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The benefit of revving up or relaxing with yoga

Hilary Patzer headshotBy Hilary Patzer

There are three basic components that are involved in a well rounded athlete. These are endurance, strength and mind-body synergy. Yoga is a key factor in the mind-body synergy aspect. Yoga is celebrated for relaxation, stretching, strengthening, and awakening our bodies. Yoga is an incredibly versatile exercise modality which can be done at the end of a workout, as a workout, or as a warm up- before running, riding, swimming, skiing, or strength training. When yoga is used as a warm-up or before regular exercise, it is different than yoga used at the end of a workout in which the goal is mind body connection, relaxation, calming energy, and peacefulness.

Becoming "One" With Dirt

By Bonnie Faceplant

Triathlon is my passion but sometimes you just gotta go off the beaten path. Bonnie Cutting Wood

For the past few years I have gotten to know a few XTerra guys. They've shared with me their adventures and I have to say I've been a bit envious. One particular friend is a well seasoned triathlete and also an XTerra World Champion. He does quite well in triathlon, usually in the top three and so I asked him if he has any adverse effects from the cross training. He was adamant in that he feels that it helps him stay focused, break up any potentially monotony and gives him the chance to just go out and play even harder.

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The Big 4-0...

CY at GW DuNaw. Cathy Yndestad did not turn 40. She's got nine years to go before she reaches that milestone.

The number 40 is significant in her life, nonetheless. You see, last Sunday at the Gear West Duathlon, a race that she has won thricely, the 2009 USAT Athlete of the Year recorded her 40th career multisport victory.

Congratulations, CY! You are awesome.

PS: And speaking of awesome, 2009 US Master of the Year nominee who does a great impression of Arnold Schwartzenegger, Greg Taylor of Mankato, won the 55-59M AG at Ironman St. George on May 17.

(Photo by Christine Wood, wife of Curt, mother of Sea Bass.)

It Only Hurts When She's Awake

jen-martone-beforeTriathlete Jen Martone "Before" and "After" (below)

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