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locationNew locations for testing services

By Dan Cohen , M.Ed - Director OptumHealth Performance

As you may know, we recently closed our Eden Prairie facility. We have since teamed up with YMCA Twin Cities to provide OptumHealth Performance (OHP) testing services at the Minneapolis Downtown and Southdale locations. We have moved our specialized equipment to these Y locations and have dedicated testing space. OHP coaches will continue to administer the tests and pricing remains the same as it was at the center.

VO2 max: $125 plus $25 for mask (reusable and can also be used for RMR)

RMR: $75 plus $25 for mask (reusable and can also be used for VO2 max)

Profile Package (VO2 max + RMR): $175 plus $25 for mask

Swim, Bike or Run Analysis: $95 each ...

Michelle Goes to Bed at 8....

kidED. Minnesota's fastest Ironwoman, Michelle Andres, has given MTN permission to post articles from her cool new blog, teamandreskona.blogspot.com, in which she chronicles her preparations for the 2013 Hawaiian Ironman World Championships. Here is the first installment. Enjoy.

New Year and New Adventures

"Bwah Ha Haaaa"......

fishBy Bonnie Oceedee

So there we were last spring; my husband and I sitting on the couch together, relaxing after a long work day. He picked up our son

Not Missing the Point...

lanceED. You didn't have to read Sally Jenkin's Washington Post article, which we posted several weeks ago, on Lance Armstrong to a appreciate Dan Empfield's brilliantly constructed and thoroughly eloquent commentary that is reprinted here.

Sally Jenkins' Omission

Written by: Dan Empfield

Date: Mon Dec 17 2012 - slowtwitch.com

By now many of you have read Sally Jenkins article on Lance Armstrong in the Washington Post. As most of you also know, Ms. Jenkins co-wrote, "It's Not About the Bike," with Armstrong, one of two books they authored together.

In her opinion piece Jenkins employs a recurring motif: "Maybe I'm not angry at Lance because..."

2012 Photo of the Year...

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This great John Pischke shot of Angie Hop could be entitled "Inner Dialogue." It's about that moment in a race when you come apart, one chunk of you insisting that you must stop, the other telling you to keep pushing, to finish, to stay whole....

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