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Gwen Rocks Mooloolaba...

GWENN-WIN.gifUSAT Press Release

Mooloolaba, Australia — Gwen Jorgensen and Katie Hursey ran to first- and second-place finishes for the United States on Saturday at the 2014 ITU World Cup opener.

Jorgensen (St. Paul, Minn.), who finished fourth in the ITU World Triathlon Series rankings in 2013, clinched her victory in 59 minutes, 55 seconds on the 750-meter ...

Coffee on Race Day...

COFFEE.gifBy Laura Antonucci (triathlon.competitor.com)

Q: I love my morning cup of coffee. Should I cut it out on race morning to stay hydrated and improve my performance?

A: Every time I give a sports nutrition talk to a group or team, this question is asked. I too look forward to my morning coffee for a host of reasons—taste, warmth, morning ritual, and a wake-up “boost.” Should we cut it out on race morning? Thankfully, the answer is no!

First, let’s dispel the dehydration myth. When consumed regularly, and at moderate amounts

Group Rides Are Good...

group.gifBy Scott Fliegelman (triathlon.competitor.com)

A group ride can benefit your training and make you faster.

Though triathlon is generally a non-drafting sport, ironically some of the most fun and beneficial training we can do on the bike involves riding in a draft-friendly group. Organized group rides can be found in nearly all active communities, and may be geared toward bike racers, recreational cyclists or triathletes. As a coach, I structure my athletes’ bike training to allow ample time for solo sessions in order to prepare for the specific demands of non-drafting racing, such as time ...

Steve Will Carry His Stuff...

devonP-bike.gifBy Devon Palmer (palmertri.wordpress.com)

After Ironman Canada I’m going south to race Ironman Chattanooga. Why Chattanooga? The late September date is nice, not too late in the year and a few weeks later than Ironman Wisconsin. Quintana Roo is based there so I can stop by and say hi to those guys.

The course looks good for me since it is moderately hilly but not overly technical. Most importantly my professional Ironman Intern, Steven Brandes, is willing to road trip down there with me. He provides high level intern services on Ironman race weekends. He helps carry my stuff. Shares driving duties. Drops me off ...

Rockin' Ruther...

ruther-running.gifED. Yesterday this awesome interview with Rochester pro Ruth Brennan Morrey appeared on triathlon.competitor.com.

 

By Sarah Wassner Flynn

 

Long-distance breakout star Ruth Brennan Morrey certainly took a circuitous route to where she is today. First, she was a NCAA Division I soccer star. Then a semi-pro soccer player. Then an Olympic Trials qualifying marathoner. Then a PHD in psychology, a mom of three and finally a professional triathlete. Here, the 38-year-old Rochester, Minn.-native fills us in on her less-than-typical journey to the top of the sport.

Triathlete.com: Tell us about your athletic background. Did you swim or run as a kid?

Brennan Morrey: Nope, I never swam and maybe ran one track race in high school. But I’ve been playing soccer for as far back as I can remember. If I wasn’t out on the field...

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