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Stuff About Snowshoeing...

snowshoe.gifBy Tim Edwards (usatriathlon.org)

Runners and triathletes are always looking to increase their strength during the offseason so they can improve their performance during the competition season. One of the best ways to do so is to strap on a pair of snowshoes.  Many different training intensity zones can be worked while on snowshoes and you will be building strength the whole time. Since snowshoeing uses the same leg muscles as running, it is definitely applicable when it comes time to hit the trail or the road. Tackling hills and surging the pace while running are based on the amount of strength you have in your legs. Courses that have many twists and turns also require strength to accelerate out of the corners and get back up to speed.
Snowshoeing is easy to gear up for. For about a hundred dollars, you can get a fully functional set of snowshoes. Racing style snowshoes are more expensive but are...

Cooking Shows & SpongeBob...

spngeBob.gifrestaurant-impossibe.gifA few days ago we posted a story about the musical preferences of some of our state's prominent triathetes. Today, we reveal the TV watching preferences of five triathletes from Rochester.

- BILL NEVALA - Bill's into a show called "Restaurant Impossible." We've never heard of it (we have Basic Cable), so we Googled it. Appropriately, it's on the Food Network and is hosted by a muscular guy named Robert Irvine, like the city in Orange County, California. His recipe for Pumpkin Lasagna ...

Dating Advice For Triathletes...

UnderpantsRun-04371.gifBy Holly Bennett (triathlon.competitor.com)

 

The topic of Internet dating — and particularly how people portray themselves in their online profiles — featured prominently in a recent conversation among my friends. I know several veterans of the online dating scene, and their sagas of stretched truths and disturbing surprises (and, fortunately, also some real-life success stories) are plentiful.

This got me thinking: How would one go about crafting the perfect dating profile ......

Fit City U.S.A....

fat-bike.gif(Today.com - Yesterday) Where in America should you go if you want to be "healthy, wealthy and wise"? TODAY's special series looks at top places in the US in each category — and you may be surprised at the winners.

Which city is considered the healthiest, fittest in America? It's not a sunny, bikini-weather spot like Miami Beach or Malibu. It's a city famous for its frequent sub-zero temperatures, where residents need snow coats and ear muffs for months of the year: Minneapolis, St. Paul, Minn., according to the American College of Sports Medicine's most recent American Fitness Index....

Musical Motivation...

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(Photos - Taylor Swift and Leftover Cuties.)

One of MTN's goals is to get triathletes (and duathletes, of course) to talk to eat other, i.e. to build community through interaction. This is the purpose of our periodic "Off Course" features, like the one we posted last Tuesday about Jason Crisp. We want, in Jason's case, for someone he's never met to approach him at a race site, ...

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