Race Coverage

Love & Cacti...

CY-soma.gifLIFE 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...

MA-SMILE.gifBy 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...

Getting Buckled...

heather-bend-ride.gifAn Interview with 2013 LeadmanTri Bend Epic 125 Female Champion Heather Lendway
09/25/2013, 10:30am CDT


By LeadmanTri


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.

State Record!

Michelle-Kona.gifIronman 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?

Oh yeah!

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...

Minnesotans at Kona...9:50:23!!!!!

IMlogo.gif1:20 PM (MN Time) - Most of the swim splits are in:

Michelle Andres (35-39) - SWIM - 1:09:06 (Andres' split is 4:48 faster than her IMOO '12 swim!) - BIKE - 5:14:29! (7:47 faster than IMOO '12!) - If she can match her IMOO run split, she'll break 10 hours!  - Run Split - 3:20:53 (Two minutes faster than IMOO '12)

Minnesota's  all-time fastest Ironmanwoman just got even faster! 9:50:23!!!!

Cindy Blackstock (40-44) - Swim - 1:32:26 - Bike - 6:27:02 - Run - 4:20:16 - 12:34:36

Paul Bozoian (55-59) - Swim - 1:02:58 - Bike - 5:32:20 - Run - 4:28:02 - 11:13:52

Channeling My Inner Kobayashi...

old-man-cloud.gifBy Matthew Payne (matthew-payne.blogspot.com - Oct. 1)


Leadman 250 Race Report - A couple weekends ago I was in Bend, OR for a 9+ hour death march otherwise known as the Leadman 250, which is a triathlon consisting of a 5k swim, 223k bike and 23k run.  If you're thinking, "wow, that sounds stupid, nobody should ever race that long," you are officially a smarter person than I am....

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