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Blank & Heiney....

Heiney_speech.pngTOUGHMAN SPRINT - The wetsuitless swim may have added minutes to the times of those doing the half IM, but it appeared to have had little impact on the sprinters, who only had to swim 400 meters.

 

Nicole Heininger (photo) successfully defended her 2015 title by leading from the get-go. Her small gap after the swim grew to an insurmountable one after the 22-mile bike portion. Though Diane Hankee, who has 28 career multisport wins and has been racing like a banshee in 2016, outran Heiney by more than a 30-seconds a mile over the closing 5K, it wasn't nearly enough to close the gap. Diane's 1:23:00 would rank as the 5th fastest women's time in the 11-year history of the sprint--only pros Heather Lendway (twice) and Lauren Goss, and now Nicole Heininger--had gone faster.

Soul Food & Newsy Stuff...

Bertram_Blast_Final_Small_thumb.pngBERTRAM BLAST - (ED. Apologies in advance for inflicting our inner hippie on our readers.)

After almost three decades of growth and prosperity, the sport of Triathlon peaked. Race directors didn't see this coming (2010-2011), however, and many new races were were added to the calendar at that time.

Here in Minnesota, almost 30 new events came into being during that period. The result of that (and other factors), of course, was the dramatic reduction in event attendance in the years that followed....

Sick on Race Week?

sick_guy.pngBy Dr. Jordan Metzl (triathlon.competitor.com)

If you get sick during race week, don’t panic. Most illnesses are viral, last 48 to 72 hours, and will hopefully resolve by race day. I tell my athlete patients that a fever less than 101 degrees or any infection above the neck is safe to race with. There are times, however, when you must step away from the start line. When you’re really sick—with a temperature greater than 101, chills and weakness—racing can be dangerous....

Fast & Memorable...

bridget_sd.pngED. Hey Everyone - Just got back from Chisago an am too pooped to write about the awesome racing that took place in Minnesota this weekend. Will write tomorrow and post on Tuesday. For now, here are some results links:  BERTAM BLAST & TOUGHMAN.

From SDTriNews.com

The Outland Challenge at Lake Cochrane featured some competitive and memorable talent along with the typical average-Joe, hard-working athletes this year on a sunny (but not hot) and breezy day this past Saturday.

(results are listed here)

David Thompson, the nicest male pro triathlete you’ll ever meet, defended his previous champion status well, winning the men’s sprint title while Bridget McCoy, the nicest female pro triathlete you’ll ever meet, won the women’s sprint title and also maintained her place as the queen of the Outland sprint for now. The real races in the sprint division were amongst the second and third place, where the uber-fit...

Fluids Are Good...

Triathlete-Drinking-Water.pngBy Dr. Michael Williams

How Should I Hydrate to Increase Sports Performance?

Maintianing proper hydration levels is very important for many reasons. Drinking adequate fluids will help prevent overheating, aid in digestion as well as absorption of nutrients and removal of waste products, and prevent dehydration. Exercise elevates body temperature, and cooling the body becomes increasingly difficult when you are inadequately hydrated. Proper hydration also helps to prevent muscle injuries. You body does not have a...

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