Debunking Swimming Myths...


Front-of-the-pack swimmer Sara McLarty debunks some common beliefs about swimming as a triathlete.

By Sara McLarty (triathlete.com)

1. Freestyle is the only stroke triathletes need to know.
Freestyle is the fastest and most efficient stroke, so it will be used most of the time when completing a long-distance swim. However, every triathlete should have a “safety” stroke to use when they are tired, need to find the buoys or clear their goggles in a race. Plus, learning other strokes works different muscles and keeps things interesting....

More Indoor Tri Capsules...


LIFE TIME FITNESS INDOOR TRIS - Here's a few more capsules from January 8:


MAPLE GROVE - Forty-eight finishers, 31 of whom were women. Elizabeth Zimmer broke the women's race open during the pedestrian phase, turning a very close competition into a runaway. Her closest challenger was Diane Kieckhefer. Diane is a Cubs fan who has a black lab and two handsome sons. We don't know anything about Elizabeth Zimmer, but wonder if she is related to the Vikings' head coach.

The fastest guy at Maple Grove was Michael Lahm. He's a graduate of North Carolina State. He likes Mumford & Sons (Who doesn't?) and The Walking Dead. Sometimes he pretends to play guitar (photo).  RESULTS  ...

Doing So & Saying No...


By Erin Klegstad (sweetsweatlife.com)

I’ve talked a lot about time here – from my go-to time hacks to how fast it flies. So, when our blog squad suggested we share our secrets to getting it all done – our best time management skills – I had to think hard about what other insights I could share....

A Spate of Indoor Tris...


LIFE TIME FITNESS INDOOR TRIATHLONS - Do nine things constitute a "plethora?" Probably not.

Perhaps "spate" is a better word. The term refers to things that a substantial, though not necessarily plethoric.

We digress.

On January 8 there was a spate of indoor tris, which were staged at various Life Time Fitness clubs around the Twin Cities. They all consisted of a 10-minute pool swim, followed by 30-minutes on a spin bike and 20-minutes on a treadmill. The events were social and basically low key. Part of what makes them so cool is that you could ride alongside slower bikers, but not pass them. Or run next to faster runners, and not be passed by them.

Here are a few race capsules:  ...

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