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Extolling Faulty Syllogisms...

toilet-bike.gifBy Devon Palmer (palmertri.wordpress.com)

Ironman Wisconsin 2014 is just days away. That means The Gold Guys are having me put out my annual #prosknowbest advice. You can get this advice by following me on twitter @dpalmertri. #prosknowbest is a series of crucial tips to help you do your absolute best on race day. It is VERY important to interpret these tips literally.

To get us started, I have made an important discovery that will change the world of triathlon training forever. This discovery is based on a methodical analysis and synthesis of two common triathlon sayings.

There are lots of popular sayings in our fine sport of triathlon. Some people say “more is better”. Some people say “less is more”. I’m inclined to put those two...

Combining 3 Professions: Athlete, Psychologist, Parent...

kids-playing.gifBy Ruth Brennan Morrey (ruthbrennanmorrey.com)

Mental health has received significant national attention in the past two weeks with the passing of Robin Williams and his longstanding battle with depression. A PhD in psychology has certainly prepared me well to work with patients who are living with a large spectrum of psychological disorders while providing adequate education and utilizing empirically validated treatments for improved outcome. Ironically, however, I always feel somewhat ill equipped to discuss the difficult topic of suicide and...

Rookies & Juniors...

emy-bike.gif2014 MINNESOTA MULTISPORT AWARDS - Today, the MMA Selection Committee announces its official nominees for 2014 Rookie of the Year and Junior of the Year. They are:

 

Rookies:

EMY EVERHART, 35, St. Paul

LAURA GREER, 26, Minneapolis

NICK NYGAARD, 24, Duluth

KELLY TROM, 27, Minneapolis

Juniors:

 

PVC & Therapy Balls...

alltools.gifFormer Recovery Secrets....

By Heather Lendway (heatherlendway.com)

As triathletes our bodies take a beating day after day. The thought of using recovery to get faster is probably at the back of our minds. I personally have never been fond of days off, “recovery” days, “tapering” or resting. Unfortunately if you don’t take care of your body eventually it will break down and which may lead to injury.

Even with rest and recovery we’re still pretty hard on our bodies. Here are some ‘tools’ I use (or have tried) to help promote recovery and healing to be as fresh as possible for my next training session.

1. PVC pipe – This has been my best friend since recovering from stress fractures in 2007. I roll out on a 3 inch PVC pipe following every run and ride.   Rolling on a PVC pipe is pretty intense if you’re not used to it, a four inch PVC pipe is a little...

Accommodations For Superior Man Attendees...

duluth-mn.gif - An important message from Mike Ward, Superior Man's Communications Director:

If you haven't reserved a hotel for Superior Man weekend, you are still in luck. There are a few hotels in the area that have available rooms for Saturday night. Hotels in Duluth require a two-night minimum. If you do a third party hotel search (i.e. Expedia, hotels.com, etc....), you may not find rooms! Contact these hotels below directly: ....

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