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A Season's Worth of Calamities....

danBy Dan Chies

I'm not sure there could be a worse season debut race. Been training hard, prepping for 3 early sprints, Chisago half, and IM Wisconsin, feeling great, and finally ready to let the dog off the chain at Albert Lea after 5 months of training in the gym and home pain cave...

Recap:

Swim: I consider myself a strong swimmer, first pack at worst, and positioned myself as such. It was 10seconds before the gun when I realized I hadn't put Body Glide on my already-chafed neck. Whoops. Figured there'd be a little jostling like usual....

Weekend Headlines...SLIGHTLY UPDATED...

jen(Photo - Two-time Land Between the Lakes champ, Jen Neuman.)

Race Coverage - At home and away, Minnesota triathletes totally rocked socks on Sunday. Here are some highlights, starting with the in-state stuff.

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A Totally Awesome New Race...

gretaRace Coverage - Jeff Grebner is a really, really nice guy. Tall, too. And he has a lovely wife and probably some kids and a dog.

But this stuff had noting to do with why the MTN Guys predicted that Jeff would win yesterday's Blaine Triathlon, a totally awesome first-time event.

We thought Jeff would win because he's a great athlete. AND because he's DUE.

When he came off the bike yesterday, it sure looked like his time had come. His lead was substantial.

At mile three of the 3.5-mile run, another guy who had yet to win his first multi, overtook Greb. He was running like a banshee....

Important Stuff About Traveling to Races...

planeWhen You Travel To a Race

By Monique Ryan (from usatriathlon.org)

It is possible that one of your important races this season will require that you cross one or more time zones. Flying to a race can result in jet lag, disrupting sleep as well as eating habits and your digestive system. Symptoms of jet lag include periods of tiredness during the day, disturbed concentration, reduced energy, and of course irregular sleep at night.

When traveling to a new time zone to race, try to adjust your eating and sleeping schedule to your destination ahead of time. This may help to...

Apple Juice...

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Apple History -There isn't a finer duathlon in the US than The Apple. There just isn't! The oldest ongoing multi in Minnesota, this event will celebrate its 30th anniversary on Saturday, May 26. Cool!...

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