year...

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It's that time again!

Yup. Once again we encourage everone to vote for their favorite multisport event of the year. The Top Five Vote-Getters will be announced on this site on Tuesday, October 16 (Voting concludes on Sunday, October 15). 

Who will win the 2017 Triathletes Choice Race of the Year award?

That's up to you. If you are eligible to vote, that is.

Here are the criteria:

- Voting Eligibility - Only those Minnesota tri and/or du-athletes who raced in one or more of the events listed ...

Uncooperative Watches, Burgers and Beer...

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By Angela Kidd (willtrainforcreamcheesefrosting.blogspot.ca)

 

Hmmmm, where to start with the Worlds 70.3 race report? I knew last year I wanted to qualify to do this race. I love Chattanooga, I like the 70.3 distance and I like a race at the end of the summer giving me warm Minnesota weather to train in. I managed to qualify last year at Steelhead so I was able to race this year without the presure of needing to earn a qualifying spot.

 

I also decided to sign up for IM Louisville and make that my A race. I NEED to have an IM where I don't completely fall apart on the run. I NEED to have an IM experience where I feel like it reflects the work I've put in. For some reason I am unable to walk away from this sport with unfinished business at a distance I don't even like that much! If this "non-disaster" of a race brings with it other things, that's great. But that's not what I'm chasing. I am chasing a satisfying IM race result so that if I pursue being a pure runner again, I won't feel like I have unfinihsed business with swim, bike, run.

 

So given IM Louisville is my A race and it's only a month away, Ryan and I didn't do anything speciala to prepare for Chattanooga other than adding a lot more hills to my bike and run training. And this was no easy feat because while Minnesota has some hills, we don't have...

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