Easy Pickins....

dani-awards.gifPhoto - Minnesota Rookie of the Year and Long Course Athlete of the Year, Dani Vseteska.


MINNESOTA MULTISPORT AWARDS - Yesterday we discussed the slam-dunkiest of the slam dunk selections: male and female TOY. There were three other categories that were nearly as easy to determine:


DUATHLETE OF THE YEAR - Though there were many viable candidates in this category, several more than were actually nominated, and a number of Minnesotans should receive national recognition, one guy--MATTHEW PAYNE--stood out above the rest. Winning Standard Distance Nationals and setting a CR at Apple were, in our opinion, the two premier male Du performances of the year in the US. His amateur victory at Gear West rounded out the resume that should earn him the US DOY award for the second straight year....

This Year's Slam Dunks...

dog-and-suzie.gifMINNESOTA MULTISPORT AWARDS - This week we are sharing some of the rationale the MMA Committee used to determine this year's winners. We're going to start with the slam dunkiest of the "Slam Dunks," the award winners that few, if any, would disagree with.



It should have come as no surprise that MATT PAYNE and SUZIE FOX (photo L) were the 2015 TOYs. Matt and Kevin O'Connor won eight...

2015 MMA Winners!



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Matthew Payne & Suzy Fox



Matthew Payne (photo L)



Matthew Payne's Course Record at the Apple Duathlon

Michelle Andres victory at Ironman Wisconsin...

Changing Your Diet in the Off-Season...

fastfood500.gifBy Lauren Antonucci (triathlon.competitor.com)


What are the major changes I should be making to my diet as I transition to the off-season and reduce training volume?  


A: During in-season training, triathletes may need to take in 2,600–4,000 (or more!) calories, with at least 400–500 grams of carbohydrate daily. In the off-season your needs may come down by 500–1,000 calories per day, to a more “normal” range, depending on how much exercise you will be doing. Additionally, your protein and fat needs diminish slightly to accommodate less muscle recovery needs and total calorie needs; however, your decreased need for carbs is the most pronounced....

Masterful Minnesotans...

heidi-wave.gifMinnesota Multisport Awards - Jan Guenther has been named Minnesota Female Master of the Year ten times. Tony Schiller is next with six MOY awards. Who will win the MOYs tomorrow? Will the men's winner be James Hannon, Rich Heilman, Kevin O'Connor or Tony Schiller? Will the women's winner be Manuela Knispel, Sarah Mercer, Ann Snuggerud or Cheryl Zitur?

Here are the winners in this category (40-59M / 40-54W) dating back to 1999, when the MMAs were inaugurated:


2014 - Tony Schiller & Cheryl Zitur
2013 - Kevin O’Connor & Jan Guenther ...

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