Race of the Year Finalists & Other Stuff...
Saturday, 24 October 2015 06:10
Minnesota Multisport Awards - Here, in alpha order, are the Top 5 finalists for 2015 TRIATHLETES CHOICE RACE OF THE YEAR. The winner will be announced at Tri Night '15 on November 14 at Gear West Bike & Triathlon in Long Lake. We hope you will be there. EVENT INFO
GREEN LAKE TRIATHLON
YWCA WOMEN'S TRI ...
Balancing Triathlon & Family...
Saturday, 24 October 2015 00:10
TriRock Philadelphia champions share advice on making triathlon and family relationships work.
By Jene' Shaw (triathlon.competitor.com)
The two-triathlete household
Pro Alicia Kaye is married to 2008 Olympian (and Rio 2016 hopeful) Jarrod Shoemaker. She gives this insight on what it’s like to be married to another athlete and how they help each other through the ups and downs of racing.
“There are a lot of pros and cons to being married to another professional triathlete. One of the biggest pros is that we just get it. You get it on the days when you’re so tired, and you’re moody and you’re stressed over travel. You just look at the other person and realize, ‘Whoa, I’m making dinner tonight.’ You can kind of lean on each other a little bit.”
“When one of us isn’t doing well but the other one is, it’s actually really nice and motivating. Because you almost care more about how the other person is doing than yourself. I’m more nervous for Jarrod to race than I am for myself to race. When I see him do well, it’s the best feeling in the world. And I think when he’s not doing well, he looks to me for motivation. So we kind of work off of each other and that’s what’s worked for us to stay happy as a husband and wife.” ...
8 Hours of Sleep & Remembering Your Kids' Names...
Thursday, 22 October 2015 06:10
By Neil King (HeadwatersTriClub.org)
For most of us the triathlon season in northern Minnesota is behind us. We are 2 to 4 weeks into that period loosely know as the “Off Season”. Just what is this off season and what am I expected to do here? It seems like you just finished with all that focused training and now the coaches are telling you that you need to stay focused? Well not really. The first part of the off season is time for Recovery, Reacquaintance and Reflection.
Deep Recovery, is the physical, mental, and emotional relief from all the stress you have placed on yourself for the past six to eight months. Sleep in longer. Stay away from watches and gages, even tri bikes, lap pools, and running on tar. For two to six weeks place your focus on recovery and easy workouts. This is the time to cross train. Mountain bike, kayak, trail run, rollerblade, tennis, golf, just stay active and have fun....
Thursday, 22 October 2015 00:10
By Brooke Schohl (usatriathlon.org)
Whey and casein used to monopolize the protein department when it came to sports products like protein powder and bars. Now there are a whole slew of plant-based protein sources included in our sport foods! I often get the question — which one is really best? Most easily absorbed? Healthiest? Like so many areas of nutrition, the answer is highly individual.
For athletes who process dairy products well, whey and casein are good options. Plant-based proteins do not contain milk and pave the way for easier digestion for those who don’t process dairy efficiently. Many of the vegetarian proteins are also gluten free and soy free. Are these plant-based proteins as...
POY - The women...
Sunday, 18 October 2015 06:10
Minnesota Multisport Awards - 2015 was the "Year of the Woman" in Minnesota, thus selecting four PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR nominees was much tougher than usual. Narrowing the list to four was tough, but here are the official nominees:
MICHELLE ANDRES, 38, East Gull Lake (photo bottom L) - Victory at Ironman Wisconsin - Gender leading bike (5:24:55) and run (3:23:06) splits led to a 10:08:05 finish time, which was 13:52 faster than the 2nd place woman, Kelley O'Mara of California. Andres also won IMOO in 2012.
SUZIE FOX, 31, Chaska (photo below L) - Victory at Lake Waconia. Suzie's time was 1:33:05, which lowered Cathy Yndestad's 2007 course record by 54 seconds, and bettered her own PR by 1:18....
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