June Athletes of the Month...
Wednesday, 29 June 2016 05:10
MTN and Excelsior Running present their ATHLETES OF THE MONTH for June 2016: *
ATHLETES OF THE MONTH
Hanna Grinaker, 28, St. Paul & Kris Spoth, 28, White Bear Lake
In her first month of multisport racing, Hanna was unbelievable. She won twice (New Bri and Lake Waconia), both with resounding CRs. In her other two efforts--Liberty Half (4:47:07 despite riding long!) and Buffalo Olympic (2:10:58)--she placed 2nd. Several other women raced brilliantly, most notably Gaby Bunten (Wins at Trinona and RochesterFest) and Suzie Fox (Wins at Pigman Sprint and Copper Creek), but Hanna's meteoric emergence was unlike anything we've ever seen....
Mexi Coke & Raspberry Batteries...
Sunday, 19 June 2016 00:10
ED. 1-0-3 for DKT, and Rookies rock the RochesterFest Experience. Words and pics on Tuesday. RESULTS
By Erin Klegstad (sweetsweatlife.com)
Liberty Half Race Report - I ignored the number one piece of racing advice – never use anything new on race day – during my 2016 season opener. And, while I was never planning on “racing” Saturday’s Liberty 70.3 thanks to feeling off (hello, period headache), a brand spankin’ new tri bike and just coming off five weeks of no running, I’d be lying if I said I was pleased with my performance. When you have high expectations of yourself no matter what, it stings a little when you’re not where you want to be.
But, head down, do the work and onward! There are two more 70.3s on this summer’s schedule, and you can bet the results will be better :) ...
Boston, Birkie, Rim-to-Rim etc....
Friday, 10 June 2016 00:10
June 2016 Interview - Elite amateur triathlete and runner, Jordan Roby
By Brad Mitchell (obsessivetripulsive.weebly.com)
Jordan is a personable guy who is part of a core group of Minnesotan men and women elite amateur athletes . This group sets the bar high for the rest of us and helps make Minnesota one of the best multi-sport states in the country. His athletic and professional accomplishments are impressive and his best is yet to come.
Boston Marathon 2016. You ran a blazing 3:00:35 (6:54 pace) apparently on one day a week training. Please explain how you did that and if that program was something you planned or life planned for you....
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? ...
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