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Dealing With Pain...

piker.gifBy Carrie Cheadle (triathlon.competitor.com)

Pain. Suffering. Misery.

As an endurance athlete, you’re going to encounter pain. You’re also expected to be able to tolerate and manage that pain. Even love it. The experience of pain is a complex combination of physiological and psychological factors. It is both a sensory and an emotional experience and some of us deal with it better than others.

If you haven’t put in the hours (not trained) and you don’t feel prepared for your race (not confident), you are going to suffer. It is going to hurt no matter how mentally tough you are. That being said, your ability to tolerate the pain of exertion is as much mental as it is physical....

Fast Women at Falls....

ruth-kona.gifFALLS DUATHLON STUFF - The women's field at tomorrow's Falls Du has gotten a lot stronger in the last few days. Recent registrants include RUTH BRENNAN MORREY and JENN SCUDIERO.

How good are those women? Check out their credentials:

RUTH BRENNAN MORREY, 40, Rochester (Photo)

A pro since 2013, Ruther is a two-time US Duathlete of the Year, once as an amateur, once as a professional. Here career, which began in earnest in 2012, features 31 starts, with 15 victories and eight other podiums.

Though her career is young, she certainly deserves to be ranked among our country's best female duathletes ever.

Currently, Falls does not have a women's pro course record, but it will after tomorrow. The amateur CR is Suzie Fox's 1:11:39, set in 2015. We would ...

"The Most Entertaining Form of Triathlon"...

HL-TX.gifBy Heather Lendway (heatherlendway.com)

RACE REPORT  -Last week I raced my first Major League Triathlon race in Temple, Texas.  If you don’t know about the series you should check in out at www.majorleaguetriathlon.com.  It’s a series of four events featuring age group races, a pro mixed relay super sprint (the most entertaining form of triathlon), clinics with the pros, meet and greets with the pros, a festival and a concert.  It’s a full weekend with activities for everyone and a great opportunity to interact with professionals in the sport....

Pelicans and Race Day Nails...

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By Dani Vsetecka (4iowasisters.blogspot.com)

TEXAS 70.3 RACE REPORT - Trying to summarize a race shortly after it’s done is still a little like looking at trees instead of the forest.  It’s hard to step back and see how it fits into the big picture, but it’s also the best time to document all the tiny fun details that are often too quickly forgotten! I’ve had several days now to reflect, but I’m sure I’ll still be learning from the experience for a while.  ....

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