Thursday, 01 October 2015 00:10
By Angie Howell (inheritance ofhope.org)
On October 10th, professional triathlete and Inheritance of Hope supporter Ruth Brennan Morrey, Ph.D., will compete in the IRONMAN World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. She will swim 2.4 miles, bike 112 miles, and run 26.2 miles. Only 35 women worldwide have qualified to compete in the professional category, and Ruth is one of just nine Americans. Due to her years of training, Ruth has a unique perspective on resilience, perseverance, and faith. She also turns 40 years old on race day!
Ruth served as a counselor on the Inheritance of Hope (IoH) NYC Legacy Retreat® in November 2014, and she is raising money for IoH as part of her desire to give back...
Triathlete of the Year - The Men...
Tuesday, 29 September 2015 06:10
Minnesota Multisport Awards – Typically we post the official nominees for Triathlete of the Year after all the other nominees in other categories have been announced. This year, though, we are publishing the male TOY nominees early.
Because it was the second easiest category, after the Rookies, to figure out. Across the board, this year’s nominees are harder to determine than ever and the MMA Selectors have been arguing for weeks and still aren’t ready to announce the nominees in most categories.
As for the male TOY category, three candidates were no-brainers, but the fourth required much debate, and not every selector agrees with the final pick....
Tuesday, 29 September 2015 00:10
Who were our state's winningest multisporters in 2015? Glad you asked. Here is an alpha list of those Minnesotan who, according to our records, have won at least two races this season:
11 Wins - SUZIE FOX (photo)
8 Wins - KEVIN O'CONNOR, MATTHEW PAYNE
7 Wins - DAVID THOMPSON
5 Wins - DIANE HANKEE, HEATHER LENDWAY, DEVON PALMER
3 Wins - BROOKS GROSSINGER, LARRY HOSCH, CASEY MILLER, PATRICK PARISH, RYAN WIPPLER, OLIVIA BAGNALL, GABY BUNTEN, SHEENA DAUER, NICOLE HEININGER, LISA LENDWAY, BRIDGET MCCOY, ELAINE NELSON, CHRISTINA ROBERTS, JESSICA ROSSING, CHERYL ZITUR ....
Bring on Kona!
Monday, 28 September 2015 00:10
By Erin Klegstad (sweetsweatlife.com)
Ironman Wisconsin could be characterized as a comedy of errors so ridiculous that really all I could do was laugh and stay positive, refocus after each one and keep moving forward. In the end, I couldn’t have asked for a better day and a happier finish line! I gave it everything I had on my all-time favorite course and chased the light – and, realized a really BIG goal (and PR!). Bring on KONA 2016…!
Race mornings are all the same… a way-too-early alarm, espresso in the Bialetti with full-fat coconut milk, gluten free sunbutter toast and final bag prep. Nick and I stayed with my good friend Kate just a few miles from the terrace, which made for an easy, stress-free morning. We got to the terrace with plenty of time and after tire pumping, body marking and dropping off our T1 + T2 bags, we met friends Sarah, Kyle and Nick, who were also racing, and coach Andy at a quiet spot inside...
Why Runners Get Slower With Age...
Sunday, 27 September 2015 00:10
By Gretchen Reynolds (well.blogs.nytimes.com)
Young runners are different than you and me. They have more speed. And to achieve that swiftness, they use certain leg muscles quite differently than runners past age 50 do, according to a new study of runners’ strides at different ages. The study also intimates that many of us might be able to reinvigorate our flagging pace with the right type of strength training.
Science, competitive records and lived experience all show that runners slow with advancing age, even the great ones. The current world marathon record for men, for instance, 2:02:57, was blazed by a 30-year-old, and is nearly an hour faster than the world record of 2:54:48 for the 70- to 75-year-old age group, which was set by Ed Whitlock, a Canadian. He later ran the world...
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