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2019 Performances of the Year....

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2019 MINNESOTA MULTISPORT HONORS - What were the multisport PERFORMANCES of the YEAR by a Minnesota male and female last season? Here are some of the performances, the four official nominees per gender will be announced sooon, that the MMH Committee is considering:  ...

2019 Most Improved Women...

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MINNESOTA MULTISPORT HONORS - In yesterday's post we profiled the men who are being considered for MOST IMPROVED honors. Today, we are intoducing the women, in alphabetical order, that are being considered for MI nominations.

 

JENNIFER FITZHARRIS-FUNK, 44, Minneapolis

2019 Highlights:

1st @ YWCA Women's Triathlon

2nd @ Graniteman Clearwater Sprint

2nd @ Minnespolis Sprint

2nd @ Brewhouse Sprint

3rd @ Maple Grove Sprint

6th @ Lake Minnetonka

COMMENT:  JFF has been good for a long time, but she truly upped her game, and her racing volume, in 2019. Her win at YWCA was a big deal, as was her 2nd against a great field at Brewhouse Sprint....

Restorative Stuff...

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By Erin Klegstad (sweetsweatlife.com)

 

A big focus of my marathon training has been recovery. It obviously should always be a significant part of any training plan, but I’ve made extra time for this build because of my hamstring injury (now I just need to add more strength training into my schedule!). Here’s a look at my favorite ways to recover.


Swimming
It’s such a chore to get to the pool, right?! A 3,000-yard session is easily a two-hour production when you combine drive time, showering, and maybe a little apres swim in the sauna. But gosh, there’s something about being the water – especially the sunshiny outdoor 50m pool – that’s fantastic for recovery. (I swear I heard on a podcast once that the water pressure per square inch on your body is like wearing compression boots?! But I’m probably making that up! Regardless, swimming is excellent recovery.) ...

Mike's Season...

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ED. The MTN Guys encourage athletes to send us stories and comments about their 2019 tri / du training and racing seasons. (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

 

By Mike Buenting (mikebuenting.wordpress.com)

 

My 2019 race season is over, well maybe some late fall half marathon will appear? But my multi-sport season looks to be finished for 2019 and I have been enjoying what I call the “off-season” which I’m not sure how much of an “off” season it is considering I can’t recall my last rest day. But the focus of the off season is to stay fit, and to take each day as it comes with no rigid plan just what feels good.

Now back to my 2019 season reflection, this is something that happens on my morning runs, reflection, and looks into the future.

2019 kicked off for me with a “A” race one I wanted to be ready for, but with the harsh Minnesota winter I’m not sure I was really in peak shape.
Race #1 was USA Triathlon Duathlon National Championships in lovely Greenville, SC

Race morning was anything but nice, we had rain, we had storms, we had wet roads, we had humidity, and we had heat. For my first outdoor bike ride of the season this was not ideal but such is life. The race started with a 10k and it was a brutal fast pace as the field was loaded with the fastest dudes around...

2019 Grand Masters Stars...

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2019 MINNESOTA MULTISPORT HONORS – Discussions have begun to determine this year's MMH nominees. Only two of the categories—Rookie of the Year and Junior of the Year—are, as they say, have slam dunk candidates.

But before we reveal the ROY and JOY selections, we want to acquaint you with other categories.

We love to name-drop, so here, in alpha order, are the names of eight athletes that are being considered for nominations in the coed Grand Master of the Year (55+ women, 60+ men) category, along with their 2019 highlights:

 

HELEN GUNTHER  62  EXCELSIOR (photo below)

- 1st AG @ Lake Minnetonka – AGR
- 7th overall – 1st AG @ Gear West Duathlon
- 1st AG @ Timberman Olympic – AGR
- 1st AG @ Heart of the Lakes...

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