The Rookies Then & Now...
Friday, 06 November 2015 00:10
Minnesota Multisport Awards - A few days ago we posted a listing of Minnesota Triathletes of the Year dating back to 1999, the year the awards were inaugurated. Today we recall all of the past Rookies of the Year and where they are today.
2014 - NICK NYGAARD - Nick is nominated for "Most Improved" this year.
2013 - NICOLE HEININGER - "Heiney" has taken her place among our region's elite amateur women. Her resume features eight victories.
2012 - HEATHER LENDWAY - Arguably America's most successful rookie pro this year.
2011 - RUTH BRENNAN MORREY - Ruth is now America's premier pro duathlete and one of its finest long course triathletes....
Stuff About Feeling Yucky Before a Workout...
Thursday, 05 November 2015 00:10
By Brad Sulberg (triathlon.competitor.com)
Have you ever felt like crap prior to—and perhaps even during the warm-up of—a big workout or race only to have an incredible performance? If so, you’re in good company.
“I’ve undergone this many times,” says Dr. Michael Joyner, a world-renowned physician and physiologist at the Mayo Clinic who ran a 2:25 marathon during his prime. “Sometimes you start off feeling like wood and by the end of the workout you feel great.” Joyner speculates the occasional disconnect between how a runner feels before and during a workout is related to muscle temperature and the time it takes various energy systems to ramp up. However, there is no real data on the phenomenon and nothing explains its “completely unpredictable nature,” he says. “It’s a really mysterious thing.”...
Do You Sit Too Much?
Wednesday, 04 November 2015 00:10
By Matt Fitzgerald (triathlon.competitor.com)
As a triathlete, you move more than most people. But unless you also sit less than the average person, you may still have a hard time reaching your ideal weight and optimizing your overall health. If you’re like most triathletes, when you’re not swimming, cycling or running, you’re probably sitting. That may need to change—at least a little.
According to conventional wisdom, if you exercise enough, it doesn’t matter how much time you spend sitting. But recent studies suggest that excessive time spent sitting promotes weight gain and compromises overall health independently of the amount of exercise you do....
Minnesota Triathlete of the Year History...
Tuesday, 03 November 2015 00:10
Photo - Two-time Minnesota Triathlete of the Year, Wendy Woods Peterson.
Minnesota Multisport Awards - The 17th annual Minnesota Multisport Awards will be presented on Saturday, November 14, at Gear West Bike & Triathlon. We certainly hope that you'll be there.
Today we are going to share a little MMA history. Here are the men's and women's Triathletes of the Year between 1999 and 2014:
1999 - JAN GUENTHER and TONY SCHILLER
2000 - JAN GUENTHER and TONY SCHILLER
2001 - JAN GUENTHER and ROBERT GILLES
2002 - WENDY PETERSON and DAVID THOMPSON
2003 - WENDY PETERSON and BRIAN BICH
2004 - BECKY YOUNGBERG and DAVID THOMPSON
2005 - EMILY DEPPE and DAVID THOMPSON....
Swim Like A Triathlete...
Monday, 02 November 2015 00:10
By Sara McLarty (triathlon.competitor.com)
You’re not a single-sport pool swimmer, so why would you train like one? ...
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