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Stomach Issues Are Yucky...

stomachProfessional triathlete, Pip Taylor, who knows a lot about dietary stuff, answers questions about pre-race nervous stomach. (for Triathlon.Competitor.com)

Q: I was thinking about going to a liquid pre-race meal given that I have had stomach issues, mostly due to pre-race nerves. I try to calm down, but it doesn

Pugsleys & Titanium Sporks...

logoBy Bonnie Sporkwinner (http://www.misadventureracing.com)

If the devil himself was going to design a bike race course, it would consist entirely of single track and take place in the dead of winter. The temperature would have to be snuggled well below 20 Fahrenheit and it would be entirely single track. Or did I mention that already?

Friday evening I arrived at a bike shop to pick up my rental for Saturday

Letting The Kids Play too...

kidsIntroducing Your Child to Triathlon

By Matt Russ (for usatriathlon.org)

Compared to traditional sports, triathlon is the new kid on the block. Participation in a youth event represents some new and perhaps unique challenges for the youth triathlete and parent alike. There are very few

Bad Day, Good Day - Making the Switch...

bikersBy Morgan Johnson (for usatriathlon.org)

I have moments with all of the athletes that I coach where they reveal their potential in ways that I didn

More Indoor Tri Stuff...

tomYWCA Indoor Tri #2 - Few things are cooler than a 60-something guy winning a triathlon, unless of course, the 60-something guy was already cool to begin with. Cool older dudes winning races is cool-squared.

Tom Couillard, AKA the "Pride of White Bear Lake (photo L)," is the guy we're talking about. He won the YWCA Indoor Tri #2 last weekend. The race being a YWCA thing, women outnumbered the men 8-1, which is also cool, isn't it?

It should be noted that Tom was the men's winner. He actually finished 2nd in the overall standngs behind Margaret Kelley. Margaret may be from St. Paul Park, we're not sure. We do know that she loves the YWCA Women's Triathlon, which won the Race of the Year award in 2012, and has participated in that annual classic every year since 2008.

Here's some stuff about Tom: He is a proud alum of St. Thomas U. He really likes Marine stuff and the song "Abraham, Martin and John" by Dion. He prefers Pepsi to Coke. He often hangs out with fellow White Bear-ian, Michel Sanders, who is very nice and can ...

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