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Nick's Notes...

nick-and-bridget.gifPhoto - Christmas with Nick Nygaard, who's rocking a kick-ass winter beard, and his girlfriend Bridget, who's awesome.

 

Rookie of the Year has been a coed award since 2006. In that nine-year period only one male, NICK NYGAARD in 2014, has taken home the trophy. Though his Team Minnesota rank last year was in the 14th-17th range, we would be surprised if he didn't land a spot on the 2015 Team. To do this he'd have to place highly in the Olympic-distances races at Buffalo, Timberman and Brewhouse and legitimately break 4:20 at half IM.

We are anxious to see how he does in his Ironman debut next fall (IMOO).

Here is the email outling Nick's 2015 tentative plans: ...

 

 

 

Vacations Are Good Things...

feet-beach.gifBy Sara Carlson (sarastrilife.tumblr.com)

Some things I learned while away on a week-long vacation to the Rivera Maya, Mexico:

1)      I am proud to be a Minnesotan! We have four distinct seasons that provide multiple opportunities to let you know you’re alive (especially in the frigid cold winter).

2)      Taking a week off from responsibilities and training can sometimes teach a person more than the actual training itself.

3)      Having a week alone with my husband makes me appreciate the blessing of family (especially Mike’s Mom who stayed with the kids for the whole week)!

4)      I recognize that love is a choice in marriage. But, I really do like my hubby!

I really didn’t do much at all while away on vacation. I was a little nervous with how bad my foot would feel after...

Trom's Trajectory...

kellys-feet.gifThe MTN Guys recently contacted three of the 2014 Rookie of the Year nominees--we don't have Laura Greer's contact info. We asked them to share their tentative 2015 racing plans. On Thursday we will post ROY Nick Nygaard's plans. On Friday we will let you know what Emy Everhart has in mind.

Today, we will reveal KELLY TROM's tentative schedule.

Kelly's rookie season was brief (3 races) but very impressive. It was reminiscent of the rookie seasons of Claire Bootsma (2010), Ruth Brennan Morrey (2011) and Heather Lendway (2012) , all of whom went to the tippy top of the Team Minnesota women's roster in their sophomore year.

Can Kelly do that, too. It's totally possible, especially given that Heather Lendway has gotten her pro license, as has Dani Fischer, who relocated to Indiana, and Cathy Yndestad is moving to downtown Europe....

Love For Y Tris...

amy-liberty.gifPhoto - This awesome pic of Amy was taken at Liberty back in 2010.

By Amy Bauch (amysrunningaround.blogspot.com)

YWCA INDOOR TRI #2 - RACE REPORT - I'm a little partial to indoor triathlons.  After all, that is how I got in to the sport, way back in February of 2005.  I entered a race called Tri U Mah, hosted by the University of Minnesota Rec Center.  The event consists of a 30 minute pool swim, 30 minute stationary bike ride and 30 minute run on a treadmill.  Winners are determined by the distance covered.

I remember the day of the tri was freezing cold.  Warren came with me to cheer me on; my friend, Marcia Lee, volunteered for the swim portion and was my lap counter.

I remember being so nervous about the race.  What would happen if I couldn't actually swim a full 30 minutes?  (Being a newbie swimmer, this was a very real possibility).   What would happen if I had to WALK on the treadmill?  Would people laugh?  Would people be able to tell that I really wasn't a triathlete, but really only a triawannabe?  Would they banish me from the kingdom?  Could I ever again hold my head up high while wearing tri shorts and a snazzy tri top?  ...

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