Time, Tightness & Tortillas...
Sunday, 22 September 2013 00:10
By Bonnie Moebeck
Burrito Union 5 & 10-Hour Race Report - The weekend kicked off nicely on Friday afternoon with my two Burrito Union 10 Hour Triathlon team mates, Nancy and Matt, coming over to my house to add my bike, camping & triathlon bags to the huge pile in the back of the truck. It was a beautiful day and we were off on a 3 hour drive to beautiful Superior Park in Wisconsin for the triathlon time of our lives. The Burrito Union is a unique event in that it does not consist of a single race. It is a continually revolving sprint distance triathlon that repeats as many times as the racers can fit into the 10 hour period or for those whom prefer to enjoy the cookout celebration atmosphere after a good race, as few as one triathlon.*Duly noted that one triathlon is a lot of work! ....
"Did I Mention It Was Raining?"
Wednesday, 18 September 2013 00:10
By Rhiannon O'Connor
Ironman Wales was held for the third time this year in the Welsh town of Tenby, Pembrokeshire. This is an area that my family and I spent many summer vacations when I was growing up. We stayed in the area and played on many of the beaches that the bike route passed.
My father's family is from the town of Narberth, which we passed twice on the bike route, and is also at the top of one of the major hill climbs. When I decided to do an Ironman this was the one that called out to me. Little did I know....
Tuesday, 17 September 2013 02:10
(Photo - This cool MinnefotaMoments photo of Ross honking a Sports Loogie has nothing to do with this story.)
Fall Classic Duathlon VII – The weather for last May’s Oakdale Du was nightmarish. It was cold and sleety and windy. Twas a monumentally sucky day.
Fast forward to last Saturday for the 7th annual Fall Classic Duathlon at Lake Elmo Park, the same venue used for Oakdale. Conditions were wonderfully autumnal: Hayride Weather, i.e. sunny with a smattering of cirrus clouds, light breezes and temps in the low 60s. The day was monumentally unsucky ....
Adele Haters & Ex-Boothers"...
Tuesday, 17 September 2013 00:10
ONE LAST TRI VIII – One can learn much about people by watching them at races. Here are some of our observations at Sunday’s One Last Tri: Sarah Virkle hates Adele. Really, truly hates her. More than Congress, even. Vicki Ostendorf wears her baseball cap on backwards yet adamantly denies being a member of a gang. Jason Goepfert has a thermoregulatory thing that allows him wear shorts and t-shirts on jeans and sweatshirt days. And since becoming a triathlete a year and a half ago, Christine Fjelstad has stopped “boothing.” ...
A Perfect Ironman Storm
Sunday, 15 September 2013 00:10
ED. Story and photos of today's One Last Tri will post on Tuesday. RESULTS
By Ananda Bates, first Ironman at age 42 in 11:36
This years Ironman Wisconsin saw a huge showing from the Minnesota tri community, both in participants and supporters alike. With 304 MN based triathletes I was one of a group of 8: Karl Adalbert, Mark Evans, Anthony Hirschman, Jmatt Keil (Kona Bound), Joe Langel, Hilary Patzer (Kona bound), and Meghan Quinlan, all trained by former Iowa State track coach Kristy Popp under the Active8-u www.activ8-u.com founded by Moira Petit and Erik Gabrielson....
Dan vs. Dan
Tuesday, 10 September 2013 08:41
SQUARE LAKE LONG COURSE - Maple Grove’s elusive Erin Farrens has raced at Square Lake on two occasions, in 2007 and last Sunday. In ’07 she finished 2nd behind course record-setter Marlo Crosby. On Sunday, she won, her victory marking a successful return to racing after more than two years on the sidelines where she did a lot of other stuff, much of which involved acts of parenting.
Those of us who remember Erin are happy to report that she looks the same at she did in 2006, when she was a more active member of our state’s tri scene.
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