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February is the month of LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! Although February has just begun, MTN is already caught up with strong emotions and is bursting at the seams with love for our readers! Since we can no longer contain our feelings, we are going to shower you with love and affection by way of free giveaways and discounts during the entire month of February. ELSMORE SWIM, K-SWISS, FITSOK, TRANSFORMING CHIROPRACTIC, ZIPNOSIS, OPTUMHEALTH PERFORMANCE, SHAMROCK THREAD DESIGN and my law practice, among others, are supporting MTN in this affectionate endeavor....

Pete's Climb to the Pass...

routeLast Friday we received a cool slice of Heideggarian Existentialism from Litchfield triathlete Pete Royer. Have you ever heard Stephen Stills' "Thoroughfare Gap," Pete? If not, here's the LINK.

Hey MTN Guys,

I thought you might be interested in my little bike ride I did last summer. I didnt do as many tri's as I did Ride The Rockies in June. We rode 542 miles in a week thru and over the Rocky Mountains.

I attached two of our more epic days ride profiles....

Parish & Wilcox Honored...

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(Photos L- R - Jenny Wilcox was just named 2010 USAT Duathlete of the Year Honorable Mention. Patrick Parish and Cindi Bannink are HM Athletes of the Year. Runner-up for Minnesota Rookie of the Year in 2001, Cindi relocated to Madison, Wisconsin in 2003 and has been her new state's premier multisportswoman ever since.)

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Eat Clean, Brain Train, Embrace the Mundane...

cigFrom Beginner to Kona - 12 Tips I Learned From Training Solo in 2010

By jMatt Keil (Photos - L - It's a candy cigarette. The beer is real. Below L - jMatt & his BFF.)

With no experience or training, I began this sport at the Buffalo Sprint Triathlon in 2007. It seemed quite simple at the time. These were all sports I had "learned" as a kid. I often rode my Huffy Pro to school and swam out to the raft at the Crystal Creek Beach. Granted, I had never really tried these sports as an adult but I was the former captain of the 1997 St. Olaf College golf team. How hard could it really be?

Aside from the port-a-potty experience and brisk air, I felt good to go. I had no expectations other than my inner competitor telling me I got this. As the horn blasted out and my wave hit the water, I suddenly realized I was in way over my head. I used every last bit of energy to..

Fun, Buckles & Occasional Cash...

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By Darin Wieneke

Last week I played Q & A with Devon Palmer, who like Minnesota Athlete of the Decade Cathy Yndestad, got her pro license in 2010. Now it's Cathy's turn to provide some "A"s for my "Q"s.

1. How did the 2010 triathlon season go foryou?

2010 was in interesting year for me. Initially I

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