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Triathlon in the 90s...

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By Kevin McKinnon (triathlon magazine.ca)

Those of us who competed in triathlon during the 90s will fondly remember the “good ol’ days” of the sport when things were, well, so much simpler. If you long for the days when a Timex watch was all you needed to track your workouts and race-day entries were a reality, read on!

The Timex Ironman Watch

The first Timex Ironman Watch came out in 1986, but through the 90s the watch remained a mainstay on every self-respecting triathlete’s wrist. In 1992 Timex introduced the first Indiglo version of the watch. The Ironman watch was such a big deal that even President Bill Clinton wore it, donating one of his early Ironman watches to the Smithsonian. Remember the times we were so excited to get a new watch that could track 16 laps vs. the 8-lap model from the previous year? Who needed power, heart rate, running efficiency and a the like – you went out the door, started your watch, and started running. Or biking. (In the pool we used a pace clock.) ...

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Kettlebells, Sourdough, Beachbody & Doggos....

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By Erin Weiler (sweetsweatlife.com - 12/31/2021)

Is it just me or is January just the most meh month? The holidays are done, but the cold and winter are still around for a few more months. Subzero temps here for so much of the month made it really tough to get outside, but it’s warmed up a smidge so we’ve been trying to bundle up to get out for some fresh air – and even when it’s only 20F, that fresh air makes such a difference! One of my favorite days of January was our first trip to the dog park after what seemed like weeks stuck inside. Nothing like some forest bathing to revitalize the soul.

A few other overall thoughts from this month:

* Going back to work after the holiday break (nearly 3 weeks!) was rough. As in maybe rougher than going back after mat leave. I’m not sure why, only that it was hard and I’m still adjusting and tomorrow’s February.
* I love sharing recommendations of my favorite things, but writing a dedicated monthly post just isn’t working for me right now. So I’m instead gonna share in these currently posts the 1-2 things that are making life better and more functional....

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"How You Talk to Yourself is Critical"...

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By Shyanne McGregor

“How you talk to yourself is critical. Self talk manifests itself in your beliefs, your words, and your actions. If you listen to your subconscious mind, you’ll hear lots of noise about doubt and fear. Choose to talk to yourself instead of listening to yourself.” Allistair McCaw

Until I really started training for for Ironman, I didn’t really realize the how significant of a role self talk plays on performance.

I’ve found (from experience unfortunately) it truly can be the difference between your best race or not finishing.

During hard training sessions I’ve been able to push to new levels mostly because I cleared the word “Can’t” from my head and literally tell myself, Yes I can....

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What Are You Doing Before the Big Game?

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SUPER SUNDAY FAT TIRE RIDE! - Sponsored by Gear West & Birch's On The Lake

 - Sunday, February 13th at Birch's On The Lake
- 10:00 am start for the 60-minute long ride or the 45-minute short ride
- $20 Registration Fee Includes Trail Prep, Free Birch's Beer Ticket, and $10 Gear West Gift Certificate. ...

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New Gravel Tri Series!

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By Caley Fretz (cyclingtips.com)

Cycling is in a transition zone, and the triathletes have taken notice.

Following on the multi-year rise of gravel racing in the cycling world, our multi-talented siblings over in triathlon now want a piece of the pie. On Wednesday, the American governing body for the sport, USA Triathlon, announced the creation of a new gravel tri series, kicking off this year. ...

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