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ED. MTN is encouraging Minnesota's Tri Clubs to send us stuff about their goals and why they are cool. Today, we kick things off with some information about NOW Bike's Triathlon Club.

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By Jeff Hagen

Now Bikes Triathlon Club

 

The NOW Bikes Triathlon Club is now in its 7th year of existence. Our club members reside throughout the Twin Cities and our members’ experience level ranges from first timer to elite athletes. The Club is here to support all levels of triathletes by...

Planning Your Race Calendar...

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By Ryan Turbyfill (usatriathlon.org)

With the 2014 triathlon season quickly approaching, you may have a full race schedule lined up. If not, it’s time to start thinking about your multisport goals and determine which races will best showcase all your hard work. Here are six key concepts to help you choose the best multisport races for you — whether it’s your first event or 100th.

How to Stop Sucking...

resolve2g4-561x421.gifBy Jesse Thomas (triathlon.competitor.com)

Jesse Thomas’ three-step plan to conquering all the stuff you suck at.

Unless you’re Ryan Gosling from the movie “Drive,” you probably have a weakness or two. I’ll tell you that I am no Ryan Gosling. I don’t own a leather jacket, I drive a Prius and there are tons of things I could work on that would make me a better person.

Most of us try to work on our weaknesses at least once a year, either with New Year’s resolutions, or in the case of us athletes, new season resolutions....

Emergent...

olivia-tahoe.gifThe outdoor season is almost upon us. This is the time of year that the MTN Guys like to predict stuff, like who is going to totally rock. Here are a few athletes that we think will kick serious butt in 2014:

OLIVIA BAGNALL (photo) - We truly believe that this girl is special. Runner-up for Rookie of the Year in 2013, she won two races in course record time. Ranked 11th last year, we expect her to make Team MN this time around.

DENNIS DANE - Dennis is what we call a "lapsed" star. After four years --2006 to 2009--of impressive performances, Dane dropped out of sight. It had something to do with having babies and starting his own business. He returned to racing in 2012 and his results were good, albeit not quite the stuff that leads to placement on Team Minnesota. Last year, though, he...

Mastering the Swim Exit...

swim-exit.gifBy Jene' Shaw (triathlon.competitor.com)

Exiting the open water is an often overlooked part of the transition from swim to bike. Many seconds can be gained and lost, so technique and planning are important. Sara McLarty thinks about the swim exit in 6 steps:

Step 1: Swim toward the finish. Know the course and find tall buildings or trees to sight that are in line with the swim exit.

Step 2: Activate your legs. Kick a little extra during the last 200 meters of the swim....

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