The Freeway-Free Life...
Thursday, 09 June 2016 00:10
By Matthew Payne (matthew-payne.blogspot.com)
Hey... I'm back. This is where I'd normally make some lame excuses for not posting in over a year. I've been super busy, blah blah whatever. Of course that would all be bullshit. The truth is I simply haven't felt like writing anything. I do what I want...
The Most Interesting Man In... Golden Valley?
The more observant among you may have noticed that the masthead on this fabulous little slice of the internet has changed. Over the winter we relocated our operation to the mean streets of Golden Valley, MN. Anyway, the new house is sweet. The best feature is that it's 1.8 miles from the front door to my desk at work (the actual desk mind you, not just the parking lot), so my days of sitting in rush hour traffic are....
Stuff About Injury Prevention....
Sunday, 05 June 2016 00:10
ED. Lots of great racing to report on, starting with yesterday's New Bri Tri (RESULTS). Today's Buffalo Triathlon couldn't have been more exciting and inspiring. (RESULTS) Coverage of these races, plus words on the Pigman Sprint Tri (RESULTS) and some other stuff will post tomorrow and on Tuesday.
ALSO: On Saturday, many-time Minnesota Triathlete of the Year Cathy Yndestad placed 9th (1st US / CAN) among the amateur field (2nd 35-39) at Switzerland 70.3. Her 4:46:38 was only 8:14 behind the amateur champ, Franzisca Widmer of Bubicon, Switzerland.
By Dr. Michael Williams
How can Coaches Help with Injuries?
Athletes often look to their coaches for advice when it comes to injury prevention. More often than not, coaches are the first person we turn to for any hints, tips, or tricks for fixing or avoiding any issues. That’s where we can make a difference.
Most coaches understand the importance behind injury prevention and they tell their athletes why it is important to work on injury prevention exercises or work outs. Any athlete that wants to improve will follow coach’s instructions and do whatever their coach asks of them. But what happens if the coach doesn’t know how to deliver safe injury prevention programs for their players? ...
Triathletes are the Toughest...
Saturday, 04 June 2016 00:10
By Melissa Dahl (tday.com - Oct. 25, 2013)
Triathletes can tolerate more pain than the rest of us, a new study confirms, which helps explain why they would swim, then bike, then run, all because they want to and not because they are, perhaps, being chased by a bear.
That’s interesting on its own, but there’s more: Researchers say that understanding how athletes can withstand the pain of a grueling endurance event may eventually lead to potential treatments and therapies for people with chronic pain.
“It’s a very masochistic sport,” said Jenna Parker, who was the top female finisher in the New York City Triathlon in July. She was joking, but only kind of. “I guess to some extent, I always wondered what it is that makes people able to compete at a high level in athletics. Obviously there’s something that’s different that makes us able to push our physical boundaries in a way that other people can’t.” ...
Updates & Stuff...
Thursday, 02 June 2016 06:10
FAMILY FIRST - Two-time Minnesota Master of the Year, Cheryl Zitur will curtail her 2016 racing season in a few weeks. On June 30, she will donate one of her kidneys to her son, Chris (photo L). You are a total Rockstar, Cheryl!
BUFFALO UPDATE - When we saw last week's entrants list, we got excited. Yesterday, Brad Pickle sent us an updated roster and we got even exciteder. The deep Olympic field, featuring Matt Payne, Wade Cruser, Christina Roberts, Lisa Lendway, Kortney Haag, Sheena Dauer and several others, got much deeper. Recent sign-ups include Sean Cooley, Josh Blankenheim (2015 runner-up), Dani Vsetecka and Kelly Trom.
Online registration has closed, but race day reg. is available (5 - 7 AM). RACE INFO
Swimming Won't Let You Down...
Thursday, 02 June 2016 00:10
By Emy Everhart (emy-everhart.com)
So far this season I have missed two early-season multi-sport opportunities due to this medial tibial stress syndrome nuisance. I was to be run-bike-running at Falls Duathlon on April 30th, and at the Esprit de She women’s duathlon in Lakeville on May 22nd. But you already know all of that because you’ve been reading every post and are all up-to-date on my multisport life. I didn’t race either of these as I give my leg more time to be healthy for triathlons, but it was still kind of hard to shake that feeling that there was somewhere I was supposed to be when the race days rolled around.
Anyway, although I was super bummed to miss out on these races, it’s clearly not helpful to get sucked-in by thoughts about start and finish lines I wasn’t able to cross. Rather, I’m focusing on the excitement of the rest of the season that is approaching, a season that includes 8 swim-bike-runs that I’m currently registered for, with hopefully at least 2 more September races that are yet-to-be-determined. Generally speaking, I prefer my biking and running to be preceded by a good swim, so allow me to get romantic about swimming for the remainder of this post....
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