Race Previews

Wetsuits & Authentic Enchilada Gravy....

tag(Photo - Taggart Downare, aka "The An-TAG-onist." This dude's been on a rampage dating back to the middle of the 2010 season.)

Race Preview - Own a wetsuit? If not, buy, rent or borrow one if you plan to race at the 7th annual Albert Lea Triathlon, which is a totally cool event produced by totally cool people, on Sunday. Water temps will be "invigorating." The goodish news is that the swim is only a quarter mile long.

On to the competitive stuff.

More interesting than predicting who will win on Sunday is who will place second.

Huh? ....

Sweat & Barbecue Sauce...

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Race Preview - WARNING: Some of this stuff is totally made-up.

When Angie Hop heard that the 2nd annual, like the first annual, Green Lake Duathlon offered a post-race "RibFest," featuring "baby back ribs," she decided to boycott the race. She believes that eating the ribs of cute little piglets is just plain wrong, or as she put it in her own words, "Hey, eating the ribs of cute little piglets is just plain wrong!" She also complained that there isn't much meat on baby pig bones....

Fast Times at Orono Junior High...

logoRace Preview - The 19th edition of the Gear West Duathlon will be staged in Orono on Sunday morning. Registration is open. LINK

The GWD, as always, kicks off the annual Midwest Multisport Series, which is arguably the most competitive amateur tri/du series in the U.S. A glance at the start list tells us that this year's field will be as studly and studettely as ever. The most competitive field of the season ...

Empathy & Mispeld Werds...

charlesGoing Off Course - WARNING: This post contains ridiculous generalizations.

Sympathy and empathy are not the same things. Most girls know this. Most guys don't.

What's the difference, you ask?

We found this explanation when we asked the Google Gods, "Hey Google Gods, what's the difference between sympathy and empathy:"...

A Preview, An Update, Help Wanted & A Race Report...

catRace Preview - Record attendance will be on hand for Saturday's Take the Hill Triathlon in St. Peter,logo where, according to the city's website, "...History and Progress Meet." Cool slogan.

Formerly the Gustie Triathlon, the event reached its 150 participant enrollment ceiling and will not be accepting race-day registration. A glance at the start list has us suspecting that last week's UMM-Tinman winner, Jose Rosales-Yepez, should win easily and Micah Turman, whose wife Abby is totally preggers, and the effervescent Randy Quaid lookalike Paul Mollett should capture the remaining podium spots. Turman was expecting to race at COLT, but opted for Take the Hill because it's closer to home just in case the fetus inhabiting Abigail's tummy decides to try life on the outside. Mollett was ...

Existentialism & Hard & Soft Shell Tacos...

cincoRace Preview - There are lotsa of groovy reasons to race, starting with the existential benefits. To quote the famous triathlete philosopher, Michellie Descartes, "I race, therefore I am." If you're a triathlete, you know whereof she speaks.

And there are the social benefits. What better way to enjoy a weekend than to go to a pastoral lake and hang out with hundreds of like-minded individuals in excessively tight, and occasionally skimpy, clothing?...

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