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"Everything We Know About Breathing is Wrong"....

 

nosebreather.pngED. I announced at the first triathlon I attended. It was the Firebird Lake Triathlon south of Phoenix, Arizona on June 5, 1982. The Top 3 male finishers were George Dallam, Norman (Paul) Huddle and Jimmy Riccitello, all of whom would become recognized as triathlon pioneers. The article you are about to read is about Dr. George Dallam's breakthrough research on breathing during exercise. It's interesting stuff.

By Susan Lacke (triathlete.com)

Everything we know about breathing is wrong.

Next time you go for a run, pay attention to the way you breathe: Do you inhale and exhale solely through your nose? If you’re like most athletes, probably not – and that might be hindering your performance. Here’s the answer to the age-old question, “Should you breathe through your mouth or nose when running?” ...

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Snubbed...

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In an earlier post we predicted that PATRICK PARISH was, by our reckoning, a slam-dunk for at least a USA Triathlon Duathlete of the Year Honorable Mention. We also claimed that BECKY YOUNGBERG had a shot at Du Master of the Year HM, but noted that because Nationals and/or Worlds were not on her schedule, the liklihood of was slim.

USAT's Duathlete of the Year list was posted a week ago, and to our chagrin, neither Parish, a multiple DOY winner, nor Youngberg, were included. (Becky, however, did collect a very well-deserved Masters Triathlete of the Year HM.

The female MOY went to Kirsten Sass, 40, of McKenzie, Tennessee, which was not a surprise. Her resume was highlighted by overall Top 5 finishes / 1st 40+ at Standard and Sprint Du Nationals.

KS is the real deal, and has been the most awarded (by USAT) female multisportswoman for the better part of the last decade.

Three of the four MOY Honorable Mentions, though, did not have resumes that, in our opinion, demanded inclusion. Becky's scorecard boasted wins at Apple and Gear West and should have been considered....

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Successful Defenses....

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By USATRIATHLON.ORG

MINNEAPOLIS — Joel LaFrance (Plymouth, Minn.) and Jan Guenther (Long Lake, Minn.) successfully defended their overall national titles Sunday at the USA Triathlon Winter Triathlon National Championships, as 23 athletes earned victories in their age groups. The run-bike-ski competition served as the official kickoff to USA Triathlon’s 2020 National Championships calendar....

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"I Was a New Person"....

 

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By Erin Ladendorf

Two finish lines. Two completely different days. Two moments in my life where I learned how to dig deep and find a new layer of who I am and what I can accomplish.

The picture on the left is at Lake Placid. I had the worst month of my life leading up to it. I had my heart broken and had to scramble to even find a way to get to this race. I was alone and sad and so broken. This course was no joke. And mile 80 of the bike I crumbled. My body and my brain had given up. I went into T2 thinking I was going to turn my chip in and quit. But I pulled myself out of that funk and forced myself to start the marathon. I figured even if I walked a marathon it was better than quitting. And I took it one mile at time. Sometimes I walked. Sometimes I ran. But once I got to mile 25 I cried the whole way into that finish line. Because I did what I came to do. I pushed my sadness and bullshit aside to see what I had deep down inside of me. And it was so fucking cleansing. I got rid of a lot of baggage that day...

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"Good Health, Happy Heart and a Mantra"...

 

ED.ruthergym.png Our state's fastest ironwoman (9:02!) is running in the Olympic Marathon Trials on Saturday.

 

By Kim Zabel (runterraloco.com)

To qualify for the marathon distance at the Olympic Trials, a female runner must finish under a time of two hours and 45 minutes in a qualifying race.

Ruth Brennan Morrey qualified for the 2020 Olympic Trials at the 2019 California International Marathon with a time of 2:43.41.

That’s 1 minute and 19 seconds to spare.

Before the race:
Training for the Olympic Trials ...

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