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Hope, Belief & Rodents...

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By Shyanne McGregor

I’m the 1950’s, Curt Richter performed an experiment in which he put domestic and wild rats in a bucket of water to see how long they’d last before they drowned.

 Domestic rats lasted two minutes. Wild rats, normally strong swimmers, lasted just a bit longer. 

Curt had an idea why they drowned so quick. So he tested his theory. The next time, just before drowning, he took the rats out, held them and helped them recover, then put them back in. This time….they treaded water for 60 hours. Why?? They had HOPE! They BELIEVED  they would be saved and pushed their bodies far past what they previously thought possible. ...

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Finding Your Adaptation Zone...

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By Cami Eckhoff

After recognizing some training errors over the past few months that unfortunately led to injury, I decided it was time to educate myself more. I’ve been listening to @runsmarterseries podcast and working with the amazing @shyanne_mcgregor. Knowledge is power.

I am starting to jog again with a conservative increase and monitoring week by week (5 minutes slow jog, 1 minute walk for 40 minutes).

If you’re just getting into running, I recommend tuning in to the first 10 short episodes to hopefully start and stay an injury free runner!

Here are a few takeaways I had:  ...

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Bazooka Laps & Track Clumping...

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By Ted Treise

Clash Miami Race Report - Hands down my favorite race ever – a curvy lap course on the Homestead Miami NASCAR Speedway, world class competition, and a race promoter that treats triathlon’s elite like actual professionals. Let’s dive in.

Lead Up

The lead up into the race started with Ironman Florida, the second week of November 2021. After I found out Ironman’s are in fact quite hard; I took 6 weeks off and put a start to structed training around mid-December. Getting going from the off-season to race season is something like…

1. I took too much time off, there’s no turning this liquored fueled pizza ship back into an athlete.
2. I guess that workout wasn’t a complete disaster and we might have a chance.
3. I am a god – may the lord have mercy for those who stand against me!  ...

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John Needs Us...

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MTN is interrupting its usual content formatting to post some very important information about a Rock Star member of our triathlon community who is fighting for his life. Our dear friend John Snitko needs our help.

We should all GoFundMe -  LINK

CaringBridge - LINK

So many of us have anxiously awaited those ever important results at events over the last 30 years. John was often the man behind those results. If you don't know him personally, you certainly know, and have benefitted from, his work. He is a kind and caring man who reaches out to help others. His wife Jill has been a champion to him, a rock to the family as she so wonderfully cares for him in such a devastating time. Funds raised will go directly to them for out of pocket medical costs, comfort care/items they may need, or just a little extra for them to do something fun. They are humble and hard working. We had to coax them a bit to let us help....

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Rust Busting and Instant Friendships...

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By Kristen Hawkins

Oro Valley Intermediate Triathlon Race Report - Great to be back racing. Grateful for the opportunity to do an early season race in ideal temps with top-notch scenery and the excellent company of Katie Deregnier

It was a little chilly off the bike but we were just glad we weren’t dealing with frozen water bottles and the icey eyelashes Minnesota has given us the last few months. 

Pool swim was smooth and surprisingly quite seamless. Rolling hills on the bike were fun and a refreshing challenge after hours on the bike trainer.  Flat, looping run course in a dry 60 degrees was a nice cherry on top of a great race. This race was a great start to the season, a good rust buster and has me hungry for more of what 2022 has in store!  ...

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