Yurting in the U.P...
Thursday, 20 February 2014 00:10
By Dan Hedgecock (danhedgecock.com - 2/15)
Let me start off by saying that the people who populated the northern inland regions of the world are tough as a box of nails. I had a very concrete realization of this fact after Claire and I’s winter yurt adventure in the Porcupine Mountains last weekend. We drove up to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula last Thursday with two backpacks full of clothes and food and spent two nights in two yurts. (A yurt is a soft-sided circular shelter) The trip was an absolute blast and incredibly gorgeous and like all our wilderness adventures pretty exhausting. Although it was warm with highs in the teens and lows only dipping down to...
Coach Kris' New Puck...
Wednesday, 19 February 2014 00:10
ED. Tri stud Dan Arlandson was reading the Wall Street Journal online on Monday and was pleasantly surprised when he saw this article. By the way, in Russian, Sochi is spelled "C-O-4-backward N." How cool is that! It's a Cyrillic deal.
By Jason Gay (blogs.wsj.com)
There’s been some groaning about the souvenir shortage in Olympic Park — what to bring home to show your pals you schlepped all the way to Russia?
Kris Swarthout, a 42-year-old may have snagged the keepsake of these Games thus far: a stray puck from Saturday’s epic, overtime-then-shootout USA-Russia hockey game. The grab was impressive.
The puck flew over the glass early in the first period, and despite being vastly outnumbered by Russian fans in the 12,000 capacity Bolshoy Ice Dome, Swarthout — dressed in a vintage Mike Modano Team USA jersey — made a clean pick....
Saturday, 15 February 2014 06:10
By Devon Palmer (palmertri.wordpress.com)
The Endurance Live Awards chose to honor Hines Ward, some ultra guy and an obvious doper. They did give out some awards to deserving folks. Javier Gomez and Brena Martinez (great track season, medal at the world championships) and Mirinda Carfrae all won awards. But to give male runner of the year to an ultra guy? What about the track or road athletes who actually run races against fast athletes? Nick Symmonds and Matt Centrowitz both got silver medals at Track Worlds in 2013. Those are pretty good accomplishments. As for Hines Ward, hasn’t he gotten enough attention and...
Reaching Your 2014 Nutrition Goals..
Saturday, 15 February 2014 00:10
By Susan Kitchen (usatriathlon.org)
With 2014 underway, many of us have already made New Year’s resolutions, written on a sheet of paper or tucked away in our minds, in hopes that we can become a better version of ourselves this year. If you find that you’re setting the same goals year after year, here are some tips to help break the cycle and turn your resolutions into reality.
Inspired by the powerful message in Sports Psychologist Stan Beecham’s “Elite Minds,” here are my thoughts on how to apply...
How to Date a Triathlete...
Friday, 14 February 2014 00:10
In honor of Valentine’s Day, Triathlon.Competitor.com look back on a popular archive from author Lauren Harsch: A simple, four-step guide on how to date, and maybe one day marry, a triathlete.
I dated and then married a top amateur Ironman triathlete. I feel like anyone who has deserves a medal or trophy—we are a strong group of independent people. Here are a few rules I’ve learned along the way that might benefit anyone married to multisport by affiliation and not necessarily personal choice.
By Lauren Harsch (triathlon.competitor.com)
Rule #1: Get your own life....
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