Triathletes Need Snacks....
Saturday, 02 April 2016 00:10
By Laura Antonucci, RD (triathlon.competitor.com)
As a sports dietitian, everyday I answer questions about snacking: “Should I be snacking between meals?” or “How much should I eat for my pre-workout snack?” or “What time should my snack(s) be?” You’ll be happy to hear that yes, triathletes need snacks! Well-timed snacks help you fuel up before and replenish after workouts 1–2 times per day. Mid-afternoon snacks maintain your energy level and prevent you from becoming too ravenous (and thus making bad choices) at dinner. Snacks also provide you...
Friday, 01 April 2016 00:10
In recent posts we had discussed the history and talent of Duluth's multisport scene. Today we are doing likewise with the Mankato area's tri/du scene. Here are some stats:
Three Mankato area triathletes have won Minnesota Multisport awards. They are:
- BEKAH HOLT - 2000 Junior of the Year
- NATE KORTEUM - 2001 Rookie of the Year (FYI, Nate is the spousal unit / manager of Sarah Haskins, America's premier non-drafting female triathlete.)
- GREG TAYLOR (6x) - 2012 Master of the Year, 2004 thru 2007 Divisional Dominance (FYI - Named Grand Master of the Year in 2014 after he had relocated to Yankton, SD. He earned the National GMOY award in 2015 and 2014.)
Other Mankatoans who have been nominated for MMAs:
- BEKAH HOLT - 2 x Junior of the Year nominee ...
Chasing "Mystery Kid"....
Thursday, 31 March 2016 00:10
ED. On Tuesday, MTN posted stuff about Mike Ward, highlighting the fact that he is a tri star on the rise. In addition to his multisport success, he is also a blogger (mikeward.com), dog lover, beer maker, winter hiker/survivalist and ultramarathoner. Posted here is his Wild Duluth 50K race report. Enjoy. (Photo by Shane Olson)
By Mike Ward (mikeward.cool)
Race Day: Saturday, October 17, 2015 – 8am
Time for the pain. The Superior Hiking Trail brings the pain every time. It isn’t very runable, so why not try to run 31 miles as fast you can on it? I love this very fun race, though, and couldn’t resist registering for it to defend my title....
Duluth's Dynamic Daughters....
Wednesday, 30 March 2016 00:10
Yesterday we posted stuff about Josh Blankenheim, Nick Nygaard and Mike Ward, Duluth's top male triathletes. It's only fair that we talk about that great city's most successful female swim-bike-runners. With national star Elaine Nelson on maternity leave in 2016, here are four other talented women who make Duluth proud every time they toe the line at a triathlon:
MICHELLE BREILAND, 39 (photo L -with sunglasses)
- 5th @ Brewhouse Olympic
- 7th @ Timberman...
Tuesday, 29 March 2016 00:10
For the last two-and-a-half decades, three men have dominated Duluth's multisport scene: Brian Bich, Rhett Bonner and Rod Raymond. These guys are now, or about to be, fifty-genarians and for the last few seasons have not raced as much as in years' past. They've been busy. Brian, a multiple national champion, two-time US AOY nominee and 2008 US MOY, has been busy parenting. Bonner, also a former AG national champ, has been busy saving lives, and Raymond has been busy entrepreneuring like a banshee. Rod seems to open a new restaurant every few days.
While Duluth's original Big 3 have chosen to step out of the limelight for a while, a new triumvirate of local triathletes has taken their place: Josh Blankenheim, Nick Nygaard and Mike Ward....
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