"A Bit of a Chat"....


January 2016 Interview - Professional Triathlete, Ruth Brennan Morrey
RBM is a 70.3 Ironman Champion with multiple 70.3 podium performances and is coming off her first professional performance at Ironman World Championships. Her previous sport background was as a Division I soccer player and Olympic Trials marathoner.

You can follow RBM's season on Twitter @rbrennanmorrey
Or on her website ruthbrennanmorrey.com

By Brad Mitchell (obsessivetripulsive.weebly.com)

Top triathletes seem to have the ability to hurt more and for longer periods of time. Do you think this is true? Is it more refined mental training or simply a higher physical level?   ....

Stuff About Nicole, Brian, Heiney & Heather.......

NICOLE-RUN.gifMINNESOTA RUNNER OF THE YEAR - MTN got an email from Judy Rykken a few days ago. Do you know her? She's a 77-year-old triathlete with a perpetual smile and an effervescent personality. She's awesome. Here is a portion of her note:

Good evening!

     I wasn’t sure if you knew that Nicole Cueno (YWCA Women's Tri Director - Photo) was named Minnesota Runner of the Year 2015. She is only the third person in the history of the award to have won the overall title as well as the 35-39 age group. Just google Minnesota R of the Y 2015 to get stats and more information. Awards will be presented at Braemar Golf Course on February 6 at 5 p.m. Again you can find all the info by checking Google. Because Nicole is a superb triathlete as well as incredible runner, I thought you could mention this achievement in MN Tri.

Thanks for listening – see you next summer!

Judy Rykken

Thanks, Judy! And congratulations Nicole!   ....

Are You That Guy?

13-494x421.gifBy Matt Dixon (triathlon.competitor.com)

Through his 20 years of coaching, Matt Dixon has identified five common triathlete archetypes that, despite best intentions and total dedication, fall short of realizing individual athletic potential. Could you be making the same mistakes?

I believe that it is too common for athletes and coaches to place a singular focus on the simple accumulation of training miles or hours without considering the critical supporting elements that facilitate successful training. Aspects such as fueling, sleep, recovery and healthy eating habits are often considered mere afterthoughts, with the greatest barometer of training success measured simply in “how much.” This proves costly for many amateur athletes, as most have to balance...

My Other Season...

rbm-soccer.gifBy Ruth Brennan Morrey (ruthbrennanmorrey.com)

Happy New Year! The year of 2016 will encompass two exciting sport seasons for me. In no particular order of importance they are, a) triathlon season, as a professional athlete, and b) U9 girls traveling soccer season, as a youth soccer coach. In my last post, I spoke about my own coach search, and important qualities I valued to ensure continued athlete development. This post was actually not intended to be a post, but I was encouraged by a few parents that I share my recent pre-season, “Letter to Parents” with other families who are balancing youth sports within their family/triathlon life. My outlook on youth sports, in general, could be its own lengthy post, but this letter captures some of my opinions. As most people say, but rarely people demonstrate, sport participation is so much more than outcomes. Fostering a deep intrinsic enjoyment of physical activity, growth mindset, physical/emotional development, and integration of life skills is what it must be all about. Self included, we can’t wreck this wonderful opportunity for our kids–it happens way too often....

2015 in the Rearview Mirror...

HL-FOCUS.gif2015 – First Pro Year in Review

By Heather Lendway (heatherlendway.com)

Well it’s 2016 so it’s about time to reflect on my first year racing as a pro. Following Austin (back in November) I took two weeks completely off: no swimming, no biking, no running and no strength work. I honestly can’t remember the last time I ever took that much time off since I started swimming competitively at age eight.   It was definitely a good mental and physical break before building back into some solid training for 2016.

It’s hard to recall all the way back to early March when my season began in Clermont, Florida, seventeen races ago. With the Lifetime and 5i50 series crumbling last year my season became a random mix of short course draft racing (including a super sprint), non-draft Olympic racing and an intro to 70.3 racing, something I definitely wasn’t planning. Here’s a quick look back at my schedule/results from the year:

- March 7th, Clermont Camtri ITU Draft Legal, Clermont FL, 10th
- March 14th, Sarasota Camtri ITU Draft Legal, Sarasota FL, 8th
- March 15th, Las Olas, Ft. Lauderdale FL, 2nd...

Please update your Flash Player to view content.
Please update your Flash Player to view content.
Please update your Flash Player to view content.
Please update your Flash Player to view content.
Please update your Flash Player to view content.
Please update your Flash Player to view content.

Sign up! Get updates from MTN