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Steve Will Carry His Stuff...

devonP-bike.gifBy Devon Palmer (palmertri.wordpress.com)

After Ironman Canada I’m going south to race Ironman Chattanooga. Why Chattanooga? The late September date is nice, not too late in the year and a few weeks later than Ironman Wisconsin. Quintana Roo is based there so I can stop by and say hi to those guys.

The course looks good for me since it is moderately hilly but not overly technical. Most importantly my professional Ironman Intern, Steven Brandes, is willing to road trip down there with me. He provides high level intern services on Ironman race weekends. He helps carry my stuff. Shares driving duties. Drops me off ...

Iron Intent...

jorgennorway.gifBy Devon Palmer (palmertri.wordpress.com)

I’m racing Ironman Canada in Whistler this season. Why? Why venture up into that barren, desolate wasteland? As you know, I live in Minnesota so I can pretty much see Canada out the window. I’ve been keeping an eye on those shifty Canucks for 26 years but I’ve never gone over to their side of the fence. We did end up building that border fence, right? Anyways, given my strong opinions about their country and people I reckon its time to see if everything I’ve said is true.

On a more serious note, there are a few legitimate reasons to race there. It is a hard bike course but not overly technical. Hard is good, technical is not so great, so hard and not technical is a good combo for me. It hopefully a relatively moderate climate. You don’t see me rushing down to a hot, humid race like Ironman Texas in May. It is in late July, so we’ll have had a few good months of outdoor riding. The timing lines it up with several other...

Heinie's Hooked on Hockey...

heinie-hockey.gifED. Last weekend, 2013 Rookie of the Year and Team Minnesota member Nicole Heininger fllled us in on what she's been doing this winter and her plans for the 2014 tri season.

Hi MTN,

Any winter news...well it's been cold and snowy to start! From what I have gathered, many triathletes take part in cc-skiing during the winter, maybe I'll get into that one day, but for now I stay active playing hockey. It's what I grew up playing and I can't seem to give it up just yet. I also joined crossfit for a while and continue to incorporate it into my training program. I was hooked...

Patience & Gratitude...

book.gifPart II - Rookie Pro Lessons 6-10

By Ruth Brennan Morrey

  

6) Stop reading triathlon magazines.  I admit, it can be fun to read triathlon magazines and articles. We invest a lot of time and energy into our sport so it can be appealing to read what others are doing, read about new nutrition fads, and seek seemingly novel information.  I’ve learned that any advice/fad that claim to make you stronger, fitter, faster is probably interest driven hype.  I was to blame too—and would compare myself to others.  “Am I doing enough?” was always my question.

Upon checking things out with my science driven coach, I received this answer, ...

Do the Work. And Don't Worry...

rbm.gifED. THIS IS PART I OF AN AWESOME TWO-PART ARTICLE!

By Ruth Brennan Morrey

 

Ten LIght Hearted Lessons I learned in First Pro Year.

During my first year racing as a professional triathlete, lessons were plentiful—a new coach, training with power, racing internationally, were all a part of my growth and increased experience. By no means do I have it all figured out as triathlon, and life, is always a work in progress. Here is a lighthearted glimpse of what I learned last year.  

 

1) Train with power, if you can.  Last year was my first year training with power.  I didn’t anticipate just how important power based training would be until I started using the tool.  You hear this all the time. Of course, power meters are not essential to get to the finish line, but coupled with strategy and common sense “feel”, it ...

Brian's Plans...

artwork.gifED. Brian Sames was the runner-up for 2012 Minnesota Rookie of the Year and winner of the 2013 Male Most Improved award. Last week he sent MTN his tentative 2014 racing schedule. Check it out. Also, we found this awesome pic (L) on Brian's FB page. It doesn't have anything to do with this post, but we thought it was too cool not to share.

 

Hey MTN,
 
First off its great to hear from you and I hope everything is going well. As for me, I’ve been trying to keep myself busy with training and with the weather being as chilly as it is, I’ve been swimming and biking much more than I ever had and definitely looking forward to getting the season started....
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