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Ted's Schedule - Part II ...

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By Ted Treise (https://www.instagram.com/ttreise/)

The Meat and Potato’s.

I am deeming this section the meat and potatoes of the season. These are races on the schedule that I’ve done before (mostly) at a distance I’ve done many times before. There are two goals surrounding these races – executing them with a high level of precision and figuring out what I am good at course wise. These races are: ...

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A Schedule Emerges - Part I

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By Ted Treise (https://www.instagram.com/ttreise/)

A Schedule Emerges

After a year getting ready for races that may or may not happen, then having the later ones happen and scrambling to panic train for a race that was miraculously put on the schedule, I think in 2021 we’re emerging into a safer space. A space where races have a good to great shot at going off. A space where we can shape a season with a few key races on the calendar. I recently sat down with my coach Nate Dicks and we planned out our 2021 racing dance card. The schedule isn’t quite clear what the fall will look like as I imagine some early season races will defer to that period of the calendar, but it’s a great start including something I’ve never done before – a full Ironman. This blog post outlines my 2021 season and the thought process behind it.

Lesson Learned from 2020 Racing: ....

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Penguins & Projectile Vomit...

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By Johnny Surpise

“Be like penguins”

I had one of the best training trips a triathlete could ask for. I was in Tucson for 5 days of nothing but riding with a swim and run mixed in. The best part of the trip wasn’t the 340 miles biked, it was again learning from one of the nation’s top cyclist, Paul Thomas. ...

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Time to Get Serious...

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When it comes to racing, Minnesota triathletes are notoriously reluctant.  If, for instance, an event experiences yucky weather in, say, 2017, you can be sure that enrollment at the 2018 race will suffer somewhat. Or we will be hesitant about registering for events that undergo changes, like a new date or venue....

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Elaine and Mike...

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Since 2011 when she was nominated for Rookie of the Year, ELAINE NELSON has amassed 20 triathlon victories.

Hi MTN,

What a crazy year it's been.  I remember thinking in March 2020 that our summer / racing schedule probably would be a little different..... but I didn't think that pretty much all the races would be cancelled!

I was really hoping to do a Half Ironman last summer....So I decided to do one with my husband (and have the grandparents watch the kids).  It was a humbling experience.  I had an 8 min lead after the swim and extended that to an 11 min lead after the bike.  When we started the run, my legs were pretty tired (probably from biking too hard) and I started to walk / run at about mile 3.  By mile 8, I hobbled to a stop at the side of the road as my legs completely cramped up (and I couldn't move).  I needed to get a ride back to his parents' cabin as my legs would seize up every time I tried to bend them!  ...

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