Becoming an Un-Poopy Person...

WATCHING_IM.pngED. An awesome article. Check it out.

By Erik Sateren (badgerherald.com)

Every year, a day rolls around where I and many others in Madison feel 50 times more hungover and lazy than we actually are. It’s the day of Ironman Wisconsin.

On my way to work at the Herald this Sunday, I had to avoid roped-off streets, backed-up traffic and increased police roadblocks until I was finally able to reach State Street. It was there that I paused and watched some of the most dedicated...

August 2016 Athletes of the Month...

logo_dup.pngExcelsior Running and MTN present its August 2016 ATHLETES OF THE MONTH.

In order to be eligible, athletes must have turned in at least two outstanding, i.e. efforts that approach or exceed the performance standards set at the races they competed in. Also, athletes are measured against those who have excelled historically. For instance, Masters athletes are compared to elite performers like Tony Schiller, Kevin O'Connor, Jan Guenther, Cheyl Zitur christina_run.jpgetc.


Gosh, this was a toughie. Great arguments could, and were, made favoring Bridget McCoy (Wins @ Brewhouse and Casco Bay Swimrun), Erin Hyndman-Farrens (1st @ Maple Grove Olympic and 3rd @ Timberman 70.3), Gaby Bunten (1st @ Turtleman and 13th overall @ Nationals) and Diane Hankee (1st @ St. Paul, 3rd @ Steelhead 70.3). Others who were considered included Kortney Haag, Lisa Lendway and Sheena Dauer....

What to Eat the Night Before a Race...

Chicken-Pasta_051.pngBREAKING NEWS - GWEN DID IT! Making good on her favored status, GWEN JORGENSEN dropped 2012 Gold Medalist Nicola Spirig (SUI) in the final half mile and charged on to victory this morning at the Rio Women's Olympic Triathlon. It was awesome! Did you see it?

LAKE MARION & YOUNG LIFE TRIATHLONS - Pre-race faves, DANIEL BRETSCHER and OLIVIA BAGNALL prevailed this morning in soggy Lakeville at the 9th Lake Marion Triathlon. RESULTS

SEAN COOLEY and HANNA GRINAKER livedf up to their hype at Young Life Olympic. It was Cooley's upmteenth win there. Grinaker's fine 2:12:44 is the second fastest women's time in the history of the race. RESULTS

By Pip Taylor (triathlon.competitor.com)

What do I eat the night before a race? Do I have to have a special meal or follow a strict diet the day before? Do I ever have a beer or a glass of wine?

I get asked these questions a lot. Mostly the people asking are not as interested in what I eat or drink, but secretly hope that their pre-race pizza and lager will be justified or that their lucky steak and chips the night before is the secret to a good race....

Minnesotan on Sprint Team USA...

mary_and_jeff.pngAs promised, here, from oldest to youngest, are the 18 Minnesotans who earned "Autonmatic Berths" on Sprint Team USA:


DANIEL KIRK, 70, Blaine - 4th AG

DARRELL WILK, 71, Bloomington - 9th AG

DARYL STEVENS, 74, Sartell - 11th AG

TONY SCHILLER, 58, Eden Prairie - 3rd AG

DAVID GOLDBERG, 56, Chaska - 14th AG

JIM NACK, 56, Madison Lake - 17th AG

CRAIG PETERSON, 54, Minneapolis - 14th AG

GREG DUMMER, 46, Minneapolis - 5th AG

TODD STRUCKMAN, 45 Duluth - 16th AG

MIKE BUENTING, 42, Chanhassen - 14th AG

MICHAEL WEISSENBORN, 31, Minneapolis - 6th AG

CRAIG MOSCETTI, 31, Minneapolis - 8th AG

WADE CRUSER, 29, Sauk Rapids - 6th AG

NICK KLONNE, 20, Rockford - 8th AG



Prolotherapy Might Be For You...

prolo.pngED. Prolotherapy may not work for everyone, but one of the MTN Guys is still running today because of it.

By Susan Lacke (triathlon.competitor.com)

Athletes are turning to injections of plasma and sugar to heal injuries.

For Jennie Hansen, prolotherapy was a Hail Mary. While sidelined with a severe high hamstring injury, the professional triathlete had endured chiropractic care, physical therapy, massage and injections of anti-inflammatory medications. Nothing was working...

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