The Scent of Impending Victory...
Saturday, 28 July 2012 02:10
(Photo - Sean Cooley. Will he win at Waseca on Sunday?)
Waseca IV Preview - Some athlete's claim that victory has a "scent,"and that they can detect it prior to an event they are destined to win.
According to a guy who calls himself a Quantum Smellocologist, Victory Aroma is not only delectable by those who will be overall champions. It is also perceptible to those who will win their AGs, or "win" a PR, or win a personal battle with a particular adversary, or whatever defines winning for them.
Of course, some skeptics decry the veracity of the VST (Victory Scent Theory), claiming that such a phenomenon simply does not exist. Others believe that impending victory has a feel, not a scent, and that said feeling is delectable in either...
Resulty & Previewy Stuff...
Friday, 27 July 2012 02:10
PAUL BUNYAN TRIATHLON - Minnesotan Ryan Welle and Canadian Lori Green were their gender's winners at last weekend's 4th annual Paul Bunyan Long Course Triathlon. LC RESULTS It's companion sprint, which celebrated it's 5th anniversary, was won by David Gurney and Marie Moeckel (photo), a dentist in Moorhead who loves Meatloaf, the singer, not the hamburger thing, and "would do anything for love, but I won't do that." Of course, she has nice teeth and flosses regularly. SPRINT RESULTS
CHASE THE POLICE III MINI-PREVIEW- The women's field will be deeper than ever this year, despite the absence of 2011 Minnesota Triathlete of the Year nominee, Michelle Andres (pronounced "Ann'-drees"), who won last year and totally chicked all but three of the 325ish finishers. She does that kind of stuff a lot....
Stuff You Know, And Stuff You Don't About DKT...
Thursday, 26 July 2012 02:05
ED. In case you haven't read the great interview with David Thompson that appeared on Slowtwitch.com last Tuesday, here it is:
By Greg Kopecky
David Kennedy Thompson (also known simply as DKT) is a long-time American professional triathlete. With a humble and calm demeanor, his persona flies under the radar - that is, until you watch him race.
Slowtwitch: Thanks for the interview.
David Thompson: No problem; I love interviews. In fact, there
Wednesday, 25 July 2012 02:30
BUZZ RYAN SPRINT - Seemingly undaunted, Leah Prudhomme returned to the the site of a recent trauma last Sunday. That harrowing event, i.e being attacked and literally masticated upon a by crazed otter while swimming at Island Lake near Duluth, received world-wide media attention. You must have
Stuff About the Women of the Chisago Half...
Tuesday, 24 July 2012 04:30
CHISAGO HALF VII - Cindy Blackstock (photo) had the biggest smile of all the Elite wavers on Sunday, her 50-60 teeth gleaming like polished Chicklets in the early post-dawn light.
She was smiling because she was surrounded by 1500 peers, people she loves, and because she was anxious to get her quest for a half IM personal best underway. And because she just plain likes to smile, being as she is, an intrinsically happy person and all.
Goshdarnit! This racing experience was unkind to Cindy. She told us about it in an email and though we could feel her disappointment and sadness, we also knew that she was smiling as she typed....
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