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michelle-kona.gifStill trying to put the finishing touches on that blank race calendar? Take a page out of an IRONMAN Master Coach's book, and plan better this year.

By Troy Jacobson (ironman.com)


On the surface, building your race calendar for the upcoming triathlon season seems easy, right? Simply choose races that you think you'll enjoy, click the register button, punch in your credit card number, and if it's not already full, you’re in! Budgets and life conflicts aside, the process is fairly simple and straightforward. That is, until a long-course triathlon such as an IRONMAN 70.3 or IRONMAN makes its way onto your radar.
As your race calendar and training plan start to see higher numbers, things tend to get more complex all around. It's important to maximize your preparation for your big day and squeeze the strongest performance out of yourself as possible. Long course triathlon racing is a huge...

Rehab or Pre-Hab....

ball-lady.gifBy Bethany Rutledge (triathlon.competitor.com)

Use this pre-season time to (finally!) focus on all the things you should be doing to become a better triathlete.

Though it can be tempting to jump right back into swim, bike, run preparation for 2016, there might be better areas to focus on in the off-season that could lead to more gains.

During the season, it’s difficult to focus on that extra 10 percent, which is why the winter is the time to do all the things you’ve been putting off. Sure, there are no prizes awarded at the end of the pre-hab finish line or...

Sleep is Good Stuff...

012516-alarm-clock.gifBy Marty Gaal (teamusa.org)

Sleep is a wonderful thing. It lets us recharge and wake up bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, ready to tackle another adventure. Or does it?

Your body needs sleep. But many of you are not getting enough of it. A recent review of insufficient sleep data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that about 35 percent of adults are not getting enough sleep. The data from 2009 shows that only about 30 percent of teens were getting enough sleep (70 percent are not getting enough). ...

Sweet and Sweaty...

IMG_7384.gifED. Here's a cool small town newspaper article about triathlete Erin Klegstad.

By Margie Holmgren (kittsonarea.com)


By now a few of us have broken some of our new years resolutions, but maybe a few of us decided to make life changes instead. Life changes, things that will stick.
For Erin Klegstad, daughter of Tom and Sharlene Klegstad, that change came several years ago.
Klegstad, grew up in Hallock and currently lives in Minneapolis/Saint Paul....

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