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"Meet Yourself Where You Are"...

BeginnersLuck.gifTake ownership of the awesomeness within you—no matter where you are.

By Meredith Atwood (triathlon.competitor.com)

Well, I’m not really a runner,” I told the teeny, clearly-a-runner girl at the gym. We were in the locker room. My towel was wrapped tightly around my body, making me look like a giant, white sausage. Her towel, loosely draped around her fit frame, seemed to wrap around her twice. “Yeah, not really a runner,” I said again. “I just try really hard.” I figured that sabotaging qualification bought me some sort of pass for my big butt and woeful treadmill pace....

Racing in Hot Weather Doesn't Have to Suck...

running-in-heat.gifATTENTION:  Liberty RESULTS. Words and pics on Tuesday.

By Angie Anderson (usatriathlon.org)

There is a lot of information out there on how to race in the heat. Common heat acclimatization protocols have athletes training in saunas or in the highest heat of the day. If your big race is likely going to take place in high temperatures with full sun, these race-day tips will surely make the event more comfortable. You may not be able to beat the heat, but with a little bit of planning, you can certainly manage it better.

Below are a number of strategies to help you keep your cool on a tough, hot day. Experience in the heat of battle has proven that these tips will make your day a little less steamy!  ...

Liberty XI Stuff...

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LIBERTY HALF - The weather for the 2014 Liberty Half and Olympic tris was yucky, still the event was awesome and the race was exciting. Somehow, Matt Payne managed to set a course record (4:02:46)...

Two Win Weekend For O'Connor....

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PIGMAN SPRINT - David Thompson is closing in on career victory number-100, a milestone he could, health permitting, reach before the 2015 season is over. On Sunday, he picked up victory number-94 at Pigman Sprint....

Lisa Must Have Said Something Naughty...

trinona-girls.gifTRINONA – Lisa Lendway just missed a spot on Team Minnesota last year. This season, though, she’s emerged as one of our region’s brightest stars, winning three of the five races she’s entered thus far, two in CR times.

Lisa’s most recent triumphant happened last Sunday in lush Winona at Trinona VII. Winner of the Sprint race here in 2014, she was hoping for a podium in this year’s Olympic. A win was possible, but not assumed.

Gaby Bunten, who would finish 2nd, and pre-race favorite Suzie Fox, who grabbed 3rd, were the women to beat. In the end, Lendway would claim a 58-second margin of victory over Bunten....

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