8 Hours of Sleep & Remembering Your Kids' Names...
Thursday, 22 October 2015 06:10
By Neil King (HeadwatersTriClub.org)
For most of us the triathlon season in northern Minnesota is behind us. We are 2 to 4 weeks into that period loosely know as the “Off Season”. Just what is this off season and what am I expected to do here? It seems like you just finished with all that focused training and now the coaches are telling you that you need to stay focused? Well not really. The first part of the off season is time for Recovery, Reacquaintance and Reflection.
Deep Recovery, is the physical, mental, and emotional relief from all the stress you have placed on yourself for the past six to eight months. Sleep in longer. Stay away from watches and gages, even tri bikes, lap pools, and running on tar. For two to six weeks place your focus on recovery and easy workouts. This is the time to cross train. Mountain bike, kayak, trail run, rollerblade, tennis, golf, just stay active and have fun....
Thursday, 22 October 2015 00:10
By Brooke Schohl (usatriathlon.org)
Whey and casein used to monopolize the protein department when it came to sports products like protein powder and bars. Now there are a whole slew of plant-based protein sources included in our sport foods! I often get the question — which one is really best? Most easily absorbed? Healthiest? Like so many areas of nutrition, the answer is highly individual.
For athletes who process dairy products well, whey and casein are good options. Plant-based proteins do not contain milk and pave the way for easier digestion for those who don’t process dairy efficiently. Many of the vegetarian proteins are also gluten free and soy free. Are these plant-based proteins as...
The Best and the Worst...
Wednesday, 21 October 2015 00:10
TriJuice.com / Nick Morales Photo
By Ruth Brennan Morrey (ruthbrennanmorrey.com)
The 2015 Ironman World Championship race in Kailua-Kona on October 10, 2015 was the greatest personal test. Rolled into one, for different reasons, it was the best and the worst race of my life. Never before have I felt so strong, so ready, so eager, so fit, so mentally prepared for a race I knew in advance would be a self-inflicted battle. This thorough preparation was a prerequisite, however, not an exception—this was the world championships—pro or age grouper, everyone had put everything into this day and all were ready.
As a Kona pro rookie, the “talk” about the race difficulty put the endeavor into a tidy perspective package instilling both fear and respect in the weeks and months leading up. Typically a negative connotation, “fear” in my mind, was a positive attribute, preparing a strong athlete, mostly mentally, for the extreme and erratic conditions of fierce winds, volcanic “vog”, dense humidity, and furnace-like heat....
Race of the Year: Top 10....
Tuesday, 20 October 2015 00:10
Minnesota Multisport Awards - Official voting for 2015 TRIATHLETES CHOICE RACE OF THE YEAR has concluded, and as promised we are revealing the Top 10 Vote Getters. Next week we will publish the Top 5.
Here are the Top 10 in alpha order:
1. GREEN LAKE TRIATHLON
2. HEART OF THE LAKES
3. LAKE MINNETONKA
4. LIFE TIME TRI - MAPLE GROVE
5. LIFE TIME TRI - MINNEAPOLIS
6. HOPKINS ROYAL...
POY - The women...
Sunday, 18 October 2015 06:10
Minnesota Multisport Awards - 2015 was the "Year of the Woman" in Minnesota, thus selecting four PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR nominees was much tougher than usual. Narrowing the list to four was tough, but here are the official nominees:
MICHELLE ANDRES, 38, East Gull Lake (photo bottom L) - Victory at Ironman Wisconsin - Gender leading bike (5:24:55) and run (3:23:06) splits led to a 10:08:05 finish time, which was 13:52 faster than the 2nd place woman, Kelley O'Mara of California. Andres also won IMOO in 2012.
SUZIE FOX, 31, Chaska (photo below L) - Victory at Lake Waconia. Suzie's time was 1:33:05, which lowered Cathy Yndestad's 2007 course record by 54 seconds, and bettered her own PR by 1:18....
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