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Matt Hanson is a Fast Guy!

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Did you know that MATT HANSON, one of America's premier long distance triathletes, is from Minnesota originally? Now 30, Matt grew up in West Concord, a tiny village east of Owatonna. He left his ancestral home to attend Buena Vista University in Storm Lake in northwestern Iowa. He lives there still.
Looking at his website, we learned that he is a totally cool guy. He loves tacos, pepperoni pizza and Tom Petty, three things that only cool people like. He became a triathlete in 2011 and made his pro debut at Ironman Arizona in 2013....

Fighting Negative Thoughts....

jess-miami.gifBy Jessica Rossing (JessicaRossing.com)

Life Time Tri - South Beach - Another season has officially kicked off and another race is in the books.

I always love Miami because of its flare and energy. It's a great time to get away from winter and feel the warmth of the sun again.

I love this race because it's a great way to get back at it after the off season and helps you figure out where you are in your training.

We had great conditions. It was overcast and cool. So overcast that the race started about 15-20 minutes late due to such little sunlight over the ocean. The day before it had been over 90 degrees so this cloudy cool day was very welcomed....

Stuff About Ankle Sprains...

KIM-MAIN.gifBy Dr. Michael Williams

What Should I Do After an Ankle Sprain?

Spraining an ankle or “rolling” an ankle is one of the most common sports injuries. It is possible to sprain the ankle by cutting or changing direction sharply. There are varying degrees of ankle sprains which range from mild Grade 1 sprains to severe Grade 3 sprains which result in ligament tearing. Rolling an ankle can also result in fractures to the bones of the ankle. When an ankle sprain occurs the athlete may have to immediately stop or may be able to continue, depending on the severity. If the...

Is Your Bike Fitter Full of Do-Do?

bikefit70best.gifBy Tom Demerly (tomdemerly.com)

Bike fitting is big business. Having some version of “professional” bike fitting is the new standard for any bike sold above $1000.

How do you tell if your bike fitter knows what they’re doing? Are they a credible, trained, experienced fitter or just repeating buzzwords in a kind of bike fit “theater” learned in a weeklong clinic under the guise of years of experience fitting athletes during the evolution of bike fitting?

Here are ten checkpoints to assess the credibility of your bike fitter:

1. Do They Ride? The Way You Do?  ...

Thanking Mother Earth....

ED. A few days ago we received this letter from Dr. Brett Oden, founder of the Buffalo Triathlon and the exciting new Bertram Blast Off-Road Tri:
 
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MTN Guys,
 
Did you know the "average" person produces 2 lbs of carbon dioxide per day? And of course we know triathletes and Minnesotatrinews.com readers are far above average....
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