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LDAOY Nominees...

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(Photo - Fast women (L - R) - Nicole Heininger, Ann Snuggerud, Suzie Fox and Kortney Haag. Fox and Haag are nominated for Long Distance Athlete of the Year.)

Minnesota Multisport Awards - To be eligible for the Long Distance Athlete of the Year, and athlete needs to have turned in at least two outstanding long distance efforts, i.e. half IM-range or longer, during the season. Here are the four official nominees for 2014 LDAOY:...

"A Simple Choice"....

ruth-chattanooga.gifBy Ruth Brennan Morrey (ruthbrennanmorrey.com)

2.4 mile swim, 116 mile bike, 26.2 mile run. Ten years ago, before my triathlon days, I watched curbside at Ironman Wisconsin and convincingly proclaimed that I have no desire to attempt that pathological distance. Well, things change, like one’s mental status ☺. Even after I started doing triathlons, a full Ironman continued to be completely unappealing.

Something did change, however. I was in Venice, Italy last year during the 2013 Kona World Championship, and remember vividly watching the exciting race unfold from half way around the world. Running better now than ever before, I texted my coach, Dr. Phil Skiba, the following day: “I’d like to take my run to Kona.” He quickly texted back, “Sounds good.” A simple choice has turned into a plan, and we are now charging ahead within the 2015 Kona qualification window. Of personal significance, next year the coveted world championship race will be held on the very...

Do Club Med With Coach Kris & Leanda...

coach-kris.gifFour-time world champion triathlete Leanda Cave launches triathlon camp...

- First tri-camp to take place at Club Med Sandpiper Bay, Florida February 5 through 8, 2015 -

Miami Beach, Florida (Tuesday, September 30, 2014) – One of the most decorated female triathletes in history, Leanda Cave, will share her knowledge of the sport she loves with the launch of her first triathlon camp and give athletes the chance to interact with her on a personal level. 

The four-time world champion, who boasts 32 triathlon victories, will cover numerous topics including mental training, skills and drills for maximum performance, race day nutrition, and essential recovery. ....

Heatherian Tidbits...

dungeon.gifBy Heather Lendway (heatherlendway.com)

Now that most of us are moving into the off season you may have started thinking about what you’d like to work on for next year. Or maybe you’re still enjoying some down time and just getting back into the swing of things. No matter what you’re up to, I thought I’d share some tidbits of swimming workouts to help add some variety to your routine.

1. Quick Yardage
Here’s a great set that you can do when you’re low on time but need to get in a decent amount of yardage. It’s called a loco, typically I’ll do this sequence:  ...

Performance of the Year: The Guys...

matt-buckle.gifMinnesota Multisport Awards - Like the women's "Most Improved" category, wherein eight worthy women competed for four nominations, the men's Performance of Year nominees were exrtremely hard to determine. After much heated debate, here are the official men's Performance of the Year nominees:

BRIAN BICH (48, Duluth) - Bich made history with his Course Record win at Brewhouse, where he became the first athlete in Minnesota multisport history to win a single race 12 times. The old record, Tony Schiller's 11-wins at Lake Waconia, had stood for eleven years.

BROOKS GROSSINGER (37, Mayer) - Course record at Timberman. Brooks lowered his 2013 mark from 1:58:44 to 1:54:24. His margin of victory was 2:05.

MATTHEW PAYNE (36, Columbia Heights - photo) - With his Victory at the Best of the US Championship at Lake Phalen, The Pain Train became the first athlete in BOUS history to win more than once. He also won in 2011. Moreover, he beat 2013 US Athlete of the Year, Dan Stubleski, in the process....

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