Dad Rocks "The Birthplace of America"...
Sunday, 31 August 2014 10:09
4th Annual HARVEST DUATHLON - ANDY ZABEL is a cool guy in his mid-thirties. He shaves his head and it looks really good and he has six or seven kids (photo L with two of his offspring). No kidding. Yesterday he won the Harvest Duathlon in Alexandria, "Alex" for short, a place that claims to be "The Birthplace of America." It's a Viking thing. It was the second W of his young multisport career.
Zabel's margin of victory on Saturday over runner-up MICHAEL STOICK, a two-time Minnesota Duathlete of the Year (2002, 2003), was 1:18. PETER RAINEY rounded out the men's Top 3.
For the third consecutive year, local athlete ANGIE JOHNSON won the women's race. She sometimes eats breakfast at a place called The Northwoods, where the portions are huge ...
Extolling Faulty Syllogisms...
Sunday, 31 August 2014 00:10
By Devon Palmer (palmertri.wordpress.com)
Ironman Wisconsin 2014 is just days away. That means The Gold Guys are having me put out my annual #prosknowbest advice. You can get this advice by following me on twitter @dpalmertri. #prosknowbest is a series of crucial tips to help you do your absolute best on race day. It is VERY important to interpret these tips literally.
To get us started, I have made an important discovery that will change the world of triathlon training forever. This discovery is based on a methodical analysis and synthesis of two common triathlon sayings.
There are lots of popular sayings in our fine sport of triathlon. Some people say “more is better”. Some people say “less is more”. I’m inclined to put those two...
Jorgensen is World Champ! And Other Stuff...
Saturday, 30 August 2014 17:20
Triathlon.org - American GWEN JORGENSEN (St. Paul, Minn.) today claimed a slice of history in winning the 2014 ITU World Championship Grand Final in a trademark come from behind performance. Jorgensen moved into triathlon royalty securing an unprecedented five WTS wins this season, joining just Alistair Brownlee as the only other athlete to have won five titles in one season.
Jorgensen’s win today also secured her the overall ITU World Championship final winning in a time of two hours and 5 seconds, finishing 16 seconds ahead of New Zealand’s Andrea Hewitt (NZL). Hewitt’s second place secured her third in the overall standings. Nicky Samuels (NZL) finished a brilliant third in an event that saw some of the pre race contenders struggle.
“I don’t think it’s really sunk in at all, I just want to thank everyone that has helped me so much, Patrick, Jaime (Turner). Sarah Haskings was huge today. I’m really happy,” said Jorgensen.....
More Than a Feeling...
Saturday, 30 August 2014 00:10
By Jasmine Carlson
Minneapolis Duathlon Race Report - The question with these things is where to start?
Where does a race start? Is it during “off season” where you are logging all your base miles? Is it during that grueling track workout? Is it in the perfectly timed post-workout meal? Or is it on a chiropractors or massage therapists table? Then again maybe races start in your heart pumping enthusiasm for speed like blood through your veins.
The Minneapolis Duathlon started as the race I couldn’t get back to. After having raced and won the Minn Du in 2012 I was unable to return in ’13 due to an injury. I was looking forward to racing it again though I was hoping that the pavement was less pot-holed than I remembered. I’ll just spoil the surprise for you right now and tell you that the pavement was every bit as terrible as I remembered with the addition of some brand new chip seal at the turn around.
I spent the four days before the race with an off and on fever and a great set of hives sleeping only with the aid of benadryl hoping that I would be well enough to race, and at the same time freaking out about not being able to finish my week off strong. I knew I would have some strong competition compliments of Jenn Scudiero! ...
74 Newbies & Captain Upright...
Friday, 29 August 2014 00:10
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