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The Freeway-Free Life...

bigdummy.gifBy Matthew Payne (matthew-payne.blogspot.com)

Hey... I'm back. This is where I'd normally make some lame excuses for not posting in over a year. I've been super busy, blah blah whatever. Of course that would all be bullshit. The truth is I simply haven't felt like writing anything. I do what I want...


 The Most Interesting Man In... Golden Valley?

The more observant among you may have noticed that the masthead on this fabulous little slice of the internet has changed. Over the winter we relocated our operation to the mean streets of Golden Valley, MN. Anyway, the new house is sweet. The best feature is that it's 1.8 miles from the front door to my desk at work (the actual desk mind you, not just the parking lot), so my days of sitting in rush hour traffic are....

Previews and Other Stuff...

nate-ansbaugh.gifLIBERTY HALF & OLYMPIC - We are anxious to see how Saturday's races at Lake Rebecca unfold. There are some long course newcomers, like Wade Cruser and Hanna Grinaker, that we predict will shake things up like a ten-point-0 on the Richter.

Guys like three-time Superior Man champ, Sean Cooley, 2011 winner Dan Arlandson, Iowa's Justin Herrick, last year's runner-up, 2015 Most Improved nominee Steve Morris, and Colorado transplant Nate Ansbaugh (photo L), who rocked a 3rd place finish at Gear West Du last month, are expected to set the pace, and there's always a few Canadian dudes that crash the Top 10, nevertheless we believe that Cruser will podium....

A Plethora of Highlights...

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BUFFAL0 TRIATHLON COVERAGE - In a race with a plethora of highlights, it's hard to know where to begin. The fact that all four overall winners (Olympic and Sprint) set course records might be a good place to start? Or the fact that a total of 16 (!) divisional marks were rewritten might be a good launching pad.....

Hanna & Hannon Headlines...

jenns-stuff.gifITU DUATHLON WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS - AVILES, SPAIN - Rochester's JAMES HANNON, who was named USAT Du Master of the Year HM in 2015, missed a gold medal in his AG (55-59) by a scant four seconds yesterday behind fleet-footed Dutchman Henry Dullink. Dullink needed the fastest closing run split among his divisionmates to claim the win.

Awesome race. Congratulations, Jim!

 

Former US Duathon National Champion / US DOY (2013) JENN SCUDIERO posted these words on her FB page concerning her experience at yesterday's Du Worlds:

Not every race can be your race and not every day can be your day. I gave it everything I had today, but it was just a tough day. I took 6th in my age category and 25th female overall. I am so thankful for the opportunity to race here and for the experience racing in Spain at the Duathlon World Championships. I wouldn’t be racing today if it were not for some super awesome people, and when I say that, I truly mean it. ....

Stuff About Injury Prevention....

injury-guy.gifED. Lots of great racing to report on, starting with yesterday's New Bri Tri (RESULTS). Today's Buffalo Triathlon couldn't have been more exciting and inspiring. (RESULTS)  Coverage of these races, plus words on the Pigman Sprint Tri (RESULTS) and some other stuff will post tomorrow and on Tuesday.

ALSO: On Saturday, many-time Minnesota Triathlete of the Year Cathy Yndestad placed 9th (1st US / CAN) among the amateur field (2nd 35-39) at Switzerland 70.3. Her 4:46:38 was only 8:14 behind the amateur champ, Franzisca Widmer of Bubicon, Switzerland.

By Dr. Michael Williams

How can Coaches Help with Injuries?

Athletes often look to their coaches for advice when it comes to injury prevention. More often than not, coaches are the first person we turn to for any hints, tips, or tricks for fixing or avoiding any issues. That’s where we can make a difference.

Most coaches understand the importance behind injury prevention and they tell their athletes why it is important to work on injury prevention exercises or work outs. Any athlete that wants to improve will follow coach’s instructions and do whatever their coach asks of them. But what happens if the coach doesn’t know how to deliver safe injury prevention programs for their players? ...

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