Spouses & Teens....



ONE LAST TRI (International) - Itinerant military guy JASON TOTH relocated from Rhinebeck, New York, to Eagan last year. A decorated multisportsman, he immediately made his presence felt with a Top 10 effort at Superior Man, followed by three straight wins: Square Lake, One Last Tri  and Central Lakes Duathlon.

Toth's 2017 resume features two wins, the most recent being a successful defense at OLT last Sunday, where his margin of victory was a flabby  8:03.

Jason's wife KIERANN is also an accomplished multisporter. Her 2017 scorecard features a win at Hoot Lake, a 3rd at Superior Man 41.5 and two 2nds, one of which was at OLT Olympic, where she was runner-up to 2015 Minnesota Triathlete of the Year SUZIE FOX, whose victory was her 3rd of the season and 41st of her stellar career.

Rounding out the women's podium on Sunday was profilic racer with a perpetual smile, JEN NEUMAN, who has eleven career multisport wins to her credit.

One Last Tri Olympic celebrated its dozenth anniversay last weekend, and approximately one hundred athletes crossed the finish line.  RESULTS


ONE LAST TRI (Sprint) - Juniors rocked out the OLT Sprint last Sunday, taking 3rd, 4th, 7th and 10th places overall; and two of the Top 5 spots in the women's race.

Leading the way for the male teens was Cambridge's JACK HENNEN, 17, who finished 3rd overall  behind winner JON DELANEY and elite master JOHN SHELP. We were unable to dig up much stuff about Delaney, and it's possible that he is a newcomer to multisports. He's only 21 and possesses impressive running and cycling skills. We hope he races often next season.

Back to the junior boys....

Hungry For Growth...



By Gaby Bunten

Reflection... Looking back at this season I have grown; not just as an athlete, but as a person, a coach and in confidence. 

My race at the 70.3 World Championships in Chattanooga may not have met my personal goals, but I proved to myself that I possess grit and gumption. 
A solid swim for myself with the challenge of swimming upstream. I struggled to get position with the leaders and keep them in sight. Typically, I like to keep control of the pace, but you roll with the punches when they're thrown! 

The bike certainly did not disappoint with its challenging climbs, ballsy descents and hairpin corners. I climbed very well and had a total blast. But with packs around me, I struggled to find consistency in my pacing and spacing between riders; landing me with my first, ever penalty. A whopping five minutes... I rallied and did my best to fight to the finish on that bike and into the run. But, I'd be lying if I said I didn't feel a bit gutted. 

The run was just as challenging as the bike. I had a minimal run build up to the race from a low back niggle. So, I wasn't speedy and didn't have my usual gears on the run, but I was happy to run with zero pain and feel smooth. I worked through injury, got stronger and made it to that start line with a smile. ...

Marathon or Ironman? Which is Harder...



By Susan Lacke (triathlete.com)


A team of researchers settles the debate once and for all.


Put an Ironman competitor and a marathoner in the same room, and it will inevitably turn into a battle of the one-ups:

“I run after a 100-mile bike ride in the heat!” the Ironman triathlete boasts.

“Shuffling doesn’t count!” the marathoner retorts. “I actually run!”

And so it goes. Though there’s really no way to quantify which race is actually harder (suffering, after all, is individual), an international team of researchers has compared the training load of the two events to see if one has more impact than the other.

“It is a study based on the typical friends’ conversation comparing ‘what’s tougher?’ says lead researcher Jonathan Esteve-Llano, “Dr. Cejuela, Dr. Cardona, Dr. Moreno-Perez [other authors of the study] and I are also professional coaches. That’s why most of our research is like this, trying to solve our daily questions, searching for our needs, with the scope of improving our training programs.”...

Getting Pissed & Stripping Wallpaper...


By Erin Klegstad (sweetsweatife.com)

Here’s a look at what’s been up this summer. Well, mostly what’s been up since IRONMAN Canada. Because we all know that peak training doesn’t leave much time for anything besides swim bike run eat recover sleep repeat, right?


Better and more settled. Not gonna lie, the post-race blues were legit. More so than after any other race. I cried a LOT – and then looked at the 35-39F AG race results and got pissed. I honestly don’t know that I’ll ever feel good about IRONMAN Canada – and that’s ok – but rather than dwell on it, I’m choosing to look at it as an opportunity. An opportunity to really recover physically andmentally (five IMs in two years… yikes), to strengthen + sharpen my mental game (lots of books to read!), replenish the well, to swim bike run when I feel like it, and to focus on things outside of triathlon. Five weeks out, I’m feeling immensely lighter and better – and am hungry for redemption. This journey isn’t over yet!  ...

"I am Surprised How Much This Means to Me"...


By Greg Dummer (via Facebook)

I have been receiving a lot of emails and texts from friends asking me about my upcoming race. Admittedly, I don’t spend a lot of time on Facebook but I thought this would be the best way to share some information and a bit about my journey.

On Sunday, September 17th I will be racing in the ITU Triathlon Age Group World Championships in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. I will be representing Team USA competing in the draft-legal sprint championship. The distances are a half mile swim, 12.5 mile bike and 3.1 mile run. While this may appear short to Ironman participants, at this level of competition…it is a red-line racing above any type of threshold you can measure for one hour. I love this distance, it is all about pure speed and fits my personality. 

I started training for this race mid-December, after taking two months off from the 2016 season…eating and drinking anything in sight. For the people who know me well, this isn’t a joke! Seriously, one of these days I am going to try to temper myself. To kick start the season, my wife and I did a “cleanse” at the suggestion of my sister-in-law (Gianna) who sells Arbonne products. Although I was skeptical at first, it was a great experience and I had never felt energy like that before. Based on my assessment of my results from the National Championships last year, I decided I needed to get a little more serious about one of my glaring weaknesses in triathlon. The swim! Following the lead of my three beautiful...

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