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Training Volume Vs. Reality...

guy-butts.gifBy Dr. Michael Williams

If you are similar to the average endurance athlete out there, you probably understand the ever-pressing limitation of time. You may have thoughts on the lines of, “How do I balance training volume with reality?” or “Do I skip going to a movie with my friends, or having dinner with my family to get yesterday’s workout in?”

Well I’ve got good news for you…huge training volumes are more often than not an old way of thinking. That’s right, you can still love your family and find time for your career and other non-athletic hobbies, as long as you adapt to a more efficient (and science supported) way of training! It’s just the plain truth that working out 15-20 hours a week is quite tough and unrealistic for most competitors and non-competitors out there....

Great Destinations....

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ED. On December 20, Completetri.com published a story called "10 Great Destination Triathlons." Here are the three awesome races from our region that were highlighted:

Brewhouse Triathlon (MN)(photo). In early August, the Brewhouse Triathlon provides a one-of-a-kind venue for a triathlon: The beautiful port city of Duluth, the scenic North Shore of Lake Superior, and the Minnesota Northwoods. While there are other great races in this part of the country (such as the Northwoods Tri in Nevis), we went with the one that has been around for the longest time. The Brewhouse starts in pristine Island Lake Park, takes cyclists through some nicely paved and low-traffic...

Love & Revenge...

love-revenge.gifYou never want to hurt the one you love. But sometimes, you want to see them suffer just a little.

By Susan Lacke (triathlon.competitor.com)

Living with a triathlete means living with someone affected with an intermittent case of “Head-in-Ass Syndrome.” Take a person who is otherwise kind, generous and compassionate, expose them to a few months of 5 a.m. swims and four-hour bike rides, and you’ll soon create someone who plows through life like Pac Man, merely following the maze and munching whatever dots are in the way....

Feel Like a Kid Again...

bertam-blas.gifBy Dr. Brett Oden

Inaugural Bertram Blast Race Preview - This is my prescription for the vast majority of us who find that we are spending way too much time in front of a screen. Granted exercise is like sex: even when its bad, its good; but some is much more restorative than others. Lately I’ve found that time spent among the trees is far better for me physically and mentally than out on the roads. In terms of health, higher...

Gotta Do This!

King-Boreas-Winter-Tri-Logo.gifBy Kris Swarthout

The King Boreas Winter Triathlon will take place on Sunday, January 31st starting at 10am at Phalen Golf Course in Saint Paul.  The distances are 5k Run, 17k Bike, 7.5k Ski.  Nestled in Saint Paul’s East side, the venue is 20 minutes from MSP International Airport and 5 minutes from the heart of downtown. The race is an official Saint Paul Winter Carnival event and is made possible through the support of it’s fantastic sponsors; HED Cycling, Now Bike and Fitness, Finn Sisu, Team RWB, Insight Brewing and Clif nutrition.  

The course will consist of an rolling off road 5k run counterclockwise around Lake Phalen, a 5 lap off road bike leg which will feature the famous HED “Fly-over”, and a single lap of the Phalen Golf Course Ski course.  A preview of the course will be held on Saturday...

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