Prepping for the Inevitable...
Saturday, 12 April 2014 00:10
ED. Ben Ewers is a three-time Minnesota Grand Master of the Year. He now lives in Arizona.
By Ben Ewers (benewers,blogspot.com)
I have not posted in a while as there was nothing material to share. I've recovered from my stumble in the XTERRA desert trail race but I've been sort of "wandering in the desert" of Arizona trying to figure out what I want to do with multisports now that I am drawing a social security check. While enduring the normal aches and pains that accompany the aging process, I've been fighting the urge to retire from multisport.
I've been able to run up to two times per week on desert...
More Than Just a Pain in the Butt...
Friday, 11 April 2014 00:10
Injuries suck. It's hard enough for the MTN Guys to see so many of our multisport friends endure owies and boo-boos. It's worse when they are actually sidelined by such things.
In 2012 we were getting excited about a masters athlete named Leslie Englert. It was her first year in the sport and she had already won a race (Maple Grove Sprint) and rocked Top 10 efforts at all the Graniteman Series races. We thought she was only a year or two away from MMA nominations.
Then an evil thing called Hamstring Tendonosis happened. This stuff requires a lot more than PT and ant-inflammatories, so Leslie got Prolo Therapy (which is awesome), which along with lots of PT, enabled her to run again.
After a painful season in 2013, low-lighted by medium-dazzle performances, we were anxious to see Leslie return to form. When we sought her permission to write stuff...
Resilience is a Choice...
Wednesday, 09 April 2014 20:10
By Ruth Brennan Morrey
Following Panama 70.3 in February, Texas 70.3 was destined to be my second race of my second pro season. High hopes for a podium placing existed as recent performances and training data were telling me that I was pretty darn strong at this point in the early season. Over the past year, improvements in all three disciplines have changed my mental approach and confidence to racing. Entering and finishing a race being happy to have placed in the top 10 and admiring those who place ahead of me no longer exists. This season, I have arrived at a new level of endurance, strength, and drive. I have a heightened desire for ‘come from behind’ racing excellence by slamming it down on my dangerous run! Last weekend in Galveston, this hunger was palpable, however, I had no results to take home. I was disqualified after I had reached the finish line. ....
Arlandson & Rossing Rock in Thong City...
Tuesday, 08 April 2014 06:10
Life Time South Beach Triathlon - MTN congratulates Burnsville's Dan Arlandson and Duluth's Jess Rossing, both of whom rocked Top 5 performances last Sunday at the Life Time South Beach Triathlon in Miami.
Bunten Breaks Out...
Monday, 07 April 2014 06:10
COLLEGIATE NATIONALS - MTN congratulates Forest Lake's Gaby Bunten (photo L) and Minneapolis' Jessica Findlay on their Top 50 performances at the ultra-competitive Collegiate Nationals in Tempe, Arizona last Saturday. Racing for Iowa State, Bunten threw down a personal best 2:12:26, highlighted by a great swim (20:22). Her previous PR was a 2:19, set in Florida last season.
It should be noted that bike course in Tempe was 36K. Even so, Bunten demonstrated significant improvement and should be a force on the regional racing scene this summer.
UM's Findlay was coming off a 26th place effort the previous day in the Collegiate Draft Legal Sprint Champs. On Saturday she placed 46th in 2:14:16....
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