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Why Triathletes Should Learn The Backstroke...

backstrokeBy Sara McLarty (for triathlon.competitor.com)

The backstroke is easy to learn and helpful to triathletes for multiple reasons. It counteracts swimmer

Running Sucks, But.....

foot(Cool Photo Art by N.C. Winters)

By Susan Lacke

There are a lot of things I could be doing instead of running. I could nap. Or watch reality TV. Or

The AOY Debate...

drewWhen it was announced last week that Dan Hedgecock DID NOT win the USAT Athlete of the Year award, MTN heard from lotsa folks--four actually, three guys and a girl--who were upset. "How could he not win? He was clearly the best amateur triathlete in the country last season," said one of the guys.

As a member of the USAT Selection Committee, one of the MTN Guys is quick to point out that the award does not necessarily go to the BEST athlete. It goes to the one that is perceived to have had the superior resume. He believes that even if

2013 Minnesota Junior Elite Team...

bikerCoach Kris at OptumHealth Performance sent us some stuff about the 2013 Minnesota Junior Elite Team, and we're pleased as punch to share it with MTN's readers. Here's the cut-and-pasted info he sent us about the Team, it's philosophy and its mission:

Team Mission

Green Pans & Phytochemicals...

soupFall into a Healthier Diet: Five Easy Steps

By Jess Kolko (AthleticFoodie.com)

With each new season I always think about small changes that I want to make in my life and diet. I feel that too often people want, and try, to make large, sweeping changes. Big changes tend to work only in the short term. Making small easy changes is the way to affect diet in the long term. Here are my top five tips for making little changes that add up to a big difference in the long term.

1. Make plants the focus. Whether you adopt Meatless Monday or just begin to increase your portion of plants every day, you are going to make a positive impact on your diet and overall health. Generally our portion size of...

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