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Mikey Beat Goldie. Matt Beat Everyone Else...

mikey-and-goldie.gifBy Matthew Payne (matthew-payne.blogspot.com)

Mikey ran his first race a couple weeks ago. It was a totally non-competitive kids fun run across a parking lot, but hey, we all started somewhere.

Check out his sweet starting line game face (he's the one in the yellow pants)...

I lined up for a few races myself and did pretty well:  Gear West Duathlon (2nd), Apple Duathlon (1st) and Duathlon Nationals (1st).

The Pre-Race Jams

You've gotta love a band like Madball. These guys have been putting out the exact same album since the 90's. If you could reach back into 1994 and magically put modern production on their old shit it would sound exactly like the new shit. It's kind of like my tri training... I've been doing basically the same routine for a decade and I somehow keep getting faster. If it ain't broke don't fix it. ...

Metro Sprint Series Standings

2015 METRO SPRINT SERIES

Point standings after Race 1, Capitol City Tri, June 14 + 1 Bonus Point Race

1st Place = 3 pts; 2nd Place = 2 pts; 3rd Place = 1 pt.

 

OVERALL

Name #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 Total
Blankenheim, Josh 2+1         3
Bunten, Gaby 2+1         3
Haag, Kortney 1+1         2
Heininger, Nicole 3+1         4
Payne, Matt 3+1         4
Ward, Mike 1+1         2

 

AGE 15 - 19

Name #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 Total
Slade, Elliot 3+1         4
Siebold, Kelly 2+1         3
Peterson, Max 2+1         3
Ingersoll, Reilly 3+1         4

 

AGE 20-24

Name #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 Total
Agre, Mata 2+1         3
Bagnall, Olivia 3+1         4
Brown, Lee 3+1         4
Duval, Marcus 2+1         3
Padniewski, Jessica 1+1         2

 

AGE 25-29

Name #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 Total
Cotter, Tess 2+1         3
Dahlke, Steve 1+1         2
Dalton, Sara 3+1         4
Rose, Kourtney 1+1         2
Sames, Brian 3+1         4
Serryn, Kyle 2+1         3

 

AGE 30-34

Name #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 Total
Ault, Kimberly 3+1         4
Feldman, Julie 1+1         2
Isabella, Bennett 3+1         4
Ladendorf, Mike 2+1         3
McCulloch, Megan 2+1         3
Taipale, John 1+1         2

  

AGE 35-39

Name #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 Total
Hendrickson, Eric 3+1         4
Koski, Emily 1+1         2
Miller, Travis 1+1         2
Nichols, Sara 3+1         4
Skees, Marisa 2+1         3
Wiberg, Andy 2+1         3

 

AGE 40-44

Name #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 Total
Anderson-Isaacson, Heidi 2+1         3
Bishop, Jeffrey 1+1         2
Hall, Nichole 1+1         2
Lovaas, Brett 2+1         3
O'Connor, Kevin 3+1         4
Setness-Horfs, Tana 3+1         4

 

AGE 45-49 

Name #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 Total
Guenter, Jim 2+1         3
Ingersoll, Thaddeus 3+1         4
Lee, Erika 2+1         3
Piepgras, Joe 1+1         2
Siebold, Kim 1+1         2
Stanford, Janice 3+1         4

 

AGE 50-54

Name #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 Total
Benning, Bill 3+1         4
Crawford, Cindy 2+1         3
Dahle, Jeff 1+1         2
Kippenham, Christel 3+1         4
McKee, Eric 2+1         3
Olson-Kapell, Joyce 1+1         2

 

AGE 55-59 

Name #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 Total
Fjalstad, Christine 1+1         2
Payton, Lauria 2+1         3
Powers, Michael 3+1         4
Schneider, Sharon 3+1         4

 

AGE 60-64

Name #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 Total
Gregory, Dianne 2+1         3
Stanaway, Leslie 1+1         2
Sanders, Michel 1+1         2

 

AGE 65-69

 

Name #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 Total
Bauer, Nancy 3+1         4
Couillard, Thomas 2+1         3
Kirk, Daniel 1+1         2
Millslagle, Duane 3+1         4

 

 

AGE 70-74

 

Name #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 Total
Lillehei, Patsy 3+1         4

 

 

 

 

"Meet Yourself Where You Are"...

BeginnersLuck.gifTake ownership of the awesomeness within you—no matter where you are.

By Meredith Atwood (triathlon.competitor.com)

Well, I’m not really a runner,” I told the teeny, clearly-a-runner girl at the gym. We were in the locker room. My towel was wrapped tightly around my body, making me look like a giant, white sausage. Her towel, loosely draped around her fit frame, seemed to wrap around her twice. “Yeah, not really a runner,” I said again. “I just try really hard.” I figured that sabotaging qualification bought me some sort of pass for my big butt and woeful treadmill pace....

Racing in Hot Weather Doesn't Have to Suck...

running-in-heat.gifATTENTION:  Liberty RESULTS. Words and pics on Tuesday.

By Angie Anderson (usatriathlon.org)

There is a lot of information out there on how to race in the heat. Common heat acclimatization protocols have athletes training in saunas or in the highest heat of the day. If your big race is likely going to take place in high temperatures with full sun, these race-day tips will surely make the event more comfortable. You may not be able to beat the heat, but with a little bit of planning, you can certainly manage it better.

Below are a number of strategies to help you keep your cool on a tough, hot day. Experience in the heat of battle has proven that these tips will make your day a little less steamy!  ...

Do Supplements Help Performance?...RACE RESULTS...

supplements.gifED.  - Minnesota men sweep Du National (Standard Distance) podium and grab two of the top three women's spots. Kevin O'Connor wins the Sprint. USAT coverage tomorrow. More words and pics on Tuesday. - RESULTS

- Devon Palmer and Sarah Mercer win convincingly at New Bri - RESULTS

By Katie Davis (usatriathlon.org)

As we near the outdoor competitive season, many athletes are thinking about their performance nutrition regimen. Some may start experimenting with powders, pills or other mysterious products that promise enhanced recovery, increased muscle gains and better energy during workouts. I love discussing supplements with my athletes because — unlike a lot of Internet outlets — my advice is 100 percent science-based, unbiased and unpaid for by any companies. Here are three things I tell my athletes that many supplement companies would not be too thrilled to hear.

1. The marketed positive outcomes of supplements is often based on theory, not proven science. ...

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