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Getting Her Race On

nicole-transition-2After last years race season, a cold winter and several weeks of set-backs, I have been eager to race again. Planning a vacation to visit family, relax and enjoy nice weather seemed like the perfect opportunity to do so. Flights were booked and registration for the Lifetime Tri Marquee-International distance was complete. Compared to racing last year, I had a different mindset going into this race. I knew the circumstances would be different and therefore, I decided to use this race as a chance to get back in race mode before the MN multisport season begins, while experimenting with nutrition, fueling and gear. Yes I know you shouldn't do anything new on race day but I took the risk and did it anyways. If anything failed I knew it would be worth the experience and my plan was to have fun regardless. I figured if lessons were to be learned (which several were), now would be the time to learn them! :).....

Spit-Up & Keyser Soze...

stev-sander.gifSTEVE SANDER is one of our favorite people. If you know him, chances are he is one of your faves, too.

He is an effervescent fellow with a wacky sense of humor. A true "Family Man," he has a beautiful wife and a couple of above average kids that he adores. He willingly changes diapers and is not grossed out when his youngest gets spit-up on his shirt (photo L).

Steve likes Florence and the Machine and The Shins. We weren't familar with The Shins, so we Googled them and listened to a song called "New Slang." It was pretty awesome.

As for movies, Steve is into The Shawshank Redemption (Who isn't?) and is one of the few people who know that it was filmed, in part, in Mansfield, Ohio. He also is a fan of "The Usual Suspects" and claims to have figured out that Verbal Kint was actually Kayser Soze long before Chazz Palminteri did. We don't believe him....

April Stuff...

Falls-du-2014.gifALDu.gifDU SEASON IS HERE - Minnesota is arguably America's premier duathlon state. Our events are abundant, competitive and expertly produced. The 2014 spring du season officially gets underway on Saturday, April 26, at the 6th annual Falls Duathlon in...

Fast Fire Fighter...

luke-and-kids.gifLUKE NELSON is a cool guy. He's a Minneapolis Fire Fighter and knows how to drive firetrucks and make water come out of them. He has a lovely wife and at least two great kids. He's into Techno Pop and Noah James Hittner is one of his favorite techno-poppers. We Googled NJH and listened to "Stay Beautiful." It was pretty good.

He's also an awesome multisporter, who excels on both hard and soft surfaces. Prior to 2011, Luke concentrated on off-road stuff. Since then, he has hit the asphalt and his results have been impressive.

Check out his highlights:

- 2013 -

2nd @ Graniteman Clearwater

2nd @ Waseca 1/3

2nd @ Xterra Dairyland (WI) ....

Prepping for the Inevitable...

championshipjerseys.gifED. Ben Ewers is a three-time Minnesota Grand Master of the Year. He now lives in Arizona.

By Ben Ewers (benewers,blogspot.com)

I have not posted in a while as there was nothing material to share.  I've recovered from my stumble in the XTERRA desert trail race but I've been sort of "wandering in the desert" of Arizona trying to figure out what I want to do with multisports now that I am drawing a social security check.  While enduring the normal aches and pains that accompany the aging process,  I've been fighting the urge to retire from multisport.

I've been able to run up to two times per week on desert...

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