Simian Celebrations & Embraced Sufferage...
Tuesday, 16 June 2015 00:10
LIBERTY TRIATHLONS - The forecast on Saturday called for clouds and mild temps. No rain predicted. As the astute poet Mick Jagger, who according to the late Joan Rivers, has "child bearing lips," says at almost every Stones concert, "You can't always get what you want."
You guessed it. It rained, though not like in 2014 when the transition area resembled the Everglades, albeit without prehistoric animals and Burmese pythons that Florida exotic pet owners released because the creatures had eaten their non-exotic pets, i.e. dogs, cats and gerbils.
Despite the rain, most of Liberty's participants--paraphrasing Jagger--"got what they need"....
Heather Went to Tennessee...
Monday, 15 June 2015 00:10
By Heather Lendway (heatherlendway.com)
Challenge Knoxville Race Report - At the beginning of this season I wasn’t planning on racing any half iron distance races but after the Lifetime series was cancelled I had to re-evaluate what I was doing. With no Olympic distance races on the schedule after July, I could either do more draft legal racing or try some 70.3’s. I didn’t want to plan on racing a bunch of 70.3’s without knowing if I would enjoy it so I set my sites on racing Challenge Knoxville in May. Since I’ve been dealing with some body annoyances here and there I wanted to see how my body felt after St. Anthony before I bought my ticket to Knoxville. After a few days of recovery I knew I would be in fine shape to race so I pulled the trigger and bought my flight and hotel for Knoxville....
WEEKEND HEADLINES...June 13-14...
Sunday, 14 June 2015 11:40
Photo - Heiney and Suzie. Nicole picked up caree win #7 at Capitol City. Suzie was amateur champ at Copper Creek
- PAYNE & HEINEY ROCK AT CAP CITY - WORDS & PICS ON TUESDAY - RESULTS
- LENDWAY AND FOX GO 1-2 AT IOWA'S COPPER CREEK TRIATHLON - RESULTS
- MANKATO'S KRISTIN GUSTAFSON WINS EAU CLAIRE TRI ON JUNE - RESULTS
- WIPPLER & NICOLE TRIUMPH AT LAKES TO PINES XIII - WORDS AND PICS TO FOLLOW - RESULTS
- MANKATO'S TOBY HENKELS NIPS MULTIPLE CHAMP DAVID HOLDEN AT FAIRMONT OLYMPIC - RESULTS
"Meet Yourself Where You Are"...
Sunday, 14 June 2015 00:10
Take ownership of the awesomeness within you—no matter where you are.
By Meredith Atwood (triathlon.competitor.com)
Well, I’m not really a runner,” I told the teeny, clearly-a-runner girl at the gym. We were in the locker room. My towel was wrapped tightly around my body, making me look like a giant, white sausage. Her towel, loosely draped around her fit frame, seemed to wrap around her twice. “Yeah, not really a runner,” I said again. “I just try really hard.” I figured that sabotaging qualification bought me some sort of pass for my big butt and woeful treadmill pace....
Racing in Hot Weather Doesn't Have to Suck...
Saturday, 13 June 2015 00:10
ATTENTION: Liberty RESULTS. Words and pics on Tuesday.
By Angie Anderson (usatriathlon.org)
There is a lot of information out there on how to race in the heat. Common heat acclimatization protocols have athletes training in saunas or in the highest heat of the day. If your big race is likely going to take place in high temperatures with full sun, these race-day tips will surely make the event more comfortable. You may not be able to beat the heat, but with a little bit of planning, you can certainly manage it better.
Below are a number of strategies to help you keep your cool on a tough, hot day. Experience in the heat of battle has proven that these tips will make your day a little less steamy! ...
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