Sleep is Good Stuff...

012516-alarm-clock.gifBy Marty Gaal (teamusa.org)

Sleep is a wonderful thing. It lets us recharge and wake up bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, ready to tackle another adventure. Or does it?

Your body needs sleep. But many of you are not getting enough of it. A recent review of insufficient sleep data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that about 35 percent of adults are not getting enough sleep. The data from 2009 shows that only about 30 percent of teens were getting enough sleep (70 percent are not getting enough). ...

Sweet and Sweaty...

IMG_7384.gifED. Here's a cool small town newspaper article about triathlete Erin Klegstad.

By Margie Holmgren (kittsonarea.com)

By now a few of us have broken some of our new years resolutions, but maybe a few of us decided to make life changes instead. Life changes, things that will stick.
For Erin Klegstad, daughter of Tom and Sharlene Klegstad, that change came several years ago.
Klegstad, grew up in Hallock and currently lives in Minneapolis/Saint Paul....

Sophomore Star!

Panamanian-nachos.gifED. Here is Slowtwitch.com's coverage of Panama 70.3, where Heather Lendway had her best half IM ever! Photo - The Panmanian nachos that Heather and her dad, Stopwatch Greg, enjoyed at TGI Friday's after the race.

By Herb Krabel (slowtwitch.com)

Lauren Brandon was first out of the water in 21:44, but Sarah Haskins, Heather Lendway and Lauren Goss were all within 7 seconds of the leader. Dede Griesbauer was alone 2:24 behind the leader, and all other athletes were spread out nicely behind her.....

National Titles for Guenther & LaFrance...

ED. Here is the USAT coverage of last Sunday's King Boreas / USAT Winter Tri Championships:



ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota age-group athletes Jan Guenther and Joel LaFrance raced their way to national titles on Sunday at the USA Triathlon Winter Triathlon National Championships, held as part of the King Boreas Winter Triathlon at Lake Phalen...

Heather Pops a 4:10!


PANAMA 70.3 - Heather Lendway collected $6500 for her 3rd place finish at Panama 70.3 this morning. The race was the 2016 Pan American 70.3 Championships.

Heather and eventual winner Sarah Haskins came out of the water together, HL then outbiked Haskins and everyone else (2:12:43!) in the women's field. A third of the way through the run, Haskins claimed the lead. Lisa Roberts, thanks to the fastest run split of the day for the women, managed to overtake Heather, but only by six seconds.

Heather's bronze medal time was an amazing 4:10:41, a Minnesota state record (pending verification of distances), eclipsing Ruth Brennan Morrey's old mark of 4:13:46 at Kansas 70.3 in 2014.


USAT WINTER TRIATHLON NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS (Lake Phalen, St. Paul) - The two most talented Nordic skiers in the race--Joel LaFrance and Jan Guenther--took control in the third and final phase....

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