More Than Just a Pain in the Butt...
Friday, 11 April 2014 00:10
Injuries suck. It's hard enough for the MTN Guys to see so many of our multisport friends endure owies and boo-boos. It's worse when they are actually sidelined by such things.
In 2012 we were getting excited about a masters athlete named Leslie Englert. It was her first year in the sport and she had already won a race (Maple Grove Sprint) and rocked Top 10 efforts at all the Graniteman Series races. We thought she was only a year or two away from MMA nominations.
Then an evil thing called Hamstring Tendonosis happened. This stuff requires a lot more than PT and ant-inflammatories, so Leslie got Prolo Therapy (which is awesome), which along with lots of PT, enabled her to run again.
After a painful season in 2013, low-lighted by medium-dazzle performances, we were anxious to see Leslie return to form. When we sought her permission to write stuff...
Training, Racing & Partying...
Saturday, 05 April 2014 06:10
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.
By Jeff Hagen
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...
Saturday, 05 April 2014 00:10
Photo - This pic has nothing to do with the story here. We are posting it here because we think it's a Hoot!
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...
Friday, 04 April 2014 00:10
By 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....
Monday, 31 March 2014 04:10
The 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...
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