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Out Of Sight. But Not Out of Mind...

 

201joeshead.png9 was an odd year. Many of Minnesota's most decorated triathletes opted to race exclusively, or almost so, out-of-state, or in two cases, not at all. This was especially true for men, so let's focus on them here.

There were seven guys, only two of which raced on Minnesota soil, albeit only one time each, that we had hoped to watch often in 2019. Six of those men made Team Minnesota in 2018, but only two--Sean Cooley and Jordan Roby--earned spots last year.

Their absence bummed us out. As athletes who set high performance standards, we missed watching them race. Even more perhaps, we simply missed seeing them, talking to them, hanging with them. They are all super-cool guys who elevate the events they do, both competitively and socially.

We respect an athlete's right to create his or her own schedule; i.e. to race wherever they want. However, our state's tri scene has been shrinking for much of the last decade, losing at least 40 races during that stretch, and, in our opinion, ...

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COVID-19: What Coaches Need to Know...

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By Jeff Sankoff (trainingpeaks.com)

At this point, nearly everyone knows about the dangers presented by the Coronavirus, but as coaches, what do we need to tell our athletes?

What is COVID-19? Where did it come from? 

COVID-19 is a newly discovered, novel Coronavirus. Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that circulate widely and are commonly found in humans and many mammals such as cows, camels, cats, pigs and bats. Normally, Coronavirus infection causes a mild respiratory illness that we think of as a ‘common cold.’  ...

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Better Than Money...

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By Danny Welch (thehill.com)

The benefits of routine exercise have been well documented. Blaring headlines tout weight loss, muscle gain, lower cholesterol, improved mental health, sharper focus, stronger bones and a stronger heart, among other improvements.

But a new study has shown that exercise may actually be more important to happiness than wealth.

In a large survey of 1.2 million Americans, researchers from Yale and Oxford universities have shown that people who exercise are markedly happier than people who don’t — even if they have less income.

The study, just published in the leading medical journal Lancet, shows that people who are active report they have 35 days of poor mental health a year. Those who are sedentary report an average of 18 additional down days...

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Gwen Adjusts Her Goals...

 

By Tagwenstride.pngylor Dutch (runnersworld.com)

In the last two years, Gwen Jorgensen has been tested. The Olympic gold medalist endured the first chronic injury of her career, had surgery to correct it, and navigated the physical and emotional challenges involved with recovery. ...

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"Everything We Know About Breathing is Wrong"....

 

nosebreather.pngED. I announced at the first triathlon I attended. It was the Firebird Lake Triathlon south of Phoenix, Arizona on June 5, 1982. The Top 3 male finishers were George Dallam, Norman (Paul) Huddle and Jimmy Riccitello, all of whom would become recognized as triathlon pioneers. The article you are about to read is about Dr. George Dallam's breakthrough research on breathing during exercise. It's interesting stuff.

By Susan Lacke (triathlete.com)

Everything we know about breathing is wrong.

Next time you go for a run, pay attention to the way you breathe: Do you inhale and exhale solely through your nose? If you’re like most athletes, probably not – and that might be hindering your performance. Here’s the answer to the age-old question, “Should you breathe through your mouth or nose when running?” ...

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