Race Coverage

Redemption Races & Antsy Tapers...

erin_award.pngBy Erin Sontowski (bikesandcatsrightmeow.blogspot.com)

 

Life Time Tri - Minneapolis - My race report is a little late, but we all know how life gets in the way sometimes. Plus, I am tapering this week to get ready for Ironman 70.3 in Racine, so I haven't been as focused as I usually am anyways. Believe everything they say about taper weeks, it's all true. I am irritable, antsy, and I want to eat all the food. I can't believe I married a guy who is so calm during the shit storm that is tapering. Reason #3,999,997 why I love him.

Anyways, let's get back to the Lifetime Tri this last Saturday. Which for the record, I had to convince my coach to let me sign up for. After the trainwreck that was Liberty, I knew I needed a confidence booster...

Deer & Unbagged Cats...

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By Christel Kippenhan (seecktri.wordpress.com)

So, the cat is out of the bag, I supposedly set a new age group record at Timberman this year.:-)
But it almost did not happen. Why not? Read on....

"What a Great Race!"

major_league_-HL.pngBy Heather Lendway (heatherlendway.com)

Major League Tri - Sarasota Race Report - My teammate Calah Schlabach was out with a concussion so Kaitlin Donner filled in for her this race.  Kaitlin led off tagging Robbie in 3rd place just a few seconds behind second and ten seconds behind the leader.  Robbie tagged me off in fifth place about 20 – 30 seconds down from 3rd and 4th and 10 to 20 more seconds to first and second....

Alissa, Chap & Maggie...

Maggie_Weiss.pngLIFE TIME TRI - MINNEAPOLIS - Studying the results of last Saturday's race, the historic 15th edition thereof, three performances immediately jumped off the page at us: Alissa Doehla's, Chap Achen's and Maggie Weiss' (photo L).

Doehla's name was familiar to us, but we couldn't place her. Until we did a little research. She was a track and cross country All American at Michigan State University a few years back with Olympic aspirations. The 1500 was her favorite distance, but she excelled at all distances. Her PRs: 15:28-5K, 32:14-10K, 1:13 - half marathon, 2:31-marathon.

Doehla won the Minneapolis Tri this year in 2:08:07, becoming the 2nd amateur woman in race history...

Relentlessness & Bloody Marys....

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TIMBERMAN TRIATHLON - There were several battles that we were looking forward to last weekend. At Minneapolis, defending champion Matthew Payne was facing Kris Spoth and a surging Sean Cooley. We were anxious to see how that race unfolded....

Casey & Sheena Repeat at G-Man...

clearwater_swim.pngED. Hey Everyone, check out Frank Rajkowski's great sctimes.com coverage of yesterday's Graniteman Triathlon.

Photo and Story by Frank Rajkowski (sctimes.com)

CLEARWATER — Nate Hoffman had not won a triathlon in four years.

And the Annandale High School graduate, and former Division III All-American cross country runner at Wisconsin-La Crosse, was blunt when asked the reason why.

"I'm just a really poor swimmer," he said....

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