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Surprising Benefits of Heat Training...

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By Meaghan Brown (outsideonline.com - July 2016)

One of the highest sweat rates ever recorded was that of marathon runner Alberto Salazar at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles. In the months leading up to the games, which were expected to be oppressively hot, the marathoner was put through a regimen of temperature acclimation training with the goal of helping him adapt to running in the heat. While Salazar placed only 15th overall, the program was deemed a success, physiologically speaking—vitals taken after the race found that Salazar’s hormonal and thermoregulatory systems were completely normal. His body had compensated by causing him to sweat at an incredibly high rate—about three liters per hour, compared to the roughly one liter per hour for an average human.  ...

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Bigger and Better...

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4WOMEN TRIATHLONPREVIEW - The second edition of this women-only sprint triathlon will happen next Sunday (Aug. 28), but not at Lake Ann in Chanhassen as originally advertised. Venue unavailability  has led to relocation to Shady Oak Beach in Minnetonka. Though its swim is a bit shorter than the Hopkins Royal Triathlon, the courses will be basically identical to the perennial Race of the Year nominee. (The HRT won the ROY award in 2015 and 2018.)...

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Repeaters...

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YOUNG LIFE SPRINT TRIATHLON COVERAGE - In our race preview we predicted that rising star CAMI ECKHOFF would rewrite a course record. We were wrong. But she did set a new record...

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Something You Don't See at Most Races...

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By Doobie Kurus

Moose Lake Race Report - A couple of years ago, I had an idea. "Wouldn't it be cool if I extended an invitation to past participants of the Hopkins Royal and 4WOMEN Triathlons to join me in a small town triathlon?" The thought being to get some familiar faces together to socialize and compete, while making a noticable increase to a smaller size race's registration numbers. Well after doing Moose Lake Triathlon (for the first time) last year, I decided that it might make a good option to try it out. For those that don't know, the Moose Lake Tri is located a little over 100 miles north of the Twin Cities, the bike course uses a few miles of the Willard Munger Trail, and the rest stop for the run course is next to the Moose Lake Correctional Facility. Got to admit, that's not something that most races can offer.

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A Record For Cami?

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YOUNG LIFE TRIATHLON PREVIEW - The 19th edition of this great event will happen on Saturday and will feature a very competitive Olympic race. We believe it will also feature a women's course record in its Sprint contest. Let's start there.

Tara Makinen set the  women's Sprint record back in 2010. Her time was formidable: 1:03:32. The closest anyone has come to that mark since is local triathlete CAMI ECKHOFF's 1:05:47, which she turned in in 2021, her rookie season.

Eckhoff is much faster this year. In fact, she is one of the frontrunners for the 2022 Most Improved honor. Her win at Alexandria was impressive. Her 2nd behind national classer Christina Roberts at Tri West was even moreso. Cami is ready to do some rewriting. We suspect she'll pop a 1:02 (or faster) on Saturday, which should put her in the overall (men and women) Top 3 once again. (She placed 3rd overall in 2021.)

We are loving Eckhoff's competitive trajectory. We see her as being the next true tri star from Detroit Lakes, a city that has produced Doug Davis and Hanna Grinaker Cooley. ..

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