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Fluids Are Good...

Triathlete-Drinking-Water.pngBy Dr. Michael Williams

How Should I Hydrate to Increase Sports Performance?

Maintianing proper hydration levels is very important for many reasons. Drinking adequate fluids will help prevent overheating, aid in digestion as well as absorption of nutrients and removal of waste products, and prevent dehydration. Exercise elevates body temperature, and cooling the body becomes increasingly difficult when you are inadequately hydrated. Proper hydration also helps to prevent muscle injuries. You body does not have a...

Restoring Happiness & Hunger...

bella_b.pngBy Mike Buenting (mikebuenting.wordpress.com)

As a coach, an athlete and a father of a competitive athlete you learn a lot about yourself and others and overcoming challenges and setbacks. You learn a lot about the human spirit and the human heart and will to fight and push limits.

The last year has been tough for both myself and for my daughter Bella. My 2015 season had some ups and downs and the start of 2016 at the Boston marathon went really wrong for me. Bella also had a really tough 2016 (spring) Track season running for Minnetonka High school team as an 8th grader.  (mostly Varsity meets, but sometimes JV) Bella never ran at her potential all season and just lacked happiness and a hunger. As for myself I had the hunger I just was not performing great and it was leaving my depressed and down.

So 2016 was going to be my year!! And summer of 2016 was going to be Bella’s return to Triathlon after setting out the 2015 season to focus on swim team and cross country....

Washed Out....

Moose Lake Tri

Press Release

Moose Lake Triathlon Cancelled for July 23, 2016

By Craig Prudhomme

 

Four short years after a catastrophic flood hit Moose Lake and the surrounding area, our city has once again been inundated. The damage is significant and still being assessed as flood waters begin to recede.  Despite being much better prepared this time there are a number of events which have combined to affect every segment of our race.

  • High water has caused sewage discharge upstream to flow into the lake. Until the water level comes down to normal levels and is tested as clear by the state, there is no swimming allowed....


Toughman & The Blast...

balloon_arch.pngTOUGHMAN HALF & SPRINT PREVIEW - Can you believe this awesome event, known formerly as the Chisago Lakes Triathlons, will launch its second decade of great racing on Sunday? Whoa, right?

As always the fields will be large--1100+ total participants--and very deep. If the weather cooperates, we should see some records.

The men's amateur record is Tim Hola's 4:04:27, set in 2014. Hola, now 41 and a longtime resident of Highlands Ranch, Colorado, is a special athlete. In the history of US amateur half IM racing, three names...

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