Olympic Excellence...

Marcus-Superior.gifFor amateur men, breaking 2-hours in an Olympic distance race is a big deal. Similarly, breaking 2:15 is a big whup for most amateur women. In 2014, at least nine Minnesota men and ten Minnesota women accomplished these goals. For the guys, Matt Payne managed to crack the 120-minute mark on three occasions. For the gals, Heather Lendway broke the 115 mark, actually the 110, on each of her four starts at the 1.5-40-10 distance. Her 2:05:06 at AG Nationals was the fastest Olympic time by a US female amateur last season.

Check out the list:

FASTEST OLYMPIC TIMES 2014 – Sub 2-Hour Men. Sub-2:15 Women


Ryan Bailey – 1:54:57 @ Life Time - Oceanside

Matthew Payne – 1:55:51 @ Buffalo

Matthew Payne – 1:56:04 @ USAT Nationals

Marcus Stromberg – 1:57:32 @ USAT Nationals (photo L)...

Team Minnesota: More Then & Now Stuff...

7---Ruth.gif8-Suzie.gifTeam Minnesota Throwback - Part II -  Yesterday we posted six childhood photos of women who made Team Minnesota this year: Heather Lendway, Dani Fischer, Cathy Yndestad, Suzie Fox, Elaine Nelson, Kortney Haag, Diane Hankee, Nicole Heininger, Christina Roberts and Bridget McCoy.)We encouraged everyone to guess who's who. It's much harder than you'd think. And it's a lot of fun and a total hoot. If you haven't participated yet, go back to yesterday's post and make your pics, but not before you guess who the five girls in these photos grew up to be. FYI, shot of pro Ruth Brennan Morrey is also included....


Team Minnesota Throwback...





By Suzie Fox

Now that the Minnesota multi-sport season is over it is time to stop competing against each other and have a little fun together. With a little help from the women of Team Minnesota 2014, I have put together a Women's Team Minnesota Throwback....

Off Week. Not a Week Off...

hl-pool.gifBy Heather Lendway (heatherlendway.com)

Like I mentioned in my last post, I hadn’t taken a week off of swimming yet, so very last minute on the way to the gym two Mondays ago I decided it was time for an “off week” at the pool. I changed up my normal routine to give myself a break from the usual grind, no worrying about speed or times just swim.  Mostly I was trying to keep a decent base so you’ll see the true distance swimmer in me came out as my sets were long, repetitive and what some may consider boring. That said, you still might see some bits and pieces you’d like to try and add to your workouts. Check out what I did:

Guessing For Candy...

CY-dive.gifWho is the little girl in the photo?

Here's a hint: She grew up to become a star triathlete. In fact, she is on 2014 Team Minnesota. Who is she? Use the Comment feature below to let us know who you think it is.

Another hint: It's either Heather Lendway, Dani Fischer, Cathy Yndestad, Suzie Fox, Elaine Nelson, Diane Hankee, Nicole Heininger, Christina Roberts or Bridget McCoy.

Suzie Fox sent MTN baby or childhood photos of all the abovementioned women, and threw in a shot of Ruth Brennan Morrey for good measure. We will publish all of those photos on Sunday and we encourage everyone to guess who's who, either here or on MTN's Facebook page.

This is sooooo fun. FYI, the MTN Guys were only able to correctly guess THREE of the women. If anyone can guess seven or more correctly, we'll give them some Fun Size Snickers the next time we see them.

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