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Cyclists Are Human, Too.....

bike-outside.gifBy Erin Klegstad (sweetsweatlife.com)

It’s spring – that time of year when Minnesnowtans wake after a long dark winter spent mostly indoors. It’s also that time of year when (more fair weather) cyclists take their bikes off the indoor trainer and onto the road.

Last week on a route I’ve regularly biked the past two summers, cyclist Bryan Joas was hit by a vehicle. He’s critically injured – and, the driver didn’t stick around (WTF) to see if Joas was ok.

That could have been me.

That could have been YOU. ....

Overuse Injuries Aren't Good....

Sports-Injury-cartoon-254x3.gifBy Dr. Michael Williams

With Summer races approaching fast, what are some tips to steer clear of overuse injuries in my preparations?

Overuse injuries are the cause of repetitive strain and stress to tendons, ligaments, muscles, and other soft tissues. When overloaded beyond mechanical fatigue, micro trauma and scar tissue formation occurs at the site of injury. Over 72% of running injuries can be avoided; however, if left unaddressed and not taken care of properly, these overuse injuries often result in compensations and muscle imbalances in body regions surrounding the injury. In order to avoid such injuries as IT-Band Syndrome, patellar-, and Achilles-tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, or shin splints and stress fractures, follow these principles: ...

Mantras & Underused Allen Wrenches...

NYC-Triathlon.gifED. It's time to start thinking about racing. This post may get you in the mood to do just that. We did not post Jess Rossing NYC Triathlon race report last July, so we're doing it now. Enjoy.

By Jessica Rossing (jessicarossing.com)

I just got back from New York City yesterday afternoon. I love that city. The people, the energy, the food, the trains (subways), the diversity of everything.
 
I also love the NYC Triathlon. Why? For a lot of the same reasons. It's a world class event. The course is great. The people, volunteers, and spectators are truly some of the best. I love running up 72nd into Central Park with ...

Nate & Aly...Updated...

nathan-B-spock.gifAccording to his decorated dad, NATHAN BICH has the potential to be an outstanding triathlete, even better than his Old Man. Heck, if he's motivated, he might even get a pro license some day.

Nathan, 17 last year, demonstrated the talent necessary for a Junior of the Year nomination. Not bad for a kid who only raced in three events and didn't train.

Here were his results:

- 3rd overall / Jr.CR @ Brewhouse Sprint - 1:03:48

- 4th overall @ Lakes Country Triathlon

- 7th overall @ Heart of the Lakes Sprint - 47:10...

Minnesota's Newest Pro...

danielBr.gifNot long ago, Iowa pro DANIEL BRETSCHER, 33, moved to Northfield. An outgoing guy, Daniel is a tremendous ambassador for the multisport lifestlye. We met him in Dallas 2007, the year he was named USAT Athlete of the Year. He had just won Life Time Fitness National Series Championship, a title he shared with Cathy Yndestad, who earned AOY HM that season. He got his pro license in 2008 and has chalked up impressive results since them.

Here are a few of his highlights:

1st @ 2014 Ironman Wisconsin - 8:31:20 - Course Record

1st @ 2014 Pigman Sprint (he beat David Thompson and Dan Hedgecock)

1st @ 2013 Pigman Olympic

1st @ 2012 Steelhead 70.3

2nd @ 2015 Ironman Chattannoga - 8:19:05....

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