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walt.pngED. Last week we got a couple of emails from triathlete/bodybuilder Walt Johnson, who is in his 60s and races in a Speedo. While this is to be discouraged for most sixty-genarians, Walt is an exception to the rule because he is a total stud, and a very, very cool guy.

Here are his minimally edited emails and some great photos:

Hi Jerry - I thought about your great joking around at triathlons . It sure is a hoot hearing my name called describing speedo swim suit . Here is a few pictures: 1 - of bodybuilding final 2000 Mr. Minnesota ( I didn't win overall but did have 1st place super heavyweight division 98,99,2000. Finished bodybuilding last contest 2014, won  10 division 1st place trophies over many years . Rochester tri 2010 run between 2 laps of lake . A few other fun pictures near Mississippi river . Have had shoulder surgery both sides , back problems, leg  DVT recently. No triathlons as a result . Last good season was 2010 placed several times . Hope your doing well . Walt Johnson

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Slower Runners Live Longer....

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Here’s some food for thought: the slower you run, the longer you live.

That’s a finding from a new study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, which concluded that people who run on a regular basis—consistently, but slowly—have a longer lifespan than those who are out pushing it to the line every time. The people who...

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"You Gotta Love to Train"...

mike_and_friends.pngBy Mike Buenting (mikebuenting.wordpress.com)

 

This morning Pro-Triathlete Andy Potts posted something about how you need to love to train.

It said; “Love to train, Everyone loves to race. You gotta love to train. The daily quest for self improvement and the constant drive knowing that you can and will get better.”  

That quote simply made me come alive!! Because as many of us I love to race I truly love all about racing. Seeing my friends in transition, the excitement and thrill of competition and that taste of success!

But in order for us to expierence all of those things we must train and we must find passion and love in training. The no glory hours spent in your...

"This is Hard. But I Can do it."...

DANI_MIAMI.pngBy Dani Vsetecka (4iowasisters.blogspot.com)

Miami 70.3 Race Report - It’s always easier to write a race report for a race where everything clicks. But all races - especially the tough ones - provide an opportunity for growth and are just as important to reflect on. Ironman Miami 70.3 was an incredible experience and a lot of fun, but I definitely feel like I left behind some unfinished business.


First a little background.  Following a half-marathon PR in June at the Garry Bjorklund Half-Marathon in Duluth (easily one of the best race experiences ever) and the Rochesterfest Road Mile less than a week later (easily one of the worst race experiences ever), I found myself faced with stress fracture number six....

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