Ongoing Sunday Race Coverage...Sames Rocks!

chaska-triumvirate.gif2012 Photo - IMOO's Chaska Triumvirate: Ann Snuggerud, Heidi Keller-Miler and Suzie Fox.


8:40 AM - Just learned that Chaska's HEIDI KELLER MILER, 50,  was 3rd (!) woman out of the water at IMOO. Her split was 55:27.

8:54 AM - FYI - Check out the results of yesterday's BURRITO UNION 5 & 10 HOUR TRIATHLONS: LINK

9:05 AM - Three-time Minnesota Master of the Year nominee DAVID HOLDEN, 45, had awesome swim split: 50:52. SAM JANICKI, remember him(?), swam a 56:53.

- Going out for a run. Will post more stuff shortly after 10 AM.

12:25 PM - Humongoid apologies! There was a cable outage in our neighborhood that just got fixed. More racing news is posted on Page 2.......

What Are You Doing on October 12?

croix-girl.gifBy Gretchen Sage-Martinson
The 9th Annual CROIXATHLON is a DUATHLON!! What? Yes, a duathlon! Join us for a 1.5-mile trail run, 15-mile rolling hill bike, followed by 3-mile trail run race held on the grounds of beautiful grounds of YMCA Camp St. Croix on October 12.

This event offers an unparalleled venue; a private wooded YMCA camp nestled on the bluffs of the St. Croix River, a spacious and secure transition area in the heart of the camp, a bike route with pastoral views and rolling hills, and run routes on trails and paths that overlook the stunning river gorge. Though not certified, the course is set in accordance with USAT guidelines.

In addition to beautiful and challenging course, you can expect a supportive atmosphere and homespun charm. The race directors want you to enjoy some of the joy of camp that inspired this race in the first place, so prepare to chuckle, cheer and hand out some high-fives....

Pickled Patellas & Big Numbers...

greg-l.gif15th SQUARE LAKE SHORT COURSE - For te THIRD time in her incomparable career, HEATHER LENDWAY has won the overall amateur title in a triathlon. You had to see it to believe it. Her time on the .5 - 16.5 - 5 Square Lake course was insane: 1:25:11.

Other excelees included TONY SCHILLER, 56, who placed 4th overall in the fastest time ever by a 50-plusser, and LISA LENDWAY, who finished 2nd behind her sister and 4:09 ahead of the 3rd place woman. More words, photos and to follow. RESULTS

FYI, Heather and Lisa Lendway's dad, STOPWATCH GREG (photo L), has endured a double knee replacement. Rumors that he keeps his bygone "Caps" in a jar of formaldehyde on the fireplace mantle are unsubstantiated....

The Bike is the New Golf Course...

parents-should-exercise-wit.gifBy Brynn Harrington (wellfesto.com)

Mid-way through a recent group exercise class, the teacher lost me.  She didn’t lose me because of some complicated step sequence or insanely long set of burpees; I mentally checked out because of a few words she kept saying over and over.  “Come on!  Get that body ready for your winter beach vacation!  Think about how you want to look at those holiday parties!  PICTURE HOW YOU’LL LOOK IN THAT DRESS!”

“THAT DRESS?”  My brain couldn’t focus on an image of some random dress hanging in my closet.  All I could think about was my three-year-old daughter hearing and trying to process those words....

Impact Weekends...

HL-flag.gif(Photo - Amateur World Champion Heather Lendway will race at Square Lake and One Last Tri.)

The next two weekends of racing could have a huge impact on the Minnesota Multisport Awards. Here are some of the people that we’ll be keeping a close eye on:

SQUARE LAKE SHORT COURSE (Saturday, September 6) – A great performance, i.e. a podium in an impressive time, for LISA LENDWAY would enhance her chances to receive her second consecutive Most Improved nomination and a possible spot on Team Minnesota. Also, CHAP ACHEN is already being discussed for a Master of the Year nomination. A great performance—win or podium—could seal the deal.

IRONMAN WISCONSIN (September 7) – Team Minnesota positions could be affected for SUZIE FOX (photo on page 2.) and NICOLE HEININGER. Great efforts could bump them up the list AND could even result in one of both women receiving a Triathlete of the Year nomination. (Both women are already being discussed for TOY candidacy.)

Also, the Master of the Year category could be affected. The battle between 50-54W stars HEIDI–MILER and TRACY SERREYN should be epic. We see sub-11-hour performances for both women. The winner of the battle will almost certainly receive a MOY nomination.....

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