Happy Birthday Bob!...UPDATED..
Saturday, 28 June 2014 06:10
By Tom Couillard
Triathlete Bob Powers ages up to the 90-94 age group today … his 90th birthday, June 28, 2014. Bob is a … Marine through and through (combat vet of WW II and Korea with three Purple Hearts and the Navy Cross), patriot, family man, proud St. Thomas alum, Beartowner, friend to all, all-around good guy, and recovering from a broken hip. Happy birthday and get well! (Photo from 2006.)
- MTN congratulates Suzie Fox on her dominating victory at the uber-challenging Quartermax Tri in Missouri this morning. Suzy cracked the overall Top 10 and bettered her closest challenger--Stephanie Lundeby of Alexandria, VA - by 11:55! RESULTS
JORGENSON MAKES HISTORY!
Gwen Jorgensen (St. Paul, MN - USA) ran herself into the history books on Saturday as the first women to claim six World Triathlon Series titles clinching victory...
Stuff About Training in Hot Weather...
Saturday, 28 June 2014 00:10
By Daniel Scagnelli (usatriathlon.org)
As summer approaches, it’s important that you plan and prep appropriately when exercising in the hot and humid conditions.
Your Body’s Response to Exercising in the Heat
Exercising in the heat is an added stress to the body because it is much more difficult for your body to thermo-regulate itself. Your body’s natural response is to cool itself, so naturally you send more blood to the skin to help facilitate the cooling process. However, this takes blood away from the working muscles and vital organs, which causes your heart rate to increase. You will be losing more sweat as a result, so it is important to stay.....
Proud of His Wife...
Friday, 27 June 2014 00:10
By David Burton
Renee (photo) and her Cross Country team competed at the small school cross country state championship her senior year in High School. During the winter of the same year, she suffered a badly torn ACL during a gymnastics training session that doctors told her would end her running career.
Flash forward 20 years and the pain in her knee had her back at the orthopedic surgeons office just hoping to walk normally again. The doctor told her that if she was willing to work hard at her rehab she would not only be able to walk – she could run if she wanted.
At that time Renee, now Renee Burton, and I were both about 40 lbs overweight but we were ready to make a change and over the next 5 years Renee and I worked our way from walking around the block to running around it – eventually competing in local 5k races. She started picking up age group awards that reinforced her motivation and kept us training....
Get Ready For Race Day...
Tuesday, 17 June 2014 00:10
LIFE TIME OFFERS FREE “STARTING LINE 101” CLINIC FOR BOTH BEGINNER AND EXPERIENCED TRIATHLON PARTICIPANTS WEDNESDAY, JUNE 18
WHAT: Life Time Fitness Chanhassen is hosting a complimentary “Starting Line 101” clinic designed to help prepare athletes of all levels for a Triathlon. The Life Time Tri Minneapolis is scheduled for July 12 and there are many other triathlons across the region yet this summer.....
Improve Your Swim Drafting...
Sunday, 15 June 2014 00:10
Swimming behind another athlete can save upward of 30 percent energy expenditure. That is, if you’re doing it properly.
Truth: You are wasting time and energy if you are not drafting in the swim leg of a triathlon. There are no rules against drafting another swimmer as long as you do not impede or obstruct their movement. How to make the most of the draft zone:
Get in position ....
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