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By Dani Vsetecka (4iowasisters.blogspot.com)

TEXAS 70.3 RACE REPORT - Trying to summarize a race shortly after it’s done is still a little like looking at trees instead of the forest.  It’s hard to step back and see how it fits into the big picture, but it’s also the best time to document all the tiny fun details that are often too quickly forgotten! I’ve had several days now to reflect, but I’m sure I’ll still be learning from the experience for a while.  ....

Heroic Heather!

HLs-ring.gifThe MTN Guys couldn't be happier for HEATHER LENDWAY.

Last Sunday we watched her do what few, if any, female triathletes can do: ride with Sarah Haskins and Alecia Kaye, arguably the two premier non-drafting short course (sprint and Olympic) athletes in the world. Consistent sub-2-hour performers at 1500-40-10, they normally come off the bike with humongous leads.

On Sunday at the 33rd edition of the prestigious St. Anthony's Triathlon in sunny, toasty St.  Petersburg, Florida, Haskins and Kaye were 2:16 and 2:22 ahead of the field, one that featured true stars like Lauren Goss and Mirinda Carfrae, as well as underrated elites Kaitlin Donner and Jennifer Spieldenner, when they dismounted.

But the superstars could not drop the newly engaged (photo  L  - HL designed her own ring, which is kinda blingy and features an awesome black diamond!) Lendway who, after a preme-earning swim (19:18), ...

Cinco Statistico....

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Photo L - Two-time Cinco champ Steve Stenzel.

RACE PREVIEW - The 9th edition of the CINCO DU MAYO races, the second run-bike-run in Minnesota's six-race spring duathlon season, is slated for Saturday, May 7 at scenic Square Lake north of Stillwater. Have you registered yet? In case you haven't, here's a link to race info and registration: LINK

Here are CdM's past champions and some of the divisional course records:

- 9th CINCO DU MAYO LONG COURSE (5K - 20 Miles - 5K)

WINNERS -

2015 - BRIAN SAMES - 1:25:44 & NICOLE HEININGER - 1:39:53

2014 - DEVON PALMER - 1:23:53 & SHELLEY OSTRANDER - 1:45:06

2013 - BRIAN SAMES - 1:30:08 & JENN SCUDIERO - 1:44:23 ...

Passing the Taco Test...

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By Brad Mitchell (obsessivetripulsive.weebly.com)

I felt like I had a big mental breakthrough tonight on my bike ride. I worked until mid-afternoon then headed to the pool and did my 3300 yard workout. The kids got off the bus and we did the snack/homework/play thing. Today's (Tuesday) bike training was by far the longest mid-week bike workout I have done since I starting in triathlon. It appears that is the beginning of the long course beast!  It was a simple ride to follow - 2 hours at 190-200 watts, which for me right now is not exactly lolly-gagging it. Last year I'm pretty sure I did not average 200 watts for any of the many short-course races I did and those rides were over with in about 37 minutes....

Upgrade Your Pancakes....

pancake-stack.gifBy Matthew Kady, MS, RD (triathlon.competitor.com)

 

For many breakfast lovers, there are few things more joyous about the weekend than having the time to rustle up a batch of pancakes. After all, by the time Saturday rolls around you may have had your fill of oatmeal and eggs. And for athletes, a stack of pancakes can be an ideal way to energize your weekend workouts and races. But pancakes can be so much more than boxed mix and Aunt Jemima. They are ready to welcome all sorts of more inspiring (and nutrition-packed) ingredients. Take your flapjacks up a gastronomic notch with these additions that you’ll flip over.

Spelt Flour


Ditch the nutritionally lackluster all-purpose flour for this whole grain option. Made by grinding up the ancient grain spelt, this power flour has a slightly...

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