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IN CASE EWER CURIOUS ABOUT BEN...

Ben CoverLate last month we noticed that 2009 Minnesota Grand Master of the Year and USAT coverboy Ben Ewers was registered for both the Gear West Duathlon and the Land Between the Lakes Triathlon, events that are contested on the same day.

SINGING THE PRAISES OF THE UNSUNG HERO...

Elvis on bikeBy Bonnie Bodhisattva

"Do you

A MOUNTAIN OF MILESTONES....

MMA nominations; then a truckload of MMA awards. US AOY honorable mentions; then the AOY crown. Enough milestones to build a pyramid.Midwest Series

On Saturday another stone was placed upon Cathy Yndestad's growing pile of rock-solid accomplishments. On Saturday, she won the venerable Apple Duathlon, a wonderful cap-feather in itself, but doing so also made her the first woman in the storied 11-year history of the Midwest Multisport Series to win all 10 of its member races. And with that quietly historic triumph on Saturday, she joined David Thompson as the MMS's most successful participants....

More Yoga Stuff

The benefit of revving up or relaxing with yoga

Hilary Patzer headshotBy Hilary Patzer

There are three basic components that are involved in a well rounded athlete. These are endurance, strength and mind-body synergy. Yoga is a key factor in the mind-body synergy aspect. Yoga is celebrated for relaxation, stretching, strengthening, and awakening our bodies. Yoga is an incredibly versatile exercise modality which can be done at the end of a workout, as a workout, or as a warm up- before running, riding, swimming, skiing, or strength training. When yoga is used as a warm-up or before regular exercise, it is different than yoga used at the end of a workout in which the goal is mind body connection, relaxation, calming energy, and peacefulness.

Becoming "One" With Dirt

By Bonnie Faceplant

Triathlon is my passion but sometimes you just gotta go off the beaten path. Bonnie Cutting Wood

For the past few years I have gotten to know a few XTerra guys. They've shared with me their adventures and I have to say I've been a bit envious. One particular friend is a well seasoned triathlete and also an XTerra World Champion. He does quite well in triathlon, usually in the top three and so I asked him if he has any adverse effects from the cross training. He was adamant in that he feels that it helps him stay focused, break up any potentially monotony and gives him the chance to just go out and play even harder.

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