Friday, 07 March 2014 00:10
By Devon Palmer (palmertri.wordpress.com)
The track and field world was up in arms this weekend over an absurd scandal. Remember our scandal at Ironman Florida where the champion was nearly disqualified over a helmet sticker issue? THIS SCANDAL IS WAY JUICIER!
One of Minnesota’s ass-kicking pro runners, Gabe Grunewald, demolished the women’s 3k. She just jetted away from the field at the finish. Race won by a healthy margin. She was a national champion and headed to the indoor world championships. Cool stuff for us Minnesotans. Another reminder of how great we are relative to Wisconsin and Iowa. You heard me.
Well as you can imagine, when running at high speed on a tight little indoor track there may be jostling. And if you’ve seen the movie Days of Thunder, you know that RUBBING IS RACING (if you’re unfamiliar, take thirty seconds to get familiar by...
Thursday, 06 March 2014 00:10
By Roger That
NATIONAL HONORS RECAP - Five of the six Minnesota duathletes considered for national honors received official recognition. Dan Hedgecock and Ruth Brennan Morrey were named USAT Elite DOYs, Jenn Scudiero was named USAT Amateur DOY, and Pam Stevens and Patrick Parish earned HMs in their respective categories. (Elite DOY HMs--Patrick Parish and Rachel Chalmers--were named in the emails informing the Selection Committee of the final results, but were not listed on the federation's website.)
Only one other Minnesotan was considered for DOY consideration, but she--Suzie Fox--did ..
Is Taking is Easy During the Winter Stupid?
Wednesday, 05 March 2014 00:10
By Tony Zamora (usatriathlon.org)
Over all the years I’ve been training and coaching, I hear the same question year after year. “Should I be training in the winter?” I recently came across a post in a popular training forum with the same question as well, and the overwhelming response was that you should take it easy between December and March, allowing your body to recover and then slowly build back up for the next year’s racing season.
I am completely against this thought process! Not only will you lose most of what you’ve...
Life is Too Short...
Tuesday, 04 March 2014 00:10
Chocolate is Not Just for Lovers
By Susan Kitchen (usatriathlon.org)
Life is too short not to indulge once in a while — especially in chocolate. But don’t grab a 3 Musketeers candy bar thinking you are doing your body a favor. Not all chocolate is created equal. Dark chocolate packs the biggest health punch compared to milk and white chocolate.
The secret behind dark chocolate’s powerful punch is the cacao bean, rich in a plant-based organic compound called flavonoids. Flavanols, the primary type of...
Screaming Like a Little Girl...
Sunday, 02 March 2014 00:10
ED. Minnesota duathletes totally rocked the national racing scene in 2013.(See yesterday's post.) In the end, three--Dan Hedgecock, Ruth Brennan Morrey and Jenn Scudiero--of our state's best run-bike-runners were named US Duathlete of the Year, two taking the pro titles, the other winning the women's amateur award. The amateur champ was Jenn Scudiero, who sent on these words:
By Jenn Scudiero
I started 2013 with one goal: compete in the ITU Duathlon World Championships. I had never been to the world championships before and I thought it would be a great experience. I also wanted to see what I could accomplish with more consistent training. I really had no idea how to put together a good training plan, especially for an athlete with a full-time job and 2 year old. So, I found someone who did. After a lot of research, I was super excited to start working with coach Jason Digman from Dig It Tri. ...
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