Saturday, 26 May 2012 16:01
(Photo - Loon Lake Du winner Gretchen Sadaka.)
Race Stuff -- The weather may have sucked, but the racers did not. Despite occasional delugeian rainfall and hurricanish winds, several folks, most notably Patrick Parish and Ruth Brennan Morrey, blew away some records at this morning's 30th edition Sartell Apple Duathlon, Minnesota's oldest (and truly one of its finest!) multis. Story and photos on Tuesday. APPLE RESULTS
On a day suited more suited for coots and mallards, Dan Friedrichs and Gretchen Sadaka claimed victories at the LOON LAKE DUATHLON in Lake Crystal this morning. How yucky were the conditions, you ask? Only 42 of the 62 starters were able to finish. LLD RESULTS
UPDATE - To assume makes an ass of "u" and "me." In this case, though, just me. Sixty one of the 62 starters did finish, but we assumed that 19 had not because times weren't listed for them in the results. At last glance, results still had not been results updated. As for yucky weather, it didn't get totally yucky--downpour--until the last person finished.
Wednesday, 23 May 2012 02:30
(Photo: Sam and Jen. Sam's the tall one.)
By Jennifer Neuman
Race Report - Over the past 4 years I have participated in the Land Between the Lakes Triathlon in Albert Lea. My sister-in-law, Lisa grew up in Albert Lea and her parents still reside there so it is a fun way for family and friends to get together for the weekend. At first, I wasn't too sure about racing so early given the cold water temps, but over the years I have found it beneficial for me to get an early jump-start to the season.
A cold front came through Saturday night and we woke up to breezy, cooler air with the smell of rain. I was happy about the cooler air but not about...
Sam & Jen Do It Again...
Tuesday, 22 May 2012 03:40
Albert Lea Triathlon Coverage - These thing happen sometimes. You plan to get to bed at a reasonable hour because you have a race the next day, but your friends insist that you have one more beer. You cave. They keep insisting and you keep caving and before your know it, you're hammered and it's after midnight.
You roll out of bed the next morning after getting maybe two hours of narcotized slumber, your mouth tasting like the floor of a neglected birdcage, and you drive, albeit badly, to, say, Albert Lea, which is about 120 miles from your home, which is in, say, Vadnais Heights. As you rack your bike you belch-up...
Big Du-ings in Orono...
Tuesday, 22 May 2012 03:00
(Chris Crocker photo - Some Mankato Multisport Club guys and girls who made the trek to Orono last Sunday.)
Race Coverage - What kind of race was Sunday's 20th annual Gear West Duathlon?
It was a fast and furious one. Super competitive and super fun despite weather that, according to Race Director Kevin O'Connor, "would have sucked if this were a triathlon, but was just fine (misting, mid 50s, breezy) for a du." ...
A Season's Worth of Calamities....
Tuesday, 22 May 2012 02:30
By Dan Chies
I'm not sure there could be a worse season debut race. Been training hard, prepping for 3 early sprints, Chisago half, and IM Wisconsin, feeling great, and finally ready to let the dog off the chain at Albert Lea after 5 months of training in the gym and home pain cave...
Swim: I consider myself a strong swimmer, first pack at worst, and positioned myself as such. It was 10seconds before the gun when I realized I hadn't put Body Glide on my already-chafed neck. Whoops. Figured there'd be a little jostling like usual....
Weekend Headlines...SLIGHTLY UPDATED...
Monday, 21 May 2012 02:30
(Photo - Two-time Land Between the Lakes champ, Jen Neuman.)
Race Coverage - At home and away, Minnesota triathletes totally rocked socks on Sunday. Here are some highlights, starting with the in-state stuff.
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