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Dreaded Questions...

suzie-and-stephen.gifBy Lisa Dolbear (ironman.com)


Oh, October. That wonderful time of the year when most triathletes begin the off season and take some time to rest and do something other than swim, bike or run. Chances are, your arms and legs aren’t the only things that are tired—if you’ve been on the multisport scene for any length of time, you’re also likely tired of hearing the peanut gallery chime in with some of these common questions and declarations. Here's how to respond. Just remember to be nice.


1. "All you ever do is work out, don't you have a life?"
Why yes, I do. Nothing makes me MORE alive than bringing back childhood through swimming, biking and running while enhancing them with the competitive spirit....

Bold Predictions....

DKT-and-HL.gifPhoto - David and Heather at last weekend's Major League Triathlon Series opener in Tempe, Texas.

In last Thursday's post we predicted that Heather Lendway would be one of eight female pros to take home a paycheck next Sunday at St. Anthony's Triathlon in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Today we are going to make another prediction. We think that David Thompson, a perennial St. A's participant, will also earn some money, something he's done there on four prior occasions.

DKT's best finish at this star-studded race is an 8th, which he did in 2007, and 2009 as well. He'll need to match that to make money on Sunday....

Matt Hanson is a Fast Guy!

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Did you know that MATT HANSON, one of America's premier long distance triathletes, is from Minnesota originally? Now 30, Matt grew up in West Concord, a tiny village east of Owatonna. He left his ancestral home to attend Buena Vista University in Storm Lake in northwestern Iowa. He lives there still.
Looking at his website, we learned that he is a totally cool guy. He loves tacos, pepperoni pizza and Tom Petty, three things that only cool people like. He became a triathlete in 2011 and made his pro debut at Ironman Arizona in 2013....

Stuff About Ankle Sprains...

KIM-MAIN.gifBy Dr. Michael Williams

What Should I Do After an Ankle Sprain?

Spraining an ankle or “rolling” an ankle is one of the most common sports injuries. It is possible to sprain the ankle by cutting or changing direction sharply. There are varying degrees of ankle sprains which range from mild Grade 1 sprains to severe Grade 3 sprains which result in ligament tearing. Rolling an ankle can also result in fractures to the bones of the ankle. When an ankle sprain occurs the athlete may have to immediately stop or may be able to continue, depending on the severity. If the...

Is Your Bike Fitter Full of Do-Do?

bikefit70best.gifBy Tom Demerly (tomdemerly.com)

Bike fitting is big business. Having some version of “professional” bike fitting is the new standard for any bike sold above $1000.

How do you tell if your bike fitter knows what they’re doing? Are they a credible, trained, experienced fitter or just repeating buzzwords in a kind of bike fit “theater” learned in a weeklong clinic under the guise of years of experience fitting athletes during the evolution of bike fitting?

Here are ten checkpoints to assess the credibility of your bike fitter:

1. Do They Ride? The Way You Do?  ...

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