Friday, 15 November 2013 06:10
By Jenn Scudiero
USAT National Duathlon Championships - We arrived in Arizona at about midnight Thursday night/Friday morning. It was our first time away from parental duty and our daughter, Katelyn (2 years old). I thought that since I didn't have an alarm set, maybe I could actually sleep in. Nope. I was up less than 6 hours later. I guess even while away from my daughter, I still have the ‘mother alarm’. Oh well, up and at ‘em. After the first of several breakfasts at a local haunt recommended by Jasmine Carlson (photo below), I met up with her for packet pickup, a bike and then a run.
Things were feeling pretty good, but it was a lot warmer, drier and a bit more elevation in Tucson than at home. I also learned something very important on that bike ride. We were traveling down the highway and I saw a very pretty bush with flowers that was sticking out into the road. I didn’t think twice about letting it brush up against me. It turns out that everything in the desert wants to kill you. I thought that branch was going to take me right off my bike! The rest of the day was pretty...
PP & Jenn Are National Champs...Updated...
Saturday, 26 October 2013 05:10
USAT Duathlon Nationals - Patrick Parish won Duathlon AG Nationals in 2012. Yesterday, he won the pro division of that race, which once again, was staged in Tucson, Arizona. Unable to truly shake off his closest adversary throughout the entire race--Matthew Sheeks, who won the overall amateur title at the 2009 Duathlon World Championships...
Love & Cacti...
Tuesday, 22 October 2013 05:30
LIFE TIME TRI-SOMA HALF - Cathy Yndestad turned in the fastest 70.3 time of the year by an amateur Minnesota woman last Sunday en route to a 14-minute victory at the Life Time Tri-Soma Half in Tempe, Arizona. Her time was 4:36:47 and the win was her 5th of the season and #64 of her decorated career. Conditions were favorable (80-degrees, light wind and very low humidity) and her splits throughout were impressive (29:19-2:30:24-1:35:09).
2013 has been one of the most successful years ever for long distance racing by Minnesota women. Diane Hankee, Emily Kratz and Michelle Andres have already received official LDPOY (Long Distance Athlete of the Year) nominations and the MMA Selectors ....
The Banyan Tree Made her Cry...
Tuesday, 22 October 2013 02:10
By Michelle Andres
The Race....So much to say about the days, weeks, and months leading up to this one day, but this blog entry will be about the race day. I’ll have a blog entry for the before and the after…still to come later.
Friday (day before the race): I had planned to get a short swim, bike, and run in that morning, but ended up deciding I would completely rest instead. Anything I did today would be more for my head than my body and I was all set with the metal game. Actually, the mental game was the one thing I was looking forward to the most about the race. I’m truly fascinated with the mind/body connection. There is so much more to racing than swimming, biking, and running. Huge gains can be made through mental training and learning more about the power of nutrition.
After the race wheels were put on Wednesday I took it out for a short spin to make sure Black Beauty was all set. There had been no running since Monday...
Monday, 21 October 2013 00:10
An Interview with 2013 LeadmanTri Bend Epic 125 Female Champion Heather Lendway
09/25/2013, 10:30am CDT
The last time we saw Heather Lendway, she won Life Time Tri Maple Grove near her Minnesota hometown on Aug. 24. A crazy fast swim (at 26 minutes she was first out of the water overall) and killer bike split brought her to the top of the female podium at LeadmanTri Bend and earned her 4th overall.
Sunday, 13 October 2013 00:10
Ironman World Championships - Last Friday a guy contacted us wanting to know what Minnesota amateur woman has the fastest time at Kona. We dug around a bit and believe that Catherine Lee was our state's fastest female finisher (amateur) at the Super Bowl of Triathlon. In 2010, she turned in a 10:28:27.
The guy asked his question because he assumed that whatever that time was, it was destined to be lowered by one or more of the fast Minnesota women that were scheduled to race on the Big Island on Saturday. We agreed with him that a new state record would be set.
Well, it's Sunday morning. Were we right? Did any of our state's women unseat Cathy Lee?
As most of you already know, Michelle Andres turned in a career performance yesterday. Her time was a jaw-dropping 9:50:23, which placed her 3rd in the...
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