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Easing Back In...

fatbastard.gifBy Karen Allen-Turner (usatriathlon.org)

Many athletes use the offseason as a chance to step away from the routine of training and enjoy some well-deserved rest. By now, they’ve had time to think about goals for the coming year and races to register for and have a renewed enthusiasm for the sport. But, it’s also important to know when to pull the reigns in and ease back into things. While many of us know what we should be doing, our overzealous nature can...

Love For Macklemore & Jimmy Fallon...

lendways.gif(Photo - L - R - Heather Lendway, a kid, Lisa Lendway, another kid.)

While her sister Heather was busy winning Nationals and finishing a close second in the race for the USAT AOY award last year, Lisa Lendway was rocking her best tri season ever. The former Minnesota Rookie of th Year nominee (2005) won two races and podiumed in four others, results that earned her second MMA nomination, this time for Most Improved.

If you don't already know Lisa, we're happy to report that she's an awesome person. She's got several kids and likes Macklemore, J.R. Tolkein, the food at Cheeky Monkey and the Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon....

Juicy Scandals...

gabriele.gifBy 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...

Recapping...

minnesota.gifBy 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?

exercise.gifBy 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...

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