Beer Miles, Big Chickens & Pumy...
Monday, 03 February 2014 06:10
ED. Some of this stuff may have been slightly embellished.
Going Off Course - Thunder Bay resident Kayla Kjellman used to be Canada's premier junior triathlete, something she'd still be if she hadn't gotten older. And while swim-bike-run is her favorite athletic endeavor, she is nevertheless pursuing a world record in another sport.
That sport: Beer Mile.
In case you don't know this sport, Beer Mile consists of four laps of a regulation track and each circuit is preceded by the chugging of a twelve ounce brewski. How fast can you run a mile? And how fast can you run a mile when you have to stop four times and drink a beer? Cool sport, huh?
Canada is the self-proclaimed Mecca of Beer Mile and it is believed that the Canuck records and the world marks are one and the same. For the dudes, the semi-recognized WR belongs to a guy named Sean Wade from Hamilton, Ontario, who hoovered four Lakeport Honey Lagers en route to a time of 5:40.0. There's a guy in Australia who...
Bison Pastrami & Flamenco Dancing...
Monday, 03 February 2014 04:10
The MTN Guys are totally into Facebook. And because triathletes are also people, FB is where we go to find out cool, non-triathlon stuff about them.
Here's some interesting non-triathlony stuff about five of Duluth's most prominent swim-bike-runners:
-JESSICA ROSSING - Jess is into Flamenco dancing, which is a Spanish deal that features a lot of stomping and the clicking of cucarachas. It's a tap-dancy kind of thing that sounds cool. Dance Link
- ROD RAYMOND - If ever there was ever a guy who didn't have a "Feminine Side," it's The Rocket. Or so we thought. We learned recently that he is into Ballet, which is totally a ...
Rockin' Like Wham...
Sunday, 02 February 2014 06:10
YWCA Indoor Tri #2 - Bob Thompson is an intrepid guy. He likes unique challenges, like last month's Iceman Xtreme 5K Obstacle Course, where he placed 6th overall. Tough course in arctic conditions.
He's a pretty dang good triathlete, too. Two weekends ago he won the Mega Sprint competition at the YWCA Indoor Tri #2, doing so in a time significantly quicker (see graphic below) than his effort at the Y's Indoor Tri #1, back in November.
Bob is a good looking 45-year-old guy who is into white belts and disco dancing (photo L). His favorite movie has to be "Saturday Night Fever." Born in 1969, we suspect that his favorite song of 1985 was "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" by Wham.
But we could be wrong.
The women's Mega Sprint was won by decorated outdoor triathlete, Anne Grabowski, who is a very nice person. Like Bob, she didn't win the November Mega Sprint, but was oodles faster this time around. Check out her...
Offseason Edge Keeping...
Sunday, 02 February 2014 00:10
By Jay Zacharias
The goal is to have fun during the offseason without losing too much of that hard-earned fitness. The secret is to direct your focus from being a triathlete to becoming a better athlete.
Think about it this way. Excellence in short and long-course triathlon requires full body athleticism — a combination of aerobic capacity, muscle strength, mechanical efficiency and coordination.
Most of us spend the majority of our training time building aerobic capacity and that's a good thing. Let's face it, if you can't cover the race distance nothing else matters....
Winter Bike Trainer Stuff...
Saturday, 01 February 2014 00:10
By Bethany Rutledge (triathlon.competitor.com)
If you have the discipline to ride the trainer this winter, then it’s safe to say you want to make the most of time invested. You’ve probably heard a friend brag about watching multiple movies during epic spins, but saddling up for hours with no real focus isn’t going to get you much of a jump on next season. In order to improve, you need to challenge your body by varying intensity, volume, frequency and duration.
Assuming you’re an age-grouper with a limited schedule, you’ll benefit more from adding some type of intensity into your plan year-round instead of cycling at a very low intensity for long periods of time....
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