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He Wouldn't Do That if He Were You...

blue guyBy Dan Hedgecock (hedgecocktri.blogspot.com)

This post shares my thoughts on our obsession with ultra endurance events and why I don't think that's a good thing for most people.

I want to argue that most people shouldn't make the jump to ultra(iron) distance and what's more, they shouldn't want to. I want to argue that racing, really racing and not just finishing, a shorter race is more enjoyable, healthier, and more challenging than finishing an ultra distance for nearly everyone.

It's not just triathlon that has become infected by the ultra-endurance bug. Marathons have been the king of road racing for a long time and the niche race of ultra trail runs of 50k, 50 miles and even 100 miles have seen a huge increase in popularity recently. And there's plenty of ultra enthusiasts among open water swimmers, mountain bikers and RAAM participants....

Smelling Wisconsin's Dairy Air...

custardReal butter, real cream, real cheese....

By Amy Bauch (http://amysrunningaround.blogspot.com)

I'm a Wisconsin girl.

Yes, I know I live in Minnesota, but that doesn't dispute the fact that I was born and bred in good, old Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Land of the free, home of the bratwurst.

I love all things Wisconsin -- from its cities to its cows and all things in between. I always tell people about our favorite state motto: Come smell our Dairy Air (.....to get the joke on this, say the motto out loud, but slowly...... now get it?)...

12 Marathons in 12 Months...

medalsMike Johnson: On the Run

By Tom Couillard (for http://www.stthomas.edu)

What do you get when you run 12 marathons in 12 months? For starters, you get 12 T-shirts, 12 medals, 314.4 miles of mostly pain and agony (but with some joy, too), new friends, the satisfaction of a goal achieved and a renewed respect for marathoners, not that you would need it after having run so many.

And if you are a runner the caliber of Mike Johnson

Michelle's Kona-centric Season...

team andresBy Michelle Andres (from http://teamandreskona.blogspot.com)

Race schedule/Events

This Guy Knows What He's Doing...

krisUSATriathlon Press Release

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.

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