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z-shirts.gifThe Upper Midwest’s newest open water swim event:  The Zorbaz Gull Lake Challenge

Date:  Saturday, June 14, 2014

Website:  zgullchallengeswim.com

We are happy to announce a new swim race in the upper Midwest - the Zorbaz Gull Lake Challenge.   The race is located in the heart of Minnesota’s premier vacation destination, the Brainerd Lakes Area.   Swimmers will be swimming in Lake Margaret, which is part of Minnesota’s exclusive Gull Lake Chain of Lakes.

This race is a sister race to the very popular Point to LaPointe swim race in Bayfield and is also being...

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swim-exit.gifBy Jene' Shaw (triathlon.competitor.com)

Exiting the open water is an often overlooked part of the transition from swim to bike. Many seconds can be gained and lost, so technique and planning are important. Sara McLarty thinks about the swim exit in 6 steps:

Step 1: Swim toward the finish. Know the course and find tall buildings or trees to sight that are in line with the swim exit.

Step 2: Activate your legs. Kick a little extra during the last 200 meters of the swim....

Suzie's Going to Mexico...

suzie-and-b.gifPhoto - B & S, i.e. Brendon and Suzie.

By Suzie Fox (suz--news.blogspot.com)

My new coaching company is called FOX ENDURANCE. For more information on personalized endurance training plans please contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Fox Endurance has partnered with NOW TRIATHLON CLUB and I will also be racing for their team moving forward, check out the brand new 2014 NOW Tri unis, for more info on the NOW Tri Club click here

B and I just went to FL for a week and were fortunate enough to get to swim at the National Training Center in Clermont twice. What a beautiful facility and pool, I want to go back!  ...

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I know you asked for an updateies over a month ago, so apologies, but you asked about cool things we've been up to and I wanted to be able to include some fun things about my recent travels. After the season ended last year I "took it easy" for a few weeks but got back into a good training routine fairly quickly. I've done a few masters swim meets this winter, which are pretty low key compared to any sort of...

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bonnie-birkie.gifBy Bonnie Hillwalker
 

This month I caught a fever. Not spring fever, a viral fever, or even Saturday night fever. A much deeper fever.

1973 was a great year. I was miticulously focused on the next horse my Barbie should ride. Should it be the black stallion? How about the thoroughbred, or even the Belgian? So many awesome choices! Horses were my everything. I left the skateboarding, Frisbee throwing and especially the skiing for somebody else. That makes sense for a little girl growing up in Newport Beach, California where snow was just something I saw in pretty, glass globes at Christmas time. My parents did not ski, my friends could barely even spell skiing, so when I finally did hit the slopes ten years later, let's just say that thankfully the man who's back I used as a crash pad on the intermediate slope, following my first semi-successful run down the beginner's slope, did not end up in the hospital. He ended up in the chalet. Without saying a word, he walked slouched

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