Eat Clean, Brain Train, Embrace the Mundane...

cigFrom Beginner to Kona - 12 Tips I Learned From Training Solo in 2010

By jMatt Keil (Photos - L - It's a candy cigarette. The beer is real. Below L - jMatt & his BFF.)

With no experience or training, I began this sport at the Buffalo Sprint Triathlon in 2007. It seemed quite simple at the time. These were all sports I had "learned" as a kid. I often rode my Huffy Pro to school and swam out to the raft at the Crystal Creek Beach. Granted, I had never really tried these sports as an adult but I was the former captain of the 1997 St. Olaf College golf team. How hard could it really be?

Aside from the port-a-potty experience and brisk air, I felt good to go. I had no expectations other than my inner competitor telling me I got this. As the horn blasted out and my wave hit the water, I suddenly realized I was in way over my head. I used every last bit of energy to..

Fun, Buckles & Occasional Cash...

cy(Photo L by YndeCam.com, Photo below by Robb Ball.)

By Darin Wieneke

Last week I played Q & A with Devon Palmer, who like Minnesota Athlete of the Decade Cathy Yndestad, got her pro license in 2010. Now it's Cathy's turn to provide some "A"s for my "Q"s.

1. How did the 2010 triathlon season go foryou?

2010 was in interesting year for me. Initially I

Cool Local Coverage...

trinonaNOTE: When we learned that the Winona Daily News covered Trinona's winning of the 2010 Triathletes Choice Race of the Year, we thought it would be totally cool to share their words with MTN's readers.

Trinona Wins Best in State Award

By Alyssa Pedersen (WinonaDailyNews.com)

The Trinona Triathlon was recently named the 2010 Triathletes

Better Than Ever...


Press Release - Registration has opened for OptumHealth Performance Manitou Triathlon set to take place on Sunday June 12th, 2011. This is a great early season triathlon that attracts triathletes of all levels of fitness and experience. Here are a few new features this year that are bound to make OHP Manitou Triathlon better than ever!....

Rooting For the Bad Guy...

despicableDespicable Me

By Bonnie Pinzeneedles

Movie Review - I have not watched TV since I was 15. That would put it somewhere around 25 years of being TV free. And it feels good. I can tell I haven

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